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Stegastein viewpoint in Aurland, Fjord Norway on a summer day
Stegastein viewpoint above the Aurlandsfjord.
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Visitnorway.com

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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.

Main cities and places
Norway’s main destinations include everything from the urban vibe of Oslo to the wide views at The North Cape.
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature… Read more
Oslo
Bergen is Norway's second largest city, and lies clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living… Read more
Bergen
The vibrant city of Trondheims is home to some of Trøndelag’s most popular attractions, cosy shopping streets and a myriad of restaurants… Read more
Trondheim
Each year, several hundred thousand visitors arrive in Flåm to ride the Flåmsbana Railway, cycle Rallarvegen, or go hiking in the dramatic… Read more
Flåm
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track.… Read more
The Lofoten Islands
Tromsø is ideal for seeing the northern lights and has a modern mix of outdoor activities, a vibrant nightlife, and places to eat… Read more
Tromsø
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
You could go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the… Read more
The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
Bodø is home to the world’s strongest maelstrom Saltstraumen. The largest city in the county of Nordland is also just a boat ride away… Read more
Bodø
The Lillehammer region is known to the world for the Olympic winter games in 1994 and the Netflix series Lilyhammer. Go there for real and take part… Read more
The Lillehammer region
In the city of Alta you can experience Sami culture up close, see UNESCO protected rock carvings, sleep in a ice hotel or hunt for the northern light. Read more
Alta
Kristiansand is the southernmost city in Norway. Kristiansand is also declared the children's city, because of all the funny activities… Read more
Kristiansand
The traditional town of Røros, which is known as one of Norway’s sustainable destinations, is a modern community in which people live and… Read more
Røros
Far above the Arctic Circle, the North Cape offers arctic adventures like dog-sledding in the winter and months of never-ending sunlight in… Read more
The North Cape
Fredrikstad is a cosy city with deep historical roots. And it’s home to one of the best-preserved fortress towns in Scandinavia. Read more
Fredrikstad
The Vega archipelago, situated off the Helgeland coast, is named one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems. You should also pay a visit to… Read more
Helgeland
The most famous fjords
The UNESCO protected fjords are symbols of the beauty of traditional Norway.
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
From the fjord itself to Folgefonna glacier and the iconic Trolltunga, the Hardangerfjord region offers Norwegian nature at its most scenic. The area… Read more
The Hardangerfjord region
A narrow, lush branch of Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjord. The village of Flåm is located by the Aurlandsfjord, and you can travel there on the… Read more
The Aurlandsfjord
The Nærøyfjord is on the UNESCO world heritage list and is a side arm to the Sognefjord. Read more
The Nærøyfjord
The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, and it’s famous arm the Nærøyfjord has World Heritage status. The… Read more
The Sognefjord area
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord area
This fjord has much of the same dramatic physique as the Geirangerfjord, but with far fewer tourists and more untouched nature. Quaint villages are… Read more
The Hjørundfjord
The Romsdal area is known for its diverse nature. Two well known tourist attractions in the area are the winding mountain road Trollstigen and the… Read more
The Romsdalsfjord
Trollfjorden
The Trollfjord
This fjord measures only about 100 metres across at its most narrow point, but it is still frequented daily in the summer by cruise ships like…
The Trollfjord
Sustainable destinations
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
More and more visitors come for the peace and quietness by more than 900 lakes, just interrupted by folk music and wild animals. Read more
Femund Engerdal
The Golden Road is a surprise of many colours – easily accessible in the middle of Norway. This fun detour landscape gives you great… Read more
The Golden Road
The Lyngenfjord and the Lyngsalpene mountain range form an Arctic area of exotic and family-friendly outdoor activities based on pure fun… Read more
The Lyngenfjord region
The UNESCO-protected islands of Vega, just south of the Arctic Circle, is named one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems. Read more
Vega Islands
The official webpage for the southern most part of Norway, the Lindesnes region. Find out what to do, what to see, where to stay, what's… Read more
The Lindesnes region
The Setesdal valley is centrally located in Southern Norway and easily accessible from continental Europe. In the winter you can choose between… Read more
Setesdal
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;… Read more
Geilo
Situated at the end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sognefjorden, Lærdal features dramatic mountain tops, unique wooden houses in… Read more
Lærdal
Family-friendly Trysil is Norway's largest ski destination. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, Trysil was one of the first holiday spots in Europe to… Read more
Trysil
The Lillehammer region is known to the world for the Olympic winter games in 1994 and the Netflix series Lilyhammer. Go there for real and take part… Read more
The Lillehammer region
The traditional town of Røros, which is known as one of Norway’s sustainable destinations, is a modern community in which people live and… Read more
Røros
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here, you will find untouched arctic wilderness and… Read more
The Svalbard Islands
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Norwegian landmarks and areas that are included on UNESCO’s list of the world’s most important natural and cultural sites.
Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, is a reminder of the town’s importance as part of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire from the 14th to the… Read more
Bryggen in Bergen
The wooden stave church of Urnes stands in the natural setting of Sogn og Fjordane. It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is an outstanding… Read more
Urnes stave church
The history of Røros is linked to the copper mines that were developed in the 17th century. Copper and sulphur pyrite were extracted for 333 years,… Read more
Røros mining town and the circumference
This group of petroglyphs in the Alta Fjord, near the Arctic Circle, bears traces of a settlement dating from c. 4200 to 500 B.C. The thousands of… Read more
Rock art of Alta
A cluster of islands centered on Vega, just south of the Arctic Circle, forms a cultural landscape of 103,710 ha, of which 6,930 ha is land. The… Read more
Vegaøyan - The Vega archipelago
The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km.… Read more
Struve geodetic arc
Situated in south-western Norway, north-east of Bergen, the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord, set 120 km from one another, are part of the west… Read more
Geirangerfjord
Situated in south-western Norway, north-east of Bergen, the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord, set 120 km from one another, are part of the west… Read more
Nærøyfjord
The industrial towns of Rjukan and Notodden in Telemark county in Norway are outstanding examples of a ground-breaking industrial development and a… Read more
Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site
Norwegian Scenic Routes
Along selected roads in Norway, natural wonders are amplified by art, design, and architecture meant to bring you closer to nature in new and surprising ways.
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Varanger is about the long lines in the landscape as well as the long lines of history. Norwegian Scenic Route Varanger offers not only a physical… Read more
Varanger
The road out to Havøysund is fascinatingly varied and even though it is only a couple of hundred metres above sea level at the highest point, you get… Read more
Havøysund
The steep mountains plunging deep into the ocean are a breathtaking sight and the most prominent feature of this stretch. Read more
Senja
On the island of Andøya, you can wander along some of Norway’s most beautiful beaches and look out over the still waters of the ocean with the… Read more
Andøya
Regardless of the time of year, Lofoten provides a journey in breathtaking natural surroundings. Read more
Lofoten
The six ferry trips and the contrasts the Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten presents mean that you must set aside plenty of time for the drive. Read more
Helgelandskysten
Nothing is as mighty as the ocean – the most important transport route for centuries, a source of income and the starting point for innumerable… Read more
Atlanterhavsvegen
The drive along Trollstigen is undoubtedly more dramatic than most people are used to, but what is special about driving in Norway is that in fact,… Read more
Geiranger-Trollstigen
Sometimes it is the road itself that is the destination, and this is true of Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen. Read more
Gamle Strynefjellsvegen
Over 2,000 metre-high summits in a singular landscape decked in blinding white snow, the rays of the low-hanging sun reflecting on the glittering… Read more
Rondane
From the verdant meadows and the lush cultural landscape of Bøverdalen you can catch a glimpse of towering mountains in the far distance, as the road… Read more
Sognefjellet
Driving in the open sweep of the landscape can be compared with the feeling of flying. The road swoops and stretches out ahead in long sweeps of… Read more
Valdresflye
For most people, Gaularfjellet is a well-kept secret, but for all those who have discovered the road, it is quite special. Read more
Gaularfjellet
Most scenic routes are stunning no matter what direction you drive in but this particular stretch presents its most dramatic side if you start the… Read more
Aurlandsfjellet
It’s no secret that Hardanger is like a picture postcard and almost everywhere you look you will feast your eyes on thundering waterfalls or fruit… Read more
Hardanger
The fact that the road crosses the biggest high mountain plateau in Northern Europe tells you something about what lies in wait, but not everything. Read more
Hardangervidda
The drive along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke is a trip full of contrasts. Here you will encounter high barren mountains, lush hillsides, sheer… Read more
Ryfylke
To some extent Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren differs from many of the others – it’s quite simply a regular all-purpose road. Read more
Jæren
Top attractions
The North Cape cliff has long been a popular and important navigation mark for shipping traffic in the north. In 1553, an English expedition set sail… Read more
North Cape cliff, North Cape
You can experience the world’s strongest maelstrom just 33 km from Bodø. Visit when the tide is at its highest and marvel at the forces of nature.… Read more
Saltstraumen
The Flåm Railway has been described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway.… Read more
The Flåm Railway
Sculpture park in the Frogner Park with more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943) in bronze, granite and cast iron, including… Read more
Vigeland Sculpture Park
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… Read more
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage… Read more
Bryggen in Bergen
Take Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. Magnificent view of Bergen, great children's playground and ideal for mountain walks. Read more
Fløibanen funicular
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… Read more
The Atlantic Road- The most beautiful bike ride in Norway
Trollstigen – The Troll’s road – is an impressive piece of road building where the road snakes and climbs its way up and up along… Read more
Trollstigen- The Troll`s Road
Lindesnes Lighthouse is Norway's oldest dating back to 1656. It occupies the southernmost tip of the Norwegian mainland – 2518 km from the North… Read more
Lindesnes Lighthouse
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