What are the most famous places to visit in Norway? In terms of beauty, we must admit Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, I mean, you have the fjords, the colourfull towns and all those impressive mountains. What else can you ask for?
Top 10 famous landmarks in Norway
We are pretty sure you already have a few places to see in Norway in your mind, but to complete that list, we have select the 10 most famous tourist attractions in Norway. In this list we have include both, sites that we believe are underrated and deserve more and also the most famous places in Norway:
1- Geiranger Fjord
Of course, we had to start our list with one of the most beautiful places in Norway, Geiranger Fjord.
Fjords are one of the main reasons why you should visit Norway, there are around 1190 fjors in Norway, which makes it the country with the most fjords. Now you might be wondering, what makes Geiranger Fjords so special?
Well, it is everything, the views you get from any of the cliffs, the impressive Seven Sisters Falls and the charming towns at the begining and end of it. Trust us, go if you ever have the chance of visiting, you won´t regret it.
2- Atlantic Ocean Road
The Atlantic Ocean Road, isn´t a place to visit, but one of the best things to do in Norway.
This drive, also known as Atlanterhavsveien, is 8,3Km length road that connects Averøy island with the Norway mainland.
Taking this road won´t just allow you to see some of the small islands in the area, but also admire the most escenic views. Imagine how incredible it is, that many people even say, it is one of the best road trips you can make.
You won´t usually find Svalvard in the list of place to visit in Norway, but if you are a wildllife lover and most important, if you don´t mind the cold, you should definetly add it to your list.
Svalvard is a huge island, about 1986 km far from Norway mainland and it is the the northernmost inhabited place in the world. It is located just 650 miles (1,050 kilometers) from the North Pole.
Svalvard is known for being the only places in Norway where you will be able to find Polard bears, but there are many other species, plus the landscapes are wild and unique.
4- Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)
Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock is the most famous place to visit in Norway. We are pretty sure you have already seen a thousand photos from this place in Instagram.
Other than being super touristic, we must admit, it is a stunning place. The views of the fjord from the top are beautiful, plus the hike you have to go up is also incredible.
That said, we must also adivce you that once you make it to the top, we recommend you being carefull, the fall is pretty deep.
5- Viking Ships Museum
Norway is famous for these natural landmarks and most of the best things to see in Norway are landscapes, but if you aren´t a big fan of nature, don´t worry, because the cities in Norway are also stunning, plus the Viking past makes worth it learning about its history.
If you happen to be visiting the capital of Norway, Oslo, we recommend you going to the Viking Ships Museum. There, you will be able to learn more about the different trips they made discovering Europe and the north of Africa, and you will even be able to see the type of boats they used.
6- Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf
If you are planning on visiting the city of Bergen, stopping by Bryggen is a must. It is for sure the most photogenic spot of the city, but it also plays a very important role in its economy as it is where life takes place.
You will be able to do many things in this part of Bergen, visiting the museum, having lunch right next to the river or going shopping, but the best of all is being able to admire the colourful facades. It is for sure one of the best places to go in Norway.
Hamnøy is a very small fishing town located in the Lofoten Islands, in the northern region of the country. In despite of being such a tiny village, Hamnøy has become in the last years, one of the most popular places to visit in Norway.
The main reason why this place has become so touristic, is because of the many things you can do, you can either go hiking, rent a boat or even stay at the town, and just admire its red traditional houses. All activities are lots of fun, but of course the best of part comes at night, when you will be able to see the famous northern lights.
The Flåm Railway is considered by many, one of the best train journeys you can ever take. This popular ride will take you from Flåm to Myrdal station. On the way, you will be able to see all type of landscapes, from incredible views to the ocean, to the Sognefjord, which is beautiful.
The train ride is about 1 hour long, so you will have plenty of time to take photos and admire the ride.
Other than being one of the must see places in Norway, Flåm Railway is on the Bergen Line, so it is also usefull,connecting Bergen with Oslo.
9- Fjellstua viewpoint
Fjellstua is another viewpoint, as you can see Norway is full of them. This famous tourist spot in Norway, is located in the city of Alesund, considered by many the ideal place to begin your fjord boat trip.
From Fjellstua, you will be able to admire the stunning architecture of Alesund and the panoramic view of the fjords, it is quite impressive.
In despite of the 418 steps, we recommend you going up walking, there are many great viewpoints on the way. That said, we have to recognize the hike isn´t too easy, so don´t worry if you don´t feel like it, there are other options like going by car, or taking the City Train.
Last of all, we have to finish our list of the Norway tourist attractions, with another epic hike, this time we are talking about the famous Trolltunga.
Trolltunga is known as the hard version of Pulpit Rock, although in our opinion, it has nothing to do with it. You will find way less crowds, it is more peacefull and the views get even better.
The hike is totally worth it, but have in mind the season of the year you are traveling. It can take from 10 to 12 hours and the weather conditions are very important.
Other Norway points of interests?
That´s it! Hope you have enjoyed our list of the major landmarks in Norway! Tell us, which one of those places are you more excited about visiting the next time you travel to Norway? Will you add any other famous sites in Norway to the list?