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5 must-see places in Norway

Wondering what the best places to visit in Norway are? You have found the right article to read! We have narrowed our location picks down to five, and we are sure you will want to put these on your travel bucket-list.

1. Lofoten

There’s a reason for the buzz about the Lofoten islands. This arctic archipelago in Northern Norway is breathtakingly beautiful, dramatic and distinctive. The weather is varied, as is the scenery and setting with Northern Lights in winter, Midnight Sun in summer, steep mountain sides and amazing sea views. Lofoten offers activities such as hiking, ski-mountaineering, fishing, cycling, climbing, boat-trips, RIB-expeditions and kayaking. Tourists from all over the world seek out Lofoten to experience the spectacular countryside as it changes with the seasons.

View our hotel in Svolvær, Lofoten.

 
 

2. Bergen

Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city and its inhabitants are justly proud to live there. The Fløibanen Funicular takes you 399 metres up to the top of Mount Fløyen. The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site of Bryggen, the Hanseatic docks, features welcoming restaurants, cafés and shops. With its wealth of museums, sights and attractions, Bergen is worth several visits.

3. Flåm

Named by Lonely Planet as one of Europe’s top ten scenic rail journeys, the Flåm Railway between Oslo and Bergen is also one of the steepest standard track railway lines in the world. The village of Flåm is famed for the beauty of its surrounding mountains and fjords. Experience the scenery by train, cruiseliner, car, on foot or by bike. For the ultimate experience, take the train from Myrdal to Flåm.

View our hotels in Bergen.

 
 

4. Trollstigen road

Trollstigen (“Troll’s Road”), is part of county road no. 63 in Rauma. This dramatic and steep route is a unique experience, and combined with the stunning views, has become a very popular destination. Around two hours by car from Molde, Trollstigen is visited by more than half a million tourists every year.

View our hotel in Molde.

Photos of Trollstigen: Espen Mills and Øyvind Heen - Visitnorway.com

5. Tromsø

Tromsø has been called the ‘Paris of the North’ for good reason. Visit Tromsø in winter to experience the Northern Lights, the Arctic Cathedral, a snow scooter safari, ski-mountaineering and the city’s nightlife. Summer in Tromsø is equally attractive for the thrill of the continuous light of the Midnight Sun. Tromsø is famed for its happening nightlife, and its scenic mountain and fjord setting.

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Photo on right: Øyvind Heen - Visitnorway.com

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