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Fjord Tours Articles / 27 Apr 2022

Top 10 Dream Travel Destinations in Norway

Norway is a dream travel destination for plenty of people around the world, but it can be hard to decide where to go. If you’re currently planning a trip to Norway and find yourself wondering what the best places to visit are and what to do during your travels, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll outline our top picks for the 10 best places for tourists to visit in Norway.

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Oslo

Oslo is undoubtedly one of the most popular places for travellers to Norway to visit. If you’d like to see the most important sights and attractions in Oslo within a short space of time, join our Grand Tour which includes a 2-hour fjord cruise or hop onboard a panorama bus tour! Many tourists opt to spend a few days in Norway’s capital before going on to explore other areas. Before you leave Oslo, you may want to explore Norway’s unique island culture with an Island Hopping Tour of the fjord islands or taking an electric fjord cruise to Oscarsborg Fortress.

If you are looking for a cultural refill, the Norwegian Art & Design tour comes highly recommended! This day tour from Oslo takes you to Kistefos Museum and The Twist, as well as a visit to Hadeland Glass factory.

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Bergen

The historic port city of Bergen is a hugely popular destination for visitors to Norway. We would recommend taking part in a Sailboat Cruise or RIB Fjord Safari to get to experience the wild waters and nature surrounding Bergen. For those looking for an active holiday, Fjord Hiking is a fantastic way to experience the fjords with a skilled local guide. 

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Lofoten

The Lofoten Islands are known as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the world, and there’s no shortage of spectacular natural experiences here. Lofoten is a true haven for fishing enthusiasts, and you can join local fishermen in the Lofoten archipelago to test your luck. A magical midnight sun kayak tour is another popular experience in Lofoten, offering unforgettable views of the stunning scenery. If you wish to experience Lofoten in a safe and comfortable way by public bus and ferry, you can join in on our Lofoten in a nutshell tour.

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Tromsø

The Arctic city of Tromsø and its breathtaking natural surroundings have no shortage of fantastic sights and experiences for travellers. Among the most popular unique experiences for visitors to Tromsø include dog sledding and whale watching – and the thrill seekers among us would likely enjoy a fast-paced snowmobile tour in the majestic Lyngen Alps! There are loads of exciting winter activities in Tromsø, just have a look here.

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Stavanger

The charming city of Stavanger is a fun and vibrant destination known for its fantastic cultural and culinary experiences as well as the many opportunities for walks, hikes and bike rides in the region. You can experience the stunning Lysefjord with a RIB boat cruise offering fantastic views of the world-famous Pulpit Rock, or combine a fjord cruise with a hike up to this natural attraction. 

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Flåm

Flåm ranks very high on the list of most beautiful places in Norway, and it’s no wonder that this charming village sees so many interested travellers. Flåm is known for its stunning scenery and for being the site of one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. Fun and interesting activities in nature abound in Flåm – why not join a kayaking tour of the stunning Aurlandsfjord or enjoy a bike ride and zipline tour? Flåm is also well-known for its many lovely walks and hikes, and for the impressive views at Stegastein viewpoint which can be explored on an electric bus tour from Flåm.

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Åndalsnes

Åndalsnes is considered one of the most stunning areas of Norway, and it’s a fantastic base for those hoping to explore mountaineering and other active experiences in nature. In fact, Åndalsnes is one of Norway’s top destinations for sports all year round – why not join us on a trip to Trollstigen, or try Stand Up Paddleboarding on the Istra lake during your visit? Fit travellers looking for a fun and active challenge can join a guided Via Ferrata climb, or a guided hike up the famous RomsdalseggenYou can also visit Åndalsnes on our UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen tour.

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Geiranger

Geiranger is among Norway’s most beautiful areas, and most people rank exploring the Geirangerfjord as one of their top priorities when visiting Norway. Norwegian cruises are always a fantastic way to experience the majestic fjords, and joining a Fjord Sightseeing Tour is a great idea for visitors. If you’d like to explore the famous Seven Sisters waterfall, you can get a unique vantage point from the water below on a guided kayak trip. Geiranger is also one of the many spectacular destinations on UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen tour.

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Ålesund

The beautiful Art Nouveau city of Ålesund in Sunnmøre has plenty to offer visitors beyond interesting architecture. If you want to explore Ålesund from the seaside, you can join in on a kayak trip from the city center. To discover the best from sea and mountain, combine it all in one trip and go for a hike and kayak trip with an experienced guide. You can also take a day trip from Ålesund to experience the Geirangerfjord and Geiranger on our UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen toura perfect way to explore the world heritage site!

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Balestrand

The historic village of Balestrand has been a favourite destination for travellers to Norway since the early days of tourism to the country. This stunning area can be explored by water with an exciting RIB boat tour to Finnabotn or guided kayaking tour. If you’d like to sample some local food and drinks, you’re in luck – Balestrand is known for producing delicious cider, so foodies are advised to check out a cider tasting experience during their visit.