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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. A hot tip is to get the Oslo Pass while you are visiting this city. 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.

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.

Jazz Cruise on the Oslo 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! Shrimp dinner and live music by a Dixie jazz band.

Bergen

Bergen is a European City of Culture and its many museums and art galleries are well worth a visit. Make sure to get the Bergen Card when you are in Bergen - a practical and reasonable way to explore the " city between 7 mountains". Check out our hotels deals and read more about Bergen HERE.

Fjord Cruise Bergen - Mostraumen

Experience fjords, mountains and stunning waterfalls by taking a fjord cruise to Mostraumen from Bergen. The cruise is available all year round!

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".

Meteorological menu 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 5-course meal at Cornelius including transportation from and back to Bergen on a scenic boat ride!

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. 

Attractions / 3 Dec 2015
The Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim

If you visit Trondheim, make sure to drop by the Nidaros Cathedral. The Cathedral is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world, and the second largest in Scandinavia.

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.

Lysefjord Safari - Preikestol 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 / 8 Aug 2018
Pulpit Rock Winter & Spring Hike

We invite you to experience a unique Preikestolen hiking adventure! Hike in near-solitude while encountering breathtaking views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord, which are often blanketed in snow this time of year.

Hiking / 7 May 2018
Pulpit Rock Sunrise Hike

On an annual basis, the Pulpit Rock welcomes more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Norway. And it's no wonder, considering the amazing views waiting at the top! On the Pulpit Rock Sunrise Hike you even get a chance to experience the sunrise on top.

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 in Lyngsfjord, Tromsø

Enjoy a dog sledding trip into white landscapes, through beautiful wilderness. After your trip you can relax with a hot meal served in the traditional Sami herdsmen’s tent- lavvu!

Northern Lights Chase in Tromsø

Chase the Northern Lights in Tromsø and if weather permits, finish the evening with roasted marshmallows around the bonfire!

Midnight Sun adventure with RIB-boat in Tromsø

Join in on a RIB-boat trip by night from Tromsø and explore the Midnight Sun and surrounding nature in all it's glory. Icluding a stop at Gåsvær Island.

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.