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NORWAY TRAVEL GUIDE

Published on 28 May 2021 at 20:05


NORWAY TRAVEL GUIDE

Norway is basically located near Finland and Sweden and shares the Scandinavian Peninsula with both of these countries. Norway is a narrow country with magnanimously giant glaciers, cliffs, enormous mountains, etc. Norway has its coastline famous for fjords which are actually sea inlets. These fjords were basically made by glaciers. Norway is known for its magnificent history and enchanting beauty, attracting thousands of tourists to it every year. These tourists not only find eye-catching sites here but also the most delicious meals in the entire world.


 

 

Currency in Norway

Norwegian Kroner is the national currency of Norway (NOK). One Norwegian kroner is split into 100 re (cents). The following denominations of coins are in circulation: 1 kroner, 5 kroner, 10 kroner, and 20 kroner.

 

Languages

Norwegian and Sami are the official languages of Norway. Norwegian is by far the most widely spoken language in the country. Norwegian is a Germanic language descended from Old Norse, like Swedish, Danish, and Icelandic. However, there are two different methods to write Norwegian: bokml and nynorsk.

 

Religions

Although the Norwegian Church is Lutheran, Catholicism and other Christian groups are also widely practised. In Norway, Islam is one of the most popular religions. Jewish and Buddhist communities are likewise well-established.

 

 

As described earlier, Norway is famous for its enchanting beauty comprising mountains, glaciers, and fjords. However, to be precise following are the places one must visit during his tour to Norway:

 

#1. Oslo

Oslo is actually the capital of Norway. Before you visit Oslo, you can expect the world's most delicious food scenes, colorful surroundings, branded goods, new museums, etc. But these are only a few treasures of the actual movie. The actual movie comprises the most beautiful tourist spots in Oslo which nonetheless present an image of heaven. People enjoy hiking, cycling, and island hopping in different tourist sites of Oslo.

 

 

#2. Ostfold

It is located along the eastern side of the Oslofjord. It starts precisely from the town of Moss and ends at the Swedish border. Its largest city is Fredrikstad which is a fortified town. Free river cruises are available for the ways of tourists to an old town named Gamlebyen. Scandinavia's largest railway exhibition is also present here. Many art centers are also present here which show remarkable art exhibitions of talented artists. Restaurant Slipper is also one of the attractions of this area. Then Hvaler islands are must-watch here. The refreshing air soothes the body from head to toe.

 

 

#3.Vestfold

Sunbathing, swimming and sailing are the best actions to take when on reaches this place. People also go hiking in the surrounding regions. Sandy beaches are the basic beauty of this area. There are also a lot of recreational parks available here such as Hoyt & Lavt and Foldvik Family Park.

 

 

#4. Fredrikstad & Hvaler

It is an old town that is preserved and fortified perfectly. The mesmerizing fragrance of cinnamon pastry follows your path in the streets. Especially when you visit glassblowers, art galleries, and studios, you experience the special vibrant feeling. Tandberg is also dotted around this town.

#5.Tromso

It is the capital of the Arctic and is located somewhere between northern Norway. This is the best place for the people who possess northern lights, midnight sun, whale watching, and endless sunsets in their bucket list. This place has the best atmospheric conditions for ski touring and hiking. It also marks surrounding towns such as Karasjok and Alta. On its eastern side, Varanger Peninsula is present which is the paradise for the person who loves to watch birds.

 

Ice hotels are also one of the enchanting things about this place. Also, there hasn't been enough exploration because many of the islands have not been explored yet including Senja, Sommaroy, and Kvaloya.

 

 

#6. Bergen

The sites where historical world heritage combines with extremely extraordinary fashion styles, art, and music. This city presents the ultimate picture of artistic beauty. The squiggy cobblestone streets of this city are here to mesmerize every human being. Museums are the biggest treasure of this city including Kode art museums. Bergen also leads tourists to some famous fjords such as the Sognefjord which is Norway's largest fjord in the northern region. The Hardangerfjord is also one of the famous fjords where one can find the famous mountain plateau Trolltunga.

