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Western Norway is a region of narrow fjords cutting into tall mountains, of waterfalls cascading down mountainsides, and of glaciers that never melt. Spectacular architecture and exciting food made from local produce enhance the experience.

The stunning landscapes of Fjord Norway were created by a succession of ice ages and hasn’t changed much since. Here, the seals and eagles reign, and the whales and fish patrol the deep fjords.

In Western 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.

Along the sides and at the inner and outer ends of each fjord you’ll find small communities and villages, each with its own speciality that reflects its local traditions and what was possible to grow in each place.

Many of the region’s fertile valleys are ideal for growing fruit, and apples, pears, cherries and strawberries are popular and common crops. Wild game, fish, or locally reared sheep form the base of many a special dish from Western Norway.

Top destinations
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
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
Each year, several hundred thousand visitors arrive in Flåm to ride the Flåmsbana Railway, cycle Rallarvegen, or go hiking in the dramatic… Read more
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
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
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
Dramatic coastline, long fjords, alpine mountains and lush valleys – the north-western part of Norway is wild, authentic, and beautiful. Drive… Read more
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
Imagine finding yourself looking over mountains, rockslides and polished cliffs – hundreds of metres above sea level. In Ryfylke, the nature… Read more
What to do
CYCLING - RALLARVEGEN 80 km - Season: 10/7-30/9 Rallarvegen, the service road built for the construction of the Bergenline, has won a special status… Read more
Cycling - Rallarvegen
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above… Read more
Basic FjordSafari
Nature Trail - Kreklingen The trail starts from Belehalli sports hall in Balestrand and goes on to Sandstølen or Skåsheim. This is an easy trail with… Read more
Hiking: Nature trail (easy family walk)
Canyoning through Gudbrandsjuvet Canyoning is an amazing nature experience in the spectacular Gundbrandsjuvet! The river flows quietly and calm… Read more
Canyoning - Valldal Naturopplevingar AS
Stranda Ski Resort is located east in the magnificent "Alps og Sunnmore",in the western part of Norway. 7 lifts (including 2 chair lifts) ,17 downhill… Read more
Stranda Ski Resort
Hodlekve has a 1200 meter long ski lift, who takes you up about 290 meters. 4 possible downhills. 3,5 km of prepered hills is waiting for you! When… Read more
Sogndal Skisenter- alpine resort
The experienced glacier guides at Nigardsbreen offer a wide range of well-organised glacier hikes on the blue ice, both for children as young as 6… Read more
Nigardsbreen Glacierguiding
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
Old Bergen is a reminder of what Bergen used to be like. In the 19th century, Bergen was Europe's largest wooden city, and its steep and densely… Read more
Old Bergen Museum - Bergen City Museum
The Fish Market has a charming location in the heart of the city between the fjords and Bergen's 7 mountains. The Fish Market in Bergen has since the… Read more
Fish Market in Bergen
Food and drink
Our restaurant is located in Eidfjord Fjell & Fjord Hotel, 200 meters from Eidfjord centrum. You latterly sit in a glasshouse with panorama view over… Read more
Restaurant Fjell & Fjord
Ægir is our very own brewery, which opened in 2007 and is one of the best craft breweries in Norway. The building is inspired by Norse mythology and… Read more
Ægir BrewPub
In the restaurant, we serve a three-course dinner every night. Call +47 57 68 08 08 to book a table. Dinner is served between 19:00-21:00. We also… Read more
Turtagrø Hotel Restaurant
Welcome to the historical Hotel Rosendal Turisthotell from 1887. This is perfectly situated in the main street in the heart of Rosendal. From the… Read more
Restaurant Martha Meidell
Focus on culinary food and wineexperiences At Kviknes Hotel, we place great emphasis on culinary experiences. Local ingredients are used as far as… Read more
Dining room at Kviknes Hotel
COFFEE SHOP AND RESTAURANT Ostehuset is a place with a food outlet, coffee shop and production of food all under one roof. We serve homemade meals,… Read more
