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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 a spectacular archipelago in the northern part of Norway, famous for midnight sun, northern lights, sea and mountains.

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.

Stavanger

With a population of approx. 130,000, Stavanger is Norway’s fourth largest city. The town is known as Norway's energy capital.

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

Situated in the inner Geirangerfjord, Geiranger offers a real taste of World Heritage!

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

Known as the art village by the Sognefjord, Balestrand has inspired artists from all over the world.

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 a mountain village area on the shore of the lake Finsevatnet in Ulvik municipality. The village is centered on Finse Station, a railway station on the Bergen Railway line.

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

Situated in the inner Geirangerfjord, Geiranger offers a real taste of World Heritage!

Gudvangen

Gudvangen – or Gudvangr means: The field of the gods by the water and the small village has approximately 120 inhabitants.

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 the orchard of Hardanger with fantastic views to the Folgefonna glacier.

Myrdal

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

Myrkdalen

Myrkdalen is located in Hordaland county, north of Voss, and is a popular destination for skiing.

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 small village situated innermost in Sørfjorden, an arm of the beautiful Hardangerfjord.

Olden

Olden is a small village located at the mouth of the Oldeelva river in Sogn og Fjordane county.

Rosendal

Rosendal is the administrative centre of Kvinnherad municipality, and it is especially known for the Barony Rosendal.

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

With a population of approx. 130,000, Stavanger is Norway’s fourth largest city. The town is known as Norway's energy capital.

Stranda

Stranda is in the heart of Fjord Norway with a unique location between deep fjords and impressive mountain ranges making it a superb base for exploring the best of what Fjord Norway offers!

Ulvik

Ulvik is the main village in Ulvik herad, situated at the north end of the Ulvikafjord, an arm of the Hardangerfjord.

Vatnahalsen

Vatnahalsen is the first station after Myrdal on The Flam Railway track down to Flam.

Voss

Situated in the middle of Fjord Norway, Voss is the adventure capital of Norway!

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 situated midway between Oslo and Bergen on the Bergen Railway. It is primarily a ski resort town, but also offers a wide range of summer activities.


 

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 a spectacular archipelago in the northern part of Norway, famous for midnight sun, northern lights, sea and mountains.

Røros

Røros is a small town with a population for about 3800 people located in Trøndelag county. Traditionally a mining town, the town is today most known for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site with authentic wooden structures and buildings.

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.

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.