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Imagine a dark blue lake framed by steep fjords and snow-covered peaks. Add a lonesome red cabin to its shore and you have the idyllic picture of Norway.
With over 2,600 kilometers of jagged coastline and merely 5 million citizens, Norway is a mountainous haven graced with glaciers, fjords, forests, and — of course — the dramatic Arctic. Activities are as dynamic and ever-changing as the seasons: From biking, hiking, kayaking and white-water rafting in summer, to skiing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling in winter. Word has it that nothing quite compares to the glowing-red midnight sun that makes for endless celebrations and festivals during summer. And fantastic natural phenomena don’t stop here, as Norway happens to also be one of the best places to witness the Northern Lights.
Norway’s nature makes for endless excursions and explorations, and the “allmannrett” (English: the “all men’s right”) gives you the ultimate freedom to access and roam through all uncultivated land. Camp in the middle of nowhere, encounter some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife, or plan a road trip for spectacular views as you travel from city to city. While Oslo and Bergen are among the more popular city destinations, the smaller Norwegian towns are also absolutely worth your time.
Whether you look to the people, the charming cities, the endless display of unspoiled landscapes or the abundance of outdoor activities that come along with it, there’s nothing not to love about Norway! At this point, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the people of Norway are regularly voted among the happiest on Earth.
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Hurrungane is one of the finest mountain ranges in Scandinavia. It is part of the Jotunheimen National Park and has over twenty-three peaks that are over 2,000 meters high.
This rugged yet beautiful landscape is a popular alpine destination for experienced mountaineers. The park, however, offers treks for less experienced mountaineers and hikers as well.
Gjesvær is an old fishing village near the northernmost part of mainland Norway. The drive to this destination is truly stunning, where you will see the change from forest wilderness to tundra plains with lakes and raindeers, and finally to a bare and rocky archipelago.
This 573 square kilometer national park is one of the largest continuous and unspoilt wilderness regions in Southern Scandinavia. It is a beautiful blend of lakes, forests, marshes, tundra, and mountain peaks, where you are likely to come across wild reindeer grazing during the summer.
Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, is a stunning destination that is surrounded by seven mountains and seven fjords. This vibrant city is a cultural and historical center in Norway with excellent art museums and the famous, perfectly preserved and historical wooden houses of Bryggen, which have been standing there since the Middle Ages.
Balestrand is a small and cute fjord-side village. This destination is worth the visit particularly because of its lovely 19th century architecture and its countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Stroll around the quiet town and admire the English-and German- style of architecture
These sparsely populated islands offer beautiful nature and wildlife, the northernmost Arctic whisky distillery, a charming lighthouse, excellent fish and fishing opportunities, and hosts the Træna festival, a music festival which has achieved an almost cult following .
The Lyngen Alps are a dramatic mountain range in Norway with 1,833-meter peaks, stunning glaciers and deep cliffs and ravines. It is a popular destination among experienced mountaineers and climbers, although in the peninsula itself, there are plenty of hiking opportunities for the less experienced.
Arctic temperatures don’t thwart Lofoten ocean adventures, as the warm Gulf Stream provides the islands with uniquely mild winters and cool summers. The island’s municipalities offer countless outdoor activities ranging from kayaking, hiking, scuba diving, whale watching, to name a few.
An outdoorsman's paradise, Lillehammer has endless opportunities to discover some of Norway's most spectacular natural settings. Having hosted the Olympic winter games in 1994, many arenas are still in use, making this an ideal place for a variety of winter sports.
Hike through the Husedalen Valley and experience one of Norway’s most beautiful hikes. There is a large network of marked trails (for both summer and winter) in the area that lead you past four beautiful and impressive waterfalls.
The Southern Norway archipelago consists of thousands of small and large islands and skerries, from the Ryvingen Lighthouse to the Jomfruland Island. It is an amazing area for sea kayaking, both for beginners and the more experienced. The islands close to the main land are sheltered from the ocean, which makes canoes a great way of getting around.
This little hidden gem of a valley is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Here, you can observe beautiful green lowlands or impressive snow-peaked mountains. Spend a peaceful few days in a cabin, swim in a lake, go white water rafting and hiking in the summer.
Rjukan is a beautiful village that extends for 6km and sits perched at the foot of one of Norway's most beautiful peaks, Gausta, which reaches up to 1883 meters. This destination is famous for its beautiful pastel-painted wooden houses which juxtapose the majestic and rugged natural scenery.
Oslo is Europe’s fastest growing city and one of the continent’s greenest cities with its low carbon footprint and its excellent public transport system.
This beautiful city is a true cultural and natural gem. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and the sparkling sea, this city has a little bit of everything.
Without a doubt one of the country's most beautiful destinations, the often overlooked town of Odda is a true Norwegian gem. Visitors will find this idyllic spot tucked among towering fjords, forested mountains, and turquoise lakes, showcasing Odda's truly privileged location.