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Norway: 15 places to go

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Norway as a summer destination

Norway is one of those places, where you can easily find your own small cozy favorite places and great impressive nature experiences. We have several articles on some of our own favorites in the big country such as the Northern Lights in Alta and the world's longest fjord, Sognefjord.

But of course we are also interested in our readers' favorites. We have a lot of traveled people inside ours travel community on Facebook, which can recommend good cities and destinations all over the world and of course also Norway.

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Bergen is Norway's wettest city

Located on Norway's west coast you will find Bergen, which is Norway's second largest city with lots of market town charm in the form of colorful buildings and narrow cobbled streets. The city is surrounded by 'The seven mountains' and is called 'The capital of Western Norway'. In addition, Bergen is known for its many rainy days - up to 239 days a year - but despite that, the city offers a lot of wonderful experiences.

The pier in Bergen is busy UNESCO World Heritage List for its distinctive architecture that takes us back to 1200th century markets and harbor life. Today, Bryggen's buildings form a framework for museums and small specialty shops, galleries and eateries, all of which are well visited by both tourists and locals.

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With the Bergen line from Oslo to Bergen

When you go to Bergen, you can take the Bergen line from the capital Oslo to Bergen. The railway is one of the highest in Europe and takes you up over the Hardangervidda at an altitude of 1237 meters.

On the 7-hour train ride you come from Oslo's cultural offerings through beautiful nature with lakes, valleys, hillsides and deep forests. You can choose to disembark along the way and river rafting in Voss, zipline in Geilo or take Norway's most beautiful bike ride 'Rallarvegen' in Finse, which is the highest stop on the route before the train continues towards Bergen and the coast.

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Sørøya - Norway's most beautiful island

Sørøya is known as one of Norway's most beautiful islands with its beautiful Norse nature and fjords. The island has 1100 inhabitants, and here you can, among other things, walk across the meadows to the 12,5 high landmark from 1853, which is located on the edge of a mountain that plunges into the sea.

Not only are you going to completely unwind in the beautiful countryside, you are actually also disconnected from internet coverage as the signal from the mainland simply does not reach the island. Therefore, bring a map and find out about the conditions on the island.

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Olympics in Lillehammer

Despite the name, the former Olympic host city of Lillehammer has a large palette of experiences to offer - especially for families with children. Among other things, you and your children can experience Garmo Stave Church from the 1300th century, Hunderfossen Adventure Park, Lillehammer Art Museum or the Norwegian Olympic Museum.

When you have had enough of the many different experiences, you can enjoy the delicious local gastronomy. Lillehammer is known for its tasteful cuisine, which is based on good fresh ingredients from the local area. Ask for elk meat, local vegetables, fish or salted meat, but do not leave Lillehammer without also having tried brown cheese - Norway's favorite cheese.

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Northern Europe's largest mountain area - Jotunheimen

Lace up your hiking boots; you have to go out in Northern Europe's largest mountain area. Jotunheimen has both hiking routes for beginners and for experienced hikers.

On your route around Jotunheimen you will encounter waterfalls, rivers, lakes, glaciers and valleys and high mountains, where the landscape with its vast expanses, fresh air and rippling sounds will envelop you and your mind can run free.

Should the hiking boots have a break, there is also the possibility of rafting, cycling, horseback riding or climbing. You will experience nature in a completely different way and find out what it has more to offer.

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Diverse Bodø

In addition to hiking and nature, Bodø is the city in the north. The small town has everything from music festivals, cultural offerings, street art and delicious restaurants. When you are full of the city's colorful and tasteful experiences, Bodø also offers an adrenaline-filled 'RIB trip' to the world's strongest maelstrom.

Whether it is summer or winter, Bodø on Norway's northwest coast will no doubt impress you. In the summer you will experience endless nights when the midnight sun never sets, while in the winter you can see the northern lights dancing across the sky. A magical experience.

