The most beautiful places in Norway

The most beautiful places in Norway

The best of Norway

Norway, a Nordic country full of beautiful nature. You will find here amazing fjords, waterfalls, glaciers and rock formations. Picturesque wooden churches and houses. A land that every nature lover loves at first glance. Come and see the most beautiful places you can find here

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Reine
67.932, 13.089
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#1 Reine

The most beautiful village of Norway

The small village of Reine is considered to be the most beautiful village not only in Lofoten islands, but also of Norway. Tourists come here mainly due to the amazing surrounding mountain landscape. The view from iconic mountain Reinebringen is famous.

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Romsdalen Valley
62.461, 7.822
69 m / 226 ft

#2 Romsdalen Valley

The most beautiful Norwegian valley

The Romsdalen valley is one of Norway's biggest natural attractions. Almost vertical rock walls rise here more than 1,200 meters above the bottom of the valley. The valley itself is about 60 kilometers long. Some of the peaks above the valley is accessible by hike paths such as Mannen Mountain

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Geiranger fjord
62.106, 7.191
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#3 Geiranger fjord

The most famous fjord of Norway

Geiranger fjord is one of the most visited places in Norway. From nearly vertical rocky walls, many beautiful waterfalls run right down to the fjord. The best view to the fjord is from Dalsnibba mountain.

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Besseggenn Ridge
61.504, 8.692
1 558 m / 5 112 ft

#4 Besseggenn Ridge

Beautiful view of two lakes

The ascent to the Besseggenn ridge is among the Norwegian mountain hiking classics. From the ridge opens up a beautiful view of two differently colored lakes - Gjende and Bessvatnet

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Latefossen waterfall
59.948, 6.585
300 m / 984 ft

#5 Latefossen waterfall

Double waterfall

Waterfall Latefossen is not only beautiful, but also quite original and interesting. This waterfall is split by mighty rock into two streams. Its height is placed 165 meters.

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Heddal Stave Church
59.58, 9.176
25 m / 82 ft

#6 Heddal Stave Church

The most beautiful church in Norway

The Heddal Stavkirke (Stave Church) is considered to be probably the most beautiful wooden church in Norway. It is certainly the biggest one. Like other similar churches, it was built in the 13th century

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Trolltunga
60.133, 6.755
1 178 m / 3 865 ft

#7 Trolltunga

Famous Troll Tongue

Trolltunga (Trolltunga) is a famous rock formation protruding horizontally from the mountain at an altitude of about 700 meters above the Ringedalsvatnet Lake. It is located near the village of Odda in the Norwegian region of Hordaland. The place is a lot visited, although the ascent is not quite simple.

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Trollstigen road (Troll Trail)
62.46, 7.67
548 m / 1 798 ft

#8 Trollstigen road (Troll Trail)

The most famous Norwegian road

Trollstigen road - Troll Trail is probably the most famous Norwegian road. 11 serpentines fall into a deep valley. In addition, the road intersects the spectacular Stigfossen waterfall. Over the past few years, it has been slightly widened in bends. Driving along this road is a real experience

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Tvindefossen Waterfall
60.726, 6.486
146 m / 479 ft

#9 Tvindefossen Waterfall

Beautiful waterfall right by the road

Next to the international road you will find the beautiful Tvindefossen waterfall. According to various sources, its height is between 110-150 meters. It is set in a very picturesque landscape. A beautiful stop on the way in Norway

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Bergen (Bryggen)
60.391, 5.322
5 m / 16 ft

#10 Bergen (Bryggen)

The most beautiful city of Norway

Bergen (the second largest city of Norway) is sometimes called the main European rain city. On average, over 200 rainy days are measured annually. The most picturesque part of town is Bergen fjord, where you will find typical Nordic houses, FishMarket, and also sail boats. The whole city surrounds seven hills. Closest to the old town is Fløyen and Ulriken is the highest hill in the area. There are cableways to both of them.

