In today’s world of congested cities and overcrowded resorts, a trip to Norway is a breath of fresh air – literally. The Nordic country has some of the best attractions you can find anywhere, unsullied and enhanced by crisp clear scenery.
Most famous of all are the Northern Lights, known as the aurora borealis, a rare natural lightshow in the sky, drawing people from all over the world to marvel at the sight.
Most famous of all are the Northern Lights, known as the aurora borealis, a rare natural lightshow in the sky, drawing people from all over the world to marvel at the sight. The best place to see the lights is the city of Tromso, located 350 km north of the Artic Circle. A visit to Tromso is worthwhile in its own right, as the city is full of 18th-century traditional wooden houses set in the midst of stunning Arctic scenery.
In Norway, there are many must sees..
The Norwegian fjords are another must-see in Tromso. Indeed, no trip to Norway is complete without a boat journey among the fjords. There are other places to see them too. Nordfjord is a popular choice, located in western Norway. The area around the fjord is full of exciting outdoor activities, including rafting, canoeing and fishing amid imposing mountain views and intriguing historical sites. The country’s largest fjord is Sognefjord. If you get bored of soaking in the scenery (which is unlikely), Sognefjord has plenty of other interesting things to see and do. There’s the Viking Village, the old slave church in Urnes, and the White Caves of Gudvangen, which are often referred to as magical. If that’s still not enough, visitors can check out the Aurlandsdalen Valley, which is often compared to the Grand Canyon. There’s plenty to do here also, especially for the adventurous traveler. You can ride the world’s steepest railway, snap photos of gushing waterfalls, or go for a long hike among it all instead.
For the more daring visitor to Norway, there’s the chance to see nature at its wildest by taking a trip to Svalbard, a collection of islands to the far north. Home to polar bears, Arctic wolves, and reindeer, to name but a few, the sparsely-populated Svalbard is a perfect destination for those who want to see the most untouched of Norway’s natural attractions. The main towns, or settlements, are Longyearbyen and Barentsburg, with less than 3000 worth of residents between them. Here is an utterly desolate, yet visually captivating place, truly reflecting Norway’s unmatched international reputation as a country full of raw natural beauty.