 

 

#7. The Geirangerfjord

Talking about the specialty of this place, one can never forget to mention its waterfalls. The famous Seven Sisters waterfall also runs down the steep mountainside here. Geirangerfjord is the most famous fjord of Norway. The Alesund is the most picturesque place of this fjord adventure. It allows a person to have an ultimate glimpse of heaven.

 

 

#8. Hamnoy

Hamnoy is nonetheless one of the most charming places in Norway and you can know the reason by looking at the picture below. It's a place having impressive landscapes and ravishing sky views. It also has a tiny fishing village nearby which is considered the oldest village of Lofoten. One should never hesitate to visit this place if he crazes to watch the sky changing its colors.

 

 

#9. Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is without any doubt counted the most visited place by tourists in Norway. It is so because of the famous perfectly flat-topped cliff called Pulpit rock. To reach this place one has to take ferry and bus rides and then there is two & half hour hike to the destination. This cliff is 600 meters above the water and presents the most glorious view of the sea from its top.

 

 

#10. Kjerag

It's easy to get to, and there are chains to assist you in climbing up and down. There are plenty of red T marks throughout the path, so if the view is clear, you won't get lost. When stepping on the kjeragbolten, be cautious; it is quite safe to stand on.

 

 

#11. Reine

Reine lies 125 kilometres west of Svolvr Airport and 9 kilometres east of Moskenes, where the ferry from Bod arrives. The town is located along the E10, a picturesque road that runs through the Lofoten Islands. Lofoten is famed for its outstanding fishing, natural wonders like the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small, off-the-beaten-path communities. Kayak across the islands, go fishing for the biggest catch of your life, or keep an eye out for flying sea eagles.

 

 

#12. Basseggen

Besseggen, or Besseggi, is a mountain ridge in the Vg kommune in Norway's Innlandet county. Besseggen is located in Jotunheimen's east, between the lakes Gjende and Bessvatnet. The trip through Besseggen is one of Norway's most popular mountain hikes. Approximately 30,000 people walk this path each year. National Geographic lists Besseggen as one of the best and most thrilling hikes in the world, and with good reason. This mountain ridge in Jotunheimen National Park is a famous hiking destination in Norway. The view from Besseggen across Gjende and Bessvatnet is spectacular.

 

National Geographic lists Besseggen as one of the greatest and most exhilarating walks in the world, and with good reason.

 

 

#13, Floibanen

In the Norwegian city of Bergen, the Flibanen is a funicular railway. It links the city centre to the Flyen Mountain, which offers mountain treks and spectacular views of the city. It is one of Bergen's most popular tourist attractions, as well as one of Norway's most popular.

 

 

14. Tyholttarnet

In Trondheim, Norway, Tyholttrnet is a 126 metre tall radio tower with an observation deck. It is now Norway's tallest skyscraper, standing at 124 metres. In 1985, Tyholttrnet was completed. At an altitude of 81 metres, the tower has a rotating restaurant that rotates one full circle each hour.

 

 

#15. Kon-tiki Museum

The Kon-Tiki Museum is a museum in Oslo, Norway, located on the Bygdy peninsula. It holds the Kon-Tiki expedition's boats and charts, as well as an 8000-book library. In 1949, it opened in a makeshift structure. The existing structure, built by architects F. It was opened by S. Platou and Otto Torgersen.

 

#16. Atlantic Ocean Road

The Atlantic Ocean Road, sometimes known as the Atlantic Road, is an 8.3-kilometer portion of County Road 64 in Mre og Romsdal county, Norway, that passes through an archipelago in Hustadvika and Avery towns.

 

 

#17. Stegasten Lookout

Stegastein is one of the region's most photographed vistas. The National Tourist Road that runs from Aurland to Lrdal, sometimes known as "The Snow Road," includes the Stegastein Viewpoint. Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen designed the perspective, which was finished in 2006.

This one-of-a-kind observation platform juts out from the mountainside and offers breathtaking views over the fjord. 

 

 

#18. Hauchland Beach

Drive down the E10 towards if you're coming from Leknes. Turn right into Offersyveien after 6 kilometres, following the signs to Haukland. Continue for another 2.4 kilometres until making a left onto Voieveien. You'll arrive to the beach after around 5 kilometres, where there's plenty of parking.

