It is not among the most visited countries in the world, not even in Europe, but the truth is that Norway is a place worth visiting for many reasons: its beautiful natural landscapes (fjords, glaciers, lakes …), amazing natural phenomena (Northern lights, midnight sun …) and its beautiful urban spaces, which in most cases are surrounded by spectacular landscapes.
As if everything we just told you was not enough, Norway is considered one of the happiest countries in the world, as well as being extremely safe. As you can see, the reasons for visiting this country are numerous, so we recommend that you add this place to your list of possible destinations. In case you finally decide to visit this northern European country, then we will talk about some of its main cities . Would you like to join us?
How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about Oslo, the capital of Norway. It is a small and beautiful city that preserves the magic of the small towns, although it is true that it is also modern. One of its great attractions is that it is very close to the forest. If you have the opportunity to visit Oslo, we recommend that you visit the downtown area in advance , where you will find important buildings such as the Cathedral or the National Theater.
Second, we want to talk about Bergen, which is considered the second largest city in Norway. Located on the west coast of the country, it is the gateway to the famous fjords , which is why it is also one of the most tourist destinations. In fact, numerous cruise ships arrive at its port every year. Surrounded by hills and the sea, this municipality stands out for its picturesque colored houses, as well as for its art galleries, its museums and its medieval buildings.
We continue our tour of the most important cities in Norway in Trondheim. Considered the cultural capital of the country for many, this city stands out for its beautiful architecture, very different from other cities in Norway. It is the third largest and most populated municipality in the country, in addition to being an important university center. It is also important to note that the most important cathedral in Norway is located here. In addition, the city highlights the Archbishop’s Palace, the royal residence of Stiftsgården; Ringve, the National Museum of Music and Musical Instruments of Norway; Rockheim, the Museum of Rock; the old bridge and the Bakklandet neighborhood
Of course, we also have to talk about Tromso, a modern city where culture and nature always go hand in hand. It is located 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and is considered the largest city in the north of the country. Between September and March, it becomes the main destination for travelers who want to see the Northern Lights. In addition to hosting important festivals, Tromso offers excellent conditions for activities such as fishing, kayaking, hiking or dog sledding. We cannot forget its lively nightlife.
Finally, we want to talk about Stavanger, a port city located in western Norway. Without a doubt, the main attraction of this place is its natural environment, since it is surrounded by beautiful fjords, mountains and long white beaches. It is a university city with a lively atmosphere, as well as offering a wide variety of museums and cultural events. Not for nothing was it considered the European Capital of Culture in 2008. Of course, we recommend a visit to the Old Town of Stavanger.