Norway is an amazing destination. And Kati and I seem to go back again and again. Most of the visitors who tour Norway they always do the same thing; they fly straight to Tromso to see the Northern Lights. Yes! It’s true. Tromso is a great place to visit. But for those who do not know, Norway is like a magical fairy tale. It is full of extraordinary, simple yet spectacular destinations, making it one of the most beautiful Nordic countries to visit.
Norway is home to famous fjords, majestic snow-capped mountains, awe-inspiring waterfalls and small historic towns. There are numerous places to explore in Norway. Whether it is an expedition by land, sea or rail, Norway will certainly leave you speechless, and its breathtaking beauty will remain in your memory for years to come.
Over the years, Norway has also given birth to several urban cities that showcase the modern Nordic lifestyle and, at the same time, recall its historical past. Cities such as Bergen y Oslo captivate with their cool-coloured wooden houses and breathtaking mountain scenery. While small fishing villages such as Skjolden serve as entry points to Norwayof the majestic fjords and national parks.
With all these wonders waiting to be explored, the question is:
where to go?
What places should you visit?
What is there to see?
Don’t expect to tour the entire country, however tiny, in one or two days. To explore the country’s landscapes, and beautiful scenery, plan on a week or two in Norway.
We’ve listed some of the best places to visit in Norway, so grab your winter coat and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
Arctic surfing on the island of Lofoten.
If you’re adventurous and curious about what to do on NorwayHow about trying surfing in the Arctic? It may sound crazy, but you can surf in the Arctic at any time of the year. If you don’t believe it, why don’t you visit Lofoten in January and you’ll be amazed at the people surfing at that time of year. By the way, we are just observers. Not surfers. But still, it’s kind of cool.
The surf lessons at Unstad beach at Lofoten are great even for beginners, . You can learn the tricks from the surfers and try your luck when the tide is low. But if you prefer to watch from a distance, relax and watch some amazing surfers doing their thing.
Plus, the views surrounding the beach are incredible, including the spiky mountains, rugged coastline and white sandy beaches – definitely a place not to be missed. If you still have a few days, visit the Lofoten War Memorial Museum; filled with memorabilia from the Second World War.
Other must-see attractions include the Lofoten Aquariumthe Norwegian Fishing Village Museumy Magical LofotenA collection of sculptures depicting local life.
Visit the ancient world At the Iron Age farmhouse
Have you ever wondered what life was like 3000 years ago? Well, the Iron Age Farm The builders have tried to recreate those ancient memories. This enchanting farmhouse takes you back thousands of years, offering a glimpse into the life and culture of yesteryear for the Nordic Inhibits what life was like for those who inhabited between AD 350 and 500.
Engineers created a replica of the ancient sites that archaeologists found beneath the present-day Iron Age farmhouse. You’ll be fascinated to see how different historical scenes have been recreated to depict specific moments in history, including one where you’ll enjoy preparing, cooking and dining on food made from the early settlers’ menu.
Perfect moment at the top of Preikestolen.
Also known as the Pulpit Rock or Preikestone is one of the most emblematic monuments of Norway. As you would expect, it is one of the most famous hiking trails in this region. Hollywood based movies such as “Mission Impossible” and “Fallout” have been filmed here.
During high season, you’ll find hordes of tourists sunbathing on the flat top of Pulpit Rock, formed mostly from a sloping granite prow. Preikestolen rises majestically more than 600 m above the picturesque Norwegian Lysefjord, which stretches more than 20 miles from the top of Preikestolen.
The standard route of the trail, stretches almost 400 m (1,500 ft) over a mile and a half from the Preikestolhytta car park. the trail is well marked, with muddy patches and rocky parts at some points.
Swim in the alpine lakes on warm days. The hilly terrain is quite scenic, just before Preikestolen, after the famous point, take the 100 m 3 walk to the summit of Neverdalsfjellet, with breathtaking 360° views of Lysefjord and the stunning island bays near Stavanger.
Conveniently located close to StavangerTo get there you have to take a bus ride, a ferry ride and then a two-hour climb to reach the picturesque flat top cliff, which offers breathtaking views over the Lysefjord below.
The climb up this impressive mountain is not for the faint of heart. But the good thing is that when you get to the top, the reward is worth it. If you’re brave enough, you can get out and peek over the edge of the cliff: the photos are breathtaking!
Marvel at the magnificent Steinsdalsfossen waterfall.
There is something mystical about this flowing waterfall north of Norway. You can find the Steinsdalfossen waterfall deep in the peaceful countryside of the Geirangera picturesque village that is home to the iconic Geirangerfjord and numerous other waterfalls.
