Right from its mighty mountains and popular fjords to its modern yet scenic cities, Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. You can capture picture-perfect landscapes that can be discovered by foot, bike, car or boat. Whether you are planning to take in the breathtaking wonder of the northern lights or the summer sun radiant, Norway is an amazing adventurous place for you in any season. Norway is a nation with a rich and storied past that invites cultural expeditions as well. Some of the best places to visit in Norway offer architectural gems in the rural villages to ancient artifacts in the metropolitan museums. If you are planning a trip to Norway and wondering which places you must visit, then read on!
The most famous landmarks of Norway are the fjords which can be found all across the country. These beautiful Fjords are not limited to a specific location or region. However, the most remarkable and renowned fjords are mainly found in West Norway, from Stavanger to Molde. Even though, the western fjords vary slightly in appearance they are generally relatively narrow, tall mountains, encircled by steep rock faces, and extremely deep. The most popular fjords in Norway that are worth visiting are Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord.
Bergen is the second largest city of Norway and has been the nation’s leading western port since the Middle Ages. Presently, its 15th-century waterfront in the district of the Bryggen is both a popular tourist destination and a working port. Bergen makes a great base for explorations of the picturesque fjords around the city and the neighboring islands. You can take a short excursion trip up to Bergen’s popular funicular, which is a great way to get oriented with the place known as ‘the Gateway to the Fjords’.
The capital city of Norway as well as the most populated one, Oslo is a vivacious modern city with a laid-back atmosphere and confident attitude. Lined with the horseshoe-shaped shores of the Oslofjord, it is one-third modern city and two-thirds parks, forests and green spaces, making outdoor activities like hiking and biking famous pastimes for its residents and visitors. The city of Oslo is culturally very rich, right from its 19th-century city center with its museums, vivacious bars and restaurants to the Nobel Peace Center that is situated in the city’s former railway station. The city features around 50 museums that range from the Munch Museum that features “The Scream” and other special works by Edvard Munch and the Folkemuseet, an outdoor museum that includes over 150 historic buildings from all over Norway that includes a Stave Church.
Lofoten Islands are amongst the most amazing places to visit in Norway. They are basically a group of islands in the northern part of the country with postcard looking small fishing villages nestled in fjords; the archipelago is often described as one of the most charming parts of Norway.
Apart from these, Stavanger, Svalbard, Jotunheimen National Park, Trondheim, Tromso and Alesund are some of the other popular places to visit in Norway.