What to see in Norway

Norway Attractions

Norway is a famously good destination for outdoor adventure tourism, with fantastic skiing, cycling, hiking, climbing, river rafting and even scuba diving opportunities. The spectacular scenery is also popularly enjoyed on cruises and train rides, with much of the tourist activity centring on the famous and extensive network of fjords. Sognefjord is the largest of the fjords and lures many tourists to Norway with its dramatic vistas and the natural and cultural wealth along its banks. Many visitors start their fjord explorations in Bergen, but Tromso also offers some glorious fjord cruises.

Tromso is the gateway to the Arctic and the main attractions in the north are the phenomena of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, which keep travellers arriving year round. Tromso, like all the main cities in Norway, also boasts some good museums, as well as the unique Arctic Cathedral.

Oslo, the capital, is a cosmopolitan, sophisticated city, surrounded by glorious countryside and promising many sightseeing opportunities for rainy days. The heritage of the Vikings and the great Norwegian explorers can be investigated in Oslo, as well as some of the country's best art galleries. Other popular urban destinations in Norway include Stavanger and Trondheim, and of course Bergen, the gateway to the fjords, which also boasts the historic neighbourhood of Bryggen.

Arctic Cathedral

The spectacular design of the white and ultra-modern Arctic Cathedral is visible from afar, situated on a small hill…

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Bryggen (also called Tyskebryggen), the site of the old medieval quarter of the city of Bergen, is a charming, compact…

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Lillehammer is best known for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics, and the area does offer excellent opportunities for winter…

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Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway and the third longest in the world, stretching 127 miles (205km) from the coast…

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The Viking Ships Museum

Situated on the Bygdoy Peninsula, the Viking Ship Museum houses three 9th-century Viking ships that were excavated from…

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Vigeland Park

Vigeland Park is Oslo's most visited attraction, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway. It is a vast…

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