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A view of the harbor and colorful buildings in Bergen, Norway
Bergen is the 2nd largest city in Norway and was at one time the capital. It is a place rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Situated between mountains and fjords, this picturesque city is home to culturally and historically protected sites, fascinating museums, traditional marketplaces, restaurants, art galleries, shopping, and more. For these reasons, we’re devoting this week’s blog post to exploring Bergen. Let’s go!   Bryggen We’ll start...
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The city of Stavanger, near the harbor at sunset
The charming city of Stavanger is a popular destination for people visiting Norway and it is easy to see why. It’s the fourth largest city in the country coming in behind Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim. Located on the beautiful west coast in Rogaland county, Stavanger has a lot to offer – a beautiful town steeped in history, interesting and quirky museums, and stunning, unequivocally Norwegian landscapes. Much of Stavanger is...
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A view over the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund, Norway and its surrounding islands
The charming city of Ålesund is a must see for any visitor to Norway. Filled with striking Art Nouveau architecture and a vibrant fishing culture, it is known as the adventure capital of the fjords. Often touted as Norway’s most beautiful city, Ålesund also has a rich history steeped in Viking culture. The famous Viking Rollo who founded Normandy and was the forefather of British royalty, had his roots in...
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Geiranger, Norway is a uniquely beautiful place, so it’s no wonder it’s ranked as one of the top tourist attractions in Norway. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005, the stunning Geirangerfjord is filled with deep-blue water, mighty waterfalls, and wild green mountains. Although the village of Geiranger is rather small, there is still a lot to see and do in the area.  We’ve put together a list...
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A view over Trollstigen (Troll Road), a mountain road in Norway with 11 hairpin bends
What is there to do in Åndalsnes, Norway? So, so much! Åndalsnes, the mountaineering capital, is located in one of our favorite areas in the region, the extraordinarily beautiful Rauma. Surrounded by the incredibly dramatic mountains of the Romsdalen valley, including the famous Trollveggen, it’s no wonder Åndalsnes was given the moniker, and attracts visitors from all over the globe. Welcome to troll country! Tindesenter The Tindesenter is a unique...
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