 

 

#19. Bunes Beach

You've arrived at the Lofoten Islands. Bring on the beautiful beaches and mountain peaks! If only it were that simple. Many of the truly amazing beaches and intriguing heights are in more difficult-to-reach locations that require trekking or a boat – yep, another one after you're on the islands. Walks to a lonely white-sand beach in a fjord setting with pristine blue water and towering peaks. In a fjord scene with pure blue sea and overhanging peaks, walks to an isolated white-sand beach.

 

 

#20. Alta

Alta is a village in northern Norway, near the mouth of the Alta Fjord. It's famous for its views of the Northern Lights, which inspired the Northern Lights Cathedral's cascading design, which was completed in 2013. Thousands of prehistoric rock sculptures may be seen in adjacent Hjemmeluft Bay, which also has a World Heritage Rock Art Centre and viewing pathways. The Alta River travels through the rocky Alta Canyon south of town

 

 

#21. Nordkapp

Nordkapp is a municipality in Norway's county of Troms og Finnmark. The municipality's administrative centre is the town of Honningsvg, where the majority of population live. Gjesvr, Kfjord, Kamyvr, Kjelvik, Nordvgen, Repvg, Skarsvg, and Valan are among the other settlements in Nordkapp.

 

 

#22. Bodo

Bod is a municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. It is a component of the Salten traditional region. The municipality's administrative centre is the town of Bod. Misvr, Skjerstad, Saltstraumen, Lding, Lpsmarka, Kjerringy, Srvr, and Fenes are just a few of the important settlements in Bod.

 

 

#23. Jostedalsbreen National Park

Jostedalsbreen National Park is a national park in Norway that comprises Jostedalsbreen, Europe's biggest glacier. The park was established by royal decree on October 25, 1991, and later expanded to the northwest in 1998.

 

 

#24. Alesund

Lesund is a port town on Norway's west coast, near the mouth of the Geirangerfjord. The Jugendstilsenteret museum documents the art nouveau architectural style in which much of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904. The Mount Aksla overlook offers panoramic views of Lesund's architecture, the surrounding archipelago, and fjords.

 

 

#25. Trondhiem

Trondheim is a city in central Norway located on the Trondheim Fjord. The Gothic Nidaros Cathedral, which dates from the 11th century, has an exquisite rose window and a carved west front. Nearby, the Archbishop's Palace Museum displays archaeological finds and sculptures from the cathedral, including gargoyles. In a former manor home and stables, the Ringve Museum houses a music museum.

 

 

#26. Sognefjord

The Sognefjord or Sognefjorden, often known as the King of Fjords, is Norway's largest and deepest fjord. It spans 205 kilometres inland from the sea to the little settlement of Skjolden in the municipality of Luster in Vestland county, Western Norway.

 

 

#27. Jotunheimen National Park

The National Park of Jotunheimen is located in southern Norway. Galdhpiggen and Glittertind, in the north, are two of the park's trail-crossed peaks. In the west, there is Store Skagastlstind, which is part of the Hurrungane range. The landscape is dotted with glaciers such as the Bverbrean. Views of two lakes may be seen from the Besseggen ridge: green Gjendevatnet to the south and Bessvatnet to the north. Reindeer, elk, mink, and wolverines live in the park.

 

 

#28. Lofoten Island

Hiking, climbing, fishing, kayaking, skiing, Arctic surfing (in the summer AND winter), and cycling are all popular activities in Lofoten. There is a really fresh air to the tourist sector there, with a lot of inexpensive lodging and even premium hotels catering to adventure seekers.

 

 

Pros of visiting Norway

  • The beautiful Oslo

  • Historic museums

  • Natural beauty

  • Have a chance to meet people from all around the world

Cons of visiting Norway

  • High inflation rate

 

 

 

Conclusion

Norway is nonetheless the best travel destination if one has the craze about mountains, glaciers, and rocks. Hiking and cycling are considered the rituals of this region.

 

 

 

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