Hike over glaciers and bike around lakes and fjords. Go cross-country skiing. See eagles, moose and reindeer in the wild. Visit unique wooden stave churches. Eat prawns and salmon. In summer Norway is the land of the midnight sun; in winter the northern lights can be seen – particularly in areas stretching beyond the Arctic Circle. The east offers Oslo, the chic capital full of intriguing galleries and museums, as well as the scenic beauty of Telemark county with its vast forest and mountain areas. The west features the historic city of Bergen – a good starting point for exploring the picturesque fjords of the region including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nærøyfjord in Sognefjord. To the north are snowcapped mountains and the remarkable island archipelago of Lofoten. From comfortable modern buildings to old wooden houses and fishermen's cabins, Norway's hostels are well-placed in some of the most enticing parts of the country.