7 Best Places to Visit in Norway

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Settling down in Norway can take a while, but once you know what you’re doing, it’s a great idea to start exploring and experience some of the country’s most wonderful scenery. Whether you’re working, studying or simply living in the country at the moment, there are some really great places for you to visit in Norway when you have a day off! In our opinion, these are among the 7 best places to visit in Norway.

If you’re looking for a day out to remember, here are some of our favorite places to visit in Norway.

The Art Museum in Bergen

Bergen has several strong art collections, mostly centered on the south side of Lille Lungegårdsvann, and octagonal lake near Grieg Hall, and a focal point for the Bergen summer festivals. Learn more about the art museums in Bergen – Norway.

Kode Bergen is in charge of four museums and three composers’ homes. They boast large collections of fine arts in all separate buildings. Click the image to read more.

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Island Hopping on the West Coast of Norway

Many Norwegians, and some foreigners too, think that island hopping in Boknafjorden on the west-coast of Norway is an alternative to a Croatian island holiday. Learn more about island hopping on the west coast of Norway.

This beautiful Norwegian fjord coast with scattered little islands has fantastic coastlines. Boknafjord is a fjord located in Rogaland county. The huge fjord lies between the cities of Stavanger and Haugesund and dominates the central part of the county.

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Unusual Outdoor Adventure in Norway

The Moose Tower (Elgtårnet) offers a unique experience with obernight stay in the world’s only Moose Tower. Experience this unusual outdoor adventure in Norway.

A series of five architectural interventions is being proposed in the valley of Espedalen in inland Norway, with the intention of enticing tourists to get out of their cars to explore and experience the local area. With funding provided by two local mountain hotels (Ruten Fjellstue and Dalseter Høyfjellshotell), the first completed was Elgtårnet (Moose Tower) – a 12-m-high lakeside viewing platform with overnight lodgings for six visitors.

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Visit Norway’s Smallest Municipality

There’s much to experience both on land and at sea in Norway’s smallest municipality in area and second smallest in population, Kvitsøy in Rogaland. Visit Norway’s smallest municipality.

The Old Norse form of the name Kvitsøy was Hvítingsøy (jar) which means “the white island(s)”, probably because there is white quartz in the rocks on the islands. Originally, the spelling of the municipality was “Kvitingsø”, but later it was shortened to “Kvitsøy”.

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The High-Level Routes in Northern Norway

Experience pristine mountain fringes and Arctic snow in Norway’s Finnmark – and the high-level routes in Northern Norway.

The original Haute Route is in the French Alps. The Finnmark version, however, covers three glaciers and four fishing villages.

Loppatinden is a mountain about ten kilometers southwest of Øksfjord in Loppa municipality in Finnmark. The mountain is surrounded by Øksfjordjøkelen and has a height of 1,175 meters above sea level. It was once considered the highest in Finnmark, until in 2007 a currently unnamed peak was discovered barely three kilometers further west, which appeared as a result of ice melting. This has proven to be 16 meters higher, 1191 m above sea level.

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Unique Train and Zipline Adventure in Norway

The National Geographic Magazine has called the Flåm Railway one of the Top 10 Train journeys in Europe. Lonely Planet went even further and called it the best train journey in the world. Today, you can enjoy a combination of a unique train and zipline adventure in Norway. The longest zip line in the Nordic region opened in 2018!

The picturesque train journey on the west-coast of Norway takes you from the fjord-side village of Flåm to Myrdal, covering about 20 kilometers of stunning views of magnificent mountains, rushing waterfalls and beautiful valleys. A one-way journey on the Flåmsbana lasts approximately 1 hour. All journeys include a 5-10-minute stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall. Read more about the Flåm railway here.

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A Norway in Miniature

Telemark is a traditional Norwegian region. In 2020, the former county merged with Vestfold. In this article we concentrate on the Telemark region which claim they hold most of what the kingdom of Norway has to offer. It’s like a Norway in miniature.

The former Telemark county covers more than 15,000 square kilometers and stretches from Skagerak’s salty waves along the coast via lush fruit settlements around Norsjø to the high mountain plateau Hardangervidda. You can experience heavy industry in the Grenland region and beautiful cultural landscapes in the mountain villages west of the county.

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We hope to have inspired you to take a trip out for a day somewhere in Denmark and visit one of our favorite spots. Make sure to check the weather forecast before heading out on an outdoor visit, and consider booking ahead at indoor destinations to avoid missing out. Most of all, enjoy exploring!

7 Best Places to Visit in Denmark, compiled by Tor Kjolberg

Feature image (on top): The Flåm Railway. © Hurtigruten

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.

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