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About Norway

Tourist information about the country.

About Oslo

Tourist information about the capital city.

Transportation

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Cities & Regions

Tourist info about cities and regions.

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Cities of Norway.

Tourist information about popular cities in Norway.

Oslo: As the capital and largest city of Norway, Oslo attracts numerous visitors. It offers a blend of modern architecture, rich cultural heritage, and stunning natural landscapes. Major attractions include the Oslo Opera House (map), Viking Ship Museum (map), Royal Palace (map), and the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park (map).

Bergen: Located on the southwestern coast of Norway, Bergen is known for its picturesque waterfront, colorful wooden houses, and its iconic UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf (map). The city also serves as a gateway to the fjords, including the nearby Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.

Tromsø: Situated in the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is a popular destination for witnessing the Northern Lights. It is also known as the “Gateway to the Arctic” and offers various winter activities such as dog sledding and reindeer sleigh rides. Additionally, Tromsø features interesting attractions like the Arctic Cathedral (map), Polar Museum and Polaria aquarium.

Stavanger: Located on the southwestern coast, Stavanger is known for its charming old town and as the gateway to the Lysefjord. Visitors often come to hike to the iconic Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) and admire its breathtaking views. Stavanger is also home to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum (map), which showcases Norway’s offshore oil industry.

Trondheim: Positioned in central Norway, Trondheim is a historic city with a rich Viking heritage. It is home to the impressive Nidaros Cathedral (map), which is one of the largest medieval buildings in Scandinavia. The city’s colorful waterfront, charming wooden houses, and vibrant cultural scene also make it an appealing destination for tourists.

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#1 Visit Lofoten

Archipelago Lofoten is renowned for its rugged mountains, picturesque fishing villages, pristine beaches, and vibrant fishing culture.

#2 Norwegian Fjords

The Norwegian fjords are surrounded by towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, lush green valleys, and picturesque villages.

#3 Atlantic Road

Atlanterhavsveien is a scenic road that stretches along the Atlantic coast, connects the islands of Averøy and Eide in Møre og Romsdal county.

Regions of Norway.

Tourist information about the regions of Norway.

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Fjord Norway (Vestlandet): Fjord Norway is renowned for its breathtaking fjords, including the famous Geirangerfjord (map) and Nærøyfjord (map), both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This region also offers picturesque coastal towns like Bergen, charming villages, and opportunities for hiking, glacier exploration, and scenic drives.

Northern Norway (Nord-Norge): Northern Norway is known for its Arctic wonders, including the chance to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Tromsø, mentioned earlier, is a popular city in this region. Visitors also come to explore the rugged coastline, go whale watching, engage in Sami culture, and visit the Lofoten Islands with their dramatic landscapes.

Oslofjord: The region surrounding the capital city, Oslo, is known as the Oslofjord region. It encompasses the city itself as well as several charming coastal towns and islands. Visitors can explore the museums and cultural attractions of Oslo, relax in the beautiful coastal scenery, and take boat trips to islands like Hovedøya (map) and Drøbak.

Southern Norway (Sørlandet): Southern Norway is characterized by its scenic coastline, archipelagos, and charming seaside towns. This region is known for its white-painted wooden houses, picturesque landscapes, and idyllic summer retreats. Kristiansand (map), Mandal (map), and Arendal (map) are popular destinations in this region.

Central Norway (Trøndelag): Central Norway offers a mix of coastal scenery, historic cities, and national parks. Trondheim (map) is the main city in this region and attracts visitors with its medieval architecture and cultural attractions. Additionally, the region is known for its stunning landscapes in national parks like Rondane and Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella.

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

If you plan to visit Norway for up to 90 days, you can apply for a visitor’s visa. With this visa you can visit all Schengen countries.

entur.no

With Entur you will find buses, trams, trains, subways, ferries, scooters and city bikes all in one place. Download the Entur app.

Trekking.

Norway’s largest outdoor life organization, with more than 300,000 members in 56 local member organisations across the country.

Norwegian Scenic Routes: Norway’s scenic routes are renowned for their breathtaking landscapes. The Norwegian Scenic Routes website offers detailed information about these routes, including maps, highlights, attractions, viewpoints, and facilities along the way. It’s an excellent resource if you’re planning a road trip in Norway.

The Norwegian Trekking Association (in short DNT) is Norway’s biggest outdoor activities organisation. For 150 years, we’ve been working to promote trekking and to improve conditions for all who enjoy the country’s broad range of outdoor attractions. Public right of access.

miljodirektoratet.no: The Directorate for Nature Management website offers further information on the Public right of access, including seven downloadable (PDF format) brochures in English.

www.yr.no: Norwegian weather services. Served by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK.