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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
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
Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city. Getting here is easy and it’s a perfect base for exploring the region. 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, spectacular nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the… 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 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. If you’re looking for… Read more
Helgeland
The most famous fjords
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
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
In Nordfjord you are greeted by a beautiful stretch of coastline, towering mountains and the biggest glacier on mainland Europe, Jostedalsbreen. Read more
Nordfjord
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
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… Read more
The UNESCO Nærøyfjord
Sustainable destinations
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 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 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
Situated at the end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sognefjorden, Lærdal features dramatic mountain tops, unique wooden houses in… Read more
Lærdal
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
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
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
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway
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 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 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… Read more
Bryggen in Bergen
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… Read more
Urnes Stave Church
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… Read more
Alta Museum - World heritage Rock art centre
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… Read more
The Struve Geodetic Arc
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… Read more
The UNESCO Nærøyfjord
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;… Read more
The Geirangerfjord
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… Read more
Rjukanfossen waterfall
The Rjukan Waterfall (Rjukanfossen) provided the basis for building the world's largest power station of the time at Vemork in 1911. The power station… Read more
Vemork
The goal of National Tourist Routes is to make Norway a more attractive tourist destination and to strengthen the industry and population in the… Read more
National Tourist Route Jæren
Route 55 across the Sognefjell mountain area between Luster and Lom is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe (highest point… Read more
Sognefjellet 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… Read more
Gaularfjell 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-… Read more
Aurlandsfjellet - National Tourist Route
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… Read more
National Tourist Route Atlanterhavsvegen
Sometimes it is the road itself that is the destination, and this is true of Gamle Strynefjellsvegen. As well as being staggeringly beautiful, the… Read more
National Tourist Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen
The tourist attraction National Tourist Routes, scenic roads for exploring Norway’s breathtaking landscapes, comprises selected stretches across the… Read more
National Tourist Route Valdresflye
The Rondane National Tourist Route follows the border between the Rondane massif and a well-preserved cultural landscape. Rondane's mighty mountain… Read more
National Tourist Route Rondane
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… Read more
National Tourist Route Andøya
Driving the National Tourist Route Hardanger takes you through some impressive scenic fjord landscapes. This is a close encounter with the… Read more
National Tourist Route Hardanger
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda takes you through the Hardangervidda National Park, from the high mountain plateau down through the canyons to… Read more
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda
By travelling with the Hurtigruten coastal express, ferries and Euroroute 6 you can combine this stretch of road with other national tourist routes.… Read more
National Tourist Route Lofoten
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… Read more
National Tourist Route - Helgelandskysten
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,… Read more
Senja National Tourist Route
Top attractions
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… Read more
North Cape cliff, North Cape
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… Read more
Saltstraumen
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… 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. Excellent… Read more
Vøringsfossen
Vigelandsparken is one of Norway's most visited attractions with more than one million visitors every year. The unique sculpture park is the life work… 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
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… Read more
Bryggen in Bergen
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 attractions.… 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 steep… Read more
Trollstigen- The Troll`s Road
The lighthouse has been designated a national lighthouse museum, and hosts various exhibitions relating to the development and history of lighthouses,… Read more
Lindesnes Lighthouse
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    Fjord Norway

    In Fjord Norway you’ll find everything from desolate skerries to some of Norway’s largest cities. A short drive is all it takes to go from urban life to quiet countryside or prime wilderness.

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    Bergen.
    Photo: Bergen Tourist Board / Girish Chouhan - visitBergen.com
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    Geirangerfjorden.
    Photo: Per Eide/Visitnorway.com
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    Flåmsbanen.
    Photo: Morten Rakke
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    Preikestolen.
    Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/regionstavanger.com
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    Ålesund.
    Photo: Staale Wattø
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    Preikestolen & Lysefjorden, Ryfylke.
    Photo: Making View AS
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    Atlanterhavsvegen.
    Photo: Johan Wildhagen
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    Fjærland.
    Photo: Øyvind Heen/Visitnorway.com
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    Voss.
    Photo: Erik Østlie
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    Trolltunga, Odda.
    Photo: Terje Nesthus / www.fjordnorway.com

    Eastern Norway

    Ambitious architects and young chefs are taking Oslo to new heights. If that doesn’t make you dizzy enough, try hiking to Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s highest peak at 2469 metres above sea level.

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    Oslo.
    Photo: VisitOSLO/Saad Butt
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    Geilo.
    Photo: Morten Knudsen