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Welcome to Norway

Norway: land of breathtaking fjords, cosmopolitan cities, and Scandinavian design. In the capital city of Oslo, visit top attractions such as the Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Sculpture Park, and get a taste of Norwegian culture on a food tour. On the west coast, UNESCO-protected fjords, craggy coastlines, and Bergen—the so-called City of Seven Mountains—beckon outdoor enthusiasts. Those in search of the northern lights and winter activities—from dogsledding to snowmobile safaris—should head for Tromso, while train buffs won't want to miss a trip on the Bergen and Flam railways, considered among the world's most scenic train journeys.

Top 10 attractions in Norway

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Mt. Floyen (Floyfjellet)

Mt. Floyen (Floyfjellet)

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Mount Fløyen (Fløyfjellet**)**towers 1,310 feet (399 meters) over Bergen and offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscape from its summit. A popular hiking destination, the mountain features a funicular railway and a network of scenic walking and biking trails that run throughout the area.More
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Tromso Fjords

Tromso Fjords

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Thanks to its spectacular setting among a series of islands and skerries laced with waterways and scalloped inlets, Tromso is the epicenter of day trips out into the fjords bordering the Norwegian Sea. These long, narrow sea inlets are characterized by steep, mountainous slopes carved out by glaciation during the last Ice Age.More
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Oslo Opera House (Operahuset)

Oslo Opera House (Operahuset)

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Impressively designed by architectural firm Snøhetta, and made from white granite and marble and evocative of a floating glacier, the Oslo Opera House is a widely recognized landmark in Oslofjord. Home to the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, it boasts a magnificent auditorium and complementary performance spaces for a variety of musical and dance performances.More
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Oslofjord

Oslofjord

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Norway’s cosmopolitan capital lies at the head of Oslofjord, a narrow body of water 68 miles (107 kilometers) in length that leads out to the strait of Skagerrak and eventually to the Baltic and North Seas. The fjord’s islets are its main attraction, home to sandy beaches, cycling and hiking routes, and historic lighthouses.More
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Hardangerfjord

Hardangerfjord

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Norway’s second-longest fjord, Hardangerfjord stretches nearly 124 miles (200 kilometers) inland from the Atlantic. Highlights include a massive glacier covering more than 77 square miles (200 square kilometers) and Troll’s Tongue (Trolltunga) rock, hanging 2,300 feet (701 meters) above Ringedalsvatnet Lake in Odda.More
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Sognefjord

Sognefjord

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The Sognefjord in western Norway is the largest in the country and the second deepest in the world, with depths reaching more than 1,000 meters at some points and cliffs rising more than 1,000 meters above the water. Stretching more than 200 kilometers from the coast to the village of Skjolden, the fjord is also the second longest in the world. There are several interesting stops for tourists along the fjord, including Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier in mainland Europe and the Naeroyfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord that shrinks to only 300 meters across at its narrowest point. The latter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its incredibly dramatic scenery. Notable villages include Gudvangen, which sits on the Naeroyfjord, and Flam, which is an endpoint of the Flam Railway, which climbs more than 800 meters up to Myrdal in just 20 kilometers, making it the steepest unassisted railway climb in the world. Near the innermost point of the Sognefjord are three of Norway’s famous wooden stave churches, found in the villages of Kaupanger, Urnes and Borgund.More
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Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsanlegget)

Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsanlegget)

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Comprising of more than 200 bronze, granite, and cast iron sculptures by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park is the world’s largest such complex made by a single artist. Located within Frogner Park, it is also one of Oslo’s top attractions, drawing more than a million visitors a year.More
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Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset)

Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset)

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Set on Oslo’s Bygdoy Peninsula, the Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset) houses an extensive collection of Viking-era artifacts discovered around Oslo Fjord. The museum is best known for its Viking ships, which have been painstakingly reconstructed and elegantly displayed in pristine white galleries.More
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Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott)

Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott)

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Oslo’s neoclassical Royal Palace was designed by architect Hans Linstow and built in the early 19th century for King Charles III, who reigned over a united Norway and Sweden. Today it is the official city residence of King Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja, and is open during the summer for guided tours of some of its 173 palatial rooms.More
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Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)

Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)

