Norway Up Close:
An Enthralling Encounter with Nature and Heritage
Popularly known as ‘The Kingdom of Norway,’ it is one of the most extraordinarily beautiful countries in the world. It is marked by a matchless brew of old and new, conserving its heritage and untamed wilderness. This combination is the perfect tourist attraction along with modern and artistic houses. If you are looking forward to enjoying magnetizing views of nature, waterfalls, fjords, the northern lights, or midnight sunsets, Norway should make it to the top of your travel plan any time of the year.
Geirangerfjord: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Geirangerfjord, Norway, Europe by KRiemer
One of the famous waterfalls, ‘Seven Sisters’ can be witnessed while exploring the fjord Geiranger on a stunning cruise (car ferry) journey, being swallowed by the narrow steep inlet between great heights. The breathtaking view of this ride will be a most memorable one. It is enveloped by steep mountains ascending high up from the water towards the blue-grey sky, with no lodgeable shore whatsoever. Beautifully located in the SunnmØre region of MØre og Romsdal and almost 15 km long, it is a branch off of Storfjorden (Great Fjord).
Oslo: Capital of the Kingdom
Vigilend park in Oslo, Norway, Europe by sharonang
Amidst the mesmerizing views of Mother Nature in Norway, the capital city of Oslo is not so far behind in exhibiting the architectural creativity of man. The history of the city can be traced back to almost 1000 years and is located at the edge of Oslo Fjord, canopied by forested hills.
Oslo Opera house, Norway, Europe by Tobias Van Der Elst
The city is studded with museums, galleries, and operas of all kinds. Oslo Opera House located at the harbour is not only an outcome of the beautiful architecture of oak interior and panoramic roof walkway but is also encouraging music, ballet and theatre and is worth a visit. For a modern touch to the trip a little away from nature, Inspirock can make it to your Norway itinerary planner.
Lofoten islands, Norway, Europe by manolofranco
Name the natural view you would like to see and Lofoten islands will have it for you. Be it dramatically huge mountains, lush green fjords, seabird sanctuaries or incredibly beautiful beaches which seem endless to the horizon. For young adventurers, Lofoten has several sports to offer, including hiking, scuba diving, skiing, ocean rafting and fishing.
Viking Musem, Norway, Europe by Roger W
Nature’s most terrific phenomenon’s, the northern lights and the midnight sun can be witnessed in these regions of Norwegian land, as it is rightly located at the edge of Arctic Circle. It is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience if one is lucky enough. Lofoten has preserved the heritage of old times which go back to the Viking Age which is creatively depicted in the 83 metres long museum situated in Borg.
Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock, Norway, Europe by Unsplash
A frightening yet hypnotizing view of the coastal scenery from the flat surface on top of Pulpit Rock, a steep cliff which rises around 1982 feet above Lysefjorden, can be a mind-expanding experience. A long-running chain of hilltops drapes across the cliff with small plain breaks bestrewed with lakes making it an eye-catching view. Another hot-spot for adventure lovers, where you can indulge in hiking through well-marked trails, climbing, camping and base jumping. You could either choose to look up to the top of the cliff from a ferry or you could go hiking on top of the cliff and look down with your feet swinging off the edge.
Longyearbyen: Svalbard Islands
Svalbard Islands, Norway, Europe by Noel_Bauza
Your Norway trip planner is incomplete if you didn’t get to see the white beauty of the snow-capped mountains in their rawest form. It is situated in the north of mainland Europe in the midst of Svalbard isle. The archipelago features jagged mountains covered with a blanket of snow in a setting with old mining villages, Arctic nature, and discrete wildlife like polar bears, whales, polar foxes, seals, and walruses.
Colourful cottages in Svalbard Islands, Norway, Europe by gus880
Colourful cottages in this area form a small community, now developing into a town with some top-notch restaurants and bars. Surprisingly, modern activities like concerts, shows, festivals, and exhibitions are becoming a part of the culture.