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Norway is large. Far larger than most people realise. We recommend that you take your time as you travel, and enjoy the scenery, the food and the culture along the way. As they say, sometimes the journey itself is the destination.

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Main cities and places
Main cities and places
Oslo
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature… more
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Bergen
Bergen is Norway's second largest city, and lies clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living… more
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Trondheim
Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city. Getting here is easy and it’s a perfect base for exploring the region. more
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Flåm
Each year, several hundred thousand visitors arrive in Flåm. No wonder, since the tiny village is one of Norway’s most dramatic and spectacular sites. more
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The Lofoten islands
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, and small villages off the beaten track. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the… more
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Tromsø
This Arctic city is not only packed with culture and history, it’s also one of the best places to see the northern lights. more
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The Stavanger region
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural… more
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The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
You could go hiking or skiing, admire the city’s unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the view more
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Bodø
Few Norwegian towns and cities are so close to the wilderness as Bodø. Here activities under the northern lights are right on your doorstep. more
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The Lillehammer Region
You may have an impression of the Lillehammer region from watching the Olympic winter games in 1994, or the Netflix series “Lilyhammer”. But if you… more
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Alta
Alta is the largest town in Norway’s northernmost county, and an area with a relatively mild climate in the otherwise cold north. Here you can… more
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Kristiansand
Kristiansand is the southernmost city in Norway. Kristiansand is also declared the children's city, because of all the funny activities for all the… more
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Røros
The traditional town of Røros, which is known as one of Norway’s sustainable destinations, is a modern community in which people live and work right… more
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The North Cape
Far inside the Arctic Circle, the North Cape offers arctic adventures like dog-sledding in winter and months of never-ending sunlight in the summer. more
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Fredrikstad
Fredrikstad is a cosy city with deep historical roots. And it’s home to one of the best-preserved fortress towns in Scandinavia. more
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Helgeland
The Vega archipelago, situated off the Helgeland coast, is named one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems. If you’re looking for distinctive… more
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Hjørundfjorden
The most famous fjords
The most famous fjords
The Geirangerfjord
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. more
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The Sognefjord area
The Sognefjord is Norway's longest and deepest fjord, and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The surrounding… more
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Nordfjord
In Nordfjord you are greeted by a beautiful stretch of coastline, towering mountains and the biggest glacier on mainland Europe, Jostedalsbreen. more
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The Hardangerfjord region
From the fjord itself to Folgefonna glacier and the iconic Trolltunga, the Hardangerfjord region offers Norwegian nature at its most scenic. The area… more
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The UNESCO Nærøyfjord
The wildest and most beautiful branch of the Sognefjord. The Naeroyfjord the most beautiful and wildest arm of the Sognefjord is on the UNESCO World… more
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Lysefjord
Travelling from the south, The National Tourist Route Ryfylke starts at the mouth of the Lysefjord in Ryfylke. This is where you first get to… more
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Beitostølen
Sustainable destinations
Sustainable destinations
Trysil
Family-friendly Trysil is Norway's largest ski destination. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, Trysil was one of the first holiday spots in Europe to… more
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Røros
The traditional town of Røros, which is known as one of Norway’s sustainable destinations, is a modern community in which people live and work right… more
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Vega Islands
The UNESCO-protected islands of Vega, just south of the Arctic Circle, is named one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems. more
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Lærdal
The best preserved medieval church in Norway, Borgund, and unique wooden houses in Lærdalsøyri gives plenty to see, and from Lærdal you can reach an… more
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Geilo
In the middle of Southern Norway, between the major cities Oslo and Bergen, lies Geilo. This charming town at the foot of two national parks;… more
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The Svalbard Islands
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here, you will find untouched arctic wilderness and… more
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Urnes Stavkirke
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway
Røros
The traditional town of Røros, which is known as one of Norway’s sustainable destinations, is a modern community in which people live and work right… more
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Vega Islands
The UNESCO-protected islands of Vega, just south of the Arctic Circle, is named one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems. more
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Bryggen in Bergen
The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has… more
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Urnes Stave Church
UNESCO Urnes Stave Church , the oldest of Norway's stave churches, is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. It was built around 1130 AD, but the… more
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Alta Museum - World heritage Rock art centre
Here you can walk on pathways arranged around the rock carving area. Fantastic view over the Alta Fjord. The 2000 to 6200 years old rock carvings show… more
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The Struve Geodetic Arc
The Struve Geodetic Arc was the first technical and scientific object to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Measurements were made in the… more
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The UNESCO Nærøyfjord
