Planning a trip to Norway? in this Norway travel blog, you will find the best places in Norway that you must visit!
Norway has small and magical villages, breathtaking nature, big and vibrant cities.
Norway offers travelers so many amazing places that it is sometimes difficult to know which places are not to be missed.
Just for that, I prepared a guide to the best places to visit in Norway that you don't want to miss when visiting the wonderful country, the land of the fjords, Norway.
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Norway belongs to the Scandinavian countries in Northern Europe and is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries.
Norway stretches over 385 km, most of which are covered by glacial mountains and rare northern life such as polar bears and orca whales.
Norway's nickname "Land of the Midnight Sun" was given to it because the northern part of the country lies north of the Arctic Circle and in the summer, the sun does not shine, there are countless beautiful sites and points of interest in the country, but here is the most beautiful spot in Norway.
Is it true that you have always wanted to stand alone on a rock ledge, which hangs between heaven and earth, to look at fjords and glaciers and admire the power of nature? If you climb to Trolltunga in Norway - you can do it!
Trolltunga is one of the most amazing hikes in Norway. Located at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level, you will see sublime and spectacular views along the entire trail, and not just to the endpoint! You will pass several deep blue fjords, and dramatic mountains that make this demanding hike worth it.
While it will take you a few hours of quite challenging walking to reach this shelf, which stands out from a cliff like some kind of troll's tongue, the higher you go, the more and more amazing views you will be exposed to.
And when you arrive, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular spectacles in the country, the stunning views: from an observation point located at an altitude of 700 meters above the Ringedalsvatnet fjord, with the Folgefonna Glacier in the background.
Read more: Trolltunga overnight Hike
The Aurlandsfjord is considered one of the most picturesque and dramatic fjords in the world.
The fjord is located in the Fjordane district between Flam and the Beitelen Mountains and flows through the local authorities of Vik, Aurland, and Lærdal and near the villages of Flam, Aurlandsvangen, and Undredal.
This fjord covers 29 km and is part of the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway.
Aurlandsfjord is narrow and deep. It reaches an average depth of 962 meters and a maximum width of 2 km.
Most of the fjord is surrounded by steep mountains that rise to a maximum height of 1800 meters.
This is why most of the fjord is uninhabited except in the few small valleys around it.
Another town along the fjord that has gained fame is Undredal thanks to the fine cheeses produced there.
Lofoten Islands Archipelago While the many fjords cut through Norwegian soil, the Lofoten Archipelago lies in the northern part of the country as a kind of sandbar.
Among the many mountains and peaks rising towards the Arctic sky, you will find traditional villages full of local fishermen and artists.
In the Lofoten Islands, you can go hiking, skiing, kayaking, fishing, rafting, diving, and they are considered one of the best places in Norway for surfing.
Along with the many sporting activities you can also enjoy the amazing scenery and watch natural phenomena like the Northern Lights and midnight sun, along with other attractions like museums, attending a Viking feast, and more.
What made Bergen a world-famous tourist city is its charm and unique atmosphere, which every visitor to Norway must experience for themselves.
Bergen is a major port city in southern Norway and the second-largest city in the country.
It sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by mountains and breathtaking nature.
Bergen's geographical proximity to the fjord area established it as the southern gateway to the land of the fjords and as an important tourist base in the country.
Bergen is one of the rainiest cities in the world, with about 235 rainy days a year!
In Bergen, you will find countless excellent sites and attractions.
The traditional fish market, where you will find super fresh and delicious food and fish and ancient and magical wooden houses of German lumber merchants who came to Norway in ancient times.
Mount Fløyen - the highest mountain that can be reached by cable car for an impressive view of the city, the surrounding mountains, and the Old City
Bergen is without a doubt a must-see place in Norway.
Read more: The best things to do in Bergen
Alesund is a beautiful town in the county of Sonmara in western Norway and is characterized by Art Nouveau architecture and the most spectacular views.
