Norway is a long country full of things to do, from the hip metropolitan towns to the dazzling fjords of the northern lights and isolated settlements above the Arctic Circle. So, where are you beginning? We recommend that you select one or two regions to visit in order to make the most of your holiday. Some of the highlights are here!
1. The city of Oslo
In the capital of Norway called European Green Capital 2019, several items are fried. A state-of-the-art dining scene, fresh and funky neighborhoods, a packed calendar, and a range of brand new museums and attractions are just a few of the teasers that can be expected. Surrounded by Oslofjord and thick woodland, urban life and natural fun such as biking, skiing, and island hopping can easily be mixed. Charming cities like Fredrikstad and Tønsberg are situated along the coast in neighboring Østfold and Vestfold.
2. The northern lights nation and Tromsø
In the center of Northern Norway is the Arctic capital, Tromsø. If the northern lights, whale-watching, sunshine, and epic nature trips are on your bucket list, this is where you want to go. Enjoy the great skiing and walking conditions of the area of Lyngenfjord, encounter Sami culture in cities such as Karasjok and Alta, and join North Cape at the northmost point of Europe. The Varanger Peninsula is a birdwatching paradise in the eastern part of the vast country. Go fishing for king crab and dogs in the Kirkenes area, where you can also spend a night in an ice hotel.
3. Lofoten and northern countries
Staggering summits, sparkling fjords, real fishing villages, and beaches. Not to mention the midnight sun or northern lights! You probably saw jaws on Instagram (there are several of them!) falling pictures of Lofoten and Vesterålen. A hot tip is to visit these locations when the crowd is gone outside the summer season. In the ski and hiking paradise of Narvik, next-level outdoor experiences await you as well, and a lesser-known gem is a little further south of Helgeland. Here, one of the most scenic drives in the world will drive the Costa Ruta from Trøndelag to Bodø.
4. The West Fjords and Bergen
Historical world heritage sites in Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen, combine creative fashion, trendy restaurants, and an advanced music scene. Visit some of the most important museums of the world, including the KODE art museums, composer homes, get lost on squiggly cobblestone streets. On the north and on the south of the Hardangerfjord – you can experience Trolltunga, the most famous mountain plateau – Bergen is a doorway to some of the most famous Norway Fiords, like the Sognefjord (the longest and deepest fjord of Norway).
5. The Northwest and Geirangerfjord
Set down steep mountain ranges in the clear blue water of the UNESCO site of Geirangsfjord, the Norwegian most famous fjord, are also the Seven Sisters and several others. A fjord adventure is a perfect base for a picturesque new town in Ålesund. In the northern part of the Fjord of Norway, the North West attracts renowned outdoor supporters during the year. Åndalsnes is a mountain resort capital, as it is situated only a short drive from world-renowned attractions like the Trollstigen Mountain Road and Atlantic Road and is surrounded by breathtaking peaks.
6. The city of Stavanger
What do you get if you mix restaurants with old wooden homes, street art of the world-class, and a great multicultural atmosphere? To get the answer, fly to Stavanger. Stavanger is the largest town in South-West of the country and the perfect base for visiting popular places such as the Lysefjord and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock). The Jæren coast is the paradise of a beach bum, home to some of the biggest and most white beaches in Norway.
7. Trondheim Trøndelag and
Located right in the center of Norway, the Trøndelag area attracts citizens of hardcore background, a committed foothold, and activists alike. Fish, ride, or walk one of nine St. Olav Ways pilgrims routes, all of which lead to Trondheim’s magnificent Nidaros Cathedral. The vibrant student city of Trondheim, named the home for the Nordic flavors, is the capital of the country.
8. Southern Norway and Kristians and
South Norway, with stunning beaches, tens of thousands of islands, and more hours of sun a year, is Norwegian Summer Paradise than in most other areas of the world. Take a narrow stroll among white wooden houses and enjoy the traditional cradles of the Norwegian heritage of the Setesdal valley, in the charming towns such as Risør, Arendal, Grimstad, Mandal, and the fjord of Flekkefjord. Kristians and is the biggest town in southern Norway, where you can stroll through Posebyen’s old city, enjoy the freshness in the sea, relax on the beach of the city, and enjoy many enjoyable festivities.
9. Eastern Norwegian mountains and valleys
Eastern Norway’s thick forests, deep valleys, and large mountain plateaus all offer excellent starting points for different natural activities. There are some of the biggest ski resorts in Norway, such as Geilo, Trysil & Hemsedal. And they guarantee fun for all every year, as soon as the snow melts they are transformed into world-class cycling destinations. Valdres, Hallingdal, Lille hammer, and the valley of Gudbrandsdalen are popular family attractions, offering from theme parks to lovely farms and walks.
10. The Isles of Svalbard
Will the wildlife be able to hit the next level? Svalbard is situated halfway from Norway to the North Pole in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Here, all year long, in a rough and delicate landscape, you will engage in exotic nature-based events. Try your hand at a dog sled, go ice cream, take a motorcycle safari, or chase northern lights. The islands have almost 3,000 inhabitants in addition to several thousand polar bears. Long year bye n’s main town is a colorful mini-metropolis that offers a wide range of cultural events and good food and drink venues that you typically expect to find only in major cities