Norway, The Land Of Fjords, Trolls, And Vikings

Norway is one of the brightest gems of beautiful nature and landscapes that no man can resist. It is located in the north of Europe, more precisely on the Scandinavian peninsula. A huge number of people visit this beautiful country with breath-taking landscapes, arctic tundra, high mountain peaks, deep forests, houses with grass on the roofs, magnificent fjords.

This country is known for its ancient inhabitants called “Vikings.” The Vikings were belligerent members of the Normans, passionate users of ships, researchers, and merchants. They had long beards and hear, and by nature, they were very tall and vigorous people, from work and hard life in that cold country. They originated from all over Scandinavia, but between the late 8th and 11th centuries successfully attacked, conquered and looted places on the shores of Britain, France and other parts of Europe. The period of European history between 793 and 1066 is often called the “Viking Age.”

The Vikings were known for their longships and navigation capabilities.Today Norway is one of the safest countries in the world, where there is a law called “allemannsrett,” which translates into the “rights of all people.” It is free to wander around and access every path in the country. You can set up a tent where you want and pick up wild fruit trees.

These are one of the most beautiful places that are recommended to visit:

1. Svolvaer

This place is real magic. Svolvaer is the administrative center of Vagan Municipality (9,200 inhabitants) in Nordland County. It is located on the island of Austvagoya in the Lofoten archipelago. It is a real magic for your eyes. The high mountains together with the night lights represent an unforgettable sight that you will remember for the rest of your life.

2. Оdda

Odda is a Municipality in Hordaland county. Go and join on an adventure between rushing waterfalls, emerald fjords, blue glaciers, silvery peaks, lush valleys. Odda is one of those magic places that has it all. Trolltunga is the very example of Odda’s surprising environment – a rock that defies gravity, creating one of the most awe-inspiring viewpoints known to man. You will find there is so much else to explore as well! It is surrounded by two national parks, Europe’s deepest snow in Røldal, Røldal’s different stave church, the Buerbreen glacier and the historic industrial town of Tyssedal. The many exciting and varied activities are waiting to be explored!

3. Reine

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative center of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county. Beautiful, Quaint Fishing Village Reine Will Make You Want To Run Off To Norway Immediately.

4. Lofoten Islands

Lofoten is an archipelago in Norway. It’s known for its dramatic scenery, with peaks like the Svolværgeita pinnacle jutting up into the sky. Himmeltindan Mountain sits on Vestvågøya Island. The nearby Lofotr Viking Museum features a Viking longhouse reconstruction. Cycle routes cover the islands, passing through fishing villages like Henningsvær, which has colorful buildings lining its waterways.

5. Røros Street

Røros Street is a town and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county. The traditional town of Røros is a modern community in which people live and work right in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

6. Renndølsetra

7. Fredvang

Fredvangis a village on the island of Moskenesøya in the municipality of Flakstad in Nordland county, Norway. The village is somewhat isolated with the Fredvang Bridges being the only road connection to the community from the rest of Norway.

8. Trolltunga

Trolltunga is a rock formation situated about 1,100 meters above sea level in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county. The view from above is incredible.

9. Bleik

Bleik is a fishing village in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county. It is located in the northwestern part of the island of Andøya, about 10 kilometers southwest of the town of Andenes.

10. Trollstigen

Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of Norwegian County Road 63 that connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality.

11. Morning In Norway

12. Geirangerfjord

The Geiranger Fjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality. It is a 15-kilometre – a long branch of the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch of the Storfjorden.

13. Værøy

Værøy is an island and municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Lofoten. The administrative center of the municipality is the village of Sørland. The other village in Værøy is Nordland.

14. Torghatten

Torghatten is a granite mountain on Torget island in Brønnøy municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is known for its characteristic hole, or natural tunnel, through its center.

15. Preikestolen

Preikestolen or Prekestolen is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a cliff which rises 604 meters above the Lysefjorden. Looking out over the Lysefjord from the Pulpit Rock (also known as Preikestolen) is an experience of a lifetime. Combine the hike with a fjord cruise or join a guided tour at night or off the beaten track. The six-kilometer walk starts at the mountain lodge Preikestolen Fjellstue. Allow a total of four hours for this moderately difficult roundtrip that ascends 350 meters. Join one of the guided tours that run daily from April to October (subject to weather conditions), or admire the cliff from a sightseeing boat on the fjord, or do both – some tours offer combined hikes and cruises. If you are concerned about sharing Preikestolen with too many people, start the walk at night, and you will experience a bit of magic when the sun rises.