Tour of the Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall is definitely a place worth visiting. The 50 M waterfall is a charm for many, in fact, one of the favorites of Norwegians.
Can you imagine walking behind a wall of water gushing down with such force? This is possible because engineers cleverly placed a concrete path that winds behind the waterfall, isn’t it amazing?
Night is the best time to view this wonderful waterfall. The night sky and the bright moon make the waterfall glow with shades of blue and purple.
It is advisable to visit this region in late spring, when the snow is melting and the waterfall is full.
Check out the magnificent Kannesteinen Rock.
The Kannesteinen Rock is a magnificent oceanic attraction located in a rural village Oppedal at NorwayThe west coast of Norway. It is known for its unusual shape.
This beautiful metamorphic rock is cup-shaped from being battered by sea waves year after year. It’s amazing how this piece of art has withstood the terrible winds of Vagsoy that bring with them an abrupt current.
Although the rock looks unusually thin in the middle, it is still very stable; you can comfortably stand on top of it with ease, which is usually the mind of most tourists, especially photographers.
So if you happen to be on the west coast side of Norwaybe sure to stop by Kannesterinen Rock.
Are you going to spend a few days in Bergen? If the answer is yes, then if you are going to climb on foot, on horseback or by bicycle, exploring Mount Floyen is one of the most exciting things to do in the world. Bergen. Elevation of approximately 400 meters above sea level, Mount Floyen will surely reward you with authentic and unforgettable views of the city of Bergen.
Although most people prefer to ride the Flobanen Funicular up to the top, you can opt for the stairs if you’re energetic enough. Although climbing is no easy task, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the boat-filled harbor to your left, the historic Bryggen to your right, and the endless North Sea on the horizon. Oh, and don’t forget the beautiful deep fjords that surround the mountain.
Admire the sculpture of the human body at Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Vigeland Sculpture Park comprises a lifetime of work by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland devoted to the human form. He worked for almost 20 years, between the 1920s and the 1940s, and donated his lifetime of sculpture to the city of Oslo. The sculptures are composed of symbolic human subjects from everyday life, including “Man Attacked by Babies” and “Woman Gathering Babies Around Her”.
“The Monolith” is an extremely symbolic work consisting of 123 intertwined human beings symbolizing the desire to implore divine powers. “The Wheel of Life” represents eternity in harmony with four humans and a baby protected in a circle.
Vigeland Sculpture Park is located in Oslo and is located in the heart of Frogner Park. This sculpture park is the most visited free tourist attraction in the world. Norway.
The free admission park is always open. You can spend the day understanding these magnificent bodies.
Explore Urnes Stave Church.
Located in Luster, El Urnes Stave Church is one of the best-known medieval churches of Norway. A trip to this region of Norway will not be complete without visiting this famous olf church.
Nestled in a dreamy setting on the banks of the LustrafjordenLustrafjorden church, flanked by towering mountains and beautifully covered in intricate wood carvings with intertwining vines, looks like a forgotten scene from the movie Lord of the Rings. The fascinating Viking architecture, dating back to the 12th century, is made of wooden planks and beams.
One interesting thing is the secrecy with which the churches conduct their affairs. Visitors are allowed to take photos of the interior. A quick Google search will reveal exterior photos only.
Spend the day exploring Viking history; you’ll need special permission to take photos, especially of the church interior.
Relax in the northernmost city in the world.
Longyearbyen en Norwayof the northernmost city. Situated at the farthest end of the world, there is no choice but to dress warmly, and the funniest thing is that you can travel by boat. The population of this tiny town is a mere 2,000 people.
You’ll learn many things about this tiny Arctic town, including why they don’t bury people in that region. The place is so cold that the body never decomposes; the area is like a temporary morgue. Kati and I have planned a trip, but it was cancelled for two years due to the Covid pandemic. We will go next February (2022) and experience this amazing destination. Also, check out Xpedition Arctic as we will be adding an adventure in Longyearbyen for up to 6 people.
Our final word
With so much to offer, Norway has a great variety of attractions. Getting from one place to another is quite easy thanks to NorwayNorway’s most modern transport system. Whether you opt for the modern electric rails or the medieval coastal serpentines, you’re in for the time of your life, as there’s plenty to see as you travel through this beautiful country.
Norway is considered one of the happiest countries in the world. This prosperous country has some of the most welcoming and friendly people. If you feel lost or have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask; approach any Norwegian. They are always happy to help.
Head to Norway if you really want to live life, have fun and travel through one of the nicest and friendliest countries in the world.
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