Top 10 Theme Parks In Norway

There are many incredible theme parks in Norway, no matter if you are after a thrilling roller coaster ride with your buddies or a more laid back day with your family in a fairy tale themed park.

Theme parks are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about Norway, but spending a day at one of the awesome theme parks in Norway can be a nice change of pace from all the nature based activities that tend to take up most tourists’ time.

So, let’s take a closer look at the 10 best theme parks in Norway and what you can expect from them!

Il Tempo Extra Gigante at Hunderfossen
Il Tempo Extra Gigante at Hunderfossen. Photo by Joakim Mangen / Hunderfossen Markedsavdeling.

PS. this article only includes theme parks and amusement parks in Norway, not zoos (which have their own top list here).

1) Tusenfryd

Tusenfryd is the largest amusement park in Norway, so if you want big roller coasters and other rides, then Tusenfryd is the best option for you. It’s located pretty close to Oslo, so it’s easy to reach as a day trip from the Norwegian capital city.

Tusenfryd is pretty much everything you would expect from an amusement park that focuses on big rides and roller coasters. They have something for all ages from smaller children to adults, and all rides are included in the entrance fee.

Tusenfryd main entrance with the roller coaster "SpeedMonster" in the background. Photo by Nicklas Iversen /
Tusenfryd main entrance with the roller coaster “SpeedMonster” in the background. Photo by Nicklas Iversen /

The park has a viking theme for a big chunk of the park, so it’s also an interesting place to stop by for those of you who are into vikings.

Where to find Tusenfryd: Tusenfryd is located in Ås municipality, about a 20 km car ride from Oslo. This ride takes about 20 minutes by car or bus. There are frequent buses between Tusenfryd and Oslo.

Tusenfryd. Photo by Bjoertvedt / CC BY-SA 3.0.

2) Hunderfossen Adventure Park

Hunderfossen Adventure Park is a theme park located outside of the city Lillehammer, just two hours from Oslo. It’s a theme park that focuses on Norwegian folk lore and fairy tales, such as trolls, the historic works of Asbjørnsen & Moe, and the Flåklypa universe.

The park has over 60 different rides and attractions, and is a fun destination for the entire family. It’s the perfect stop when traveling from Oslo to Trondheim (or vice versa), and you are guaranteed to have a great time if you have even the faintest interest in Norwegian folk tales.

I really recommend this theme park to anyone who are visiting Norway with children and want to get a feel for some of the traditional Norwegian folk tales. There’s just no better way to experience the shared culture of the Norwegian tales for children than to experience them in a huge theme park!

The Fairy Tale Castle at Hunderfossen
The Fairy Tale Castle at Hunderfossen. Photo by Joakim Mangen / Hunderfossen Markedsavdeling.

Where to find Hunderfossen: Hunderfossen is located just a short 15 kilometer drive from the city Lillehammer in eastern Norway. This makes it about a 2 hour drive from Oslo.

Hunderfossen Familiepark. Photo by MikkelMagnus / CC BY-SA 4.0.

3) Kongeparken

Kongeparken is an amusement park in Ålgård, close to Stavanger. It sports over 60 different attractions for both younger children as well as teenagers and adults, so it’s a fun destination for the entire family.

If you’re visiting Norway’s west coast, then Kongeparken is by far the best and biggest amusement park. It’s very popular with local residents as well as with tourists who are looking for something fun to do.

Where to find Kongeparken: Kongeparken is just 27 kilometers away from Stavanger city, so there’s only a 25 minutes drive or bus ride to get to the park from Stavanger.

Kongeparken main entrance. Photo by Jarle Vines / CC BY-SA 3.0.

4) Foldvik Familiepark

Foldvik Familiepark is a smaller amusement park located in Stavern, not too far away from Oslo and other cities in eastern Norway.

This park is much smaller than the ones mentioned above, and it’s mainly targetting younger children below the age of 12. It has many different attractions, including a small water park, farm animals, lots of different slides and play areas, and a theater.

It’s a great place to stop by if you have younger children and want a more chill type of theme park where you can take it easy while the children are playing.

