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Places to visit

Norway has several stunning places to visit. Here are some of our favorites.

Cities and places to visit in Norway

Norway has several stunning places to visit. From large, bustling and modern cities to small fairytale villages situated in one of Norway's many fjords. Our wide range of tours explores several of the destinations listed below.

Read more about places to visit in Norway here, find activities in the different locations and find out which tour to get you there! Check out our most popular destinations, or browse by geographical locations in Norway. 


 

Most Popular Destinations

Get a quick overview of our top 9 most popular destinations.

Oslo

Oslo is the largest city in Norway, and it has been the country's capital since 1814 following the dissolution of the union with Denmark.

Bergen

Bergen is Norway's second largest city with a population of roughly 270,000. King Olav Kyrre founded the city of Bergen in 1070, and it was the country's capital from 1110 until 1299.

Lofoten

Lofoten is often referred to as the world's most beautiful archipelago, and for good reason! Here you will find countless opportunities for magnificent experiences and wonderful recreation in beautiful nature.

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. In Tromsø It´s a short way from the urban city life to untouched arctic nature and you will find many fun and exciting activities all year round.

Stavanger

Stavanger is best known as Europe's oil and energy capital, but there is no shortage of exciting, cultural and culinary experiences if you choose to spend your holiday here.

Flåm

The small picturesque village of Flåm, is situated innermost in the Aurlandsfjord and is home of the Flåm Railway.

Loen

Loen is a small village situated innermost in Nordfjord, below the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier. This is the home of Loen Skylift, and the perfect place for exploring the mountains during the day, and pampering yourself in the evenings.

Geiranger

Sourrounded by majestic mountains, foaming waterfalls and lush nature, Geiranger is situated at the inner part of the wellknown UNESCO World Heritage Site Geirangerfjorden. This place is boosted with adventurous activities to join, find your inspiration here.

Ålesund

Ålesund in Sunnmøre has a population of approx 50,000 and is the largest town in the county of Møre og Romsdal. It is known as the art nouveau town!


 

Western Norway

Known for fjords and scenic beauty, Western Norway offers a complete travel experience of Norway.

Aurland

Aurland is a small village situated in a clean natural, environment and boasts dramatic landscape and rich culture.

Balestrand

Balestrand is known for its spectacular nature and fantastic light conditions, and several known painters have come here to catch the special light on a canvas. Both for the active – and the cultural one this small village has a lot to experience. Learn more about Balestrand and get inspired.

Bergen

Bergen is Norway's second largest city with a population of roughly 270,000. King Olav Kyrre founded the city of Bergen in 1070, and it was the country's capital from 1110 until 1299.

Eidfjord

You’ll find charming Eidfjord, in the midst of lush nature In an arm of the impressive Hardangerfjord. This is a place to experience culture and nature, fjords and mountains in one spectacular setting. You can move from the fjord to the mountain in no-time.

Finse

Finse is located at 1222 metres above sea level and is the highest station at the Bergen Railway. One may reach this location only by train, foot or by bike. Finse is surrounded by majestic mountain landscape with the mighty glacier Hardangerjøkulen that towers royally in the west. Few places in Norway offers mightier nature experiences than Finse.

Fjærland

Fjærland is located in Sogndal municipality in Sogn og Fjordane. Here, the mighty Sognefjord meets the Jostedalsbreen Glacier and lots of peopleconsider Fjærland to be the most beautiful glacier village in the world!

Flåm

The small picturesque village of Flåm, is situated innermost in the Aurlandsfjord and is home of the Flåm Railway.

Geiranger

Sourrounded by majestic mountains, foaming waterfalls and lush nature, Geiranger is situated at the inner part of the wellknown UNESCO World Heritage Site Geirangerfjorden. This place is boosted with adventurous activities to join, find your inspiration here.

Gudvangen

Gudvangen is quite a gem and is located at the inner part of the narrow and UNESCO protected Nærøyfjorden. For the fjord- and mountain ethusiasts, the dramatic and spectacular landscape offer numerous hiking possibilities.

Loen

Loen is a small village situated innermost in Nordfjord, below the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier. This is the home of Loen Skylift, and the perfect place for exploring the mountains during the day, and pampering yourself in the evenings.

Lofthus

Lofthus is often referred to as the “Orchard of Hardanger“, and is idyllically situated by the beautiful Sørfjorden, a prolounge of Hardagerfjorden. Lofthus is the ideal base if one wishes to learn more about Norwegian cider production, taste the delicious Hardanger Cider or take a wonderful mountain and hiking trip.

Myrdal

Myrdal is the upper point of the Flåm railway and only accessible by train.

