Visit Norway's top tourist attractions
As a long, mountainous country with deep fjords and thousands of miles of coastline, with many differences in geography and climate from north to south, there are countless attractions in Norway to visit!
Starting your journey from Oslo, the capital city and home to the country’s largest airport, you can experience many of Norway’s top sights by rental car, train or cruise on a custom tour from Nordic Visitor.
Check out our suggestions below for the best ways to explore Norway’s most popular attractions:
Travel to Bergen & The Norwegian Fjords
The fjords are easily in the top 10 tourist attractions of Norway, and as the city of Bergen is nicknamed “The Gateway to the Fjords” it’s no surprise that trips from Oslo to Bergen are extremely popular in all seasons. Nordic Visitor offers a few different options to do this journey and take in some fjord scenery on the way:
- By car: If you want to do some hiking at landmarks like Pulpit Rock in the Stavanger area, then a summer self-drive holiday in western Norway is your best option. Doing a road trip between May and September also gives you the chance to experience driving on incredible roadways like the Trollstigen mountain pass. It’s possible to drive from Oslo to the top attractions around Bergen in about a week, though we highly recommend an itinerary of 10 - 14 days to slow down the pace and see more sights.
- By train: Train holidays, such as the Norway in a Nutshell trip from Oslo to Bergen, are available year-round and take around 7 days or less for a round-trip journey. Nordic Visitor’s railway tours are customisable, so you can spend extra nights in hub cities like Bergen and Trondheim or other towns en route, like the small fjord village of Flåm.
Don’t want to navigate the fjords on your own? Nordic Visitor’s summertime Guided Small Group Tours in Norway are another great option!
Sail along Norway's West Coast from Bergen
A Hurtigruten coastal cruise between Bergen and Kirkenes in Norway’s arctic north is a fantastic way to see many of Norway’s top attractions and cities along the west coast, including North Cape and the town of Svolvær in the Lofoten Islands.
This famously scenic voyage is available year-round, and as a flexible hop-on, hop-off style of cruise with 34 ports of call it’s a great addition to travelling by train. Many of Nordic Visitor’s Fjord Tours combine trips by train and cruise in tours ranging from 7 to 14 days.
See the Northern Lights up North in winter
Places in Norway’s northernmost region, like Tromso, Kirkenes or the Lofoten Islands, are where you need to go to see the northern lights and enjoy winter adventures like dog sledding, snowmobiling and more.
December to March are the best months for both snow and northern lights conditions, so plan to spend about 4 - 7 days on a winter break that includes overnight stays in northern Norway. From Oslo it’s only a 2-hour flight to smaller hubs up north.
Ready to visit Norway’s top attractions? Get in touch with the travel experts at Nordic Visitor who can suggest the perfect tour for you and customise the itinerary to your interests.
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