10 Best Places to Visit in Norway.
From its majestic mountains and famous fjords
to its modern yet picturesque cities
Norway is simply one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Picture-perfect landscapes beg to be explored by foot, car, bike or boat.
Whether taking in the breathtaking wonder of the northern lights
or the summer sun glistening
on a massive glacier, Norway is a great adventure in any season.
A nation with a rich and storied past, Norway invites cultural expeditions too.
Some of the best places to visit in Norway offer architectural gems in rural villages
to historical artifacts in metropolitan museums.
Located on Norway’s west coast,
Ålesund is the gateway to the iconic north western
fjords and surrounding alpine mountains.
The city of Alesund owes its present-day picturesque appearance
to a city-wide reconstruction
after a fire in 1904 destroyed most of the town.
The city was rebuilt with stone and brick
in the architectural style of the time,
and stands today as a perfect example of Jugendstil design
Northern Europe’s version of Art Nouveau.
Visitors can learn more about the style
at the Jugendstilsenteret,or Art Nouveau Center.
A hike up the 400 steps to the viewpoint Fjellstua is worthwhile as well.
The mountain peak offers stunning views of Alesund and the surrounding islands.
The largest city in Northern Norway
Tromso is renowned both for its large number of 18th-century wooden houses
and for the beauty of its natural surroundings.
Most of the city is situated on the island of Tromsoya
where visitors can explore several fine museums
and stroll through stunning birch tree forests.
Trips up Storsteinen Mountain in the Fjellheisen Cable Car
offer visitors amazing views of the surrounding fjords and mountains.
The arctic aquarium Polaria and the Polar Museum are popular attractions in this city
located 350 km (217 miles) north of the Arctic Circle.
Tromso is one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights.
There’s something for everyone in the northern city of Trondheim.
Founded in 997,
Norway’s third largest city was the country’s capital during the Viking Age
and the nation’s religious center during the Middle Ages
making it the ideal destination for those
who want to explore Norway’s history.
From Sverresborg, a restored 12th century castle,
to the Nidaros Cathedral, the northernmost Medieval cathedral in the world,
the city abounds with remnants of the past.
7: Jotunheimen National Park.
尤通黑门 或者巨人之家 是挪威最早的国家公园
Jotunheimen, or Home of the Giants, is Norway’s premier national park.
Located in the nation’s south central region,
the park encompasses several mountain ranges,
including Norway’s 29 highest peaks.
The park is also home to Vettisfossen,
which at 275 meters (900 feet) is the highest waterfall in Norway.
Mountain lodges and well-marked trails in the area
为旅客的冰川徒步旅行 山顶旅游 登山和滑雪
offer visitors easy access to glacier hike
summit tours, mountain climbing and skiing.
Tour companies and trekking associations offer outdoor adventures for visitors
of every age and skill level.
Svalbard is a group of islands located between
the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea,Greenland Sea, and the Norwegian Sea.
The islands are under Norwegian rule since 1920.
Its settlements are the northernmost permanently inhabited spots on the planet,
far more northerly than any part of Alaska and all
but a few of Canada’s Arctic islands.
The combined permanent population is less than 3000,
nearly all of which is concentrated in the main settlements
of Longyearbyen and Barentsburg on Spitsbergen.
Svalbard’s visitors come mostly to experience Arctic nature at its rawest and most powerful.
The islands feature untouched glaciers and craggy mountains, but also amazing wildlife
such as polar bears, caribou, reindeer, polar foxes, whales, seals and walruses.
Norway’s capital and most populated city,
Oslo is a vibrant modern city with a confident attitude and laid-back atmosphere.
Hugging the horseshoe-shaped shores of the Oslofjord,
Oslo is one-third city and two-thirds forests, parks and green space
making outdoor activities like hiking and biking popular pastimes.
From its 19th-century city center with its museums
lively bars and restaurants to the Nobel Peace Center located in the city’s former railway station
Oslo is culturally rich as well.
The city’s 50 museums range from the Munch Museum,
which features “The Scream” and other works by Edvard Munch,
to the Folkemuseet, an outdoor museum
that includes more than 150 historic buildings from all over Norway,
including a Stave Church.
Located in the southwest region of Norway,
Stavanger is one of the few places in the country with long sandy beaches
making it the ideal summer destination for
those who want to mix sunbathing with their Scandinavian explorations.
The city’s harbor is a popular stopping point for cruise ships touring the fjords,
and many of Stavanger’s attractions are just a short stroll from the shore.
The Rogaland Kunstmuseum boasts an excellent exhibition of Norwegian art,
the Stavanger Cathedral is the country’s best Medieval church
and the Gamle Stavanger district transports visitors back in time to 18th-century Scandinavia.
3: Lofoten Islands.
One of the most popular places to visit in Norway,
Lofoten is a group of islands in the northern part of the country.
With its postcard looking small fishing villages nestled in fjords,
dotting a very rugged coast with abrupt peaks rising directly from the ocean,
the archipelago is often described as one of the most scenic parts of Norway.
Although the archipelago is located well above the Arctic Circle
at about the same latitude as Greenland
it enjoys a relatively mild climate due to the circulation of the Gulf Stream.
Temperatures up to 23°C in the summer are not uncommon
although it remains a subarctic destination and the weather changes fast.
Norway’s second largest city, Bergen has been the nation’s leading western port
since the Middle Ages.
今天 位于布莱根区15世纪的滨水区 既是一个工作港口
Today, its 15th-century waterfront in the Bryggen district is both a working port and
a tourist destination for visitors eager to sample fresh fare at seaside restaurants.
Although Bergen makes a great home base
for explorations of the scenic fjords around the city and the neighboring islands
there’s plenty to see within the city as well.
A quick trip up Bergen’s popular funicular is a good way to get oriented in the place
known as the Gateway to the Fjords.
1: Western Fjords.
Norway’s famous fjords are found throughout the country
and not limited to a particular region or location.
然而 最具戏剧性和最著名的峡湾 大部分是在挪威西部被发现的
However, the most dramatic and famous fjords are largely found in West Norway
approximately from Stavanger to Molde.
Although the western fjords vary slightly
in appearance they are generally relatively narrow
被陡峭的岩石 高大山脉包围 并且极其深不可测
surrounded by steep rock faces, tall mountains and extremely deep.
The most famous fjords include Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord.