Norway Travel Guide

  • Geiranger from Above
    Geiranger from Above
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  • The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
    The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
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  • Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
    Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
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Oslo

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2977,7217,122

Bergen

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926,2368,52

Stavanger

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306,1009,31

Trondheim

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333,999,37

Tromsø

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269,700,17

Ålesund

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170,544,19

Flåm

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128,338,6

Lofoten

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123,294,6

Geiranger

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168,488,7

Nordkapp

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121,345,0

Bodø

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114,307,12

Hammerfest

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111,415,6

Åndalsnes

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69,79,1

Kirkenes

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60,161,11

Lillehammer

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148,349,14

Narvik

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100,271,6

Honningsvåg

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56,172,7

Kongsberg

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75,173,4

Drammen

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32,72,5

Svolvær

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20,75,9

Molde

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51,195,7

Kristiansand

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72,270,17

Olden

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15,25,1

Asker

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147,107,5

Balestrand

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20,60,4

Haugesund

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41,134,21

Lysebotn

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18,107,0

Dombås

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17,82,2

Sandefjord

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46,99,6

Gudvangen

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15,78,1

Porsgrunn

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29,41,1

Lom

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26,92,1

Gardermoen

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24,61,11

Eidfjord

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12,81,5

Guovdageaidnu / Kautokeino

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26,52,1

Florø

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22,20,3

Larvik

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35,69,7

Loen

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14,76,3

Voss

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24,62,10

Sandnes

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15,66,12

Gravdal

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12,34,0

Rondane Nasjonalpark

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32,37,0

Kragerø

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29,66,3

Fredrikstad

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18,110,6

Runde

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12,22,0

Vardø

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29,150,0

Ulvik

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9,20,5

Mo i Rana

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11,29,10

Myrdal

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5,17,0

Arendal

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35,45,6

Oslo

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Bergen

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  • Mount Fløien

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Fløibanen at sunset beautiful. The cable car in Bergen is its top attraction and one of Norway's most famous the only cable car of its kind in Scandinavia. I would agree with the claim that you have not really seen Bergenif you have travelled on the Fløibanen. A trip on the Fløibanen is necessary for all those who want the full Bergen experience...

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  • Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

    Bergen Hotels

    Situated at the very center of the town. All tourist attactions are 300 meters around. Very good...

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  • Pasta Sentralen

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Restaurants

    Went there for the birthday of a friend working there, on Sunday. Good points: Gnocchis were good, quite cheap (89kr) Bad: Close at 11PM, and quantity is far to be suffisiant... same thing for all what my freinds took (calzone, pizza, pasta...). In this case I prefer to pay 200kr for a **big** piece of meat @ Egon, with many fries.

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Stavanger

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  • Preikestolen

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The walk to Preikestolen is a must! I’ve made this walk several times since coming to live in Stavanger and hope to do it at least one more time before I leave. The walk and climb to Priekestolen is enjoyable in itself - there are some impressive views on the way up looking back towards Stavanger. However the icing on the cake is the stunning...

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  • Clarion Hotel Stavanger

    Stavanger Hotels

    I have been there for only two nights. It is situated just few minutes far from the city center.

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  • Chinese

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Restaurants

    Of the several chinese restaurants in Stavanger, Sze Chuen House is our favourite! The food is cheap and good, nice ambient and the service is OK. Close to downtown Stavanger. Eat in or take away. In addition to food from the Sze Chuen province, they have dishes from northern China as well as Dim Sum. The restaurant is in the ground floor,...

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Trondheim

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Tromsø

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  • Fjellheisen - lift to a viewpoint

    Tromsø Things to Do

    A short lift to a viewpoint above Tromsdalen part of Tromsø is worth it when the weather is nice. it is also a good starting point for hikes around the mainland mountaineous side of Tromsø, and even a hike or traverse of Tromsdalstind peak. Like in Bergen the viewpoint is called Fløyfjellet. In fact, I'd highly recommend a visit here when the...

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  • Clarion Collection With

    Tromsø Hotels

    I wasn't sure what to expect at this hotel - and had a very pleasant surprise, it was really good. ...

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  • Polaria - polar information centre

    Tromsø Things to Do

    Polaria is one of the best places to go in Tromsø if you have children, if the weather is bad, if you forgot giftshopping and if you want to learn something about the polar environment. This is NOT the Polar Museum (see separate tip), but an affiliate to both the Norwegian Polar Institute (next door) and the Polar Museum. It provides a popularized...

