The land of the summer midnight sun, Norway offers visitors an incredible mix of cultural and natural wonders. This ravishing Scandinavian country boasts of endless snow-capped mountain peaks, deep blue waters, glaciers, spectacular Northern Lights, spellbinding scenery, stunning fjords and mesmerizing glaciers. The capital of the nation, Oslo is a city of green spaces and museums, including the Edvard Munch Museum and the Norsk Folkemuseum, a collection of open-air historic buildings.
One of the world’s most prosperous nations, Norway is truly a once in a lifetime vacation that you must take if you wish to see planet earth in its most glorious settings. This part of the world truly flaunts raw sublime power that makes this place look incredible. This too good to be real country also offers a great range of adventure activities to make your visit even more thrilling.
Here is an exceptional list of some of the best attractions in Norway that you just can’t miss.
Ideal Stay: 5-7 days
Language: Norwegian, Bokmål, Nynorsk
Food: fish, Røkt laks (smoked salmon), fiskesuppe (fish soup), sild (pickled herring) and gravlaks.
Activities: hiking, fishing, skiing, biking
Attractions: Scenic Rail Routes, Geirangerfjord, Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, Bergen, Hurtigruten,
Currency: Norwegian krone
Fjords are probably the most popular attractions in Norway and Geirangerfjord is amongst the most beautiful of these fjords. Known as the real jewel of the Norwegian fjords, the place offers some of the finest scenery anywhere in Norway for you to capture and enjoy. Geirangerfjord is a natural wonder of deep blue water surrounded by majestic cliffs and lush green mountains that allows you to explore some of the most secluded parts of the region.
Even though these fjords are intertwined, and you can hop on from one to another in a cruise, however, you still feel secluded to an entirely different part of the universe.
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Norway, being one of the long-stretched countries in the world, reaches from approximately 58°N to 81°N, and by that, large parts lie north of the Arctic circle at 66°33′. The place offers two of the most world’s exciting attractions- the Midnight Sun and the spectacular Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.
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Known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, the endless sea and sheltered bays, serene beaches and untouched lands, Lofoten Islands is a must visit while in Norway. Your approach to the Island by ferry is going to be an absolutely unforgettable experience to cherish throughout your life. Thankfully, due to the area’s diverse landscape, here, you can seek a lot of thrill by going on hiking, skiing, fishing, ocean rafting and even scuba diving!
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Surrounded by mountains and fjords, Bergen city features vibrantly colored wooden houses. Surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords, Bergen is Norway’s second largest city, and lies clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea. Bergen looks outstanding with traditional buildings lining the waterfront as you can see with boats tied just feet away on Bergen’s seaside.
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You can choose pick from some of the most striking hiking trails, explore the city’s rich culture and history in its museums and galleries, go fishing on a boat and enjoy kayaking and rafting amidst the green and blue.
Located above Lake Mjøsa at the south end of the Gudbrandsdal valley, Lillehammer boasts of attractions like Malhaugen Park, Peer Gynt’s Cottage and a stave church. The city offers a huge list of winter activities like skating, curling, sleigh rides, 300 miles of Nordic ski trails, as well as alpine ski centers. So, you can set your adrenaline on a smooth high out here.
Svalbard literally means “cold coasts” (as you can clearly see) and the place flaunts one of kind truly unique wildlife, riveting arctic nature and old mining towns. The wide range of cultural activities and opportunities, such as concerts, shows, festivals and exhibitions always keeps the inhabitants in high spirits here. However, for travellers, there’s so much more!
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Customize it your ideal way- take a polar city break with easy outdoor fun with good food and drinks ans soak in its culture and history. Explore the remote little community of Svalbard and listen to their interesting tales of life. If you want more, go head to the Arctic wilderness. Up here, the North Pole sits just around the corner from the pub. Half-day and full-day trips help you explore larger than life glaciers, majestic mountains and fjords, tundra and Arctic fauna.
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The capital and the most populous city in Norway, Oslo is also is fringed with forests, hills and lakes awash with opportunities for hiking, cycling, skiing and boating. The city also flaunts cafe and bar culture, top-notch restaurants and nightlife options with museums and opera houses that keeps the city’s history intact. Each borough of this city has something different to offer to the table.
Tromso is the major cultural hub of Norway and is also thankfully, the point where your arctic adventure begins. Folks visit Tromso between Spetember to March to witness the magical northern lights. The city also flaunts world’s northernmost one of a kind botanical garden. The city also takes care of those who like to let loose after dark as there are plenty of lively nightlife all around. Tromso is also a great place to try some of authentic Arctic food.
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The city is conveniently placed around the corner from ostensible unsullied wilderness where you can buckle up for some adventure with activities like kayaking, fishing, skiing, dog sledding, hiking and whale safaris.