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Ålesund is one of the most popular cities in Norway, and is particularly famed for its architecture - Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik/Fjord Norge AS/Fjord Norway
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Ålesund is one of the most popular cities in Norway, and is particularly famed for its architecture Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik/Fjord Norge AS/Fjord Norway

Norway's top ten cities

Millions of people have voted in TripAdvisor's "Travellers Choice Awards" for 2014, and these are the ten most popular cities in Norway.

1: Oslo

Norway's capital and largest city is a thousand years old, and has plenty of experiences to offer, from Michelin-starred restaurants and urban art, theatre and opera to hiking, biking and skiing in the forests of the city's outskirts.

Check out the TripAdvisor forum on Oslo

2: Tromsø

Tromsø is also known as "the Paris of the north" and can offer visitors anything from quiet fishing villages to lively music festivals. Like Kirkenes, the midnight sun and the northern lights are also prime attractions here.

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3: Kirkenes

Far to the north, Kirkenes is the place to look for the midnight sun in the summer or the northern lights in the winter. Alternatively, try dog sledding reindeer-safari, or a multitude of other possibilities.

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4: Bergen

Known as "the gateway to the fjords", Bergen is also a vibrant city destination in its own right.

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5: Longyearbyen

The perfect destination for experiencing the magnificent desolation and fragile nature of the far north, Longyearbyen is the largest settlement in the Svalbard Islands.

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6: Trondheim

Not only is Trondheim Norway's capital of technology, it also has an 11th century cathedral and Scandinavia's largest wooden palace.

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7: Ålesund

After a fire in 1904 destroyed much of the city, Ålesund was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style. Today both the city's surroundings and its architecture are major attractions for visitors.

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8: Lillehammer

Host of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, Lillehammer is still one of Norway's most popular skiing destinations.

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9: Bodø

Bodø is situated well north of the Arctic Circle, and is near the world's strongest maelstrom. This charming city also has an aviation museum well worth a visit.

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10: Stavanger

Stavanger is Norway's fourth largest city, and with a history stretching back deep into the Middle Ages it is still a destination that mixes old and new in a myriad of ways.

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Last updated:  2014-05-28
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The Nidarosdomen Cathedral in Trondheim is one of Norway's national treasures. - Photo: CH - visitnorway.com
The Nidarosdomen Cathedral in Trondheim is one of Norway's national treasures.
Go for a king crab safari in Kirkenes in Northern Norway - Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo/www.nordnorge.com/Sør-Varanger
Go for a king crab safari in Kirkenes in Northern Norway
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Go to Tromsø in Northern Norway and watch the northern lights dance over the city.

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Ålesund is one of the most popular cities in Norway, and is particularly famed for its architecture - Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik/Fjord Norge AS/Fjord Norway

Norway's top ten cities

Millions of people have voted in TripAdvisor's "Travellers Choice Awards" for 2014, and these are the ten most popular cities in Norway.

Norway's top ten cities

Source: Visitnorway

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