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Nature attractions in Norway

There are mountains plunging into the sea from hundreds of metres, there are fjords, tall mountain peaks, northern lights and midnight sun.

A bird's eye view of Norway

Watch 360 panoramic pictures from Norwegian destinations. The 360 wingsuit video filmed in Fjord Norway is one of its kind and highly recommended.

Fjord guide

Here is a guide to the main fjords in Norway. The Geirangerfjord is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The Sognefjord is the longest one. Find out more.

Fjord Norway screensaver

Free screensaver with pictures from the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, two arms of the Sognefjord.

Glaciers in Norway

Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in Norway.

National Parks in Norway

The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.

Popular nature attractions in Norway

Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain, Nigardsbreen Glacier, the Geirangerfjord and Vøringsfossen Waterfall are all popular natural attractions.

Mountain wilderness

Norway is mainly made of mountains and wilderness. You will find Northern Europe’s highest mountains, with craggy summits and rounded rock formations.

Fjords and mountains

Along parts of the coastline, the sea penetrates deep into the mountain wilderness and form the world-famous Norwegian fjords.

Birdlife and birdwatching in Norway

Norway's birdlife is rich and varied. Here you can go birdwatching in virtually untouched nature.

What Is a Fjord?

The fjords of Norway were dug out by ice, stone and rock during successive ice ages.

Fjords and the Midnight Sun in a Week

You don't have to choose between the fjords and the midnight sun if you're only in Norway for a week. Here's how to combine both spectacles.

Top 10 midnight sun experiences

Norway’s most popular astronomer, Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard shares his best midnight sun travel tips and some rather peculiar, interesting facts.

How to Take Photos of the Northern Lights

Here are some good tips to help you take good photographs of the northern lights on your next trip to Norway.

Five Tips for Taking Photos of the Midnight Sun

Learn below how to photograph this strange phenomena to share with friends and keep your memories fresh.

Arctic Norway is the kingdom of light

The land above the Arctic Circle is known for midnight sun and northern lights, Sami people in Finnmark and polar bears at the Svalbard Islands.

What is the midnight sun

During the Norwegian summer season, the sun never sets north of the Arctic Circle and for a couple of months the sun is visible 24 hours a day.

Where to find the midnight sun

76 days of midnight sun between May and July greets travellers to Northern Norway

The midnight sun

During summer, the sun never sets. Capture this magnificent experience on a midnight sun cruise or safari before the darkness of winter arrives.

An absolutely fabulous trip to see the northern lights

Follow actress Joanna Lumley as she travels to Northern Norway to fulfil a childhood dream and see the northern lights.

Northern lights screensaver

Experiencing the northern lights is an experience for life. Download this screensaver to get the mystical Aurora Borealis directly to your computer.

The Lysefjord

The Lysefjord is situated close to Stavanger, and is especially known for the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

Nature Attractions in Hedmark

Hedmark can offer mountains and lush valleys, cultural landscapes and scenic waterways, inviting you to explore and find your own favourite spot.

Attractions in Nordland

Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom, and head out to the internationally acclaimed Lofoten Islands.

Scenic attractions in Finnmark

Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.

What to do in Finnmark

Join a fisherman on the fjord or experience a king crab safari, get to know Sami culture, try dog sledging or go on a snowmobile safari.

Winter activities in Troms

Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.

Attractions in Troms

The Polar Zoo and the three national parks of Reisa, Øvre Dividal and Ånderdalen are popular attractions in Troms.

Attractions in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The most popular attractions in the area are the Geirangerfjord, the bird island of Runde, Ålesund's Art Nouveau architecture and Alnes Lighthouse.

Attractions in the Stavanger Region

The Stavanger Region boasts many scenic attractions, among them the Lysefjord, Solastranda Beach and the mountains of Preikestolen and Kjerag.

The Hardangerfjord

The Hardangerfjord, not far from Bergen, is especially known for fruit tree blossoming in spring, Folgefonna Glacier and Vøringsfossen Waterfall.

Attractions in Molde and Romsdal

The National Tourist Road Trollstigen is one of the most popular nature attractions in Norway. The Atlantic Road is also in the same region.

