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Welcome to Norway

Norway: land of breathtaking fjords, cosmopolitan cities, and Scandinavian design. In the capital city of Oslo, visit top attractions such as the Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Sculpture Park, and get a taste of Norwegian culture on a food tour. On the west coast, UNESCO-protected fjords, craggy coastlines, and Bergen—the so-called City of Seven Mountains—beckon outdoor enthusiasts. Those in search of the northern lights and winter activities—from dogsledding to snowmobile safaris—should head for Tromso, while train buffs won't want to miss a trip on the Bergen and Flam railways, considered among the world's most scenic train journeys.

Top attractions in Norway for Spring

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Tromso Fjords

Tromso Fjords

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Thanks to its spectacular setting among a series of islands and skerries laced with waterways and scalloped inlets, Tromso is the epicenter of day trips out into the fjords bordering the Norwegian Sea. These long, narrow sea inlets are characterized by steep, mountainous slopes carved out by glaciation during the last Ice Age.More
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Mt. Floyen (Floyfjellet)

Mt. Floyen (Floyfjellet)

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Mount Fløyen (Fløyfjellet**)**towers 1,310 feet (399 meters) over Bergen and offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscape from its summit. A popular hiking destination, the mountain features a funicular railway and a network of scenic walking and biking trails that run throughout the area.More
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Oslo Opera House (Operahuset)

Oslo Opera House (Operahuset)

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Impressively designed by architectural firm Snøhetta, and made from white granite and marble and evocative of a floating glacier, the Oslo Opera House is a widely recognized landmark in Oslofjord. Home to the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, it boasts a magnificent auditorium and complementary performance spaces for a variety of musical and dance performances.More
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Hardangerfjord

Hardangerfjord

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Norway’s second-longest fjord, Hardangerfjord stretches nearly 124 miles (200 kilometers) inland from the Atlantic. Highlights include a massive glacier covering more than 77 square miles (200 square kilometers) and Troll’s Tongue (Trolltunga) rock, hanging 2,300 feet (701 meters) above Ringedalsvatnet Lake in Odda.More
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Oslofjord

Oslofjord

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Norway’s cosmopolitan capital lies at the head of Oslofjord, a narrow body of water 68 miles (107 kilometers) in length that leads out to the strait of Skagerrak and eventually to the Baltic and North Seas. The fjord’s islets are its main attraction, home to sandy beaches, cycling and hiking routes, and historic lighthouses.More
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Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott)

Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott)

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Oslo’s neoclassical Royal Palace was designed by architect Hans Linstow and built in the early 19th century for King Charles III, who reigned over a united Norway and Sweden. Today it is the official city residence of King Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja, and is open during the summer for guided tours of some of its 173 palatial rooms.More
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Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)

Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)

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Set on the banks of Oslo Fjord, Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)—also known as Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning)—was built in 1299 as a residence for Norway’s royal family. Over the years it has served as a fortress to protect Oslo against sieges from rival Swedish forces, as a Renaissance castle, and as a full-fledged 19th-century prison.More
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Oslo City Hall (Radhuset)

Oslo City Hall (Radhuset)

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Clad in heavy red bricks, the Oslo City Hall is impossible to miss in central downtown Oslo. The administrative seat of the City Council, the building may look simply functional, however, it houses important murals and artworks from celebrated Norwegian painters and sculptors. Here, within its stately walls, the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held.More
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Fram Museum (Frammuseet)

Fram Museum (Frammuseet)

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This highly recognizable pyramidal structure on the Bygdøy Peninsula is dedicated to Norwegian polar exploration and houses the most famous Norwegian polar-exploration boat of all time, the icebreaker Fram, which explore polar regions from 1893 to 1912, and extraordinary features images from the daring explorations of the great Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen.More
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Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsanlegget)

Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsanlegget)

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Comprising of more than 200 bronze, granite, and cast iron sculptures by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park is the world’s largest such complex made by a single artist. Located within Frogner Park, it is also one of Oslo’s top attractions, drawing more than a million visitors a year.More

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Bergen to Flam Cruise -The King of Fjords
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Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord Cruise

Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord Cruise

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Lysefjord RIB Safari from Stavenger
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Private Full-Day Round Trip from Oslo to Sognefjord via Flåm Railway
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Self-Guided Full Day Trip From Oslo To Bergen with Flåm Railway And Sognefjord
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Alesund Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Sightseeing Tour
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Olden Shore Excursion: the Amazing Briksdal Glacier
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Oslo Highlights Bike Tour