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Lofoten - Norway's nature mecca

Lofoten is ingenious for nature lovers. On each hike you will be rewarded with incredibly beautiful views, fresh mountain air and red cheeks. If you are not hiking in Norway's mountains, there are opportunities for fishing in the North Atlantic. Maybe you can catch a big cod?

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Norway's adventurous Rondane

Rondane is Norway's first national park and offers hiking experiences for the whole family. The children can go on trips around the Norwegian mountains and to the top of Formokampen and experience impressive views and crystal clear lakes. Stop by the lakes and take a refreshing dip, row a canoe trip or try if you can catch a fish - then lunch is saved.

Rondane also offers beautiful waterfalls. Visit the waterfalls Ulafossen and Brudesløret on one of your hikes around the mountain and let yourself be inspired by the adventurous surroundings. Rondane is a destination you can visit all year round; in winter it just takes place on cross-country skis, where you can move from cabin to cabin and enjoy delicious waffles when you arrive.

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Rjukan is on the UNESCO list

Norway offers more from the UNESCO World Heritage List. The crossroads from 1928 takes you up over the industrial area, which is on the list, and you can quickly get to the top of the mountains. Alternatively, you can take the Gaustabanen to the top of Gaustatoppen.

The Gaustabanen is an exciting experience - especially for children - when you ride a tram through the mountain and all the way to the top. At the top you can experience a beautiful 360 degree panoramic view over southern Norway.

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Skien and Telemark - experience Norway's clear waters

You must also experience Norway's nature from the water side. Embark on Henrik Ibsen in Skien, where you can sail through Telemark's canals and experience the adventurous green landscape reflected in the canal. And especially adventure is the region known for. We can also understand that well - visit Heddal Stave Church, for example, and let yourself be captured by its adventurous universe.

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Flåm - Norway's Grand Canyon

In Flåm you can jump on one of the world's most spectacular train rides in the magnificent Norwegian nature. The train takes you to the Aurlandsfjord, which once again places Norway on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Make a stop along the way and take a look out over the Aurlandsfjord, which moves beautifully through the landscape 650 meters below your feet.

If you want to be very close to the water, then you must take a fjord cruise. You will be pampered with delicious dishes on board the boat while you sail through Norway's response Grand Canyon. A fantastic experience.

If you are into action, then you need to zipline across the valley. It is the Nordic region's longest cable car with just under 1.400 meters. Be prepared for high speed; you can reach over 100 km per hour.

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Trondheim - Norway's Amsterdam

When you have said Trondheim, you have also said bicycle. Trondheim is the city of bicycles, and the bicycle is the preferred means of transport when you travel around the colorful, charming city. Spend the morning lounging around the city streets and crossing the bridges over the canals.

When hunger strikes, grab a lunch at one of the many cozy cafes. In the afternoon you can look in all the different specialty shops before eating a delicious dinner in the evening at one of the gourmet restaurants - and there are many of them.

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Romsdalen - hiking in a class of its own

Romsdalen is another of Norway's fantastic hiking destinations. In summer, the steep mountain slopes are lined with lush green colors that form the setting for unique hiking trails. In addition to beautiful and fresh hiking routes, Romsdalen is also the place where climbers and parachutists gather for adrenaline-filled activities.

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Åndalsnes has Norway's best view

We end the 15 favorite places with Åndalsnes. Åndalsnes is a hiking mecca for everything from children and beginners to experienced hikers. Even in winter, Åndalsnes is a popular destination, as there are plenty of opportunities for off-piste skiing.

You must not leave Åndalsnes without having experienced one of Norway's best panoramic views. Head up to the viewing platform and see the 11 hairpin turns. And if you're really cool, you can grab them by bike.

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Readers' favorites

  • Bergen,
  • Bergen Railway
  • South Island
  • Lillehammer
  • Jotunheimen
  • Bodø
  • Lofoten
  • Rondane
  • Rjukan
  • Skien
  • Flam
  • Trondheim
  • Romsdalen
  • Andalsnes

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