The town is located in a special area between islands that stretch towards the Atlantic Ocean and is known for the unusual architectural style used to build the townhouses after the fire that destroyed it in 1904.
Today, the town is a cultural center of the area and hosts numerous festivals including theater festivals, Norwegian literature New, Norwegian food, and music and art.
In addition, the town offers a variety of activities such as kayaking, hiking, skiing, fishing, and more that make it one of the most visited destinations in Norway.
One of the best-known sites in Norway is the Briksdal Glacier, which rises to a height of 1,200 meters and ends in the fertile Briksdalen Valley in the Sogn og Fjordane region.
The spectacular view of the glacier attracts hundreds of thousands of hikers every year, who make their way to it on a three-kilometer hiking trail (it is also possible to reach by special vehicles, which reach the destination).
Briksdal is one of the branches of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Europe, and part of the national park of this glacier.
It is forbidden to climb parts of the glacier due to the danger of collapse, since, as part of the warming phenomenon that is prevalent throughout the world, this glacier is also slowly melting.
Senja Island and the center of Tromso is a place not to be missed.
In Senja island you can do Kayaking and hiking in the midnight sun, skiing, dog sledding under the Northern Lights or just relaxing on the terrace in the cabin while looking at the most spectacular scenery northern Norway has to offer, these are just some of the experiences you can soak up in the many mountain islands and blue fjords From all sides.
The beautiful island of Senja is the second largest island in Norway and is located far above the Arctic Circle.
The whole area is blessed with an amazing combination of sea, mountains, beaches, fishing villages, and arid areas, all a few hour's drive from each other.
The ocean waves crashing onto the island encounter sculpted rock walls and the sheltered bays of the colorful fishing villages.
The landscape in Senja is full of contrasts.
Here you will experience the midnight sun and the Northern Lights, depending on the season.
In summer, you are welcome to choose from many hiking trails while walking in one of the best fishing areas in the world.
Another option is to paddle a kayak or other boat between hundreds of islands in the area, some with sandy beaches, rare birds, and breathtaking views of the steep mountain peaks.
This fjord is without a doubt the icing on the cake when it comes to natural landscapes in Norway.
This is a real gem, nestled in the area of the fjord land of Norway which may be one of the most beautiful places you will get to see in your entire life.
It is also one of the most visited sites in all of Norway, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
The fjord itself is surrounded by mountain peaks, steep cliffs, and impressive waterfalls, and stretches over more than 100 km into the mainland from the western village of Alesund.
Geiranger Fjord boasts 800-meter-high cliffs and waterfalls including the Seven Sisters Falls, the Courtyard Falls, and other waterfalls. One of the highlights of a visit to this fjord is the spectacular view from the Eagle Road (Ørneveien) a short route which as mentioned leads to a spectacular vantage point.
On the sides of the fjord, you will find a number of abandoned and special farms, and a number of special villages, the most famous of which is a village with the same name as the fjord, with a population of only 250 inhabitants.
Troll Road is the best known and most visited place in all of Norway.
The drive from the Geirangerfjord to the Fjords Road is a magical ride on some of the most beautiful landscapes Norway has to offer (you can stop on the way for short and long walks).
At the end of the road, you reach the top of the trolls. Observation with a short hiking trail overlooking the winding road that descends down from the mountains.
There is a small cafe and a souvenir shop full of tourists.
Despite the congestion in the place, you do not want to miss this observation.
Pulpit Rock is a cliff that rises to about 600 meters.
The trail to this rock requires more than two hours of walking, but the amazing view makes many visitors and hikers reach it daily.
You can hike independently or join a Guided Hike from Stavanger.
At the end of the hike, you will enjoy a breathtaking view that is unmatched anywhere else.
When I planned my trip to Norway at home, there were a lot of places that ended in the word fjord. But when I visited there, Nusfjord was something special.
You could say that all Lofoten is made up of fishing villages but Nusfjord is special.
It is very pastoral.
