Fjords, woods, aurora borealis, tundras typical of the arctic and colorful houses that sprout in the snowy mountains. This and much more are the things to visit in Norway.

10 places to visit in Norway

Norway is one of the jewels of northern Europe. Thinking about this destination as a destination for your holidays means imagining yourself immersed in fjords, woods, northern lights , tundras typical of the arctic and colorful houses that pop up in the snowy mountains.

That said , who can resist the desire to visit Norway ? If you have not been there yet, watch out! The landscapes that you will see below could cause an unbridled desire to book a flight.

Tromsø

It is the largest city in the north of Norway and its wooden houses built in the eighteenth century create an enchanting landscape especially in winter and at Christmas. For another, Tromsø, is one of the best places to see the famous northern lights in Norway.

10 places to visit in Norway

What to do in Tromsø:

  • Walking through the famous woods Norwegians
  • Visiting your fantasies museums : The University of Tromsø Museum, the War Museum, the Polar Museum ...
  • Going up the Fjellheisen Cable Car to reach the Storsteinen mountain and admire the 'enchanting view of the fjords from up there.

Trolltunga

Trolltunga is a famous ledge of the mountain of Skjeggedal, in the famous town of Odda. This natural lookout is located 1,100 meters above sea level and 700 meters above the Ringedalsvatnet lake and is one of the most photographed locations in Norway.

Photo by Incredible.destinations via Instagram
Photo by Incredible.destinations via Instagram

Tips for visiting Trolltunga:

  • You can try your hand at a Skjeggedal trek and cross the mountains. The tour can last between 10 and 12 hours but the scenery is unparalleled.
  • Take a local guide with you, warm clothes and enough food and water, it's not a simple trip and you'll need energy!
  • Do not venture here in winter, it's dangerous! The best time to reach Trolltunga is between June and September.

Bleik

Attending a booster aurora will surely appear in the picture list of things to do on this trip. Do not forget to go to Bleik, then.

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Photo by Frank Olsen

What to do in Bleik:

  • Safari : Did you know that Bleik is home to the largest Pulcinelle di Mare all over Norway?
  • Path on the Coast : You are ready to walk a path of overhangs, mountains and beaches? The route starts in Stave and ends in Bleik, after passing by Måtinden. This trip takes 5-6 hours, but it's worth it.

Lofoten Islands

For us, it's one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world . The route to reach them is not easy but getting to the Lofoten Islands is one of the most beautiful images of the whole trip. Despite being in the Arctic Circle these islands have a pleasant and uncommon microclimate for the area. The waters of Lofoten are deep blue and hide the deepest coral reef on the planet.This is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights and discover how to live on an island.

  • Midnight Sun : You have never seen a more beautiful sky! The midnight sun can be seen in different parts of Norway but to see it with the islands Vesterålen in the background is a whole story!
  • Northern lights : It is impossible to predict where they will appear but the Lofoten Islands are one of the best places to witness this phenomenon. However, the best time is between September and May from 6 pm to 1 am
  • Nusfjord

    Nusfjord represents culture and industry of the fishing tradition of the country. Walking through its buildings, some built over 2 centuries ago, you will discover the history of the area and the unique atmosphere that you can breathe here. If you let yourself be carried away by the peace of the place you will surely arrive in Ramberg, a small village where 350 people live.

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    Anita's photo via Flickr

    What to do in Nusfjord:

    • It is the country with the oldest fishing tradition of Norway, we must try to fish!
    • Do trekking in Nusfjord is an experience incredible. You will find many paths that run along the fjords where you can stop to pick blackberries and raspberries.
    • The hotels are used to offer boats to take a ride rowing
    • You can also to dive or snorkeling .

    Flåm

    Getting to this village has its own charm as the path which runs through the famous Flåmsbana is one of the most beautiful in the world.

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    Photos of hloblog via Instagram

    What to do in Flåm:

    • Explore the fjords on one of the many tours that you will find
    • Admire landscapes from the train of Flåm
    • Make a cruise for the fjords from Aurlandsfjor

    Geiranger

    The Geiranger fjord and the surrounding area they offer incredible landscapes. It does not matter if you do one of the many hiking trails in the area or if you explore it on the water with a fjord cruise, you will surely bring unforgettable photos and memories with you.

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    What to do in Geiranger:

    • Visit the farms by Geiranger, some turned into craft shops
    • Practice sport around the fjords, you can choose between trekking, rafting, kayaking ...
    • Eat Brasserie Posten , an old post office that now serves delicious dishes cooked with products from the farms in the area
    • Go to Sjokolade to buy homemade chocolate .Why would you recommend to include it on your tour? Because it's the ideal place to start a trip to Preikestolen, the "Pulpit."

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      What to do in Stavanger:

      • For adrenaline lovers, start your journey to Preikestolen
      • If you want to know something about Stavanger culture visit Ledaal.
      • Enter the cathedral Stavanger, from the 10th century.

      Undredal

      At the foot of a majestic fjord lies Undredal whose main attraction is the small island of wood and the famous goat cheese that is still produced by hand following a traditional recipe. In ancient times it was possible to reach Undredal only by boat but today it is also accessible by highway.

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      Photo by Peter4153 via Flickr

      What to do in Undredal:

      • Discovering the history of this place and the landscapes that creates the fjord Naeroyfjord
      • Learning the traditional method of making Undredal goat's cheese with a guided tour will let you taste it!
      • Visit the Undredal church.

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