Best Places In Norway: 7 Otherworldly Sites

If you’re looking for a European destination with incredible scenery and outdoor opportunities, look no further than Norway. 

From the midnight sun to the stunning northern lights, to fjords, mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers – there is no end to the amazing sights that you can see in this country. Here are some of the best places in Norway that are a must-see!

1. Hurtigruten

The Hurtigruten ferry system is one of the things that you should never miss when you visit Norway. It has always been the connection between the furthest corners of the country. Riding these modern ships is a great way to enjoy the beauty of Norway.

Tip: Check out the ship that departs Bergen every day and sails to Kirkenes at a speed of 15 knots. It will stop in different ports and you can explore everything from there.

2. Geirangerfjord

When it comes to Norway, you should never miss the Geirangerfjord. The Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offers the finest scenery that you can find in Norway. 

Located near Alesund, Geirangerfjord is the home of the most amazing and stunning views in Norway. If you’re a hiker, you can climb to the summit of Dalsnibba to see the breathtaking scenery that this fjord has to offer.  

3. Stavanger

One of the best places in Norway is Stavanger – with its mountains and beaches that make for spectacular photo opportunities. Most popular is the famous Rock of Pulpit, long white sand beaches of Jaeren, and the Lysefjord that offers fantastic views.

Other main attractions around the Stavanger include the Stavanger Art Museum, the Gamle Stavanger, and the Cathedral of Stavanger. If you’re also interested in seeing art and history in Norway, your personal travel guide will point out the best sites so you don’t miss a thing!

4. Arctic Circle

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway is the Arctic Circle. Since most of Northern Norway is located within the Arctic Circle, it is one of the things that you should never miss when you get there.

The stunning Aurora Borealis – or Northern Lights – will take your breath away during the winter. It is so amazing that millions of people every year visit this place just to see the sky come alive and blue arcs of light glowing in the sky.

5. Svalbard

If you are going to Norway, you should take some time to visit Svalbard. It is a group of islands that you can find in the Arctic Ocean and it has been a part of Norway since 1920. It is also considered the northernmost area on earth where you can see people still living in it. 

This area is very popular with tourists because they want to experience what it feels like to be in the Arctic where you can enjoy the area and be in touch with nature. There are glaciers, mountains, foxes, polar bears, and other arctic animals to be seen.


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6. Urnes Stave Church

If you are a fan of old churches, then it’s easy to understand why Urnes Stave Church is one of the best places in Norway. Located on the west coast, The Urnes Stave Church is a medieval church that has been standing for over 900 years and it still looks beautiful.

The church is a blend of Viking, Celtic, and Romanesque features.The most amazing thing about this is that the material of the church is wood instead of stone. Just imagine lasting for over 900 years when it is only made from wood!

7. Voringfossen

Voringfossen is a stunning waterfall found at Mabodalen, which is a narrow valley between Bergen and Oslo. Many visitors have been visiting this waterfall for almost 200 years.

The falls are very easy to reach and you can get more information on how to get there and more tips on seeing it in your personal travel guide by Guidester.


It is highly recommended to visit Norway at least once in your life. The culture, food, tourist attractions and the people here will give you something that you have never experienced before.

This is only a short list of some of the top sites in Norway (but a great start!). So if you’re struggling to narrow down what to see and do in Norway, leave it to the experts to curate a personal travel guide just for you — full of information from experts living and traveling there, so you know you’re going to have the best experience.

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