10 Top Tourist Attractions in Norway

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Roros

Roros Church stands in the middle of the small village of Roros. Built in the 11th century, this church is well-known for its two museums.

The churches stands on the site of an earlier one, which was destroyed during a fire in 1288. Roros is the largest parish in the municipality of Nissedal.

After building the new one, settlers from France came to Norway, settling here, and some of them had to leave their country because of the troubles during the Reformation.

Two of them, Jean Denis and Marie Wattelot, settled in the village of Verdal and, in 1622, donated a part of their land to build a chapel.

In 1851, this chapel was replaced by a new church. The older building was moved to the Gallo hall. Roros church is still the home of both churches, as well as a variety of activities. The church is a popular destination for visitors and is easy to reach.

Open: April to October, Tuesday to Saturday april – October Trondheimsfjord: The Trondheimsfjord, or Central Valley, is the largest fjord in Norway.

Urnes Stave Church

Voringfossen

Voringfossen is a waterfall located in Norway that is situated in the Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane County. It is a very popular tourist attraction in the area, and especially among the river rafting community.

The waterfall has two stages. The first is around 62 meters high and the second is a further 15 meters higher.

This location includes a mountain path that takes walkers and mountain bikers to a second, lower waterfall known as Edrifoss which falls about 20 meters (60 ft) straight down into a deep, round pool.

Sporty summer activities include hiking, climbing, as well as fishing and other activities. If you are traveling by bus and will be near this area, you can take a quick hike to the waterfall.

The place is very popular for camping, and it is only about a 20 minute ride to the waterfall. Views from the hike include the ice cave of Glittertind and the cascading Jodanfossen Waterfall.

The Edrifoss waterfall is the most popular spot to go if you are staying at the camping area by the Voringfosse falls. Getting there will be easy as the road travels by less than a thousand feet.

Nidaros Cathedral

Z Nidaros Cathedral, which is also called “The Rose of Trondheim,” is dedicated to Saint Olav. The massive cathedral, which is supposed to resemble a cross between a gothic and late medieval style, was finished in the year 1250. Five years later, the architect died.

Adjacent to the cathedral there are the tombs of King Magnus VI, who is considered to be the founder of the city, and his wife, Ingeborg I of Sweden, who helped to establish Nidaros as a capital for the kingdom of Norway.

Nordkapp

Jostedalsbreen Glacier

Viking Ship Museum

Heddal Stave Church

The stave church of Heddal is a fascinating piece of architecture built by Olaus Petri in around 1160. The unusual octagonal shape and still functional church steeple made it a must in our list. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Bryggen

Bergen.

High on the list of top attractions in Bergen, one of the main travel destinations for Norwegian people day and night, is Bergen's “Lower Town” – Bryggen.

Once a colourful warehouse area in Bergen's early times, Bryggen is now a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage area in Norway. Nowhere else in Bergen is the story of the city's colourful pasts come alive with such clarity as in Bryggen.

Many original timber buildings still exist in the district, and their beautiful and exciting interiors provide a unique experience for tourists. They are populated by as many as commercial companies that showcase the original style and feel, as well as offering the opportunity to learn about the history of the area.

Bryggen is a tourist area known for its unique shopping experience. It is a harbor with many restaurants and traditional shops. The shops carry clothing, jewellery, and souvenirs exemplifying the original style that one can enjoy in Bergen.

The architecture of the area suggests its cultural and historical roots. Inside, the buildings are decorated where the past of the city comes alive. This part of Bergen is also known for festivals and events where young and old can enjoy themselves.

Geirangerfjord