Explore the Norwegian Fjords
Visit Norway and you’ll return to nature with spectacular scenery, the incomparable fjords, picturesque waterfalls and the freshest of mountain air. You will be amazed at the breath-taking beauty of the landscape all around – it makes for a great holiday!
Take a look at this video for a short tour of Norway’s Fjords and read about the top destinations to visit below.
Oslo – Cool capital and charming countryside
- The Oslo Region offers a modern city, full of culture, excellent shopping and amazing cuisine, as well as being extremely close to nature.
- Must-sees in Oslo include the stunning Italian marble Opera House, the new Ekebergpark Sculpture Park and Ekberg restaurant, as well as the many designer boutiques and cosy cafés dotted around the city.
- This naturally stunning region is ideal to explore by public transport or by car.
- The public transport system is first class, whether it is bus, train or expressboat.
- The great round trips by Fjord Tours are a perfect way to get around by public transport, just hop on and hop off!
Ålesund – Voted ‘Norway’s most beautiful city’
- Destroyed by flames in 1904, Ålesund was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, like a phoenix from the flames, with numerous turrets, gargoyles and medieval romantic touches.
- Ålesund is ‘the adventure capital of the Fjords’ and the natural starting point for an active holiday in Fjord Norway.
- It is perfectly placed for exploring both the Geirangerfjord and Hjørundfjord, as well as the Trollstigen and Atlantic Road.
Bergen – The gateway to the fjords
- Bryggen, the historic and atmospheric Hanseatic wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to the late middle ages and is a must-see.
- Within minutes of Bergen, you are in wonderful countryside nestled in between the spectacular fjords – Sognefjord to the north, Hardangerfjord to the south.
Stavanger – For a short break with a natural high
- Pulpit Rock with its breathtaking views rises 604 metres over the Lysefjord. Adventurous types can enjoy the beautiful nature on a hike to the top.
- The less energetic can see the sights from the comfort of a boat trip.
- Old Stavanger is a delight to stroll around, with its white wooden houses, quaint quayside, narrow cobbled streets with mountain views in every direction.
For more information visit: http://www.visitnorway.com/
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