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5 PLACES TO VISIT IN: Norway

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A country known for its beautiful nature, the midnight sun and trolls. Every year a lot of people fall in love with the country and so did I. Norway is a big country and there is so much to see, but there are some places you should really visit. Read on if you want to know about the 5 places you need to visit when you’re in Norway.

Oslo
Starting with the capitol of Norway, Oslo. Oslo is most likely to be your place of arrival, if you travel by plane or by boat. You cannot leave Norway without visiting the capitol and the city where most of the people in Norway live. Oslo has a lot of great architecture and buildings which you should visit, like the city hall and the Oslo opera house. The palace gardens are great for a small walk and if you follow the Karl Johans gate, you will see a lot of nice shops! Looking for a nice place to eat with a view? Visit Tjuvholmen, a neighbourhood with great restaurants with a view on the Oslofjord.


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Trondheim
Another city which is great to visit is Trondheim. This city is located in the middle of Norway, although it feels like it is very northern. Trondheim has the cute coloured storehouses alongside the river which flows through the city, so definitely take a look there! The Nidaros Cathedral is also worth a visit, it is quite big and has great decorations. Shopping can also be done in this city, don’t forget Scandinavian clothing brands are really cool, I recommend Cubus and Bik Bok.

Geiranger Fjord

A bit more to the north, in More og Romsdal, you will find a lot of pretty fjords, which Norway is famous for. So every fjord you visit is good, but the Geiranger Fjord is said to be the prettiest of them all. And I agree, it is very lovely. The fjord is 15 km long and is a branch on the Sunnylvsfjorden, so it doesn’t go all the way to the ocean. The thing that makes the Geiranger Fjord so special is that it is a very narrow fjord and has many beautiful waterfalls. You can see some of them from standing in the little village Geiranger, located on the end of the fjord, but there is a better way to see them: by boat! You can take a boat tour which takes on a tour through the fjord, or you can hire a kayak to look for yourself. Because it is on the list of the UNESCO world heritage, the little town can be very crowded. But that’s worth the visit!


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Alesund
This last place I would recommend is the town Alesund. Alesund is located nearby the Atlantic Ocean, it’s built on three different islands! The town offers fun things to do and to see. Alesund is a very interesting town, because most of the buildings are built in Jugendstil style. After the town was burned down in 1904, it was rebuilt in the style with a lot of stone, decorations and again, colours. So you can find a lot of nice coloured houses! If you want to know more about it, you can visit the Jugendstilsenteret, located in the old apothecary. But just walking around is also lovely to do, viewing all the consistent architecture! For a cool look over the town, climb up Aksla, the town mountain tot the Fjellstua viewpoint. It takes 418 steps to the top, but it’s definitely worth it! This gives you an amazing look over the whole city and the cool houses. And with good weather, you can even see all the islands around Alesund.

Valdresflye

Norway is also known for its beautiful national parks. Jotunheimen National Park is very well known by hikers and climbers, because it has nice trails to walk. But even if you’re not a hiker or climber, it’s very fun to visit these mountains! You can take the County Road 51 over the Valdresflye, which takes you over this mountain plateau and gives an amazing view over the mountains of Jotunheimen. And if you’re lucky, you can even spot some reindeer while driving!

Have you ever visited Norway and which place do you recommend visiting?

Written by Hillene, she blog at www.randomstuff.nl together with her friend.  About fashion, travel, photography, beauty and other random things they love. Be sure to check them out! And follow them on Instagram, @randomstuffnl.

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  1. I would definitely also add Bergen to the list. A cute colorful city surrounded by mountains. From here you can reach Stavanger, another colorful city, and of course Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock, which such an incredible hike! (:
    Camilla | http://cammi.dk

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