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Ålesund

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  • A Day Trip to Trollstigen

    Ålesund Things to Do

    Our tour took us through spectacular scenery, past delightful fjords , waterfalls, magnificent snow clad mountains, and over Trollstigen with its narrow steep zig zag roads from Stigrora to Isterdalen. I am not sure where we started but it was downhill and we did not go back up!The three main peaks of Trollstigen are named The King, The Queen and...

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  • Clarion Collection Bryggen

    Ålesund Hotels

    Apotekergata 1 3, Alesund, 6004, NO

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Gudbrandsgjuvet (trollstigen)

    Ålesund Off The Beaten Path

    Gudbrandsjuvet, situated between Trollstigen and the center of Valldal, is an imposing system of potholes, which makes a gorge that is 5 meters broad and 20 meters deep.this story about Gudbrandsjuvet has been told from the 1500 century. Gudbrand ran over this canyon with his accompany. Today Gudbrandsjuvet is one of the most visited tourist...

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Flåm

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  • ÆGIR BREWERY

    Flåm Things to Do

    I couldn't have been further off the mark when I looked at this beautiful wooden building and thought it was a Church, IT WAS A BREWERY!Check out the website for photos' of the inside, it looks wonderful, I just wish it was open, but it wasn't!Ægir Brewery was only opened for business in 2007, and has won "Brewpub of the year" for all of Norway,...

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  • Flamsbrygga Hotell

    Flåm Hotels

    Boks 44, Flam, 5742, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • FLAM'S PETIT TRAIN

    Flåm Things to Do

    I didn't know this petit Train existed in Flam until we happened to come across it away from the majority of the shops and attractions.By this time we had walked the main part of Flam that we wished to see. Usually we use these Trains because of walking problems, but here in Flam, the distance isn't great to cover.If you wish to use the Train, then...

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Lofoten

See all 123 Lofoten Tips
  • Svolvaer Airport is fog prone

    Lofoten Warnings and Dangers

    If you fly to Lofoten, take into account that Svolvaer Airport is a lot more bad weather exposed than neigbouring Leknes and Stokmarknes airports. If you are stuck at Bodø en route, try changing your ticket to either of those two airports. And if stuck at Svolvaer, you will find that staff there might try to provide you alternative flights out of...

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  • Anker Brygge

    Lofoten Hotels

    Lamholmen, 8300, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Not mastering the use of small boats

    Lofoten Warnings and Dangers

    This is what the locals fear the most: brave tourists (including Norwegians!) who use a local rowing boat or small motorboat/outboard, and get blown offshore. Or simply fail to observe weather warnings, on-board etiquette, don't master the waves, currents and underwater terrain or run out of gas or arm power to be able to make it back to...

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Geiranger

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  • packing list

    Geiranger What to Pack

    some extra pair of socks in case of bad weather. Rain clothes. perhaps an extra pair of shoes, make sure that your shoes can tolerate the heavy rain. it you get wet, pices of newspaper inside your shoes, work well! it would be wise to bring some toilets paper in case there is no paper present at the bathroms at the harbour remember your charger...

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  • Grande Fjord

    Geiranger Hotels

    The Grande Fjord hotel was a choice made at a rather last minute due to availabilities, but I must...

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  • do not swim in this area!

    Geiranger Warnings and Dangers

    Transportation is not cheap or easy to get when you're in the middle of the Geiranger fjord. But you should NEVER try to cross the fjord by swimming like a tourist tried. She forgot to arrange her transportation back to the harbor so she decided to swim with her purse in one hand. Luckily for her she was picked up by a man in kayak. Otherwise she...

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Nordkapp

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  • You want to take a look north ?

    Nordkapp Off The Beaten Path

    You want to take a look north ?This small monument shows you the position of the Nordkapp and the arrow is pointing exactely to the Northpole. Thats a place that you should not miss to take a photo at, its also quite close to the place where you enter the Nordkap-hall.When you come to Norkap you will find a lot of INdoor activities to do and see...

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  • Travelling to Nordkapp midwinter

    Nordkapp Transportation

    Hi I think the best way, if not the only way, is by travelling on the Hirtigruten coastal voyager boat. I did it in Feb a few years ago and got on at Harstad and they stop long enough on their northward route to make excursions available to Nordkapp - they have to have a snow plough organised to go ahead for their bus for the road from the port -...

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  • ALWAYS CARRY A RELIABLE MOSQUITOE...

