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Tourist Information with links to official
travel and tourism websites and state
resources for visitors to Norway.
Norway is officially called the Kingdom of the Norway; Kongeriket
Norge in Norwegian.
Driving From Bergen,
Driving From Hammerfest,
From Oslo, Driving From Stavanger,
Driving From Trondheim.
Countries neighbouring Norway are:
Finland and, to some extent,
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Think of Norway, and one pictures fjords, the
Fjord Travel Norway - Click on Photo to Visit The Fjords.
The coastline of Norway is almost 22,000 km long; with all its fjords,
inlets and offshore islands.
The longest fjord in Norway is Sognafjorden, which extends inland 204
km. The mouth is north of Bergen.
Seems a little claustrophobic at first, but this Norwegian domain is a must see for
admirers of the whale.
If you're looking for low prices in Norway, you have to get out of the
cities and try the countryside. By the way, that's also where it's interesting to be.
Cities can be found everywhere, the Norwegian fjords cannot.
Bergen is in south-west Norway, 482km from Oslo.
Situated in a scenic valley below seven mountains, Bergen is a vivid
city with numerous historic buildings.
The city was founded as Bjorgvin in around 1070, by Olaf III.
The city developed quickly, and was the capital of Norway during the
12th and 13th centuries.
Bergen has suffered from a few fires during its history, and was badly
damaged when it was occupied by the Germans during World War II.
The city's oldest building is the 12th-century St Mary's Church, and
there are some interesting steep-roofed, wooden houses on the quayside that date from the
Grieg and dramatist Ludvig Holberg were both from Bergen.
Comprehensive guide for travellers intending a visit to Bergen, or you can read the brief
travelogues to get other people's perspectives.
Sailings from Hirtshals (Denmark)
to Langesund, Kristiansand, Stavanger and
Bergen; and Strömstad (Sweden)
Fjord Norway would like to welcome you to fjords and mountains, waterfalls and glaciers,
rivers, streams and the sea. Explore the mysteries of the fjords.
Fjord Travel Norway is a small, family owned company located in the coastal city of
Bergen; known as the Gateway to the exotic Fjords of Western Norway. Choose between a wide
range of escorted and unescorted tours.
Along the Norwegian coast, Hurtigruten ships have been part of the lifeline of the local
communities for over a century; sailing in the wake of Captain Richard.
Cruise along Norway's western coast from Bergen up
to Kirkenes and back.
Sognefjord and Dalsfjord:
Most of the holiday accommodation is right by the sea. Very good sea-fishing and organised
fishing trips available. The local residents consider late-winter and autumn the best
times of year for sea-fishing.
Jostedalen lies to the North of
Sognefjord, with Jostedalsbreen glacier as
its nearest neighbour. Between the two
National Parks Breheimen and Jostedalsbreen
you find the beautiful Jostedalen valley,
with active agriculture and glaciers.
The national park surrounds Jostedalsbreen - the largest glacier on the continent of
Europe and an attractive area for walkers and hikers. Without specialist knowledge and
proper equipment, however, walking or skiing on the glacier is highly dangerous.
Norwegian National Parks:
Brief details about Norway's 20 National Parks, with a map showing their location.
Founded in the 8th century, Stavanger has a well-preserved
12th-century stone church.
Everybody knows about the Norwegian fjords and mountains but in the
south-west, especially around Stavanger, is the longest stretch of sandy beaches in
northern Europe; with the mountains and fjords a few miles inland.
Very popular with surfers and kite boarders from all over Scandinavia,
on good summer days all these beaches are packed - mainly with locals, as no-one else
knows about them.
Free maps of Stavanger to help you plan your sightseeing.
A tourist and visitor information service for south west Norway, including Stavanger,
Bergen, Kristiansand, Haugesund, the mountains and coastal areas. Includes a guide to
accommodation, sightseeing, shopping, places to eat and drink and other essential
information for visitors.
The capital of Norway is on the Aker River, at the head of Oslo
Fjord; in the south- east corner of the country.
Oslo was founded by Harold III of Norway, around 1050, and became the
site of the royal residence circa 1300.
Oslo was destroyed by fire in 1624 and then rebuilt under Christian IV
of Denmark and Norway and renamed Kristiania in his honour.
The capital reassumed its historical name of Oslo in 1925, and hosted
the Winter Olympic Games in 1952.
Oslo appears modern in its design and architecture, and has many
museums, parks, and public statues. Frogner Park contains around 150 Norwegian sculptures
by Gustav Vigeland.
The Norwegian Nobel Institute, in Oslo, helps to select the winner of
the Nobel Peace Prize.
Bogstadveien is one of the most popular streets/areas in Oslo, with a
great selection of good shopping, cafes, and bars and easy to get around on foot.
An association of first-class campsites in central locations throughout Norway. Reasonable
prices makes your money go further.
Most of Lapland is north of the Arctic Circle, and extends across
the northern parts of Norway, Sweden,
and the Kola Peninsula of Russia.
The highest point is Mount Kebnekaise (2,111 m), in Swedish Lapland.
Most inhabitants of Lapland are Sami (Lapps or Laplanders), who speak
a Finno-Ugric language also known as Sami.
The Sami live mostly in Norway, where they are called Finns and herd
reindeer for food and clothing.
Visit the former Winter Olympic city of Norway and find plenty of
interest, even in summer.
There are a number of golf courses in the Lillehammer region, ranging
from 18-hole championship golf courses to challenging 9-hole forest or mountain golf
courses. There's also a 9-hole Pitch and Putt facility.
Lillehammer resort guide with maps of the area, accommodation listings, transportation
summary and a hyperlinked article detailing local attractions.
Maihaugen, centrally located in Lillehammer, is the largest open-air museum in Norway,
with 185 buildings mostly from Lillehammer town and the Gudbrandsdalen valley.
Launched in 1856, the S.S. Skibladner is the world's oldest paddle steamer in scheduled
service. Summer sailings around Lake Mjosa: Lillehammer, Moelv, Gjovik, Hamar and
Only 20km from the centre of Lillehammer, Sjusjoen's forest and mountain terrain has
become one of Northern Europe's best skiing destinations.
The northernmost town of Europe is on the island of Kvaloya,
From mid-May to July 29 the sun doesn't drop below the horizon, but
you won't see daylight at all from November 18 to January 23.
Founded as Nidaros on the central western coast in AD 997, the
city served as the capital of Norway until 1380.
The tomb of King Olaf II, patron saint of Norway, is under the
11th-century Nidaros Cathedral.
Color Line is Norways largest cruise ferry line, operating ferries between Norway,
Denmark, Germany and Sweden with a total of eight cruise ferries and one express boat.
Rail Travel in Norway
Norway by Train:
NSB offers a number of spectacular
rail journeys around Norway.
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