Visit scenic cities in Norway

The Unesco Bryggen wharf in Bergen. Photo by Andrea Giubelli, Visit Norway

Beautifully located, small & picturesque!

In a global perspective, we have quite small cities in Norway: our capital Oslo is the largest with approximately 600 000 inhabitants, then comes Bergen with 250 000. There are quite a few scenic cities and towns to visit in Norway. For a brief visit to Norway, we recommend Oslo, Bergen, Alesund and Trondheim in the southern part of Norway, and the Arctic town of Tromso in Northern Norway.

Visit Scenic cities in Norway:

Viking Ship Museum Oslo by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Viking Ship Museum in Oslo

Oslo - Norway's Capital

is not as grand as the other Scandinavian capitals, but it has a lot of charm, authentic areas and amazing attractions, the most recently added to the city’s waterfront; the iconic Oslo Opera House & the spectacular Astrup Fearnley Museum of contemporary art. Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslofjord, surrounded by hills and vast areas of woodlands.
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Colourful houses in Bergen by Sonia Arrepia, Visit Norway

Bergen with UNESCO Bryggen wharf

Bergen - the gateway to the fjords

is a real “must see”, with its picturesque hillsides & the wooden UNESCO Bryggen wharf. Bergen is beautifully located by the Bergen fjord, surrounded by 7 mountains. In the outskirts of Bergen you find the tiny, wooden villa of the composer Edvard Grieg, located by the Nordas Lake.
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Alesund by Sverre Hjornevik, Fjord Norway

Authentic atmosphere, Alesund

Alesund - the Art Nouveau town

and the doorway to the UNESCO Geirangerfjord – has the most dramatic history. This tiny, peaceful town has a lot of charm, surrounded by stunning scenery, islands and fjords. The Brosundet canal is a central feature in Alesund. Alesund is also called the Fishing capital of Norway.
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Beautiful Trondheim by ka71, Foap, Visitnorway.com

Colourful houses in Trondheim

Historic Trondheim

has the most unique areas with tiny wooden houses and narrow streets, the scenic Nidelven river and Norway’s national shrine, the medieval cathedral Nidarosdomen. Trondheim is also home to the largest wooden buildings in Norway. Must see in Trondheim is the authentic Bakklandet area and the old wooden bridge Gamle Bybro.
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Tromso. Photo by Bard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beautifully located Tromso

Arctic Tromso

is surrounded by magic Arctic scenery, mountain peaks, islands and fjords. Tromso is a beautiful destination for the Midnight sun during the summer months.
Tromso is ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone – the perfect Northern Lights destination!
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Sustainable tourism Fjord Travel Norway by Pixabay

Sustainable tourism in Norway

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Our trips are based on our goal of sustainable tourism, with eco-friendly travel that leaves as small an environmental footprint on nature as possible. We strive to provide an authentic and local experience, with public and environmentally friendly transport like trains, electrical cruise ferries, and buses. The cruise company we use seriously aims to protect the Norwegian coast and is a world leader in sustainable cruising. We use domestic airline companies that strive to reduce their COemissions, invest in green technology and work to achieve more sustainable travel.
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What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

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