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Are you traveling to Norway? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Norway as a tourist!
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular rock formations in Norway and one of the best hikes in Europe. The rock lies 1,100 meters above sea level and extends 700 meters above the lake Ringedalsvatnet in Skjeggedal. When you reach the rock, you’ll be greeted by a fantastic view of both fjords, lush nature, and mountains.
The hike up to Trolltunga goes through a mountain area and can be hiked from mid-June to mid-September. The walk isn’t for anyone since it can be very tiring. Expect to hike for about 8-10 hours from Skjeggedal to Trolltunga. Hiking is also very popular among the Norwegians as well.
Geiranger Fjord is a fjord in Sunnmøre in Møre and Romsdal Fylke. The Fjord is 15 km long and is one of Norway’s most visited tourist attractions. When you go into the fjord with your cruise or a boat, you’ll see one or two waterfalls, old farms, and furthest into the fjord; the small village Geiranger.
Geiranger fjord is something you don’t want to miss during your vacation in Norway since it’s incredibly beautiful. You simply have to visit the fjord to see the beauty of Norwegian nature with your own eyes.
Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)
High above Lysefjorden rises a square cut cliff that looks like a pulpit. This rock is 25 by 25 meters wide and extends 604 meters above the fjord’s surface. Pulpit Rock is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway, thanks to its stunning views over Lysefjord and the lush mountains of Norway. To reach the top you have to hike up, and the journey begins at the pulpit Fjällstue. This hike is 3.8 km long and takes about two hours to complete.
Lofoten is Norway’s most beautiful and famous archipelago, located on the country’s northwest coast. It is the great fishing opportunities, the beautiful small villages and the stunning scenery that attracts tourists here every year.
Lofoten offers many activities for the whole family such as; nature safaris, northern lights, a Viking museum, rafting, hiking, biking, and fishing.
Hurtigruten offers various excursions along the coast of Norway. Hurtigruten is perfect for those who want to go from one coastal town to another and at the same time enjoy the beautiful Norwegian nature from the sea. This floating hotel offers nice rooms with beautiful views, delicious food, helpful and friendly staff and a lovely, relaxing stay.
Hurtigruten has repeatedly been cited as the world’s most beautiful voyage.
A cool rock formation that has become a bit of a bucket list place when you explore the nature of Norway. Kjeragbolten is mostly combined with a visit to the Pulpit Rock since they lie pretty close to each other.
Norwegian Folk Museum
If you’re in Oslo and have a few extra hours, then the Norwegian folk museum is a must to visit. The museum is built on a large area where you can see everything from Viking Age stave church to classic farmers house, traditional Stabbur house and of course learn more about Norway’s cultural history.
The Norwegian folk museum is also home to music, folk dancing, and different kinds of activities that are suitable for the whole family. There’s also a small shop with souvenirs and a nice café serving sandwiches and delicious Norwegian coffee.
If you are interested in the history of the Vikings, then you have to visit this museum. Here you get the chance to see a real Viking Ship with your own eyes and also view amazing collections of objects from the Viking Age.
This museum gives you an insight into the Viking’s everyday life, and it also provides a learning experience about all aspects of the Viking Age.
Bryggen i Bergen
This World Heritage Site is an excellent harbor to stroll around in a couple of hours. Sit down at one of the port’s cozy cafes and watch the bobbing boats in the pier. Walk around and have a look in small boutiques and craft shops as you walk along the narrow streets that are lined with beautiful old houses.
Don’t miss the Bryggen fish market, that you’ll find at Fisktorget (the Fish Square). Here you can buy fresh shrimps from the fjords, crabs, lobsters, salmon and fine herring!
If you’re going to do one Norwegian hike in your life, then Romsdalseggen is the obvious choice. At Romsdalseggen, one can hike through the mountains and be able to see fantastic views of mountains, fjords, and beautiful waterfalls.
The walk starts in Vengedalen, and from there you can choose different hikes depending on what difficulty level you want. Once up at the “edge,” you’ll be greeted by a fantastic view over the Romsdalsfjord, the sea, Romsdalshorn, and mountains at Trolltindene.