Feel the adrenaline pump as you navigate the 11 hairpin bends of the Trollstigen mountain road …
… or as you balance across the Romsdalseggen ridge, one of Norway’s most popular hikes.
Staggering peaks and rough seas. Contrasting weather and wide views.
The Northwest, located in the northern part of Fjord Norway, is where active adventurers seek to take their passion to the next level – whether they want to go hiking, fishing, or cycling in the summer …
… or cruise down never-ending descents (at least that’s how it feels like!) in the winter.
Hold on – is that jazz playing?
Kristiansund is often referred to as the “opera town”, as it is home to Norway’s oldest opera and puts on about a hundred performances every year.
From Åndalsnes, you can jump on the Rauma Line, named Europe’s most scenic train journey by Lonely Planet.
Lean back and enjoy the view of well-known attractions such as the Trollveggen vertical rock and the Kylling bridge.
But hey, what’s that smell?
It could be the freshly made waffles from the charming mountain farm Rendølssetra …
… located in the Innerdalen valley, known as one of the most beautiful mountain valleys in Norway.
It could also be the odour of some other kind of homemade delicacies. Maybe a traditional “lefse” (a delicious pastry dish), Kraftkar from Tingvollost, the world’s best blue cheese (no joke!), ooor – let’s be honest, it’s not to be avoided …
… the smell of the dried and salted cod known as clipfish. This local delicacy has been produced and exported to southern countries for centuries.
You can learn more about traditional production at the Klipfish museum in the clipfish capital Kristiansund. If you are really lucky, you will also get a sample of their famous bacalao, the staple dish of the region.
… or watch how the sea eagles fly protectively over the island of Smøla, home to one of the world’s densest white-tailed sea eagle populations.
Prepare to be stunned! But don’t take our word for it.
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