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Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum.
Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.
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Lofoten Islands are an archipelago in Norway. They are known for their dramatic scenery, with peaks like the Svolværgeita pinnacle, Himmeltindan Mountain sitting on Vestvågøya Island and the nearby Lofotr Viking Museum featuring a Viking longhouse that has been reconstructed.
Værøy is an island in Nordland county, Norway. It’s part of the traditional district of Lofoten. The island has a mountainous ridge running through the center of it, with flat farmland below the mountains.
Residential Bygdøy is a forested peninsula known for its maritime history with a 19th-century polar ship is on display at The Fram Museum. The coastline is dotted with quiet beaches, and hiking and bike trails cut through the woods.
Svolvær is the centre of Vågan in Nordland County, Norway. It’s located on the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. The 2.33-square-kilometre town has a population of 4,487, so as you can imagine it’s a fairly small tight knit community.
Aurdal is a very small village in Nord-Aurdal municipality. It’s located between Bagn and Fagernes and has a population of a mere 718 people!
The Jostedal Glacier is the largest glacier in continental Europe. It’s situated in Sogn og Fjordane county in Western Norway. Jostedalsbreen lies in the Jostedalsbreen National Park, which was founded in 1991 and covers an area of 1310 square Kms.
Tromsø, a city in northern Norway. It’s a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It’s famed as a viewing point for popular Northern Lights that light up the nighttime sky. The famous 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline.
Trolltunga (literally means “the troll’s tongue”) is a rock formation situated about 1,100 metres above sea level in Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. To reach this famous rock, you need to hike there, hiking season usually lasts from the middle of June to the middle of September, other times are too dangerous to hike due to heavy snow falls and ice.
The hike to Trolltunga is 23-27 kilometres long, with an ascent of about 900 meters which will take up to 10 hours in total. Its recommended for fitter people as it can be a challenging hike.
Sunndalsøra is a town in the centre of Sunndal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.
Hedmark borders Trøndelag to the north, Oppland to the west and Akershus to the south. Hedmark makes up the northeastern part of Østlandet, the southeastern part of the country. Its famous for fishing, camping, hiking and skiing.
Svartisen glacier is a collective term for two glaciers located in northern Norway. The system consists of two separate glaciers, Vestre Svartisen (221 km2), which is the second largest glacier on the Norwegian mainland and Østre (148 km2), which is the country’s fourth largest glacier.
Bjørnøya aka Bear Island is the southernmost island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago. The island is located in the western part of the Barents Sea, approximately halfway between Spitsbergen and the North Cape. A movie was made in 2014 about 3 brothers looking for the best wave, make their way to chill Bear island.
Ålesund is a port town on the west coast of Norway, at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord (see above). It’s known for the art nouveau architectural style in which most of the town was rebuilt after a fire in 1904. There are panoramic views of Ålesund’s architecture, the surrounding archipelago and fjords from the Mount Aksla lookout.
Svolværgeita (Goats Horn Rock Tower)
Svolværgeita is a 150-metre tall pinnacle at the southwest face of Fløyfjellet on the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. This pillar of granite has multi-pitch routes for beginners and the advanced climbs/hikers.