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Oslo: The largest city in Norway and has been the country's capital since 1814. Oslo is located at the head of the Oslofjord, surrounded by forested hills. You are never far from nature here! Photo: Elisabeth. Ellijoy Frengen/Foap/Visitnorway.com

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Bergen: Norway's second largest city and was the country's capital from 1110 until 1299. Bergen is called ‘the city between seven mountains’ and also know as the "gateway to the fjords"! Photo: Girish Chouchan - visitbergen

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Trondheim: This city holds a special place in Norwegian history and culture. It was the first capital of Norway, and is still the city where new kings receive their ceremonial blessing. Photo: Knut Aage Dahl/Visitnorway.com

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Stavanger: The area in and around Stavanger offers varied, wild and beautiful nature experiences. From steep mountains and lovely fjords to long, wild beaches along the open coastline of Jæren. Photo: CH/visitnorway.com

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Ålesund: If you are seeking exciting nature and culture-based activities, Ålesund is a great starting point. Due to its unique Art Nouveau architecture, Ålesund is known as the "Art nouveau town"! Photo: Samuel Taipale/visitnorway.com

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Tromsø: This city is known as the "Gateway to the Arctic" because it enjoys more Northern Lights than anywhere else in the world. The city also has two whole months of Midnight Sun. Photo: Foap/Visitnorway.com

Fjord Tours Articles / 27 Mar 2019

Guide to the main cities in Norway

Norway has a lot of interesting and exciting places to visit! Get a quick overview of the main cities in Norway and find exciting things to do!

Oslo

Oslo offers an abundance of attractions, shopping options, a flourishing cultural life and has a wide range of great restaurants. See all our hotel offers and read more about Oslo HERE.

Fjord Cruise in Oslo

Enjoy the scenic Oslofjord on a sightseeing fjord cruise and get an overview of the city and its attractions.

Oslo Panorama Bus Tour

The Oslo Panorama Bus Tour is an excellent choice if you want to discover Oslo in a short time! The tour includes a certified Oslo guide and a guided walking tour in the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

Norwegian Evening on the Fjord

Join in on a 3 hour cruise on board a traditional wooden sailing ship passing through a maze of green islands on the Oslo fjord! Sit back on board the boat and enjoy the scenery and beautiful islands, whilst savoring the fresh flavor of local shrimps.

Bergen

Bergen is a European City of Culture and its many museums and art galleries are well worth a visit. Check out our hotels deals and read more about Bergen HERE.

Meteorological Shellfish Tower at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant

Just outside the City of Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic attractions in the whole of Western Norway’s archipelago. Cornelius is one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants and a meal here is truly unforgettable. Experience a shellfish tower at Cornelius including transportation from and back to Bergen on a scenic boat ride!

Hiking / 11 Oct 2021
Panoramic fjord hiking from Bergen

Join in on a great guided hike to Mt. Bergsrinden from Bergen. Bergsrinden is situated on a 400-meter high vertical cliff, high above the majestic Sørfjorden. The hiking trail towards the top will take you through beautiful mountain terrain and a unique historical landscape.

Sailboat Cruise in Bergen

Join in on an exclusive tour and experience Bergen from a sailboat! With a maximum capacity of 12 people, everyone is ensured of a comfortable and intimate experience of Bergen, "the Gateway to the Fjords".

Trondheim

Situated by the Trondheimsfjord, Trondheim is surrounded by lovely forested hills, with the Nidelva river winding through the town. It was the first capital of Norway and is still the city where new kings receive their ceremonial blessing. Check out our hotel offers and read more about Trondheim HERE. 

Stavanger

Stavanger is Norway's fourth largest town and know as the "energy capital" of Norway. The area in and around Stavanger offers varied, wild and beautiful nature experiences. From steep mountains and lovely fjords to long, wild beaches along the open coastline. All within easy reach. Read more about Stavanger HERE. See list of hotel offers in Stavanger.

Kayaking / 8 Apr 2021
Guided kayak trip from Jørpeland

Join in on a guided kayak tour around "Jørpalandsholmene" islands, only 10 minutes away from the Pulpit Rock. This is the perfect trip for the inexperienced kayaker or those who want a different and great way to get to see the Lysefjord area.

Lysefjord Safari - Pulpit Rock View

Are you looking for something spectacular? Do you want to explore the fjords and feel like a Viking for a few hours? Then the Lysefjord Safari with RIB boat from Stavanger is the perfect tour for you!

Hiking / 15 May 2018
Pulpit Rock Hike - Off the Beaten Track

Are you up for an unforgettable hiking adventure? Avoid the crowds by joining in on the "off the beaten track" hike and enjoy a unique Preikestolen experience! Hike in near-solitude while encountering out of this world views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord – which only a few have seen.

Tromsø

Tromsø is called the "Gateway to the Arctic" because it enjoys more Northern Lights than anywhere else in the world. The city also has two whole months of Midnight Sun. If you want to explore unique nature phenomenas, Tromsø is a "must" to visit. See our hotel offers and read more about Tromsø HERE.

Dog sledding husky Safari in Tromsø

Join in on an exciting dog sledding adventure in wild and beautiful surroundings! Just over an hour from Tromsø, you find an amazing kennel, surrounded by mighty mountains and deep valleys. Here you get to experience a husky sledding trip in a real Northern Norwegian Arctic environment!

Silent Whale Watching Cruise

Join in on a Silent whale watching cruise along Tromsø, and watch the humpback and killer whales as they feed in the herring-rich fjords.

Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise

Take in the atmospheric Arctic night onboard a silent electric ship with uninhibited panoramas. Includes a tasty three-course dinner.

Ålesund

Ålesund is known as the art nouveau town with its unique architecture with towers, spires and imaginative ornamentation of house facades. Ålesund offers great opportunities for fishing, boating trips, hiking in the mountains, cycling on idyllic small islands, bird watching or diving. See our hotel offers and read more about Ålesund HERE.

Kayaking / 18 Oct 2018
Winter Kayaking in Ålesund

Yes, indeed – kayaking during the winter season! This is the perfect trip for unexperienced kayakers or people who simply wants a nice and different introduction to the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund.

Kayaking / 29 Jan 2018
Art Nouveau City Kayaking in Ålesund

Join in on an exciting kayak trip in Ålesund and experience the city from the sea side.

Kayaking / 29 Jan 2018
Kayak and Hiking Trip in Ålesund

Enjoy the perfect activity combination of kayaking and hiking in Ålesund. You'll get the best from two worlds, exploring beautiful Ålesund from both the sea and the mountains.