If you are traveling to Norway, for the first time, you are probably wondering what are the must-see attractions in town and what are the best things to do nearby. Check out the following information.
Trondheim is the third largest city of Norway , famous with its colourful warehouses, waterways and wooded hills. Trondheim, the country’s historic capital, is a pleasure to explore, with wide streets and a partly pedestrianised heart. Great cafes, restaurants and museums compete for attention, while Europe’s northernmost Gothic cathedral doesn’t need to try.
2. Jotunheimen National Park
Jotunheimen is ideal for cross-country and alpine skiers, cyclists and climbers who enjoy the experience of basically undisturbed nature and fresh air. Jotunheimen is not only a summer hiking destination! Hike between the peaks, or go mushing in the home of the giants year around! Other popular activities in Jotunheimen include glacier walking, rafting, climbing, caving, canyoning, and horseback riding.
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here, you will find untouched arctic wilderness and unique wildlife in a setting that is both rugged and fragile at the same time. It’s known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes.
Known for green spaces and museums, Oslo, is a beautiful city which provides the perfect setting for both exploring and relaxing. Howerver, there’s no point hiding the fact that Norwegian capital is notoriously expensive.
Stavanger is a city and municipality in Norway. It attracts tourist for the whitewashed wooden houses and cobbled streets of Gamle Stavanger. Stavanger is a good base from which to explore the nearby Lysefjord, home to two of Norway’s most famous attractions: Preikestolen and Kjeragbolten which offering a truly remarkable view across the fjord
6. Lofoten Islands
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky.
Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It’s surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colorful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire.
8. Western Fjords
The Westfjords or West Fjords is a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland and an administrative district. It lies on the Denmark Strait, facing the east coast of Greenland. Scoured and gouged by glaciers, ancient and modern, Western Norway’s deep, sea-drowned valleys are covered by steep, rugged terrain. It’s a landscape that is so utterly unique and so profoundly beautiful that it is one of the most desirable destinations in the world.
Alesund is a port town on the west coast of Norway, at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord. It’s known for the art nouveau architectural style in which most of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904, as documented at the Jugendstilsenteret museum.