Norway is a haven for some amazing places on earth. The most beautiful places in Norway are many, so much so that a camera might shy away from its relinquishing beauty and sheen. From its alluring climate that’s cozy and uplifting to its picturesque landscape and noteworthy cultural traditions, Norway has something worth relishing for all.
Least to say that this Scandinavian country is a fine beauty. Oslo- Norway’s cosmopolitan capital envisages the hustle and bustle of city life, and makes you want to stay a little longer!
10 Most Beautiful Places in Norway
Appreciating Norway can go on till the cows come home, and so, we’d like to stop right here and elucidate its priceless beauty via a list that contains all the astounding places in Norway.
Here it goes-
1. Enjoy long drives on the Atlantic Road
The Atlanterhavsveien, or commonly known as the Atlantic Road in English is a heavenly drive. This sweat spot connects the mainland of Norway with the pretty island of Averøya and is thus a perfect drive during the day. Do visit Kvernes Stave Church, too. It’s around 600-years old and one of the oldest in the region. Also, be on the lookout for Storseisundet Bridge, too.
2. Be in love with the beauty of Hamnøy
Hamnøy in Lofoten is infamous for its gorgeous landscape and unwearying charm. This is one of the most beautiful places in Norway. Undoubtedly, this can be one of those destinations that can be your go-to spots in Norway. Not to mention the tiny little fishing village of Hamnøy which is the oldest in Lofoten is unmissable. Nestled on the edge of the Reinefjord (fjord), it really is a place you shouldn’t miss.
3. The dainty village of Reine is spellbinding
This is truly one of the most beautiful places in Norway. Perched on the island of Moskenesøya, it is actually part of the Lofoten set of islands and archipelago that’s made this region so wonderful. For better vibes, aesthetics, and rejuvenation, head to the Bunes Beach, especially at night. Get comfortable and lay on your back on the sandy beach and watch the dancing Northern Lights above you. It is an undeniably soulful experience.
4. Explore Bergen
Bergen is a great city to explore- both for its aesthetics and history. Wandering through the wooden buildings and crooked wharf that is Bryggen (a UNESCO protected site), is a magical experience.
Ride the Floibanen (funicular) to witness the best sunset of the city and wander around the trails and walkways that criss-cross the mountain tops. You can even relish a sweet picnic here on a sunny day. Isn’t this one of the most beautiful places in Norway?!
5. Wake up your senses with a cup of amazing coffee in Oslo
This dainty city is small and cozy. It is spotted with loads of unique shops, gorgeous art, and some iconic buildings- all of which are rather unmissable. Do visit The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet which is an incredible experience altogether when the sun is setting. Also, visit the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and row in merry on the Oslo Fjord. Oslo is surely prominent among all other Norway beautiful places.
6. Row across the Arctic Circle on a Spa boat
Did we just say a ‘spa boat’? Well, yes, yes, yes!
Hop onto this luxury boat and more of the best places in Norway. Moored in Tromso, it’s best to book your tickets online and arrive much before the boat leaves. Dip into a piping hot tub, bathe in a steam room, relax in a sauna and watch whales from the deck – all whilst cruising through the Arctic Circle. What a wow!
7. Hiking across the Pulpit Rock
What better way to relish and capture the most picturesque sceneries of Norway than to hike up the Pulpit Rock and look down from the highest point. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Norway.
The hike (and returning back) will take around 4-5 hours but it really depends on how fast and fit you are.
The hike is awesome but you also need to look out for changing weather conditions and be extra careful once you reach the top. Hikers have died falling off the ledge, especially during high winds. This is not to scare you but to warn you.
8. Spot puffins on Runde Island
Runde Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Norway. You can actually sail directly on a RIB boat from the city of Alesund, perfect in case you are short on time. You can also drive across any of the bridges in case water ain’t your jam. Make sure to visit when the puffins are home. You spot thousands of them if you’re lucky enough!
9. Pay your tributes to the Briksdalsbreen Glacier
The Briksdalsbreen Glacier is truly one of the best places in Norway you should see. Also, it is possibly one of the easiest glaciers to visit around Stryn. Not to mention that it’s a pretty easy glacier to see if you’re struggling with some of Norway’s more challenging hikes, especially due to the troll cars that will take you up to the top.
10. Spot Polar Bears in Svalbard
Located high within the Arctic circle, it’s a pretty wild and astonishing place to visit. From here, we take you deeper into the islands on the search for polar bears. Make sure to also include a visit to the North Pole Expedition Museum and see the intimate Galleri Svalbard showcasing local art.
For scrumptious food, head over to Gruvelageret- much known for their delicious dishes.
Well, well, now that Norway is opened for Indian travelers, you have gotta book your tickets to visit some of the most beautiful places in Norway!
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