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There are too many reasons for you to visit the most comfortable place on earth apart from its ancient history and of course, the Northern Lights. Mainly, it houses historical spots that even the locals will not get tired of visiting.
Moreover, Norway is rich with heritage sites declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is also rare to find a place where polar bears can be spotted even without zoos. Besides, who would not want to step foot in the place where Vikings have traveled?
To get a well-planned visit to the country, you should consider visiting these spots.
Geirangerfjord. No one can deny that this is the most famous attractions of the country. It is just one of the many fjords in Norway, which is near Ålesund’s coastal town and found in the southwest area of the country. The area is over 9 miles in length. What makes the area magnificent is its deep-blue water circumvented by lush green mountains and towering cliffs. It is made even more spectacular by its picturesque files and beautiful waterfalls.
Scenic Rail Routes. If you hate trains in your country, then you would change your opinion when you’re in Norway. By riding a train, you will be able to enjoy its stunning countryside views. Its rail lines go as far as over 2,000 miles and its routes pass through more than 3,000 bridges and approximately 775 tunnels. The scenic rail routes of Norway will give you a quick yet fulfilling tour of Hardangervidda, Oslo, Dombås, and Åndalsnes among others.
Bryggen. The waterfront of the area is the best thing you will see during nighttime in Norway. It also offers an informal museum as represented by its line of traditional buildings. History tells that this place is related to the Middle Ages trading
for 400 years, particularly when Norway was a member of the Hanseatic League. At present, traders can eat the most traditional dishes, shop in modern-day stalls, and visit art studios in the place.
Hurtigruten. Tourists have become increasingly interested in the regular services of the ferry system in carrying passengers and freight. Since 1893, Hurtigruten has been present to distant link corners of the country. Every day, a fleet of the ferry system leaves the port, traveling to Kirkenes, to return in 12 days. If you take this opportunity for a tour, you will be able to explore various ports.
Heddal Stave Church. This is the largest stave church in the country. The magnificent structure of the church is represented by its three naves that stretch up to the sky. You will find the tourist spot in Notodden. According to accounts, it is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
This wood church was first erected in the 13th century. Legend stated that five farmers built it in just three days. Presently, it is still in use for Sunday services and weddings following its reconstructions in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Lillehammer. If you love skiing, this is a great Norway spot to visit. You will find it at the end of Gudbrandsdal’s southern end. Mainly, you will find it above Lake Mjøsa. Even if it is not winter, you still have areas to enjoy touring in the place, which include a stave church, 18th-century farmhouses, over a hundred historic buildings, and workshops. Another must-visit in the area is Peer Gynt’s Cottage, which has existed since the early 1700s and was considered the residence of the famed hero at Ibsen.
Whenever it is winter, Lillehammer will give you plenty of alpine ski centers to choose from. Apart from its 300 miles of ski trails, you may also try out sleigh rides, skating, and curling.
Nordkapp. This is also called the North Cape. Travelers often prioritize this area due to its unprecedented and out-of-this-world view. Take note that the sun never sets in this place between May 14 and July 28. The reason is its build rising 1,000 feet above the Arctic Ocean. Every day, around 200,000 tourists visit the area to hike or enjoy a scenic view.
Nidaros Cathedral. After a thousand years of history, this cathedral became the most famous church in the country. In Scandinavia, this is considered as the biggest medieval building in the area. According to records, he Nidaros Cathedral was developed in honor of the Vikings’ chieftain named Olav. Later on, Olav was declared a king and saint. Originally, the church was completed in 1090 and expanded until the 1300s.
Arctic Circle. No one can deny that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis has always stolen the show in this spectacular northern Norway tourist spot. Simply imagine witnessing flares of shimmering curtains, arcs of blue light, and glowing coronas in the sky. Alternatively, you will enjoy the view of the Midnight Sun during summer.
Norway will always be a great place to visit if you need an unparalleled experience outside your country. You do not need to settle for typical beaches or tour around the city when you can discover Norway’s distinctiveness.
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