Norway is one of those countries whose beauty constantly surprises me. I know part of it is down to my expectations (it gets really cold and dark over winter, it’s very expensive…and so on and so forth) but I wasn’t expecting to find myself falling in love with it more and more each time I go back.
It really is a country that’s so diverse and one that I know you’ll love.
Norway has some stunningly beautiful natural sights and so if you find yourself in (or even thinking about) Norway – here are a few places you should visit! 🇳🇴
Geirangerfjord (inlet of water surrounded by very high cliffs) is absolutely amazing! Norway is known for it’s FJords and Geirangerfjord is definitely one of the best Fjords to visit when you’re in Norway.
This archipelago (collection of islands) is one heck of a gorgeous area of Norway to visit.
It’s a great location for surfing (bet you didn’t think Norway would be a place to go surfing it) and has an abundance of spectacular wildlife to look out for when visiting.
Just make sure you take your hiking shoes too – there’s plenty of options for that.
3.) Flam Railway
Okay, this isn’t as much a place as it is a thing to do but this train (called, the Flamsbana) takes you across some of the most picturesque sights in Norway and you go zooming past villages and mountains truly take in some of the best natural beauty that Norway has to offer.
I swear this is still one of the prettiest and most dramatic train journey’s I’ve ever taken. It really is special.
4.) Bryggen, Bergen
This UNESCO World Heritage site is a wharf which has a long history in Norway as the office of the “Hanseatic League” and is of deep cultural and historical significance to Norway’s fishing and trading heritage.
The buildings are also very characteristic of the town and there’s an amazing viewpoint at the top.
This is also another great Fjord to visit in Norway and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with Geirangerfjord mentioned earlier).
This is part of a larger glacier but is one of the most accessible parts of the glacier. The impressive things about glaciers are how these blocks of ice have been there for 1,000’s of years and still not melted (I think summer struggles with melting ice cream help put this in perspective for me).
I find that very impressive and it’s even more so when you can easily get to one as beautiful and dramatic as Briksdalsbreen.
This lake is the picture of tranquillity. It is beautiful all year round and particularly great for a dip on those long and warm Norwegian summer days!
Based in the Arctic Circle, Tromso one of the highest cities in Europe and an amazing place to explore.
Don’t forget to visit the floating spa that goes out onto the Arctic Ocean. It’s so magical and you even get to take the plunge and swim in the freezing Arctic Ocean.