10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway


Norway is one of those destinations, which are perfect in any sense. Whether you want to sunbathe on the beach or explore the mountains and nature, this country offers you both options in one package. Norway is a highly developed country, amazingly beautiful, the people are super friendly and nature is just calling for you. Norway is definitely a must see tourist destination for any traveler. Its cities are extremely beautiful and unique from the rest of the world. So, if you are looking for new sensations and are bored by the same old landscapes, it’s time to change the surroundings and visit Norway. Here are 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway.

10. Oslo

Since it is the capital and the most populous city in Norway, it shouldn’t be ignored by us when visiting this magnificent country. Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, its vibrant lifestyle attracting a lot offt young people who like the energy of this city. However, there are many places where you can be one with nature, where nobody will distract you from relaxing. Among the most popular tourist attractions in Oslo are Vigeland Museum, Fram Polar Ship Museum, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower, The Viking Ship Museum and other destinations which are waiting for you.

The Famous Opera House in Oslo | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

The Famous Opera House in Oslo / Copyright Andrey Emelyanenko

9. Bergen

Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway and its main attraction is its location. It is located on Byfjorden, also known as “the city of fjord”, and it is surrounded by mountains. Bergen is known as the city of seven mountains. If you choose to get on a trip up Bergen’s popular funicular, and we strongly recommend you to spare some money for this trip, you will see the place called the Gateway to the Fjords. The view of the city is unbelievable; hikers are going to love this place. Among best tourist attractions in Bergen are Mount Ulriken, Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene, KODE Art Museums of Bergen, VilVite Bergen Science Center, Fantoft Stavkirke, and much more.

Scenery of Bryggen in Bergen. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen (Bergen) | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

Scenery of Bryggen in Bergen. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen (Bergen) / Copyright Nokuro

8. Geiranger fjord

Fjords represent Norway more than any other country which has such natural beauties. The Geirangerfjord was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 and it has a lot to offer to hikers. The beauty of this landscape is mesmerizing; you won’t have enough of it. Travelers, who want a more active holiday, can go hiking, kayaking, cycling, rafting, and fishing. Make sure to enjoy any piece of what Mother Nature offered us.

Amazing View of Geiranger fjord | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

Amazing View of Geiranger fjord / Copyright Andrey Armyagov

7. Reine

Reine is a fishing village, located on the island of Moskenesøya, above the Arctic Circle. Although it’s located pretty far from the rest of the world, a lot of people visit this amazing place annually. The views are overwhelming; the air is so fresh that you have an indescribable feeling of suffocation. Our lungs are not used to such a pure, fresh air. Hiking, cycling, and fishing, of course, are among the most popular activities in this small but wonderful place. Make sure to visit this stunning place.

Typical red fishing huts called Rorbu in Reine on Lofoten islands | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

Typical red fishing huts called Rorbu in Reine on Lofoten islands / Copyright Nick Fox

6. Trollstigen

Trollstigen, translated as the “Trolls’ Path”, is a very popular tourist attraction in Norway. It represents a serpentine mountain road which connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality. People from all over the world come to enjoy a ride with the car on this road. Although it is very steep and dangerous, travelers don’t hesitate to witness this beauty. The road is closed, however, during the cold season. Usually, one can admire this road from May to October, because during these months the weather is fine and the road is less dangerous. If you plan a vacation to Norway next summer, make sure to check out this road.

Beautiful View of Trollstigen | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

Beautiful View of Trollstigen / Copyright Anders Peter Photography

5. Trondheim

Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway and was the country’s capital during the Viking Age and the religious center during the Middle Ages. Although it was founded in 997, the city is filled with young people who have a strong impact on city’s lifestyle. Tourists who want to find out more about Norway’s history should visit Trondheim in the first place. Among the must-visit tourist attractions are Nidarosdomen, Old Town Bridge, Bakklandet Old Town, Rockheim, Kristiansten Fortress, Ringve Museum, Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum and much more.

Old Warehouse buildings on the bank of Nidelva river in Trondheim | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

Old Warehouse buildings on the bank of Nidelva river in Trondheim / Copyright rrodrickbeiler

4. Tromsø

Tromsø is a magical place, is one of the few places where people can enjoy the Northern Lights. The northern lights can be admired from September to March, and from May 20 to July 20, the midnight sun offers you the opportunity to travel and enjoy the natural beauties of the largest city in Northern Norway around the clock. Tourists could go hiking, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris or could visit The Polar Museum, Arctic Cathedral, Tromso Botaniske Hage and other tourist attractions.

Panorama of Amazing Tromso city | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

Panorama of Amazing Tromso city / Copyright Valentina Zhikhareva

3. Flåm

Flåm is a village in Norway, and although it is small, the landscapes it hosts are just fantastic. While reviewing all these destinations, we all agree that Norway is perfect, isn’t it? I don’t even have the right words to describe all the energy and beauty of this country. This is a perfect example when humankind didn’t destroy what Mother Nature has created but only adjusted their lives to these conditions, and not vice-versa. Flåm is perfect for hiking, kayaking. We strongly urge you to visit this place. It’s just WOW!

2. Stavanger

Stavanger is one of the largest city in Norway and one of the few places in the country where people can sunbathe in the summer. After relaxing on the beach, you can explore the mountains, enjoy the architecture of the city and live a little bit of Scandinavian life. Among the best tourist attractions in the city are Stavanger Cathedral, Norwegian Canning Museum, Stavanger Maritime Museum, Museum of Archaeology, and others.

Charming Stavanger city at night | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

Charming Stavanger city at night / Copyright Nightman1965

1. Lofoten Islands

This destination is believed to be one of the most picturesque spots in the country. The Lofoten Islands cover relaxing beaches, extreme mountains, and dramatic fjords. You should definitely visit this place if you want to feel the power of Vikings. Make sure to visit the following tourist attractions: Lofoten Museum, Kabelvag Church, Flakstad Church, Haukland Beach, Lofotr Viking Museum and others.

View of Amazing Lofoten Islands | 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Norway

View of Amazing Lofoten Islands / Copyright Galyna Andrushko

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