Whether you choose to follow in the footsteps of the Roy family with hit TV series Succession Series 4 airing on 27th March, or let us tailor-make a journey for you to trace your favourite movie locations, you’re guaranteed to have a blockbuster time.
From big-hitting Hollywood movies to reality TV dramas, you’ll often find Norway’s spectacular scenery making a guest appearance. In our opinion, however, it’s always the star of the show. Here are some of the latest films and series to feature Nordic landscapes in all their splendour.
Take your favourite TV show or movie on tour; let us help you use some of the world's most stunning and interesting filming locations as a springboard for your holiday in Norway!
Critically acclaimed black comedy and family saga, Succession has taken screens by storm since it launched in 2018. Following the machinations of the Roy family dynasty as they tussle for power, the fourth season of the show heads to Norway, with film locations including the jaw-dropping Atlantic Ocean Road (which also features in the Bond film ‘No Time to Die’), Romsdalen Gondola and the luxurious Juvet Landscape Hotel.
Want inspiration?: Our ‘Bergen, Alesund & Beyond – Heritage Awakened’ itinerary includes a stay at Juvet Landscape Hotel.
Read about The Times journalist Jonathan Deen's Succession experience in Norway here.
Fan of Alex Garland’s stunning sci-fi thriller? This movie was also filmed in Norway’s majestic Valldal Valley, with the eye-catching Juvet Landscape Hotel standing in as the mountain hideout of one of the film’s main characters, a reclusive billionaire tech mogul. While the movie showcases the region’s unspoiled natural beauty, seeing it with your own eyes is a must. A masterpiece of sleek, organic design, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is a perfect base for hiking and ski touring, with an outdoor hot tub and steam room for relaxing after a day’s exertions.
Chronicling the lives of crew members who work and reside aboard superyachts, the latest spin-off of this popular American reality television series heads to the glittering Norwegian fjords, with their thundering waterfalls and dramatic scenery. Below Deck Adventure follows the luxury motor-yacht Mercury on its cruises from the city of Ålesund, known as the gateway to two of the most beautiful fjords in Norway – the Geirangerfjord and the Hjørundfjord.
How to get there: Our bespoke experiences in the spectacular Sunnmøreregion are highlights of many of our journeys. If you're keen to visit in Winter, see our Ski Down the Fjords itinerary for inspiration.
This remarkable documentary delivers an engaging and heart-warming insight into some of Norway’s most fascinating inhabitants, from indigenous Sami in the snowy Arctic North to the founder of an award-winning gin distillery, Bareksten. Viewers are taken on an uplifting journey around Norway, encountering long-distance husky-sledding champions, art gallery owners, seaweed harvesters and cod fishermen. Learn more on the People of the North's website.
How to get there: We works closely with many of the people and organisations featured in this series and invite guests to experience in real life some of the adventures seen on screen. We can curate a memorable journey for you, including ice-fishing and reindeer-sledding at Mollisjok Lodge, cocktail-tasting at the acclaimed Bareksten tasting room in Bergen, learning to catch cod in gourmet retreat Holmen Lofoten and a classic coastal voyage on one of Havila’s modern fleet of ships.
This Norwegian fantasy folklore talemade it to number one on Netflix when it first aired in 2022 and boasts breath-taking Nordic backdrops galore. The opening scenes feature Trollveggen, part of Europe’s highest vertical rock wall. The films then takes you on a high-thrills adventure through rugged Jotunheimen, where according to Norse mythologythe ‘jotner’ (trolls) once lived, along with highlights such as Valdresflye with its wide horizons and the lush Gudbrandsdalen valley with its rich cultural heritage, ancient farmsteads and artisanal food producers.
Our 13-day ‘Modern Luxury in the Realm of Folklore’ trip is a carefully-curated roadtrip through enchanting landscapes that have inspired fables and storytellers for centuries.
One of the most eye-popping stunts ever filmed in movie history has to be Tom Cruise’s daredevil motorbike leap off Helsetkopen in Norway. It’s just one of the many iconic locations used in the Mission Impossible films, along with the Scenic Route Geiranger - Trollstigen, UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, the famous mountain Trollveggen (Troll Wall) and even The Pulpit Rock. A perfect match for the film franchise’s adrenalin-fuelled action scenes, Norway’s natural beauty adds a drama all of its own.
This beautifully-shot series was filmed entirely on location, with award-winning TV host, food journalist and cookbook writer Andreas Viestad taking viewers on a spectacular journey through his native Norway. Along the way, he creates inventive, mouth-watering recipes using locally-sourced ingredients, with fascinating insights into his country’s rich culture and heritage. Cooking outdoors in the fresh air, with Norway’s wild landscapes as a Hollywood-worthy natural backdrop, it’s guaranteed to inspire a tasteful visit of your own.
How to get there: We can curate a unique gastronomic journey inspired by the New Scandinavian Cooking series. We recommend foodie trips either during the springtime when Norwegians awake from hibernation as days grow lighter and longer, or during the autumn when it’s time to cosy up with hearty comfort food. Highlights might include a king crab feast (caught and cooked by you), a breath-taking sea voyage beneath flickering Northern Lights and a traditional Sami dinner cooked over an open fire in the remote Arctic North.