Scenic attractions in Kristiansund and Nordmøre

The region is known for a landscape full of contrasts. The greatest attractions are the Atlantic Road and the spectacular Aursjøvegen Mountain Road.

Scenic Attractions in Sunnhordland

Enjoy fjords, mountains and the North Sea coastline, or go on a guided walk on the Folgefonna Glacier.

Attractions in the Sognefjord area

See several of Norway's most popular attractions, such as the Nærøyfjord, Urnes Stave Church, Flåm Railway and Vettisfossen Waterfall.

Scenic attractions in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Enjoy the white, sandy beaches of karmøy, Langfossen Waterfall in Etne and the mountains of Haugalandet.

Preikestolen and National Tourist Route Ryfylke 360 panorama SkyCam

Get a bird's eye view of Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), the Lysefjord and the rest of Ryfylke, home to the southernmost fjords in Norway.

Attractions along FjordKysten

You cannot go further west in Norway. Travel off the beaten track and explore FjordKysten's exciting destinations - a taste of authentic coastal life.

What to do in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Interested in historical tours, landscape and recreational activities, culture and fjords? At Haugesund and Haugalandet you can experience it all.

Attractions in Bergen

Top attractions in Bergen include Bryggen, the Fløibanen Funicular, the Fish Market, the Edvard Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen and Fantoft Stave Church.

Norway is "the Greatest Place on Earth"

The international newspaper the Huffington Post is charmed by the beauty of Norway's fjords and islands, the midnight sun and the northern lights.

Scenic attractions in Stryn and Nordfjord

Experience the blue ice of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, magnificent mountain scenery, lush valleys and the sea-pounded coast.

The Romsdalsfjord

The Romsdalsfjord is located close to the city of Molde. Take the Raumabanen Railway from the fjord to the mountains, or go on a fjord cruise.

Scenic Attractions in Ryfylke

The panoramic view from Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) includes the Lysefjord and the surrounding mountain areas.

The Geirangerfjord and Ålesund 360 panorama SkyCam

You get to see Ålesund, the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen Mountain Road from a bird's eye view with these amazing 360 panorama photos.

The Nordfjord

The Nordfjord stretches from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier out to the Stadhavet Ocean.

The Geirangerfjord

The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation.

The Sognefjord

Norway’s longest and deepest fjord extends inland to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen.

Trollheimen, Home of the Trolls

Trollheimen is as rugged a mountain range as any in Norway, but with green, idyllic valleys interspersed in between the peaks.

Attractions in the areas of the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

The spectacular nature, with the Geirangerfjord and the Trollstigen Mountain Road, is the top attraction.

The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord

These two arms of the Sognefjord are both beautiful and dramatic. The Nærøyfjord is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Vøringsfossen waterfall

Vøringsfossen in Måbødalen is Norway's most famous waterfall, and has a fall of 182 meters, of which 145 meters is a direct drop.

Hiking to the top of Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)

Hike from the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge to the top of Pulpit Rock, 600 meters above the Lysefjord, with Norway host David Spinx.

Attractions in Voss

Stalheimskleiva Mountain Road, Tvindefossen Waterfall and the panoramic view from Hanguren are popular attractions among visitors to Voss.

Winter in Tromsø

In winter, expect moderate temperatures, loads of snow, skies lit up by the northern lights and a busy cultural scene in Tromsø.

Scenic attractions in Hallingdal

Hallingdal combines mountains, waterfalls and glaciers to form a holiday that will leave you with lasting memories.

Norwegian beaches receive exclusive eco award

Twelve Norwegian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label in 2014.

Attractions in Ringerike

Ringerike is a popular recreation area all year round and an eldorado for those who enjoy fishing, especially for trout and whitefish.

Top 10 attractions in Oslo

Top attractions in Oslo include Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum.

Scenic attractions in Lofoten

Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.

Attractions in the Arendal Region

Visit charming Lyngør, or see the beautiful protected landscape Hove on Tromøy. Swim in potholes and learn about the culture of the region.

Attractions in Narvik

Discover Narvik's historic attractions and its abundant natural treasures, both of which remain undiscovered to many people.

