In May, Jo-Ann Raleigh, ASM-Ireland, representing Widerøe, led a group of Irish travel agents on a fam trip to Norway, sponsored by Widerøe, Visit Bodø and Visit Bergen.


The trip began with a direct flight with Widerøe from Dublin to Bergen, followed by a connection onwards to Bodø. Bodø is situated north of the Arctic Circle and is a designated European Capital of Culture for 2024.



In Bodø you’ll find everything from awesome mountain peaks, white paradise beaches, magnificent glaciers, and the world’s strongest tidal flow. And let’s not forget the majestic white-tailed eagle which the group saw when out on a rib boat eagle safari.  Cultural highlights included visits to the Norwegian Aviation Museum, the Jektefarts Museum and Saltfjellet Sami Adventure.

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After that, the group headed to Hardangerfjord, which is an hour and half north of Bergen, and one of the longest fjords in the world.  From here the group headed out on another unforgettable rib boat tour.



The trip concluded in Bergen where the group enjoyed a city tour that included a trip on the funicular, a cable car ride up to Bergen’s highest mountain, and a fjord cruise taking them around the city.

Related:Norway, a Country for Every Type of Traveller 

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Coolcations: The New Travel Trend of 2024

And finally, with a global trend towards coolcations, identified by Condé Nast Traveler, in their travel trends for 2024, Norway is perfect for those wanting to avoid the summer heatwaves more common in southern Europe.

Aside from the longer days,  midnight sun, incredible scenery, breathtaking fjords, the average summer temperatures range from 18 to 26 degrees.  And now with Widerøe flying direct from Dublin, three times weekly, there really is no excuse not to visit this stunning country.