Best Cities in Norway

Best Cities in Norway

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Last updated:
13.10.2020

Norwegian cities are very diverse and can meet all travelers' tastes. While in Norway, visitors get a chance to enjoy everything from tiny cozy towns to bustling metropolises that stand out for their unique local art and culture.

 

What Norway cities to choose for your Norway vacation?

Oslo

If you are wondering what cities to visit in Norway first, we suggest starting your Oslo journey. The capital of Norway is a modern urban hub offering amazing opportunities for both sightseeing and entertainment. When it comes to Oslo's most interesting sights, the list is almost endless, but it still can’t lack such highlights as the Royal Palace and Viking ship museum.

Here's what you can expect from your time here:

Quick Norway Facts

  • Location: Northern Europe, Jutland Peninsula
  • Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)
  • Member of EU: since 1972
  • Population: 5,391,369 (estimate for 2021)
  • Top cities: Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Alesund, Tromso, Stavanger, Lillehammer, Bodo

Bergen

The second-largest city in Norway is fascinating Bergen boasting picturesque locations on the west coast of the country. It is for sure that the magical surroundings of Bergen will just enchant you as the city lies near the deepest Norwegian fjord, Sognefjord dominated by majestic mountain peaks.

Trondheim

To get a deeper insight into Norway's history, you may also visit the former capital of the Kingdom, Trondheim. The city holds a special place in the country’s past and is known as a city where new kings receive the reign's blessing.

Trondheim city

Tromso

You may be surprised, but wonderful Tromso is also mentioned among the major cities in Norway. Being the main hub inside the Arctic Circle, the city provides great chances to enjoy the Northern Lights and explore the wild polar nature.

Tromso city

Flam

The tiny village of Flam deserves a separate mentioning, as it's located on one of the most scenic railroads in the world, Flamsbana Railway, and offers unbelievable views of fjords, waterfalls, and valleys.

Flam city

Alesund

However, if you want to get out of the beaten path, you can expand your Norway itinerary by lovely Alesund with its Art Nouveau architecture and colorful streets as well as Balestrand and Geiranger, both situated in enviable proximity to fjords.

Alesund city

There are so many cities you can and absolutely should discover in Norway. However, if your journey is of limited duration, you won't go wrong choosing to visit some popular picks - Oslo, Bergen, Alesund, and others.