The wildest and most beautiful branch of the Sognefjord. The Naeroyfjord the most beautiful and wildest arm of the Sognefjord is on the UNESCO World… more
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The Geirangerfjord
Formed in the shape of an S, nature herself has provided the first letter for many of the superlatives often used to describe the Geirangerfjord;… more
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Rjukanfossen waterfall
The Rjukanfossen, or the Rjukan Falls (the name means "The Smoking Falls"). Not to be confused with Telemark's Rjukanfoss which has been diverted into… more
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Vemork
The Rjukan Waterfall (Rjukanfossen) provided the basis for building the world's largest power station of the time at Vemork in 1911. The power… more
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Bergsbotn at National Tourist Route Senja
National Tourist Routes
National Tourist Routes
National Tourist Route Jæren
The goal of National Tourist Routes is to make Norway a more attractive tourist destination and to strengthen the industry and population in the… more
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Sognefjellet National Tourist Route
Route 55 across the Sognefjell mountain area between Luster and Lom is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe (highest point… more
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National Tourist Route Ryfylke
The National Tourist Route Ryfylke through Ryfylke is one of the longest of Norway’s 18 National Tourist Routes. The route through Ryfylke – from… more
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Gaularfjell National Tourist Route
For most people Gaularfjellet is a well-kept secret, but for all those who have discovered the road it is quite special. A journey along the road… more
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Aurlandsfjellet - National Tourist Route
The mountainroad between Aurland and Lærdal is normally open from the 1st of June to approx. 15th of October. From Aurland to the viewpoint-… more
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National Tourist Route Atlanterhavsvegen
A unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. In 2005, the road was voted Norway’s «Engineering Feat of the Century», and is… more
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National Tourist Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen
This is one the National Tourist Roads in Norway. The over 100 years old road winds over the mountain between Stryn and Skjåk. For many years the… more
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National Tourist Route Valdresflye
The tourist attraction National Tourist Routes, scenic roads for exploring Norway’s breathtaking landscapes, comprises selected stretches across the… more
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National Tourist Route Rondane
The Rondane National Tourist Route follows the border between the Rondane massif and a well-preserved cultural landscape. Rondane's mighty mountain… more
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THE NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTE - ANDØY
The road network on the west side of Andøya received National Tourist Route status on 30th June 2012. It stretches from the crossroads at Åknes to the… more
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National Tourist Route Hardanger
Driving the National Tourist Route Hardanger takes you through some impressive scenic fjord landscapes. This is a close encounter with the… more
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National Tourist Route Hardangervidda
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda  takes you through the Hardangervidda National Park, from the high mountain plateau down through the canyons to… more
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National Tourist Route Lofoten
By travelling with the Hurtigruten coastal express, ferries and Euroroute 6 you can combine this stretch of road with other national tourist routes.… more
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National Tourist Route - Helgelandskysten
Many remarkable natural phenomena are found along this route. In the south you will pass the peaks of the Seven Sisters and the Torghatten moun¬tain… more
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Senja National Tourist Route
A new destination: Senja's outer coast has been a place of beauty for millions of years — so why haven't we heard of it before? The reason is that,… more
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Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park. Frognerparken
Top attractions
Top attractions
North Cape cliff, North Cape
They did not succeed but the old sea charts after this expedition are the first to mention the name, North Cape. North Cape is at 307 metres above sea… more
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Saltstraumen
The mighty whirlpools that are formed by this phenomenon can be up to 10 m in diameter and 4-5 m deep. The tide is caused by the attraction of the… more
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The Flåm Railway
The Flam railway has been named one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. In the… more
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Vøringsfossen
The best-known waterfall in Norway. See vast quantities of water plunge 182 m from the Hardangervidda plateau into the Måbødalen valley. Excellent… more
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Nidaros Cathedral
The world’s northernmost gothic cathedral. Built from 1070 onwards over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king who brought Christianity to Norway, the… more
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The Telemark Canal
The Telemark Canal stretches 105km from Skien to Dalen, from the coast of Telemark through a beautiful natural and cultural landscape to the feet of… more
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Vigeland Sculpture Park
Vigelandsparken is one of Norway's most visited attractions with more than one million visitors every year. The unique sculpture park is the life… more
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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to… more
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Bryggen in Bergen
The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has… more
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Fløibanen funicular
Take the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen and see all of Bergen in just 8 minutes. The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous… more
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The Atlantic Road- The most beautiful bike ride in Norway
The Atlantic Road was in 2010 awarded as the most beautiful bike ride in Norway, by votes from the Norwegian website ut.no! The ride can be done both… more
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Trollstigen- The Troll`s Road
Trollstigen – The Troll’s road – is an impressive piece of road building where the road snakes and climbs its way up and up along steep mountainsides.… more
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Lofotr Vikingmuseum
In the Iron Age, there were 10 - 15 Chieftain´s seats in Northern Norway. One of these were located to Borg in Lofoten. Borg is the only place where… more
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Lindesnes Lighthouse
The lighthouse has been designated a national lighthouse museum, and hosts various exhibitions relating to the development and history of lighthouses,… more
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