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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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Fram Museum (Frammuseet)

Fram Museum (Frammuseet)

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This highly recognizable pyramidal structure on the Bygdøy Peninsula is dedicated to Norwegian polar exploration and houses the most famous Norwegian polar-exploration boat of all time, the icebreaker Fram, which explore polar regions from 1893 to 1912, and extraordinary features images from the daring explorations of the great Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen.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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Oslo City Hall (Radhuset)

Oslo City Hall (Radhuset)

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Clad in heavy red bricks, the Oslo City Hall is impossible to miss in central downtown Oslo. The administrative seat of the City Council, the building may look simply functional, however, it houses important murals and artworks from celebrated Norwegian painters and sculptors. Here, within its stately walls, the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held.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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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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Top activities in Norway

Guided Tour To Nærøyfjorden, Flåm And Stegastein - Viewpoint Cruise
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Self-Guided Full Day Trip From Oslo To Bergen with Flåm Railway And Sognefjord
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Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls
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Private Full-Day Round Trip from Oslo to Sognefjord via Flåm Railway
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Lysefjord RIB Safari from Stavenger
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Self-Guided Full Day Round-trip From Bergen
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Oslo Discovery Tour
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Oslo Discovery Tour

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Andalsnes Shore Excursion: the Troll Road and Troll Wall
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Oslo Highlights Bike Tour
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Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord Cruise

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Guided hike to Pulpit Rock Preikestolen
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Recent reviews from experiences in Norway

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Troll wall
Carissa, Jul 2022
Andalsnes Shore Excursion: the Troll Road and Troll Wall
There were so many waterfalls.
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Best Day in Norway
Deborah_Y, Jun 2022
Fjordcruise Ålesund Geirangerfjord Ålesund 8:30 until 17:30
Although the temperature was cold and it was cloudy/gray… The fjord, the waterfalls, and the village/community was picturesque.
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Incredible Beauty!
Cheryl_C, Jun 2022
Self-Guided Full Day Round-trip From Bergen
Great way to see Norway beauty (fjords, waterfalls, lakes) when time is limited.
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Excellent Guide and wonderful trip
Gordon_A, Jun 2022
Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, and Flåm from Bergen
Voss to Flam railway trip was stunning and the fjord boat trip packed in a wonderful day trip to see the best parts of Norway.
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Great bus tour along with...
Casey_M, Jun 2022
Guided Tour To Nærøyfjorden, Flåm And Stegastein - Viewpoint Cruise
You get to see a lot of Western Norway.
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Amazing!!
Jace_J, Jun 2022
Guided Tour To Nærøyfjorden, Flåm And Stegastein - Viewpoint Cruise
you just have to see for yourself!!
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Fjord Trip
Brent_M, May 2022
Self-Guided Full Day Trip From Bergen To Oslo Incl. Flåm Railway And Sognefjord
Best way to see Norway.
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Great tour
Eukanubauser, Jun 2022
7 hours Private Limousine tour combined Oslo & Tyrifjord including "The Twist"
The kicker is that we are heading to the Arctic the next day so he knew we needed to visit.
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A unforgettable trip
Gang_L, Jun 2022
Private Full-Day Round Trip from Oslo to Sognefjord via Flåm Railway
Like he said, it is worthwhile to see the beauty of Norway to travel out of Oslo for a day or two.
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An amazing experience you should not miss!!!
Regina_K, May 2022
Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord Cruise
IT was a beautiful experience sailing through the fjords and observing the surrounding mountains, waterfalls, villages, etc.
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wow what a magical trip!
Dawn_b, Apr 2022
GUIDED TOUR: Secrets of the Fjords - the Osterfjord and Mo, 6.5 hours
he shared plenty of interesting histories about Norway and the places we drove past and stopped to visit and even brought along some traditional Norwegian drinks and biscuits to try which was lovely!
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A wonderful introduction to Oslo
Oldc50, Dec 2019
Oslo Discovery Tour
The English speaking guide was lovely equally regaling us with the history of Oslo and Norway as well as describing the life of the Norwegian people in last and present times.
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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
Pamela_P, 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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ALL IN ONE, QUITE NICE!
Lorena_C, Jun 2019
Oslo Combo Tour: Grand City Tour and Oslo Fjord Cruise
This tour includes all you have to visit in Oslo.
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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
Oslo Highlights Bike Tour
The experienced guide gave us good tips what else to see in Oslo.
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Beautiful Scenery & Excellent Guide
Graham_G, Oct 2021
Full Day Guided Roundtrip From Bergen To Sognefjord With Flam Railway
This was such a brilliant way to see Norway and every part of the trip was amazing.
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All about Norway

Currency
Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Time Zone
CEST (UTC +1)
Country Code
+47
Language(s)
Norwegian Bokmål
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