Norway Top Things to See & Do

Norway Top Things to See & Do-Lysefjorden and Preacher's Pulpit Preikestolen

Preikestolen is one of the natural wonders of Norway Preikestolen "The Pulpit Rock" Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 m  above Lysefjorden.

Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 m was most probably shaped by the expansion of ice some 10,000 years ago.
The hike to Preikestolen is of moderate difficulty. In total, the 8-kilometer hike takes about 4-5 hours (round trip). The trail to Preikestolen is well facilitated and marked and should be easy to find and follow.
Official site 

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Norway Top Things to See & Do-Oslo Vigeland Sculpture Park

Frogner Park is a public park located in Oslo and covers 45 hectares with more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943) in bronze, granite and cast iron.

Park Vigeland is the life work of Gustav Vigeland and the sculptures represent the Human Condition illustrating the complexities of relationships and the journey from the cradle to the grave, fascinating collection of sculptures set among acres and acres of green grass.
It was installed mainly in the period 1940-1949, but is nevertheless a result of over 40 years of work.
The park, which is one of Norway's top tourist attractions, with more than one million annual visitors.
The park is free to enter and open all year round, 24 hours a day. 

Norway Top Things to See & Do-Geiranger Fjord

The Geiranger Fjord is a fjord in Norway in the Stranda Municipality. Geirangerfjord often appears on lists of the most spectacular places in the world and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, along with the Nærøyfjord, since 2005).

There are a total of 1200 fjords in Norway. Of these, Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord have been designated UNESCO World Heritage areas due to their outstanding natural beauty, One of the main reasons for the area’s UNESCO Heritage listing are the small (now abandoned) farms clinging to the narrow green mountain shelves above the Fjord.

Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls (The two most notable waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are ‘de Syv Søstre’ (the seven sisters) and ‘Friaren’ (the suitor, also called the wooer). and lush, green vegetation Impressive waterfalls.

Take  the roads that twist and turn through one hairpin bend after another to Geiranger Skywalk- Mt. Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet and Ørnesvingen, to experience a fantastic panoramic view. At the end of the narrow Geiranger Fjord, the little village of Geiranger is situated between rising mountains.

The fjord is 15 km long, 1.5 km wide at its widest, and 700 metres deep at its deepest. 

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Norway Top Things to See & Do-Trolltunga the most spectacular rock formation in Norway.

Interesting Facts and Information About  Trolltunga.
Trolltunga Tucked away between fjords, villages and towns, you will find the most beautiful and breathtaking rock formation in Norway Trolltunga (Troll's tongue) – the most spectacular rock formation in Norway.

Trolltunga is a rock formation situated about 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) above sea level near the town of Odda Norway. The cliff juts horizontally out from the mountain, about 700 metres (2,300 ft) above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet.

The hike through high-mountain  is long and demanding, but you are rewarded with magnificent views, the round-trip hike is 28 km with an ascent of almost 800 metres. Estimated hiking time is 7–10 hours. Signs along the trail show the remaining distance to both Trolltunga and back to the trailhead.  (you need to be properly equipped and in good shape-Bring of food and drink.and extra warm, windproof and waterproof clothing).People come here from all over the world to go on the impressive walk, Roughly 90,000 people a year choose to do this hike during the short summer season.

The hike to Trolltunga is recommended from the beginning of June  until the end of September. The closest airport to Trolltunga is Bergen Aiport Flesland. It takes about 3,5 hours to drive from the airport to the startpoint of the hike.

Norway Top Things to See & Do-Oslo

Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. Oslo was founded as a city at the end of the Viking Age in the year 1040 under the name Ánslo.
Oslo maintains its refreshing closeness to nature that few other capitals can match,Oslo doesn’t disappoint, it was European Green Capital 2019. 
The compact city centre is easy and safe to explore on foot, and the efficient public transport system makes the entire city accessible without a car.
Top things to do in Oslo
Explore the Akershus Fortress
Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Oslo Opera House.
National Gallery.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
Some of the country's most famous museums are based in the upscale Bygdøy peninsula.The popular Viking Ship museum, and the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History.
Some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Norway surround the city, charming towns such as Fredrikstad and Tønsberg are dotted along the coast.

