So many of the best places to visit are in Norway. I say you have the Troms area very north; Alesund on the west coast; you have nestled deep in the mountains and lovely little places like Flåm.
15 Beautiful Places in Norway
Further, don’t even start me with the unbelievable fjords you need to explore. Every traveler must see the entire country as a proper goldmine of places.
Norway has incredible tourist places that go far beyond its beautiful landscape, and its culture is just as exciting.
There’s a little of Norwegian culture, everyone can enjoy from the likes of the Samis in the north with their historic cultural practices to the cosmopolitan culture of Oslo.
I wanted to share some of the best places in Norway walking around just about every cultural place.
1.) Atlantic Route (Atlantic Road) Drive.
The Atlanterhavsveien is a spectacular and impressive drive through one of the best places in Norway, or commonly referred to as Atlantic Lane.
It’s a nice place to drive for the day, linking the mainland of Norway with the lovely island of Averøya. Make sure you also visit the Church of Kvernes Stave. He is approximately 600 years old and one of the oldest in the area.
2.) See Hamnøy Stunning.
Hamnøy has become world-famous in Lofoten for its beautiful scenery and untouched beauty… and why? Perhaps one of Norway’s best locations–it’s a region to which you can go without hesitation.
Look at Hamnøy, the tiny fishing village that is Lofoten’s oldest. It is a spot you shouldn’t forget, perched on the edge of Reinefjord.
Also on a day like on the night, it looks amazing, especially when you see the northern lights.
3.) Visit Reine’s Tiny Village.
One of Norway’s best places–Reine is an impressive picture. It’s a member of Lofoten’s archipelago and is on Moskenesøya Island, which makes it so magnificent.
Wrap up warmly (with several layers) and head to Bunes Beach for an amazing experience, particularly at night. Find a nice place, lie on the sandy beach and watch over you the dancing Northern Lights. It’s an experience that is very rare.
4.) Find Out About Mountain!
Bergen is a nice place to visit and a town full of history. Enjoy walking along Bryggen (the UNESCO protected site) through the wooden buildings and the crooked wharf.
Cycle through Fløibanen (funicular) and walk through the paths and walks which cross the mountain tops at the best sunset in the town.
Take a picnic with you when it’s a sunny day. It’s one of the best places to discover in Norway.
5.) Check Oslo For The Best Coffee.
Oslo is at least for me a surprising place. The core of the city is small, but it is full of a lot of unique shops, beautiful art, and iconic buildings that you should not miss.
Visit the National Opera and Ballet of Norway. It looks awesome when it’s sunset. Visit the Norwegian Cultural History Museum and board a cruise on the Oslo Fjord for the afternoon.
Go to Tim Wendelboe, for the best coffee you know all about high-quality roasts. Just be warned, if you hit the peak hours, you must take your coffee to go.
6.) Discover The Spa Boat’s At Arctic Circle
Yup, that’s right, you had! A dedicated spa boat is available in the Arctic Circle to explore the best places in Norway. Moored in Tromso, it is best to reserve online tickets and to arrive before the boat leaves.
It’s luxurious, and one of the best breaks that I would have ever had desired for the boat called the Vulcanana. The Vulcan I say that when crossing the Arctic Circle, you are free to take a pipe-hot tub, swim in a steam bath, relax in the sauna, and watch whales from the deck.
7.) Hike Chair Rock.
One of Norway’s best views from the top of Pulpit Rock is almost assured. I mean, it’s one of Norway’s best spots–especially with the fjord views. It now takes about 4-5 hours to walk (return) but depends on how easy and how to fit you are.
The walk itself is also exquisite. Just get ready and be quite careful when you get to the top. Walkers died, particularly in high winds, falling from the ledge.
8.) Runde Island Spot Puffins.
Runde Island is one of Norway’s most beautiful and best places–particularly for a small island. In reality, you can sail directly from Alesund on a RIB boat that’s nice if the time is short.
You can even travel over one bridge if you want to put your feet on dry ground. Make sure you visit the puffins. You will find thousands in and around the untouched landscape if you get lucky.
9.) Visit The Glacier Of Briksdalsbreen.
The Briksdalsbreen Glacier is probably one of the easiest glaciers to see around Stryn and is one of the best locations in Norway. The Glacier itself is an ‘offshoot’ or arm of the much bigger, yet more difficult glacier Jostedalsbreen to visit. So maybe you want another path/glacier if you’re looking for a challenge.
10.) Quest For Svalbard Polar Bears.
Longyearbyen is a cozy small spot, on Spitsbergen island in Svalbard (even Norwegian standards). In the Arctic Circle, this is a stunning and beautiful place to visit.
Go to Gruvelageret, which is well known for its fine dishes, for some tasty grub.
11.) Find Out More…
Alesund is one of the larger cities on the west coast (although international standards are still tiny). Stay in the city and go for a walk up the Fjellstua Viewpoint, visit Mount Aksla and Sjobua’s gorge for some wonderful local food. Don’t forget also to see Molja Lighthouse’s lovely accommodation.
Pop into the Invit Espresso Bar for a brunch or a light lunch. They make an epic chocolate cake for me today!
12.) See The Fjord Of Geiranger.
Norway has many lovely fjords. They’re a dozen, but they stand out, aren’t they? Some of them? This is Geirangerfjord for me.
Make sure that you take about 40 minutes to drive to the highest point of view at Dalsnibba, but it is worth it! Just make sure you pack heavy jackets… when you’re up you get cold.
13.) Trollstigen Drive.
The beautiful Trollstigen drive is between the villages of Åndalsnes and Valldal. Perhaps Norway’s most popular road is a very amazing driving path.
Along the way, pause for some epic views of the valleys at the Trollstigen platform.
14.) See Stetind’s Norwegian National Mountain.
Kjøpsvik–Stetind Mountain is the national mountain of Norway about 15 miles north. It’s different from many other mountains, so you can’t skip that.
The best thing is to try climbing to the top with a skilled guide if you feel energetic or fancy a challenge. Possibly one of the most popular guides in the world, all its guides have been certified as IFMGA Mountain Guides.
15.) Trolltunga Walk.
Trolltunga is the best spot to enjoy a panoramic view of Norway. The views over the area from the top are just amazing.
The walk itself is very difficult and not for the tired, and you really should consider whether you are fit enough before you go on the trail. The complete walk takes the entire day (if not a little slower, 12+ hours). Make sure you pack plenty of supplies and dress responsibly. Nobody wants a messy walker.