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Best Cities in Norway

 

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?

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

The second largest city in Norway is fascinating Bergen boasting picturesque location 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.

To get a deeper insight into the history of Norway, 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 blessing for the reign.

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.

A 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.

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 an enviable proximity to fjords.