You probably have heard about the famous Lofoten islands. Located about 1287.48 km from Oslo, it is one of the most popular places to go when visiting Norway. And there’s no wrong with that. It is quite a fantastic view once you arrive there.
It takes some time to get there – to take a flight from Oslo to Bodo, then three to four hours by ferry. But it’s totally worth it, once there, you’ll see colorful fishing villages, majestic fjords, and frozen beaches, blue waters, steep mountains. So when you’re planning to visit Norway, make sure to put this on your list!
Rich wildlife, northern nature, and old mining towns. This is the place where there are more polar bears than people itself. Yes, you heard it right! There are about 2,600 people and tourists who come to see the Arctic life of Norway.
While being there, you have the chance to see seals, thousands of seabirds, Arctic foxes and reindeers, and of course the polar bears. There are many expeditions you can choose from – old whaling stations that now seem like ghost towns, mining towns, fascinating fjords and enormous icebergs. So if you want to see the actual wildlife and feel the Arctic atmosphere, Svalbard is the place to go!
Atlantic ocean road
The road of the ocean, Norwegian construction of the century. This is a must-drive road in Norway, as it connects many small islands with seven bridges and looks like a massive snake. Once you start going up the Atlantic ocean road, it really feels like you are driving up to the sky. It is said to be one of the most beautiful drives in Norway, and the construction of it is genuinely appealing to look at.
Yet driving through it isn’t the only wondrous part. There is a walking track and stopping point just before the start of the road itself, to take a minute, enjoy the breathtaking views of either stormy or smooth blue ocean, and have the perfect spot for a snack break on your road trip!
Maybe this city will not be your first choice when coming to Norway, even more, when you don’t even know how to pronounce this name, but it’s definitely worth visiting. It’s a city that is built on islands and it has a beautiful architecture, that you can’t see everywhere in Norway. And since Alesund is a fishing harbor, you should definitely try out their fish soup.
If you are out on the city and enjoying the walk, then you should also go to the Aksla viewpoint , from there you can see the whole city and take quite amazing pictures. You can see how the houses line up with the islands, and it’s even more fascinating with the sunset.
When you’re looking for something more adventures, then hike to Trolltunga is something you definitely need to do. The beautiful hike up to the top of Trolltunga ( translations literally is Troll’s tongue) is breathtaking. As you’re walking, you can feel the mythical and majestic atmosphere. It can be quite challenging because of the rocky road and steep hills, so before going, you should consider if you’re fit enough to take this challenge. But if you do and you get to the top you will say – This was worth it.
The road changes once you start going, you start by going up on asphalt road, then you get up to grass road, rivers and little trees along the way, it continues with steep and rocky trails. Yet you should be careful where you step and make sure you have good hiking shoes. Also, you need to take into consideration that this will take about 12 hours to hike, go and go back.
Sounds like the perfect road trip to plan into the calendar, right? If you haven’t been to Norway yet, it is definitely something to consider doing since the nature it offers, cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. It truly feels like stepping back in time and seeing the untouched greenery, clean water and breathe the freshest arctic air.