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Gaustatoppen
59.854, 8.649
1 883 m / 6 178 ft

#11 Gaustatoppen

The highest mountain of Telemark

Gaustatoppen (1,883m) is the highest mountain in the Telemark region and one of the most iconic mountains in Norway. At the beginning of the season it looks a bit like the famous African Kilimanjaro. It is a very popular and visited peak.

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Skjervefossen waterfall
60.588, 6.636
217 m / 712 ft

#12 Skjervefossen waterfall

Waterfall cut by the road

Waterfall Skjervsfossen is interested and famous thanks to the road which lead between his two cascadas. The view from afar is so interesting to him.

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Lom Stave Church
61.84, 8.566
362 m / 1 188 ft

#13 Lom Stave Church

The oldest wooden church in Norway

The Stavkirke Quarry is considered to be the oldest wooden church in Norway. Its surroundings are unspoiled, so it has really strong mysterious atmosphere

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Vidfossen Waterfall
59.988, 6.564
101 m / 331 ft

#14 Vidfossen Waterfall

A beautiful waterfall just off Odda

In the area of Odda town you will find a number of beautiful waterfalls. One of them is Vidfossen located just off the main road. This waterfall is also interesting because it is divided into a number of streams shortly before its end

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Røldal Stave Church
59.831, 6.823
390 m / 1 280 ft

#15 Røldal Stave Church

The picturesque church in Røldal

Røldal Stave Church (Røldal stavkirke) is a typical example of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in Norway. The surrounding countryside and the adjacent cemetery give it a special charm.

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Seven Sisters Waterfall
62.107, 7.094
101 m / 331 ft

#16 Seven Sisters Waterfall

The most famous Norwegian waterfall

One of the most famous waterfalls of Norway is certainly the Seven Sisters (Dei Sju Systrene), which falls from a height of 250 meters directly into the waters of the Geiranger Fjord. The best view of the waterfall is directly from the boat, but it is also seen from the well-known fjord view

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Stigfossen Waterfall
62.455, 7.672
598 m / 1 962 ft

#17 Stigfossen Waterfall

A famous waterfall over the Troll Trail

Stigfossen is a well-known waterfall around which leads the most famous road in Norway - Trollstigen. The most famous place of this route is where the road overpasses the waterfall by a bridge. The waterfall is 320 meters high

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62.258, 7.149
489 m / 1 604 ft

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Myrkdalen Mountain Valley
60.902, 6.485
657 m / 2 156 ft

#19 Myrkdalen Mountain Valley

Typical mountain Norwegian valley

To the north of the town of Vinje leads road number 13, through the beautiful valley of the Myrkdaselvi River. The prettiest part of the Myrkdalen valley is in place where the road rises through serpentines around a picturesque waterfall. Around are typical red houses. Beautiful place for a short walk

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Huldafossen Waterfall
61.038, 6.831
620 m / 2 034 ft

#20 Huldafossen Waterfall

The beautiful double waterfall of Huldafossen is located in the relatively small valley of Storedalen, leading from the town of Fresvik. Outside of the waterfall and the beautiful valley, you can enjoy the view of the Fresvikbreen Glacier

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Oslo
59.914, 10.752
5 m / 16 ft

#21 Oslo

The capital of Norway

The capital city of Norway, Oslo was founded in 1048. Worth a visit is the Royal Palace, Akershus castle and fortress, the Holmenkollen ski jump, the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, which houses the original raft Norwegian traveler Thor Heyerdahl, and last but not least Vigeland Park with 214 original sculptures.