    Nordkapp What to Pack

    These are the neccesary items that I carry when travelling :A small backpack that carries all my camera gear and lenses.Also I ALWAYS carry sufficient fresh bottled drinking water. A wide brimmed hat for strong summer sun .A good pair of sunglasses A comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking /hiking a lot A small tube of strong sunscreenA small...

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Bodø

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  • Lofoten Islands

    Bodø Things to Do

    The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago that have been inhabitated since Viking times. There are ferries from Bodo, the Hurtigruten ferry leaves at 15-00 and takes 4 hours to Stamsund., it continues to Svolvaer the main town. Svolvaer is a pleasant place with wooden buildings and a harbour. From here there are 40 minute boat trips to the...

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  • Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodo

    Bodø Hotels

    Storgata 3, Bodo, 8006, NO

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hurtigruten Ferry

    Bodø Transportation

    The Hurtigruten ferry in Bodo is just behind the railway station.,and leaves at 15-00 north bound and 04-00 south bound , it is in port 2 hours before. There is a small waiting room at Bodo but your ticket if not booked is bought on board at reception. Just wait while the passengers disembark then go up the small gangway.

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Hammerfest

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  • ALWAYS IN SUMMER CARRY MOSQUITO...

    Hammerfest Warnings and Dangers

    BODO .. Travelling anywhere up here in Northern Norway or LLapland ALWAYS in the summertime carry and use a strong mosquito and insect repellant...The mosquitos up here are the biggest that you will ever see!!! They are not only a real pest but mosquitos carry many forms of viruses.. In the evenings (the worst time) when "mossie's "are most active...

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  • THON HOTEL HAMMERFEST

    Hammerfest Hotels

    I was spending few nights there, in different rooms. If you will get a double room with a view to...

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  • Hammerfest is the northernmost town on...

    Hammerfest Things to Do

    Hammerfest is the northernmost town on earth ! Of course there are lots of villages on earth that are further north but Hammerfest is the northernmost TOWN ! All of the town looks very modern and there is a sad reason for that : In the very last days of WW II the german troups, who had occupied Hammerfest during the war, left this place and burned...

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Åndalsnes

See all 69 Åndalsnes Tips
  • Visit Stave church

    Åndalsnes Things to Do

    The outdoor tips by SailorRoar reminded me of when we visited Andalsnes on a cruise ship and had limited time. We both had colds so we went to the drug store to get an over-the-counter throat lozenge. The clerk recommended Fishermans Friend which worked great. While walking back to the ship from the fantastic Stave church, I noticed a sign that...

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  • Grand Hotel Bellevue

    Åndalsnes Hotels

    This is the largest, and best hotel in Åndalsnes, it is close to the city centre, and built together...

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  • Rauma Rock Festival

    Åndalsnes Things to Do

    Åndalsnes host one of the largest Rock Festivals in Norway, it is an annual event normally in August. There are always a good mix of local, national and international artist at the program. It is also the big party event at Åndalsnes. Check out their website

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Kirkenes

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  • Kirkenes Church

    Kirkenes Things to Do

    This is a huge church for a small population in Kirkenes. I entered in it when I heard the organ music. I liked the church. It is not old, it was build in the middle of the XIX century. The name of the city, Kirkenes, was given after the church.

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  • Thon Hotel Kirkenes

    Kirkenes Hotels

    Johan Knudtzens gate 11, Kirkenes, 9900, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Kirkenes is the endpoint of the...

    Kirkenes Off The Beaten Path

    Kirkenes is in the north-east-end of Norway, directely at the russian border and it is also is the endpoint of the coastal-cruises of all Hurtigruten-ships . It is an interesting outpost close to the russian border, the next russian town is Murmansk.Hurtigruten offers an excursion to the russian border, you will see a bit of the landscape plus this...

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Lillehammer

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  • Maihaugen - The Norwegian History

    Lillehammer Things to Do

    A very great part of Maihaugen is the exhibition in the main building. Don't miss out this!The exhibition shows you the development of Norway through the history. You will follow a path through several rooms which tell you stories about many historical aspects of Norway. Starting from the stone age you will reach the present at the end. Come and...

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  • Clarion Collection Hammer

    Lillehammer Hotels

    This place is well known to me - I worked with them to create their environment policy and...

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  • Maihaugen - The Town

    Lillehammer Things to Do

    The town area inside Maihaugen is a resembling of houses that make up a street in a small city. There are shops, a pharmacy and a bakery. The latter is open and inside is a cafe where you get ice cream, coffea and waffles. The post museum and the trainstation are also located in this urban part of Maihaugen.Please get the opening hours and fees for...

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