Norway Top Things to See & Do-Bergen 

Bergen is a city in Vestland county on the west coast of Norway, and is on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen.
Bergen with many restaurants, good nightlife and facilities plus top attractions in and around the city. 
The city consists of eight boroughs: Arna, Bergenhus, Fana, Fyllingsdalen, Laksevåg, Ytrebygda, Årstad, and Åsane.
 The city centre and northern neighbourhoods are on Byfjorden, 'the city fjord'.

Bergen is known as the "city of seven mountains", the city is surrounded by mountains.
Bergen is the gateway to some of Norway’s most famous fjords, including the Sognefjord. 
Things to do in Bergen: 

Visit in one of the top museums KODE. 
Ulriken spectacular scenery above the city streets.
Visit the aquarium 
Mount Fløien
The trip up the railroad cable car is completed in 7 min,on top you have great views over the city.
The German Bridge.
"Skostredet" this street contains everything from gourmet food to coffee shops, and pubs. 
Travel to the fjord village Flåm with the Flåm Line, voted one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys.

Norway Top Things to See & Do- Lofoten Islands

There are beautiful places all over this world, the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway are one of the amazing and spectacular places on the planet. 
Lofoten is an archipelago and is known for a distinctive scenery with colorful fishing villages, dramatic mountains and peaks, deep fjords, seabird colonies, surf-swept beaches, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands, far above the Arctic Circle. 
Lofoten is filled with possibilities ,the mountains deliver wide views of the surrounding summits, villages, and beaches.
Lofoten is one of the world's northernmost populated regions. 
It's not easy to reach the Lofoten Islands, it takes a flight from Oslo to Bodø, followed by a three- to four-hour ferry ride to reach the archipelago, but if you are seeking unforgettable experiences, Lofoten will definitely not let you down. 

Norway Top Things to See & Do- The Atlantic Ocean 

The Atlantic Road is part of the 36 km long Atlanterhavsvegen, but the amazing section is an 8.3-kilometer (5.2 mi) long section of County Road 64 that runs through an archipelago in Møre og Romsdal county, between the villages of Kårvåg in Averøy and Vevang.

The Atlantic Road allows the road to follow the islands in the sea like a snake. The curvy road dips and arches over the brutal waves of the Norwegian Sea that often crash over the pavement during storms. 
 It is built on several small islands and skerries, which are connected by several causeways, viaducts and eight bridges—the most prominent being Storseisundet Bridge.
The Atlantic Road  opened in 1989, and is considered one of the most beautiful road trip in the world, thanks to the combination of modern engineering and spectacular natural surroundings. 

Norway Top Things to See & Do- The Atlantic Ocean 

The Sognefjord nicknamed the King of the Fjords, is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway.
Located in Vestland county in Western Norway, it stretches 205 kilometres (127 mi) and 1308 meters deep (the second longest in the world) ,from the ocean to the small village of Skjolden, to the foot of the Jotunheimen, Jostedalsbreen and Breheimen national parks. 
Along the fjord you will find visitor centres, museums, art galleries, stave churches and historical sites. 
The name is related to Norwegian word súg- "to suck".
The villages on both the north side and south side of the fjord offers hotels, cabins and guest houses in most price ranges.
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Most of the attractions in Sognefjord is of course centred around the fjord itself. 
Five of the oldest stave churches in Norway is found in the area of Sognefjord and Urnes stave church is even included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage.
Fjærland is a picturesque village surrounded by the Fjærlandsfjord.
Nigardsbreen Glacier-ne of the easiest accessible glaciers in the fjord area.

Norway Top Things to See & Do- Alesund

Ålesund is built on a row of islands extending out into the ocean, it’s one of Norway’s most beautiful cities and is noted for its concentration of Art Nouveau architecture.
Ålesund is also home to Norway’s most important fishing harbour.
Located on Norway’s west coast, Ålesund is the gateway to the iconic northwestern fjords and surrounding alpine mountains. 
The city of Alesund owes its present-day picturesque appearance to a city-wide reconstruction after a fire in the early hours of 23 January destroyed most of the town. (In the space of 16 hours, 850 houses burned to the ground) and the town was  rebuilt in the period from 1904-1907. 

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The viewpoint Fjellstua is worthwhile, the mountain peak offers stunning views of Alesund and the surrounding islands.Walking the 418 steps that lead to the top are an experience not to be missed. 
Walk through downtown Ålesund’s Art Nouveau district
Atlanterhavsparken is one of the largest aquarium in northern Europe. Diving show every day at 13:00 (also at 15:30 in June - Aug).

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