This is one of the most preserved fishing villages in the area and it looks like a painting. It also serves as an open-air museum and some of the cabins here are for rent.
Alongside the dried fish, another hallmark of the area is the huts, which in the local language are called Rorbu.
Rorbu is a traditional fishermen's cabin that has converted into tourist accommodation in recent years.
In Stryn you can go on a glacier, ski in the summer and enjoy sandy beaches - all in one day.
Stryn is located along the innermost part of Norway.
This area in Norway is known for its spectacular surroundings that include blue glaciers, towering mountains, fertile valleys, and deep lakes.
Stryn has a selection of nature activities throughout the year.
Adventurous tourists from all over the world come to the Briksdal Glacier which is located between thunderous waterfalls and high peaks. This glacier is a spur of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier and falls from a height of 1200 meters into the Briksdalen Valley.
Mount Skåla is located in the Jostedalsbreen National Park and is a tourist symbol thanks to the views from it and thanks to the stone tower at its summit.
On the slopes of the mountain is the Lodalen Valley which is known for its history and wild nature.
Andelsense is much more than just another small western Norwegian town that currently houses about 4,000 people.
The town is nestled between fjords and mountains in the heart of the Romsdal Valley and is the administrative center of Rauma County. Because the town is surrounded by mountains that are 1800 meters above sea level, it is affectionately known as "the alpine village near the fjord".
The most spectacular peaks around are Trolltindene, Vengetindene, and Romsdalshorn.
You are expected to views that are considered spectacular of their kind in all of Norway which include the clear Rauma River, lookout points like Rampestreken, lush waterfalls, steep mountains, and magnificent bridges like the famous Kylling Bridge, the bridge over Slettafossen waterfall, and more.
Heddal Stave Church is the largest church in Norway.
It is located northwest of the city of Notre Dame, 45-minute drive west of Oslo, and has three main halls that proudly rise to the sky.
The church, made entirely of wood, was built in the 13th century AD; According to local legend, it was built within three days by five local farmers.
The church was renovated in the 19th and 20th centuries, and today it is still used for weddings and Sunday Masses during the summer months.
It is one of the most beautiful scenic roads in the world, which is also an extraordinary architectural creation of a road that winds its way between the sea and the land and passes between wild landscapes.
The length of the Atlantic Road is eight kilometers and it stretches between the cities of Kristiansand and Moleda, which belong to the area of Møre og Romsdal.
The Atlantic Road connects small towns and islands, using seven bridges.
The famous bridge is Storseisundet, where there is a particularly dramatic curve.
The lucky ones among the hikers on the Atlantic Road will get to see whales and seals in the seawater. Along the road, there are four stopping points for a panoramic view of the landscape, which combines the beauty of nature with the architectural sophistication that characterizes the Atlantic Road.
Some people choose to walk here during the autumn season, which is characterized by storms, which make traveling on the road a unique experience, even if dangerous.
There are very few places in the world where the landscapes are simply not tired and Norway is without a doubt at the top of this list.
Even after long days of hiking and countless photos you have taken, you will still stop at any lookout point to admire fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, and mirror lakes scattered throughout the country.
If you are a nature lover, you must come to Norway at least once in your life and if you come you are likely to come back here again.
If you have already come here, visit the Lofoten Islands which are in my opinion, one of the unique places in Norway.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Norway is the unimaginable amount of spectacular natural spots.
Alongside familiar and touristy places like Flam, Troll Road, and Geiranger Fjord, there are countless fjords, lakes, scenic trails, lookouts, and equally beautiful and impressive hiking trails. In general, Norway has some extremely touristy places (mainly because crowds of tourists come every day who do day trips as part of cruises) and other places, no less beautiful, that you will be there almost alone.
We drove for example in 3-4 impressive roads no less than the Troll's road, but the branding does its thing and most tourists will only reach the famous road.
The abundance and amount of spectacular scenery in Norway is something you probably won’t find anywhere else in Europe (and in very few other places in the world).
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