Where to find Foldvik Familiepark: Folkvik is close to E18 near Larvik, about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Oslo.

5) Høyt & Lavt

Høyt & Lavt is a type of climbing park with different types of climbing experiences. Some are suitable for children, others are aimed towards teenagers and adults.

It’s a lot of fun if you are comfortable with heights, and much of the park take places high up in the tree tops.

The great thing about Høyt & Lavt is that there are multiple parks scattered all over the country. There are currently 19 different Høyt & Lavt parks, so there’s bound to be one somewhat close to where you are.

Where to find Høyt & Lavt: Check out their website to find one that’s close to your location.

Høyt & Lavt Trysil
Høyt & Lavt Trysil. Photo by Jacob Gjerluff / CC BY 2.0.

6) Bø Sommarland

Bø Sommarland is a water park with lots of different water slides, pools and areas to have fun in the water. It’s a lot of fun for the whole family, and has water slides for all ages, including a special area for children who are too young to swim for themselves.

This is one of Norway’s biggest water parks, and it’s an amazing place to spend the day if it’s a nice and sunny summer day. I used to live just a little distance away from this water park when I was younger, and it was definitely a highlight to visit.

Where to find Bø Sommarland: Bø Sommarland is located in a small town called Bø in the municipality Midt-Telemark. It’s about a 3 hours drive from Oslo, but it’s fairly close to the Grenland area with cities like Skien and Porsgrunn.

Water slide at Bø Sommarland
Water slide at Bø Sommarland. Photo by Ssu / CC BY-SA 3.0.

7) Tropicana Badeland

Tropicana Badeland is a water park in Gol in Hallingdal. It’s much smaller than Bø Sommarland, but it’s certainly one of the best places to spend your day in the Hallingdal region.

Tropicana Badeland has several water slides, a huge jungle gym for the children, a lazy river and lots of other pools.

Where to find Tropicana Badeland: Tropicana Badeland is in the middle of the small town called Gol, located around 3 hours away from Oslo. You will pass by Gol if you’re driving between Oslo and Bergen on the Rv7 route.

8) Badelandet

Badelandet is yet another water park, but this one is huge, and located in beautiful Kristiansand in southern Norway. It’s co-located with Norway’s biggest zoo called Dyreparken, and visitors often spend one day at the zoo, and another at the water park.

All of Badelandet is outdoors, so it’s best enjoyed on a hot summer day. It has multiple different water slides, a stunning beach, and a type of obstacle course in the water.

Where to find Badelandet: Badelandet is right next to Dyreparken in Kristiansand municipality, and it’s only a short bus ride from the city. Total drive time from Oslo is almost 4 hours, but it’s pretty close to the bigger cities in southern Norway.

9) Lilleputthammer

Lilleputthammer is a kind of unique theme park located 20 kilometers away from Lillehammer. The main attraction is a miniature Lillehammer built in a 1:4 ratio, and the entire miniature village is really something amazing.

The rest of the park is mostly aimed towards children under the age of 9, with a few different rides and attractions. It’s a pretty chill theme park that children seem to enjoy a lot.

The park is on the smaller side, do you won’t need to book the entire day there. 2 or 3 hours is more than enough, so it’s a good place to stop by if you’re passing by in your car.

Where to find Lilleputthammer: Lilleputthammer is located right next to E6 just a 15 minute drive south of Lillehammer. You will pass it if you’re driving on E6, and it’s fairly close to Hunderfossen Adventure Park.

Lilleputthammer. Photo by Chell Hill / CC BY-SA 3.0.

10) Rush Trampolinepark

Rush Trampolinepark is a trampoline park with lots of different trampolines that allow for high jumps and tricks. It might not sound that interesting to some, but trust me, you’re going to have a good time.

Not only is it a lot of fun, but jumping at the different trampolines makes for a great workout. You are going to be sore and fatigued after just a few hours at the park!

Where to find Rush Trampolinepark: Rush Trampolinepark is located in Larvik, Drammen and Oslo, so it’s available in multiple places.

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