Norway is a magical place that has a lot to offer. From breathtaking mountains to wild fjords and stunning cities, you won't run out of things to see!
Among the best places to visit in Norway are the Lofoten islands. They're famous for their natural beauty, rustic fishing villages and a unique glimpse into Norway's past.
Oslo is a sophisticated, refined city with plenty of museums and art galleries. It's also an ideal destination for history buffs, architecture lovers and music lovers.
The city's iconic structures, rich art scene and abundance of festivals draw visitors from all over the world to Oslo. For example, Granittrock and Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival take place every September.
Located in the northern area of Oslo, the Holmenkollen Ski Museum is the world's oldest ski museum. Its exhibits will teach you about the history of skiing and the various types of skis, as well as how climate change is expected to impact future skiing conditions.
A short distance from the City Hall is the Viking Ship Museum. It has a collection of jaw-dropping Viking artifacts, including three original Viking ships from the 11th century.
Geiranger is an idyllic hamlet tucked away in the midst of Norway’s breathtaking Geiranger Fjord. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stunning fjord is carved from glaciers and framed by snow-covered mountain peaks.
The fjord is a popular attraction in Norway, and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. There are a variety of ways to experience the fjord, from a ferry trip to a sightseeing cruise.
For the ultimate vista, head to the Dalsnibba viewing point for unbeatable views of the fjord. The road to the top is an exciting loop of hairpin turns that will take your breath away!
Other viewpoints that offer incredible views of the fjord include Flydalsjuvet Rock and the Westeras Farm. Visiting these requires a bit of transportation, but they are well worth it!
One of the world's northernmost cities, Tromso is more than just a winter getaway to chase the aurora borealis. It's also a vibrant city with plenty of art, history, science and buzzling nightlife to enjoy.
Tromso is also the start of many Arctic expeditions and thus it has the nickname "Gateway to Arctic." It's also a great destination for whale watching, with humpback whales visiting the region for most of the year.
It's also a good idea to take in the stunning panoramic views of the city, atop Mt Storsteinen by cable car. The ride to the top is very short (and the views are pretty cool too) and there's a restaurant at the top station.
While many tourists choose Oslo or Bergen for their visit to Norway, Trondheim is an overlooked city that offers a great blend of medieval heritages and modern art and music. It has a lovely old town, an imposing cathedral and two fantastic music museums.
Nidaros Cathedral, which houses Norway's Crown Regalia, is an impressive sight to see in the center of the city. Take a guided tour to see the interiors and crypt, or explore on your own.
The elegant Bakklandet quarter, known for quaint wooden warehouses and high-quality museums, is another must-visit spot for sightseeing.
The Maritime Museum, with its display of old boat sheds and storehouses, gives visitors a sense of Trondheim's trading history. And, for a spiritual side to the city, ramble through the remains of Munkholmen (Monks' Island), which was once a prison.
The enchanting seaside town of Skudeneshavn is the ultimate Norwegian dreamscape. Known as the ‘White Lady of the Empire’, she has all the hallmarks of an olde-world beauty, with dazzling white wooden homes, winding main street Soragada and pretty gardens.
With a long and illustrious heritage, Skudeneshavn is a proudly authentic and traditional Norwegian town. Founded on the success of the early 19th Century herring trade, it grew rapidly and has now preserved more than 130 original timber houses and seafront wharves in its ‘The Olde Town’.
The quaint streets and alleyways, dotted with delightful cafes, are a perfect place to absorb the pervading calm. The town is also the perfect base to explore wonderful walks, beaches and coastline.