10 Amazing Places in Norway You Need to Visit This Year

View of the Norwegian Mountains

View of the Lofoten Islands, one of the most beautiful places in Norway

Norway is a beautiful country full of great places to visit.

This is a country of colorful towns with wooden houses and majestic natural landmarks like fjords, waterfalls and mountains.

It is easy not to get lost in the abundance of beautiful places you can visit in Norway.

To help you plan a perfect trip, I’ve collected a list of the most beautiful natural landmarks and unique historical sights that you can see in Norway according to over a dozen travel bloggers.

Get to know a list of 10 Most Amazing Places in Norway you should visit this year!

10 Most Beautiful Places in Norway

I’ve visited Norway myself and asked numerous travel bloggers who have visited lots of places in Norway and made a diverse list of popular attractions and lesser-known sights that are worth visiting in Norway.

Trondheim

Trondheim wooden houses, most beautiful places in Norway

One of the most beautiful places in Norway is a town of Trondheim. This town is the third largest in Norway. It has a whole list of great places to visit and things to do.

One of its main attractions in the Nidaros cathedral, an old Gothic cathedral built in 11th century on the burial place of a king of Norway, Olav II.

Book a tour ‘Trondheim like a local’ here

Or take part in an alternative tour of Trondheim

You can also visit Rockheim, despite the name it is a museum of pop music. One more famous attraction of Trondheim is the Kristiansten Fortress.

But the most beautiful place in Norwegian Trondheim, which is also the favorite one among locals and tourists is the Nidelva river and its nice colorful houses on stilts.

Find suitable accommodation in Trondheim

You can also learn about things to do in Stavanger here

Sognefjord

Cayaking in the largest fjord in the world, Norway road trip

Not a secret is that probably the main reason why tourists visit Norway are its fjords. There is a lot of them here.  The longest one, and perhaps the most beautiful in Norway is Sognefjord.

Check a list of top 5 Norway fjords

You can enjoy the views of Sognefjord from different panoramic points, as well as from the kayak that you rented.

Kayaking is the favorite thing to do in fjords, which is why Norway is one of the best places to go kayaking.

Best places to stay near the Sognefjord are the towns of Gudvangen and Flåm. Check available accommodation here

Book your tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen and Flåm right now!

Find accommodation there, make a cruise through the fjord, go kayaking or just stay at the pier enjoying your time in one of the most beautiful places in Norway.

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Waterfalls Valley

Waterfall Valley, Norway

Another beautiful place in Norway that I recommend visiting is the Waterfalls Valley how the tourists call it. The official name is Husedalen Valley.

This place is less known among tourists than most other beautiful places in Norway from this list, but is no less beautiful!

You should definitely try this hike in the Hardangervidda National Park with numerous beautiful waterfalls on the way and a great view of the valley in the end.

Just take into account that the difficulty is relatively high, so the place is not suitable for everyone.

North Cape

The northern point of Europe in Norway

Isn’t it exciting to stand on the cliff of the northern point of Europe? Of course, it is. Standing here, you feel like it’s the end of the world. Unforgettable feeling that you cannot experience in many places.

You just need to know that because Norway is a very long country, the distance from Oslo on the South to the North Cape is over 1500 km.

The closest airport is Hammerfest. International airlines don’t fly there, so you need to plan your trip to the northern point of Europe in advance, and getting to this beautiful place in Norway can be expensive.

Check flights here

Jostedalsbreen Glacier

Largest glacier in Europe

The next spot from the list of the most beautiful places in Norway is the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Because Norway is a Nordic country, there are many glaciers on its territory, about 1600.

Jostedalsbreen Glacier is the largest in Norway and even entire Europe! It covers an area of 487 square kilometers. It has also over 50 glacier branches.

The ski season lasts from November to May on Jostedalsbreen. If you are up for the challenge then don’t forget to visit there without your top snowboard boots.

The glacier is also a part of the Jostedalsbreen National Park. Walk on it and take some great pictures of this beautiful place in Norway!

Just try not to come here when there is still snow on it, otherwise, you won’t see the glacier under the snow blanket.

Fantoft Stave Church

Fantoft Stave Church near Bergen, most beautiful places in Norway

One of the several beautiful stave churches left in Norway until our days is the Fantoft Stave Church located in the Fana borough in Bergen.

We wouldn’t be able to see this beautiful church today if a businessman from Bergen didn’t buy it and rebuild it in his hometown (it was formerly located 250 km away from Bergen).

In the 19th century, due to hard economic conditions, there was no money to restore it, people started taking falling planks to their farms, so later the businessman Fredrik Georg Gade decided to preserve the beautiful church and rebuild it in Bergen.

Røros

Wooden Houses in Roros, beautiful town in Norway

Røros is one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Swedish border. Places to visit include its church (the only one), its museum (the only one), and Slegghaugan big slag heaps.

But the most beautiful is hidden beyond the town. Walk in the Femundsmarka National Park and Rogen lake to enjoy the beautiful Norwegian nature.

Lofoten Islands

View of the Lofoten Islands, one of the most beautiful places in Norway

Lofoten islands are located on the north of Norway and are great for fishing and enjoying the natural beauty.

This is without a doubt one of the best and most beautiful places in Norway. Rent a boat or sit on the shore enjoying the northern lights and the never-setting sun in summer. Gorgeous!

Book a tour to Lofoten Islands

Preikestolen

On the Lysefjorden cliff, Norway beauitiful places to visit

Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock is another great place to visit in Norway. It is a beautiful cliff above the Lysefjorden fjord.

After a relatively easy hike, you will get to the top of the mountain with a surface looking like another planet. You can sit on the steep cliff and take some Instagram pictures showing how brave you are.

You can also swim in the lake close to the mountaintop. Great stop on a hot summer day!

Check this hiking tour to Preikestolen with a canoe trip

Bergen

Beautiful small wooden houses in Bergen, Norway

Time to move to the last point of the best and most beautiful places in Norway.

Bergen is a nice town on the west of the country with the second largest population in Norway. It used to play a major role in trade during the Hansa times being the main fish port connecting northern Norway with the countries of the Baltic Sea.

Today, it is often a starting point to explore the beautiful Norwegian fjords, but is also popular for traditional wooden houses, fish market and a relaxed atmosphere that can help you enjoy and understand not so cold Norwegian personality. 

Check this Bergen walking tour to explore the city.

Go to Bryggen, former complex of Hanseatic commercial buildings, visit the nearby fortress, take a funicular to the top of one of the mountains surrounding the city and just relax. This city is perfect to stay here for a few days and enjoy. 

To see the most of Bergen, don’t forget to get your 2- or 3-day City Card

Don’t worry about getting to every place on your own.

Find a suitable tour around Norway on TourRadar or IntrepidTravel.

Other beautiful places in Norway

It was difficult to choose some particular places to be the best in Norway, as there is a wide range of outstanding natural landmarks and nice cozy cities that I highly recommend visiting in this beautiful country.

Norway trolltunga mountain, discover Europe

You’ve probably heard of Trolltunga (Troll’s Tongue). It is a very popular place to visit in Norway, and you should include it in your Norway itinerary.

You can see some less traditional Norway in the capital, Oslo or explore more of Norway’s city life in Trondheim.

It was my list of the best and most beautiful places in Norway that you must visit in your lifetime. Norway is a great country to relax and enjoy the natural beauty, so take your chance and buy a ticket!  

Read the article about my road trip in Norway or plan your visit to Sweden with my Stockholm itinerary.

To plan a perfect trip, check my resources page!

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