Ostehuset Café and Restaurant
In 2016 RE-NAA is the first restaurant outside of Oslo to achieve a Michelin star in the Scandinavian Michelin Guide. In 2017 RE-NAA also obtained a… Read more
A restaurant for memorable culinary experiences and a cosy atmosphere, both in- and outdoor. The bar features an open hearth and a modern café. Great… Read more
Lothes Mat & Vinhus
The restaurant Brasserie Normandie is situated at Scandic Parken and was totally renovated in 2010. The restaurant is considered one of Ålesund's… Read more
Brasserie Normandie
Cosy fish restaurant serving gourmet dishes from the sea. Located in the heart of Brosundet, in the beautiful and newly renovated Hotel Brosundet. Read more
Maki Brosundet
Bryggekanten has good quality food and service and is one of the most popular restaurants in Kristiansund. Always use fresh ingredients means taking… Read more
Bryggekanten Brasserie & Bache Bar - restaurant
The Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is an ideal venue for different types of functions such as wedding receptions, anniversaries, company trips, confirmations… Read more
Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri - restaurant
An oasis for the good life. Savour the flavours of a bygone era in the restaurant, wake up to the smell of newly-baked bread fresh from the oven.… Read more
Haaheim Gaard
Art & culture
The beautiful power station at the fjord is a monument of the hydropower adventure that started in 1906. Today it is a museum with guided tours, films… Read more
Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry
Dokken open-air museum is situated only a ten-minute walk from downtown Haugesund. The tiny community on the small island Bakarøynå is today an… Read more
Dokken open-air museum – Old Haugesund
Regional museum for Hardanger, exhibiting Hardanger embroidery, traditional costumes and Norway's largest collection of old Hardanger fiddles.… Read more
Hardanger Folk Museum
Between 1850 and 1900 Bergen had three hospitals for leprosy patients and the largest concentration of patients in Europe. The city's oldest leprosy… Read more
Leprosy Museum - Bergen City Museum
Troldhaugen in Bergen, the home of composer Edvard Grieg, is now a living museum comprising an exhibition centre with shop and cafe, concert hall,… Read more
Troldhaugen Home of composer Edvard Grieg
The Art Nouveau Centre in Ålesund documents the town's unique architectural history with the establishment of Art Nouveau architecture. Experience the… Read more
The Art Nouveau Centre & the Art Museum KUBE
Bryggen, the old wharf in Bergen, is an exceptional example of a medieval urban area, and it has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. In… Read more
Bryggens Museum - Bergen City Museum
The Hanseatic Museum is situated centrally on Bryggen in Bergen. The museum shows how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked.… Read more
The Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene - Museum Vest
One of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway is located only a 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Molde town. The Romsdal Museum… Read more
The Romsdal Museum in Molde
The Barony in Rosendal is the smallest "palace" in Scandinavia, the only one of its kind in Norway and a major attraction in Western Norway. Among… Read more
Baroniet Rosendal manorhouse and gardens
In Austre Åmøy, specifically at the Meling farm, you can find the largest concentration of rock carvings in Rogaland. There are several fields in the… Read more
The richly decorated Hopperstad stave church in Vik would have been lost but for the intervention of cultural conservationists, who managed to save it… Read more
Hopperstad 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… Read more
Urnes Stave Church
Built around 1180 and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches… Read more
Borgund Stave church
Its size and numbers of posts is what makes Kaupanger stave church stand out from other stave churches, as well as its interior. The church… Read more
Kaupanger Stave Church, Sogndal
High above the fjord, 600 metres above sea level lie the two Kjeåsen mountain farms. Nowadays of course it's a comfortable car ride through a tunnel,… Read more
Kjeåsen Mountain Farm
At Hafrsfjord we find the monument "Swords in Rock". It was here Harald Hårfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The… Read more
Swords in Rock
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