The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

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Atlantic Road

Even if you don’t see the whales while traveling along the Atlantic coast, you’ll still have a chance to enjoy the amazing landscapes, natural to this region, rich in various birds and seals. An unusual road, called Atlantic, stretches from island to island, forming an interesting and artistic 8-piece construction. Many people prefer to travel on the Atlantic Road in the Fall, to experience the storms rocking the bridges.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo

This is one of the most visited places not just of Oslo, but the whole of Norway. Its creation began in 1939, soon after getting independence from Sweden. It contains more than 200 sculptures, all of which reflect different conditions of a human. The works have no names, so it’s a good training for imagination. The park is open 24 hours a day.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Trollstigen

Trollstigen or Troll’s Stairway is one of the most popular Norwegian attractions. It’s part of the national highway, connecting two towns – Andalsnes and Geiranger. In places, the width of the road does not exceed 11 feet, so it does not allow vehicles longer than 40 feet. Apart from the picturesque road with 11 serpentine loops there is a whole “troll country” – Troll Cap Mountain, Troll Country Hut Hostel and even Troll Church.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Bryggen Embankment, Bergen

This is the main attraction of Bergen and the only such district left of the Hanseatic League – a commercial union of Baltic cities. During the League, only male merchants were allowed to live in this part of Bergen, and all of them were required to keep celibacy. If any of them was caught out with a woman, he had to pay a fine – one keg of beer.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Geirangerfjord

The fjord stretches on for 9 miles and is a branch of Storfjord. A cruise through Geirangerfjord will bring lots of pleasure with views of mountains, amazing waterfalls, serpentine roads and small farms. Most interesting waterfalls there are Seven Sisters, Bridal Veil and Groom.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

The New Opera building has unique architecture and huge size – 409,000 square feet. It contains three stages and more than a thousand different premises. The main hall is one of the most technically advanced in the world, allowing different transformations and amazing acoustics. There is also an observation deck on the roof of the building.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

The Ski Museum, Oslo

This museum first opened its doors in 1923 and is the world’s oldest museum for ski sports. It tells the 4,000-year history of the sport and international events, like the Olympic Games of 1952 in Oslo and 1994 in Lillehammer. The museum illustrates the large scale of development from wooden planks to high-speed skis of the Olympic champions.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Bygdoy Peninsula, Oslo

This part of town has a great pacifying atmosphere. The fascinating nature, secluded park corners, small cozy streets with beautiful houses, best beaches of Oslo and most interesting museums are concentrated in this peninsula. One of the best is the Maritime Museum. Roald Dahl, the famous Norwegian writer, once said that every Norwegian has a boat and a maritime museum is the best illustration of that.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Sognefjord

This fjord is the longest and deepest in Norway, stretching more than 124 miles and cutting 4,291 feet into the earth’s surface. There are two national parks, Jostedalsbreen and Jotunheimen. The half of the first one is covered by Europe’s largest glacier. Both parks can boast a wide variety of plants, reindeer and moose.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Hunderfossen Vinterpark, Lillehammer

The best time to visit this entertainment park is in the evening. This is when the most interesting shows begin – trolls and devils in terrifying costumes come out to scare children, there are merry rides on snowmobiles and inflatable pillows from high hills and the huge fabulous castle turns its lights on. There are dozens of snow igloo huts, each containing a different attraction – giant chess, sleigh display or pool of multicolored balloons.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Aquarium, Bergen

In front of the entrance to the Aquarium itself, there is a large open-sky penguin abode, where they lie warming their fat bodies under the sun. There are also pools, where the penguins dive and show-off to visitors in various ways. Inside there are more than 60 tanks and aquariums with amazing underwater creatures. The main marine inhabitant of Norway is the cod, presented here as well.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Lindesnes Lighthouse, Lindesnes Cape

The lighthouse, which has been preventing ship crashes for more than three centuries, is located among the mist and restless waters of the Northern and Baltic Seas. Built in 1655, it is the oldest lighthouse in Norway. It was reconstructed several times and got its current look in 1920. This is the southernmost point of Norway, which also offers amazing landscapes and fishing sites.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Pyramiden Town

One of the most northern habitats in the world was founded in 1910 by the Swedish, but sold to the USSR in 1927. Until 1998 there was still a thousand people living here. Today Pyramiden is a ghost town, uninhabited, except for several people, who run a small hotel for tourists.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Aurland Lookout, Aurland

Created by architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen, this lookout is a picturesque construction, located 1,968 feet over Aurland town. It looks like a ski-jump, which rounds down in the end, transiting into its supporting pillar. But nothing dangerous there – the end of this “ski-jump” is sealed off by a solid glass. It’s so transparent that you barely notice it and it’s a good adrenaline boost to come to the edge of the lookout.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway

Jotunheimen

Translated as “the home of the giants,” Jotunheimen is a mountain region in South Norway. It contains all 29 highest mountain peaks in Norway, including Galdhoppingen with 8,100 feet of height. The Jotunheimen Park is favored by tourists and alpinists, because of various trekking routes.

The Most Fascinating Places in Norway


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