Trolltunga: Trolltunga (The Troll’s Tongue) is one of the most spectactular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above Lake Ringedal in Skjeggedal. The view is breathtaking.The hike goes through high mountains, takes 8-10 hours in total (to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 900 meters. The hike is usually possible to do from mid June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains. Normally one can hike to Trolltunga until mid September. Consider carefully whether you are in good enough shape and have the right equipment before setting out. Plan carefully and start early in the day.Trolltunga, translated to “Troll’s Tongue,” is a cliff rock jutting out about 700 meters above lake Ringedalsvatnet in Norway. It was formed about 10,000 years ago from glacier erosion. In fact you can still see glaciers on the mountaintops and take guided tours to them. Along the way, you’ll find gorgeous blue lakes, towering fjords and impressive scenery that no picture can accurately describe. Originally it was intended to be a multiple day hike, however when the funicular was introduced people started making the trek in a single day. The funicular was closed down in 2010, however for some reason crazy people like us continue making the trip in just one day.
Dalsnibba: Europe`s highest fjordview from a road, new spectaculer platform, Geiranger Skywalk, from 2016 – a guaranteed airy experience. Quite possibly the world’s finest view – 1500 m above sea level.The toll road, Nibbevegen, takes you from Djupvasshytta at 1038 m above sea level, to the viewpoint at Dalsnibba which is at approx 1500 m a.s.l. You will have an unforgettable experience of fjord culture, views towards the snow-covered mountains, pure air and the World Heritage Area – all at the same time.Nibbevegen, a pioneer project and the very symbol of tourism in Geiranger, was opened in 1939. The fantastic panorama from the highest point includes fjords, peaks and high mountain terrain and is a ’must-see’ on any visit to the Geiranger area.The toll road is normally open late May to October. At the highest point there is a modern service building with a small souvenir shop and toilet facilities.New automatic toll station is installed on the way to Dalsnibba. At the station it is possible to pay by coins (NOK) or creditcard. It is also possible to use a specific code, if passing is prepaid.Cruise-buses (due to agreement) will pass as earlier, where personnel at the toll station manually opens the barrier.
The Flåm Railway: The Flåm Railway has been named one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. The train runs from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal Station. The journey displays the very best aspects of Western Norway’s stunning scenery.In the span of a brief hour, the train takes you from sea level at the Sognefjord in Flåm to the Myrdal mountain station at 867 metres above sea level. Myrdal is also a station on the Bergen Railway, which means that the Flåm Railway connects with trains running between Bergen and Oslo. The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest standard-gauge railway lines in the world, with 80% of the journey at a gradient of 5.5%. The train runs through spectacular scenery, alongside the Rallar Road, vertiginous mountainsides, foaming waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that, for many people, a single trip up and down is not enough. National Geographic Traveler Magazine calls the Flåm Railway one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe while in 2014 Lonely Planet Traveller went even further, and named it the best train journeys in the world.
Gaustatoppen Mountain: Gaustatoppen rises majestically over Rjukan in Telemark, with its 1883 metres over sea level. The top is easily accessible and easily climbed, but despite this, offers southern Norway`s longest view. On a clear day you can see approximately one sixth of Norway.From Stavsro it is an even incline all the way to the top. The difference in height is approximately 700 metres, but the trail is wide and clear. It is paved with stones, especially towards the end. We recommend mountain shoes with ankle braces.As you approach the top, the views become increasingly beautiful, and you will see the mountains in Telemark and Buskerud, and Oslomarka in the distance. Right before you reach the top, you will arrive at the Gaustatoppen Tourist Cabin, serving food and offering overnight accommodation (make sure to book in advance). You may also use the toilet facilities (5 kroner). The last part to the north has a magnificent view in all directions, especially of Hardangervidda that spreads out in the west.
Hamnøy bridge: Hamnøy is a small fishing village in the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the eastern side of Moskenesøya, about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) northeast of Reine, along the Vestfjorden. Hamnøy was previously connected to Reine by ferry, but this was replaced by bridges on the European route E10 highway as part of the Lofoten Mainland Connection.Spectacular nature, silence, midnight sun, northern light, storm, breathtaking sea and mountain view, fishing boats and fishermen’s cabin – the genuine Lofoten atmosphere is right here. Welcome to Eliassen Rorbuer – a holiday resort with 35 fishermen’s cabins, restaurant and activity centre. Eliassen Rorbuer is situated on the tiny island of Hamnøy by the spectacular fiord of Reinefjord, in the wild and beautiful western part of Lofoten, nearby Reine. The fishermen’s cabins are renovated and have one or two bedrooms, full equipped kitchen, big living and dinning room with comfortable furniture, bathroom with shower and high speed free WiFi access
Jotunheimen National Park: With over 250 mountains of almost 2000 meters high, including the 2469 meters Galdhøpiggen, Jotunheimen offers nature at its peak. Hike, bike, climb or ski. Flow with rivers and listen to waterfalls. Camp wild and free, spend the night sleeping inside the park’s wooden huts, cabins and lodges or built a fire in a suite of a boutique hotel called Herangtunet or stay nearby the Besseggen at Gjendesheim. In the Home of the Giants you touch the sky walking over the famous Besseggen ridge with Beitostølen nearby. Fly with eagles standing on top of the mighty Galdhøpiggen or just lie on your back in the lush meadows of this natural beauty embraced by picturesque Lom, the green slopes of Gudbrandsdalen, traditional Valdres, the waters of the Sognefjord and the eternal ice of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. So watch and be watched by the abundant wildlife. Experience the freedom, beauty, Zen and mystique of Europe’s wildest nature. Come, meet the seasons and listen to the heart of Norway, beating in Jotunheimen.Jotunheimen National Park, the heart of Norway beats between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.
Svalbard: Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. One of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, it’s known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes. The Northern Lights are visible during winter, and summer brings the “midnight sun”—sunlight 24 hours a day.Svalbard has fascinated travellers for a long time. Rich wildlife, arctic nature, and old mining towns are all found on the islands, which have a stark and eerie beauty that’s all their own.In addition to a few thousand polar bears, the islands are home to almost 3,000 human inhabitants, over 2,000 of which live in Longyearbyen, the administrative centre and largest settlement of the islands. This small and colourful community has gone from a typical village town to a modern community with different kinds of businesses and industries, and with a surprisingly wide range of cultural activities and opportunities, such as concerts, shows, festivals and exhibitions. Arctic food is served at a wide range of places to eat and drink of higher standards than you might expect from a small community, among them the world’s northernmost sushi restaurant. Svalbard also has a local beer brewery.
Preikestolen: Preikestolen or Prekestolen is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 metres above the Lysefjorden.There are many ways to get to Pulpit Rock. You may go by bus, boat as well as in your own car.There are buses leaving from Tau to Preikestolen mountain lodge on a daily basis while in season. These correspond with the ferry leaving from Fiskespirterminalen in Stavanger (from April through September). The rest of the year, the bus stops at Jørpeland. From there you can go by taxi to Preikestolen mountain lodge (9 km), which is the starting point for the hike.If you drive your own car, find your way to Lauvvik wharf (RV 13) and go by ferry to Oanes. Continue on RV 13 to Jøssang and follow signs to Pulpit Rock. Another possibility is to go by ferry to Tau and then follow RV 13 via Jørpeland.
Nærøyfjord: The Nærøyfjord in Sogn is one of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords. The name Nærøyfjord origin from the norse god ‘Njord’, the God of the Seafarer and the sea. It is one of many fjordarms in the 204 km long Sognefjord. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord became a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage together with Geirangerfjord.The Nærøyfjord is a 18 kilometers long branch of the worlds second longest fjord, the Sognefjord (204 kilometers long). It is only 250 meters at the narrowest, and more than one kilometer at the widest. The depth varies between 10 and 500 meters. The surrounding mountains are up to more than 1400 meters high.The Nærøyfjord is a fjord in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane. It starts at Gudvangen and ends at the mountain Beitelen, which divides the two fjords Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. In Nærøyfjord, we have the small villages Gudvangen, Bakka, Styvi and Dyrdal. Dyrdal and Styvi are the only places without permanent inhabitants during the winter, and is without road connection.
The Holmenkollen Jump Tower: Holmenkollen is the hill you see on the north western side of Oslo. It takes 20-30 minutes to get here from the city centre – the view from the subway on the way up the hill is worth the trip alone! The Holmenkollen area is a gateway to Nordmarka, one of the most popular recreational areas in the city. Tryvann and Frognerseteren are great starting points for hikes and trips summer and winter alike. In addition to beautiful scenery, Oslo’s top attraction is located up here; Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump. Holmenkollen also offers top-class conference hotels providing a unique setting for your meeting.A historic landmark in the Norwegian consciousness, Holmenkollen embodies more than a century of skiing competitions.Inside the ski jump is the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, the oldest of its kind in the world. The museum presents over 4,000 years of skiing history, Norwegian polar exploration artifacts and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing.The observation deck on top of the jump tower offers panoramic views of Oslo.