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Set on the banks of Oslo Fjord, Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)—also known as Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning)—was built in 1299 as a residence for Norway’s royal family. Over the years it has served as a fortress to protect Oslo against sieges from rival Swedish forces, as a Renaissance castle, and as a full-fledged 19th-century prison.More

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Top activities in Norway

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Recent reviews from experiences in Norway

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Beautiful sightseeing tour
kris10stefanelli, Oct 2019
SMALL-GROUP ARCTIC NATURE FROM TROMSØ - Photography; Sightseeing Tour
This tour of Kvaløya was a wonderful way to see the fjords and learn about Norway.
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Scenic Fjords and Stunning Trollstigen
346bpp, Jun 2019
Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls
Our guide Monica was outstanding, the sights were amazing and the time nicely broken up with photo stops and walks to scenic waterfalls, and dramatic escarpments.
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This is a MUST if you are in Bergen...
Mohamed A, Apr 2018
Full Day Guided Roundtrip From Bergen To Sognefjord With Flam Railway
This is a MUST if you are in Bergen, a fanstastic tour to see the fjords and the wonderful landscapes of Norway.
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Great scenery, especially the Flam...
Mary M, Mar 2017
Self-Guided Full-Day Round Trip From Oslo To Sognefjord With Flåm Railway
A lot of activities and travel packed into one day.
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We were very pleased with the tour...
norske2004, Jun 2015
City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
What a beautiful city to see with the Baltic Sea cruise that we did.
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Excellent guide and well planned...
Timo H, Oct 2015
Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights
The experienced guide gave us good tips what else to see in Oslo.
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Just an amazing evening
myzehnder, Feb 2020
Northern Lights Tour from Tromsø
Long story short: 5 stars for Rohith and Martin, they took really good care of us, got us to see some northern lights and took amazing pictures.
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Lights like Disney
iconetta, Feb 2020
Small Group up to 8 people Aurora Borealis - Northern lights - Night Tour.
He was really supportive of our eagerness to see the lights and clearly wanted this to be a successful trip, he genuinely cared.
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Amazing experience!
alyssanelson44, Jan 2020
Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso
I came to Norway primarily to see the lights and within 2.
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Very exciting and a fun time to see the fjord and Pulpit Rock upclose and personal
LvilleNole, Sep 2019
Lysefjord RIB Safari from Stavenger
From my perspective it was a blast - fast, a thrill, and a great way to see the sights.
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Incredible Scenery and Seeing Norway From the Inside
Douglas A, Jun 2019
The Scenic Roadtrip - Oslo to Bergen via the fjords, 24 hr Refundable
I can't imagine a better way to see the real Norway in such a short time.
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Highly Recommend! (Ask for Karolis!)
Emily K, Apr 2019
Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso
We chose to visit Tromsø during our vacation because we heard (from reviews and friends) that it was the best place to try and see the Northern Lights.
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Fantastic!
Sarah388, Nov 2018
Small Group Northern Lights Chase from Tromso
We were lucky that we got to see the lights and had some pictures taken.
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Nice time with reindeers and Sami people
Fearless33311188870, Mar 2019
Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso
This Samipeople are really brave, not because they are living in such difficult situation but because they save those reindeers in winter.
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Simply awesome!
Krystal S, Jan 2019
The Scenic Roadtrip - Oslo to Bergen via the fjords by private van
Would highly suggest the fjord cruise ship ride in winter, simply beautiful.
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Wonderful shore excursion in Ålesund!
DJfromDC, Jun 2018
Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls
The day was longish but went by quickly with so much to see along the way.
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Oslo Norway is a wonderful place...
Dawn Stark, Mar 2017
2-Hour Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise
Ill be back to visit Oslo Norway Gorgeous!
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We took this tour as an alternative...
Meredith M, Aug 2017
Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, and Flåm from Bergen
We enjoyed the more private and individualized experience, as well as the added stops along the way Tvindefossen waterfall and UNESCO site at the Stalheim hotel.
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Went on safari on February 20th and...
Pip, Mar 2018
Tromso Beer Safari
He is a charming guide and really knows his stuff about brewing but we chatted about lots of other things to do with Norway which was great.
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Alesund was our first stop in Norway...
Sarah B, Jun 2017
Alesund Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Sightseeing Tour
Despite the drizzle falling we had a great time, and at the end of our cruise we all voted this tour the best of our four Norwegian ports of call.
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