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Ovre Sjodalsvatnet Lake
61.542, 8.915
953 m / 3 127 ft

#22 Ovre Sjodalsvatnet Lake

Beautiful lake near Jotunheimen

Lake Ovre Sjodalsvatnet is located just off Highway 51 leading east of the mighty Jotunheimen Mountains. From the shore it is possible to hike to a viewpoint between this lake and the nearby lake Nedre Sjodalsvatnet

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Haugabreen Glacier
61.652, 6.727
984 m / 3 228 ft

#23 Haugabreen Glacier

Offshoot of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier

Haugabreen glacier is relatively easily available offshoot of huge glacier Jostedalsbreen - the largest glacier in continental Europe. You will find it in the Stardalen valley

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Hopperstad Stave Church
61.077, 6.569
44 m / 144 ft

#24 Hopperstad Stave Church

Dragon church

The Hopperstad Stave Church (Hopperstad stavkirke) belongs to a number of beautiful stave churches, which you will find in Norway around thirty. It is located just a short walk from the small town of Vik near Sognefjord

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Alesund
62.472, 6.149
25 m / 82 ft

#25 Alesund

City on three islands

Alesund has nearly 50,000 inhabitants. It has great fishing history. It is located on three islands connected by bridges. From the surrounding hills, there are great views to the city.

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Galdhoppigen
61.636, 8.312
2 469 m / 8 100 ft

#26 Galdhoppigen

The highest mountain in Norway

Galdhøpiggen (2,469 m above sea level) is the highest mountain in Norway in the Jotunheimen National Park. Ascent starts from Juvasshytta chalet (2-3 hours out). From the top you will see the entire Jotunheimen mountain range

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Preikestolen
58.986, 6.19
223 m / 732 ft

#27 Preikestolen

Famous Preacher's Pulpit

Preikestolen is one of the most famous and interesting places in Norway. It is a rock plateau 604 meters above Lysefjorden. In English it is called "Preacher's Pulpit". It is located approximately 30 km east of Stavanger. The ascent back and forth takes about 3-4 hours

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Kjeragbolten
59.035, 6.578
869 m / 2 851 ft

#28 Kjeragbolten

The most famous Norwegian stone

Highly above Lysfjord there is an interesting natural uniqueness - a round Kjeragbolten boulder tucked between the rock walls. Ideal photo spot for daredevil. Besides, there is a beautiful hike full of amazing views deep into the fjord

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Rondvatnet lake
61.889, 9.795
1 167 m / 3 829 ft

#29 Rondvatnet lake

The most beautiful lake in the Rondane NP

Lake Rondvatnet (1,155m above sea level) is the largest and most picturesque lake in the Rondane National Park. It is also an excellent starting point for hikes to the surrounding mountains.

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Furebergsfossen Waterfall
60.1, 6.169
32 m / 105 ft

#30 Furebergsfossen Waterfall

Really wide waterfall

The Furebergsfossen Falls are about 7 kilometers behind the Bondhus. It is right by the road and it is a pretty wide waterfall with a convenient parking lot. It is about 150 meters high

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Asafossen Waterfall
61.483, 7.631
59 m / 194 ft

#31 Asafossen Waterfall

Beautiful waterfall near Skjolden

The Asafossen Waterfall is located just a short drive from Skjolden, directly above the main road number 55 leading to the Jotunheimen National Park.

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Vågå Stave Church
61.876, 9.098
375 m / 1 230 ft

#32 Vågå Stave Church

One of the oldest wooden churches in Norway

The Vågå stave church is one of the oldest churches in Norway. You will find it in the town of Vagamo, situated on the Otta River

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Nordkapp
71.169, 25.783
309 m / 1 014 ft

#33 Nordkapp

The most famous Cape of Norway

Nordkapp, the North Cape, is a great tourist attraction in Norway. But it is not true that it would be the most northernmost place in continental Europe because it is located on the island. The northernmost point is the Nordkinn Cape. Anyway, this is an interesting place to find a museum

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Buarbreen Glacier
60.043, 6.443
659 m / 2 162 ft

#34 Buarbreen Glacier

Offshoot of the huge glacier Folgefonna

From the city of Odda you can take a variety of great hikes. One of them will take you to the Buerdalen Valley directly to the Buarbreen Glacier, one of the many ofshoots of the huge Folgefonn Glacier

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