Norway is a beautiful Scandinavian country, known for its historical landmarks, Viking heritage, and abundance of natural beauty.
There is so much to discover in Norway, from large metropolitan cities to charming fishing villages and picturesque fjords. Whether you are coming for the culture or spending time outdoors, here are the five must-visit cities in the country.
As the capital city of Norway, Oslo is the most visited city in the country. However, unlike most capital cities, Oslo has a unique balance of natural beauty and modern innovations. The city itself overlooks the Oslo Fjords to one side, with panoramic mountain views on the other. While you're in Oslo, check out the Norwegian Folk Museum and Viking Ship Museum for a glimpse into the country's past.
As the second-largest city in Norway, Bergen has a lot to offer. Bergen is a quintessential Norwegian town with old wooden boathouses dating back to the 12th century. The old wharf is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and delights visitors with its old cobblestone streets and colorful buildings. No visit to Bergen is complete without sampling the local seafood!
Perfectly positioned in the middle of Norway's coastline is the town of Trondheim. Trondheim features vibrant cafe culture in the colorful old quarter as the country's third-largest city and former capital. While strolling the city's street, you will see plenty of Norwegian history and culture. Be sure to visit the Nidaros Cathedral while in Trondheim, the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world!
Located on the Lofoten Islands is the charming fishing village of Henningsvaer. Located just inside the Arctic Circle, the town is known for its brightly painted houses that rise out of the sea and stand out against the harsh elements. Throughout the year, the town will experience clear days with 24-hours of sunlight or fresh snow-covered views. One of the best ways to experience Henningsvaer is to charter a boat and cruise around the islands.
Despite its remote location deep within the Arctic Circle, Tromso is one of Norway's most beautiful cities. Not only is it known for being a fantastic place to behold the Northern Lights, but visitors can also enjoy dog sledding, spot reindeer, and tour centuries-old houses in this arctic winter wonderland.
No matter where you choose to travel in Norway, you’ll be treated to breathtaking natural beauty and stunning architecture that will leave you in awe.
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