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Hike across glacial fields, ski through frozen valleys and go on a whale-watching cruise in this Scandinavian destination. 

With spectacular mountain landscapes, deep fjords, forested hills and an extensive coastline, Norway excites those in search of extraordinary natural scenery. The country also has a lot to offer culture lovers. There are ancient churches, museums, galleries and magnificent Viking ships.

Surrounded by forests and situated close to the Oslofjord, the capital city Oslo is an ideal place to pursue outdoor activities. Try sledding on the runs near the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and go cross-country skiing through Nordmarka Forest.

Connect with Oslo’s many cultural attractions. Watch opera and ballet performances at the Oslo Opera House, a marble and glass building with a roof you can walk across. See Viking vessels at the Viking Ship Museum and find out more about Norwegian art at the National Gallery.

Norway is also known as the land of the midnight sun. A popular place to experience the phenomenon is at the North Cape, one of the northernmost points of mainland Norway.

This is also a good spot to witness the aurora borealis or Northern Lights, between late autumn and early spring. Other good locations to see the natural light show are Tromsø and the Svalbard Islands.

Many of Norway's most spectacular fjords are in the west of the country. Hike nature trails that pass by waterfalls, rivers and lakes. Walk up to Pulpit Rock for an excellent view of Lysefjord. You can also enjoy the scenery by taking the Bergen Railway through the mountainous terrain. Cruise the fjords on a boat while looking for humpback whales, pilot whales, porpoises and minke whales.

The city of Bergen is the gateway to the fjords. Stroll along the narrow lanes of its old merchant quarter and see wooden houses that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Take the cable car ride from the center of town to the mountains. When the warmer weather comes, sunbathe on the city’s beaches.

Norway is a wonderful country to visit for its natural attractions, outdoor pursuits and cultural treasures.

Popular cities in Norway

Oslo
Known for Shopping, Business and Museums

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Reasons to visit

  • Aker Brygge
    Aker Brygge
  • Oslo Opera House
    Oslo Opera House
  • Nobel Peace Center
    Nobel Peace Center
Bergen which includes boating, a marina and a coastal town
Bergen
Known for Shopping, Walking and Seafood

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Reasons to visit

  • Bryggen
    Bryggen
  • Torgalmenningen Square
    Torgalmenningen Square
  • Bryggen Waterfront
    Bryggen Waterfront
Stavanger which includes street scenes, shopping and a small town or village
Stavanger
Known for Ports, Business and Excursions

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Reasons to visit

  • Kongeparken
    Kongeparken
  • Norwegian Petroleum Museum
    Norwegian Petroleum Museum
  • Stavanger Cathedral
    Stavanger Cathedral
Trondheim featuring general coastal views, mountains and landscape views
Trondheim
Known for Dining, Shopping and Cathedrals

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Reasons to visit

  • Nidaros Cathedral
    Nidaros Cathedral
  • Old Town Bridge
    Old Town Bridge
  • Archbishop's Palace
    Archbishop's Palace
Tromso
Known for Tours, Northern Lights and Cathedrals

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Reasons to visit

  • Tromso Cathedral
    Tromso Cathedral
  • Polar Museum
    Polar Museum
  • Polaria
    Polaria
Grimstad
Known for Business, Beaches and Marinas

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