Norway is a beautiful country full of great places to visit. The country of towns with colorful wooden houses and majestic natural landmarks. It is difficult to choose the best places to visit in Norway, as every place is beautiful in its own way.
Planning a trip to Norway or just dreaming of going there?
Here is a list of 10 Most Beautiful Places in Norway!
10 Most Beautiful Places in Norway
- Waterfalls Valley
- North Cape
- Jostedalsbreen Glacier
- Fantoft Stave church
- Lofoten Islands
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, old gothic cathedral built in 11th century on the burial place of a king of Norway, Olav II.
You can also visit Rockheim, despite the name it is a museum of pop music, go to 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.
Not a secret is that probably the main reason why tourists visit Norway are its fjords. It has a whole bunch of them. The longest one, and perhaps the most beautiful in Norway is Sognefjord.
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. Best places to stay near the Sognefjord are the towns of Gudvangen and Flåm.
Find an 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.
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 of the 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.
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 Hammersfest. 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.
Now, lets go to the next point from the list of the most beautiful places in Norway, namely, 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 the whole Europe! It covers an area of 487 square kilometers. It has also over 50 glacier branches.
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 there when there is still snow on it, otherwise you won’t see the glacier under the snow blanket.
Fantoft Stave Church
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 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 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 beauty is hidden beyond the town. Walk in the Femundsmarka National Park and Rogen lake to enjoy the beautiful Norwegian nature.
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!
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 in a hot summer day!
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.
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 for that.
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. Just choose a random place and you will be surprised by the views you see.
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!