Myrkdalen

Myrkdalen is known to be one of the destinations with most snow in Norway and offers exiting activities for ski enthusiasts of every kind. Outside of the ski season this place offers great hiking possibilities and is a good point of departure for hikes to known fjord areas as Flåm and Gudvangen.

Norheimsund

Visit Nordheimsund, a small pearl about 80 km to the north-east of the city of Bergen, by the Hardangerfjord. The town is a transport hub that is especially popular among summer tourists due to an attractive waterfront with a guest harbour and a charming esplanade. This is also a great base from which to explore the Hardanger region.

Odda

Odda is a historical industrial city by Hardangerfjorden, surrounded by high mountains and might fjord lanscape. The activities are many here and the contrasts are big! Odda is journey through exiting history and great nature.

Olden

Get to know Olden, a charming village in Western Norway, that is idyllically situated between steep mouintains, blue glaciers and foaming waterfalls. Some of the keywords for the Olden area is: kayaking, glacier hiking, hiking and biking.

Rosendal

Rosendal is a pearl by the fjord beautifully situated by Hardangerfjorden surrounded by majestic mountains. In additon to wonderful nature Rosendal is also a historical and cultural village, with the Barony as one of the most famous attractions.

Sogndal

Sogndal is a village beautifully situated by the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. This area is considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

Stalheim

Stalheim is in the heart of the Norwegian fjords, and it is an ideal starting point for tours of Western Norway’s fjords and mountains.

Stavanger

Stavanger is best known as Europe's oil and energy capital, but there is no shortage of exciting, cultural and culinary experiences if you choose to spend your holiday here.

Ulvik

Ulvik is a beautiful village by the fjord situated at the inner part of Hardangerfjorden and is surrounded by high mountains, mighty fjords and untouched lansdscape. On our Hardangerfjord in a nutshell tour, Ulvik would be the perfect place to add an overnight stay and explore the charming place close up.

Vatnahalsen

The unique location on the Flåmsbana stretch down towards Flåm makes Vatnahalsen a great base to explore this known historical and cultural area. You may join high mountain hikes at winter, stay overnight during the Norway in a nutshell® tour or get a real adrenaline kick with the longest zipline in the Northern Europe.

Voss

If you want to travel to a place that offers exciting and spectacular experiences in beautiful union with nature, then Voss is the place for you! Voss is located in the middle of Fjord Norway and is easily accessible by train from Bergen. The «activity village» Voss can quickly become your new favorite destination!

Øystese

The Hardangerfjord opens up in Øystese giving you a fabulous panoramic view to the fjord, the mountains and the Folgefonna glacier.

Ålesund

Ålesund in Sunnmøre has a population of approx 50,000 and is the largest town in the county of Møre og Romsdal. It is known as the art nouveau town!

Åndalsnes

Åndalsnes is often referred to as an “alp village by the fjord”, located by the Romadalsfjord beneath towering mountains in one of Norway’s most scenic areas at the mouth of the Rauma river.


 

Eastern & Southern Norway

Rugged highland, picturesque villages and urban cities - Eastern & Southern Norway is as varied as the seasons.

Oslo

Oslo is the largest city in Norway, and it has been the country's capital since 1814 following the dissolution of the union with Denmark.

Geilo

Geilo is located halfway between Bergen and Oslo, and can be easily reached by the Bergen line - one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Best known for its ski slopes and hundreds of kilometers of cross-country skiing, Geilo also offers a variety of activities without skiing and adventurous summer experiences.


 

Central & Northern Norway

Island Archipelagos, Northern Lights, Midnight Sun and beautiful and traditional costal communities - Central & Northern Norway should be every explorers fantasy.

Lofoten

Lofoten is often referred to as the world's most beautiful archipelago, and for good reason! Here you will find countless opportunities for magnificent experiences and wonderful recreation in beautiful nature.

Røros

Røros is to many known as a sleepy mining town, but his place has a lot more to offer! You may wander around in this live museum with authentical and traditional bulildings. You may join activities all year round, eat local food ad feel the magical moode of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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. In Tromsø It´s a short way from the urban city life to untouched arctic nature and you will find many fun and exciting activities all year round.

Bodø

Take a trip to Bodø - the capital of the northern region of Nordland! Bodø is an all-year destination with spectacular nature as well as more urban joys such as a rich cultural life. You’ll never be lacking neither in weather nor culture in this city: midnight sun in the summer, northern lights in the winter, and cultural experiences all year.

Reine

Reine is an authentic living fishing village in Lofoten famous for its scenic location by the Arctic Ocean and majestic Lofoten peaks

Svolvær

With its 4800 inhabitants Svolvær is actually the largest «city» in Lofoten. A spectacular location in between the mountain and the sea and a rich urban life that is unexpected for a town of this size characterize Svolvær.

Trondheim

Trondheim 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.