Oslo Highlights Bike Tour

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Oslo Discovery Tour
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Recent reviews from experiences in Norway

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Great way to see the fijords!
Aboli_A, May 2022
Guided Tour To Nærøyfjorden, Flåm And Stegastein - Viewpoint Cruise
We came to Norway mostly to see the fijords.
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An amazing experience you should not miss!!!
Regina_K, May 2022
Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord Cruise
IT was a beautiful experience sailing through the fjords and observing the surrounding mountains, waterfalls, villages, etc.
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wow what a magical trip!
Dawn_b, Apr 2022
GUIDED TOUR: Secrets of the Fjords - the Osterfjord and Mo, 6.5 hours
he shared plenty of interesting histories about Norway and the places we drove past and stopped to visit and even brought along some traditional Norwegian drinks and biscuits to try which was lovely!
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A wonderful introduction to Oslo
Oldc50, Dec 2019
Oslo Discovery Tour
The English speaking guide was lovely equally regaling us with the history of Oslo and Norway as well as describing the life of the Norwegian people in last and present times.
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Beautiful sightseeing tour
kris10stefanelli, Oct 2019
SMALL-GROUP ARCTIC NATURE FROM TROMSØ - Photography; Sightseeing Tour
This tour of Kvaløya was a wonderful way to see the fjords and learn about Norway.
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Scenic Fjords and Stunning Trollstigen
Pamela_P, Jun 2019
Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls
Our guide Monica was outstanding, the sights were amazing and the time nicely broken up with photo stops and walks to scenic waterfalls, and dramatic escarpments.
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ALL IN ONE, QUITE NICE!
Lorena_C, Jun 2019
Oslo Combo Tour: Grand City Tour and Oslo Fjord Cruise
This tour includes all you have to visit in Oslo.
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This is a MUST if you are in Bergen...
Mohamed A, Apr 2018
Full Day Guided Roundtrip From Bergen To Sognefjord With Flam Railway
This is a MUST if you are in Bergen, a fanstastic tour to see the fjords and the wonderful landscapes of Norway.
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Great scenery, especially the Flam...
Mary M, Mar 2017
Self-Guided Full-Day Round Trip From Oslo To Sognefjord With Flåm Railway
A lot of activities and travel packed into one day.
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We were very pleased with the tour...
norske2004, Jun 2015
City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
What a beautiful city to see with the Baltic Sea cruise that we did.
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Excellent guide and well planned...
Timo H, Oct 2015
Oslo Highlights Bike Tour
The experienced guide gave us good tips what else to see in Oslo.
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Beautiful Scenery & Excellent Guide
Graham_G, Oct 2021
Full Day Guided Roundtrip From Bergen To Sognefjord With Flam Railway
This was such a brilliant way to see Norway and every part of the trip was amazing.
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Amazing experience!
Alyssa_N, Jan 2020
Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso
I came to Norway primarily to see the lights and within 2.
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Very exciting and a fun time to see the fjord and Pulpit Rock upclose and personal
LvilleNole, Sep 2019
Lysefjord RIB Safari from Stavenger
From my perspective it was a blast - fast, a thrill, and a great way to see the sights.
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Highly Recommend! (Ask for Karolis!)
Emily K, Apr 2019
Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso
We chose to visit Tromsø during our vacation because we heard (from reviews and friends) that it was the best place to try and see the Northern Lights.
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Fantastic!
Chrisine_D, Nov 2018
Small Group Northern Lights Chase from Tromso
We were lucky that we got to see the lights and had some pictures taken.
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Wonderful shore excursion in Ålesund!
Donna_T, Jun 2018
Alesund Shore Excursion: From Fjords to Trolls
The day was longish but went by quickly with so much to see along the way.
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Simply awesome!
Krystal S, Jan 2019
The Scenic Roadtrip - Oslo to Bergen via the fjords by private van
Would highly suggest the fjord cruise ship ride in winter, simply beautiful.
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Nice time with reindeers and Sami people
Fearless33311188870, Mar 2019
Reindeer Experience, Sami Culture, and Short Reindeer Sledding Tour from Tromso
This Samipeople are really brave, not because they are living in such difficult situation but because they save those reindeers in winter.
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Oslo Norway is a wonderful place...
Dawn Stark, Mar 2017
2-Hour Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise
Ill be back to visit Oslo Norway Gorgeous!
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