The Saltstraumen maelstrom

Saltstraumen is the world’s most powerful maelstrom and is situated outside of Bodø in Arctic Norway. Join an eagle safari or go sea rafting.

Fjell & Fjord 360 panorama SkyCam

Discover fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, the Flåm Railway, Stegastein and many more attractions with these breathtaking 360 panorama photos.

Attractions in Innherred

The rock carvings at Bøla and the Stiklestad National Cultural Center are among the attractions you should visit in Innherred.

Attractions in Hovden

Visit the Hovden Museum of Iron Production, the Vatnedalen dams or Bykle Old Church, one of the smallest and most beautiful churches in Norway.

What to do in Sandefjord

Cycle or hike along the coast. Tee off at Sandefjord Golf, or take your family to new heights at Scandinavia's largest outdoor climbing park.

Tour suggestions in Hemsedal

Hike one of Hemsedal’s top mountain peaks, enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your car, or take a trip on the mighty Sognefjord.

Attractions in Hemsedal

Experience Rjukandefossen Waterfall or the Old King’s Road between Bjøberg and Hemsedal.

Attractions in Sirdal

The annual sheep fair is a popular event in Sirdal. But there are many other attractions, natural or man-made, worth visiting in the area.

Attractions in the Lillehammer Region

Have fun in the Hunderfossen Family Park, explore the Olympic Museum and arenas or visit the Maihaugen open air museum.

Attractions in Vesterålen

Visit the Whale Centre in Andenes, the fishing village of Nyksund, Møysalen National Park and experience the narrow Trollfjord from a boat.

Hunting for the northern lights with the Sami

Follow David Spinx on his journey in Finnmark, where he meets the Sami, gets to taste reindeer meat and goes hunting for the northern lights.

Attractions in Helgeland

A UNESCO World Heritage site, a mountain with a hole through it and a cruise with Hurtigruten are just some of the attractions in Helgeland.

Attractions in Harstad

Harstad has a mix of contemporary and old architecture which, in combination with its waterfront location, provides a good atmosphere.

The Struve Arc

The Struve Arc is an UNESCO protected chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Northern Norway to the Black Sea.

Bird watching at Ekkerøy

Experience spectacular bird life in Northern Norway. Ekkerøy Holiday House offers environmentally friendly accommodation close to nature in Finnmark.

Attractions in Bodø

Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom, and the historical trading post of Kjerringøy are two of the many attractions in the Bodø region.

What to do in Bodø

Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.

Attractions in Numedal

In Numedal you are surrounded by nature, history and tradition. See stave churches, go hiking on the Hardangervidda or meet wolves at Langedrag.

Sørlandet - The Norwegian Riviera

The Norwegian Riviera has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many visitors.

Top attractions in Southern Norway

Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.

Attractions in Moss

Relax at one of the many beaches or enjoy art at the famous Galleri F15.

Attractions in Indre Østfold

Take a trip on the Halden Canal, Norway's oldest man-made waterway. Or visit the country's largest inland fortress in Mysen.

Lillehammer and Gudbrandsdalen 360 SkyCam

Get a bird's eye view of Lillehammer and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley with these amazing 360 panorama photos.

Top attractions in Kristiansand

Catch a show at Kilden, Kristiansand's new performing arts centre, go meet wild animals at the zoo, or take a nostalgic trip on an old steam train.

What to do in Kristiansand

Take a stroll through Kristiansand's charming old town, go on a boat trip to picturesque Lillesand, or visit the former naval base at Odderøya.

Top attractions in Telemark

Enjoy a cruise on the Telemark Canal, visit Norway's largest stave church, or hike to the top of Telemark's highest mountain, Gaustatoppen.

Telemark 360 panorama SkyCam

Get a bird's eye view of the highlights of Telemark, including the Telemark Canal, Kragerø, Rauland and Dalen, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.

Scenic attractions in and around Rauland

Top scenic attractions are the Hardangervidda National Park and Nupsfonn Glacier.

Attractions in Rjukan

The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum are among the main attractions in Rjukan.
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