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People admiring the view of the Norwegian Scenic Route Trollstigen in Fjord Norway from Trollstigen viewpoint
View of Trollstigen.
Photo: Roger Ellingsen / Statens Vegvesen

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Vibrant culture and grand nature

Sometimes the journey itself is the destination. We recommend that you take your time and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, the savoury food, and the bustling culture along the way.

Main cities and places
Norway’s main destinations include everything from the urban vibe of Oslo to the wide views at The North Cape.
Read about Norway’s top 10 places to go
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
Even though Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, it has the vibe of a small town, packed with charm and urban character. 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
From local food and mountains soaring above deep blue fjords to the midnight sun and the northern lights – discover the Arctic capital,… 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
Lillehammer is located in the lush Gudbrandsdalen valley in Eastern Norway and offers a mix of culture, family fun, and outdoor activities. 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
Explore urban beach life in Norway’s southernmost city! Kristiansand also has a vibrant cultural scene and exciting activity parks and museums. 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.
Read about famous Norwegian fjords
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 Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier to the Vøringfossen waterfall – the Hardangerfjord region offers some of the best experiences… 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. 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
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… Read more
The Trollfjord
Sustainable destinations
Some places just care a bit more. About the environment, their unique culture, the local community, and last but not least – your wellbeing.
Read more about sustainability
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
From close encounters with the weather and long forest walks, to the underwater restaurant “Under” and charming white-painted wooden… Read more
Lindesnes and Mandal
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
Visit the cradle of Norwegian folk traditions! Stop in charming villages, enjoy fun activities, and travel with a steamboat on the Byglandsfjord. Read more
Setesdal
From jumps and turns in Trysil bike arena, to rafting, climbing, and hiking – experience Trysil in summer! Read more
Summer in Trysil
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
Lillehammer is located in the lush Gudbrandsdalen valley in Eastern Norway and offers a mix of culture, family fun, and outdoor activities. Read more
The Lillehammer region
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
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 local food and mountains soaring above deep blue fjords to the midnight sun and the northern lights – discover the Arctic capital,… Read more
Tromsø
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.
Read more about the UNESCO 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.
Read more about the Scenic Routes
Norwegian Scenic Route Varanger is 160 kilometres long and travels between Varangerbotn and Hamningberg. Read more
Varanger
Norwegian Scenic Route Havøysund is 67 kilometres long and travels between Kokelv and Havøysund. Read more
Havøysund
Norwegian Scenic Route Senja is 102 kilometres long and travels between Gryllefjord and Botnhamn. Detours to Mefjordvær and Husøya. Read more
Senja
Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya is 58 kilometres long and travels between Bjørnskinn and Andenes. Read more
Andøya
Norwegian Scenic Route Lofoten is 230 kilometres long and travels between Å and Raftsundet. Detours to Nusfjord, Vikten, Utakleiv, Unstad, Eggum, and… Read more
Lofoten
Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten is 433 kilometres long and travels between Holm and Godøystraumen, with a detour to Torghatten. Read more
Helgelandskysten
Norwegian Scenic Route Atlanterhavsvegen is 36 kilometres long and travels between Kårvåg and Bud. Read more
Atlanterhavsvegen
Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen is 104 kilometres long and travels between Langevatn and Sogge Bridge. Read more
Geiranger-Trollstigen
Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is 27 kilometres long and travels between Grotli and Videsæter. Read more
Gamle Strynefjellsvegen
Norwegian Scenic Route Rondane is 75 kilometres long and travels between Venabygdsfjellet and Folldal and between Sollia church and Enden. Read more
Rondane
Norwegian Scenic Route Sognefjellet is 108 kilometres long and travels between Lom and Gaupne. Read more
Sognefjellet
Norwegian Scenic Route Valdresflye is 49 kilometres long and travels between Garli and Hindsæter with a detour to Gjende. Read more
Valdresflye
National Tourist Route Gaularfjellet is 114 kilometres long and travels between Balestrand and Moskog, and between Sande and Eldalsosen. Read more
Gaularfjellet
Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet is 47 kilometres long and travels between Aurlandsvangen and Lærdalsøyri. Read more
Aurlandsfjellet
Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger comprises four sections, with a total length of 158 kilometres: Granvin–Steinsdalsfossen, Norheimsund–Tørvikbygd,… Read more
Hardanger
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda is 67 kilometres long and travels between Eidfjord and Haugastøl. Read more
Hardangervidda
Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke is 260 kilometres long and travels between Oanes at Lysefjorden and Håra. Read more
Ryfylke
Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren is 41 kilometres long and travels between Ogna and Bore. 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
The best-known waterfall in Norway. See vast quantities of water plunge 182 m from the Hardangervidda plateau into the Måbødalen valley.… Read more
Vøringsfossen
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 the Floibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen! Check out the spectacular view of the city, play in the Troll Forest or walk exciting nature… 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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