Top Things To Do In Norway
Norway is a country that seems impossible to explore in one single trip. Gorgeous fjords, authentic, well-preserved nature, myriads of important historical sights, and an abundance of interesting museums make this land a perfect place to explore. This article will give you an insight into the top things to do in Norway and how to get the most out of your journey.
1. Discover Museums in Oslo
Oslo appears to be, indeed, a genuine city of museums, as this blog post shows. Regardless of whether you are a genuine thrill-seeker, a passionate explorer, or a fancier of the arts, you will definitely find museums you will want to visit. Fanciers of art would be happy to visit the National Oslo Gallery (which comprises one of the finest collections of European art) and the Edvard Munch Museum. Those who rejoice at adventures must certainly visit the Fram Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum. Other notable Oslo museums include Norsk Folkemuseum, the Ibsen Museum, Oslo City Hall and Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Viking Museum, and the Historical Museum.
2. Sail Across Norwegian Fjords
If you truly want to experience genuine Norway, you should undertake such an adventure as sailing across the Norwegian fjords. Besides, you can get a truly unforgettable experience of visiting Norway if you opt to undertake a classic Norwegian round cruise on the famous vessel Hurtigruten. However, there are all types of cruises available, which can allow you to rejoice at both the midnight sun or get an astonishing view of a city from the fjord.
3. Climb the Norwegian Mountains
Norwegian cannot boast to have the highest mountain in Europe, yet this land has a few mountain ranges that have both light and strenuous routes, as well as astonishing, prominent peaks. Daredevils may venture to climb Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s highest mountain that rises 2,469 meters across the sea level, yet one has to be aware of the numerous crevasses that can be found even on the easiest route. Another notable mount is known as Trolltunga or “the Tongue of Troll, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. Regardless of where you intend to go, you should make sure that you have prepared well.
4. Hook Norwegian Fish
Fishing has been the main industry of this land since the times of the Vikings, and Norway is well-known for its fish nowadays. Industrial fishing is prohibited in the inner waters of Norway, which gives great opportunities for fishermen. All this made Norway a paradise for fishermen, many of who come to this land from the most remote parts of the world. Fish in the Norwegian waters along with other fishermen, who came from various countries, and get your biggest catch ever!
5. Enjoy the Authentic Norwegian Nature on Stunning Trekking Routes
Norway is such a popular place for travelers exactly because of its stunning, authentic, and well-preserved nature. And the best way to enjoy that miraculous nature is to undertake one or a couple of treks at least. Our page, dedicated to the best treks in Norway, will help you find the best and most beautiful treks in Norway.
6. Stay in a Scandinavian Ice Hotel
Scandinavian ice hotels are accommodation places where the actual buildings are made of ice blocks. Even though this interesting idea came from Finland, it became quickly widespread across the entire Scandinavian region. Norway can boast to have at least 4 ice hotels, and even more of them are being currently developed. However, the prices are typically high because the hotels have to be reconstructed every year. In any case, staying in an ice hotel is a pretty memorable experience.
7. Going to Tromsø in Winter
Tromsø appears the largest Norwegian city that is located in the north of the country, and visiting it in winter is a wonderful thing to do. As this page shows, there is an abundance of winter activities in Tromsø. Reindeer raids are quite popular tours, but snowmobiling and dog sledding tours are something that can never be missed. After having such a journey full of events in the winter, you can rejoice at the Vulkana Spa in Tromsø.
8. Explore the Famous Norwegian Archipelago
The Lofoten Islands are known for their beauty and quite chill weather. Visiting this Norwegian archipelago is a must thing to do, especially if you are a fisherman, a trekker, or a cyclist, as this post of ours shows. The Lofoten Islands are the place where you can see the Northern Lights (as they are located in the Arctic Circle) or observe the phenomenon of the midnight sun. However, keep in mind that the weather there is wayward.
9. Rejoice at the Architecture of the Norwegian Cities
Even though Norwegian architecture is rarely that much adored in Europe, it still conceals something cool and unexplainable. You should definitely have a look at the Royal Palace of Oslo, the Oslo University, and the recently built modernistic Opera House. Strolling across the old towns of other Norwegian cities (such as Bergen or Stavanger) is also a must.
10. Explore the Beautiful City of Bergen
Bergen is, perhaps, the most beautiful city in Norway, and its beauty is indescribable. The city is nestled between the deep Norwegian fjords and towering mountains. However, the city’s name stands for “mountain” on its own, so you should be somewhat fit in order to feel comfortable in this city. Here you can find out more about what to do in this expressively beautiful city.
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