Top 8 most beautiful Norwegian cities. The glittering fjords, the northern lights, the isolated villages of the Arctic Circle, Norway is undoubtedly full of wonders to discover. Discover in this article the best Norwegian cities to visit, and get around the whole country, for example by taking a train from Oslo to Bergen
. Ready to tour Norway? 1, 2, 3… Let’s go! Top 8 most beautiful Norwegian cities
1. The Oslo area
lot to discover in the Norwegian capital, which has been named European Green Capital 2019. A cutting-edge food scene, trendy neighborhoods, a packed calendar of events and several brand new museums and attractions are just some of the things you can do in Oslo.
Surrounded by the Oslo Fjord and dense forests, you can easily combine city life with natural recreation like biking, skiing and island hopping. In the neighboring region of Østfold and Vestfold, charming towns such as Fredrikstad and Tønsberg are scattered along the coast. About an hour’s drive from Oslo is the new Norwegian art destination Hadeland where you can visit the Kistefos-Museet with the spectacular exhibition building The Twist.
The Arctic capital, Tromsø, is located in the middle of northern Norway. If your list of activities includes northern lights, whale watching, midnight sun and epic nature adventures, this is where you want to go. Enjoy great skiing conditions
and hiking in the Lyngenfjord region.
Experience Sami culture in towns like Karasjok and Alta, and enter the northernmost point of Europe at the North Cape. In the eastern part of this vast region, you will find the Varanger peninsula, a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Stunning peaks, sparkling fjords, authentic fishing villages and perfect beaches. Not to mention the Northern Lights and the midnight sun! You’ve probably seen some breathtaking images of Lofoten on Instagram.
Small tip, try to visit this place outside the summer season, when the crowds are gone. Unique outdoor adventures await you with wonderful skiing and hiking trails.
Historic World Heritage sites meet innovative fashion, trendy restaurants and a progressive music scene in Norway’s second largest city, Bergen. Visit some of the country’s best museums like the KODE art museums and composers’ houses, get lost in the winding cobblestone streets and experience the city from above at one of the seven peaks in the surrounding mountains.
Bergen is the gateway to some of Norway’s most famous fjords, including the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord in the north, and the Hardengerfjord, home to the famous Trolltunga mountain plateau.
do you get if you combine Michelin restaurants with old wooden houses, world-class street art and a great multicultural atmosphere? Head to Stavenger to get the answer.
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Stavanger is the largest city in the southwest of the country and an ideal starting point if you want to discover famous natural attractions such as the Lysefjord and Preikestolen. The coastal area of Jæren is a beach lover’s paradise, home to some of the widest and whitest beaches in Norway
Trondheim and Trøndelag
The Trøndelag region, located in the middle of Norway, attracts history buffs, dedicated foodies and active nature explorers. Go fishing, biking or skiing, or hike one of the nine St. Olav pilgrimage routes.
Trondheim and Trøndelag (pixabay)
The bustling student city of Trondheim is the region’s capital, known as the home of Nordic flavors. Treat yourself to dining experiences ranging from chic Michelin restaurants to trendy bars and cozy cafes. 7
Ready to explore an incredible wildlife park? The Svalbard Islands are located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here you can participate in year-round nature activities in a rugged yet fragile landscape. Try your hand at dog sledding, go caving, go on a snowmobile safari or hunt for the Northern Lights.
The Svalbard Islands (pixabay)
In addition to a few thousand polar bears, the islands are home to nearly 3,000 inhabitants. The main town of Longyearbyen is a colorful mini-metropolis that offers a wide range of cultural activities, cafes, restaurants
If you are passing through Norway, don’t miss the 8 places we mention above and enjoy all the landscapes and activities that this beautiful country can offer you
I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!