• Capital: Oslo
  • Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Area: 385, 207km2
  • Religion: 75,6% Christianity, 20,2% No Religion, 3,4% Islam
  • Phone: +47
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Population:  5,391,369 (2021)
  • Currency:  Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Basic RGB

Finnair offers several flights a day from Helsinki to Oslo and Bergen. Norwegian, SAS and many other companies offer flights straight from Finland to Norway. The Oslo Airport offers flights to many countries around the world.

From Denmark, Germany, and Sweden: Regular ferries connect Norway with these countries. Popular routes include Copenhagen-Oslo, Hirtshals-Larvik, and Strömstad-Sandefjord. These services are especially useful for those bringing their own car or prefer sea travel over flying.Authentic Scandinavian cruises with the Hurtigruten along the coasts of Norway are a popular way to travel. Color Lines operate 6 ferries from Norway to Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

Buses like FlixBus connect Norwegian cities with various destinations in Europe. This option can be more economical but is generally slower than flying.
You can drive into Norway from Sweden, Finland, or Russia. Note that Norway has strict regulations regarding winter tires and driving conditions, so be prepared, especially in colder months.


Oslo (Capital)


Oslo, the capital of Norway, located in the Southern Norway and in the northern part of the Oslo Fjord, is the largest city of the country and also a province. During the years 1624 – 1877 the city was known as Christiania, and between 1877/1897 – 1924 the name was Kristiania. Bygdøy peninsula almost divides the fjord in two parts. The area is known for verdant mounds and mountains. The highest point is Kirkeberget (629 meters). The largest lake of the country, Maridalsvannet, is located in Oslo.  There are 40 islands in the Oslo region, and the Akerselva River flows through the city. Oslo is especially remembered from the 1952 Winter Olympics, and Holmenkollen Ski Festival is held annually.

Beautiful panorama of Bergen with Funicular on Mount Floyen in Bergen, Norway

Mount Floyen and the Funicular


Fløyen is a must-do while in Bergen. Fløibanen, the funicular brings you up the hillside, from Bergen city center to the top of the mountain in 6 minutes. At Mount Fløyen you will find beautiful views of Bergen, the nearby islands, fjords, and mountains surrounding Bergen. Fløyen is a great destination for hiking, mountain biking, and soft adventures.

Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum

Address: Huk Aveny 35, 0287 Oslo, Norway


In the Viking Ship Museum are displayed the best-preserved Viking Ships of the world as well as findings from the tombs of Vikings. A novelty which started on 1, April 2014 is the show The Vikings Alive which is displayed on the ceilings and wall over the ship Tune. In the exhibition objects include findings from Gokstad, the ships Oseberg and Tune, little boats, sledges, a magnificent cart, textiles and household utensils. With the ticket of the Viking Ship Museum you also have the entrance to the Historical Museum, but the advantage should be used within 48 hours.

Vigeland Museum

Vigeland Museum

Address: Nobels gate 32, 0268 Oslo, Norway


The Vigeland Park is the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist and is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year round. The unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite, and wrought iron. Vigeland was also in charge of the design and architectural layout of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949. Most of the sculptures are placed in five units along an 850-meter long axis: The Main gate, the Bridge with the Children’s playground, the Fountain, the Monolith plateau, and the Wheel of Life. 

Oslo, Norway - 11th July 2014: Tourists visiting the famous pyramid of the Fram Museum of polar exploration on the Bygdoy peninsula of Oslo, Norway. Composite panoramic image created from five contemporaneous sequential photographs.

Fram Museum

Address: Bygdøynesveien 39, 0286 Oslo, Norway


In the Fram Museum is displayed the strongest wooden ship in the world, with which has been sailed to the southernmost and northernmost places of the world. The visitors can come on board the ship and find out how the crew managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places of the world, Arktis und Antarktis. The simulator of the museum reproduces the weather and dangers of the polar area one hundred years ago. In the Gjøa-building is an exhibition about the Arctic and Northwest Passages. There is also a souvenir shop in the museum. The exhibition can be explored in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Norwegian. 

Oslo, Norway - September 15, 2019: Panorama detail of the famous Modern Architecture Opera House - Operahuset with urban Cityscape View of Oslo in the background. Modern Architecture under blue sunny late summer skyscape. Oslo, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe.

The Norweigian National Opera and Ballet

Address: Kirsten Flagstads Plass, 0194 Oslo, Norway


The Opera House of Oslo is an imposing, angled and white building which seems to be rising directly from the water. The visitors can climb to the roof to admire the view over the city. At the street level are large windows, from which the passers-by can follow the rehearsals and workshop activities. The interiors are mainly made from oak, and the main hall is built in the form of a horseshoe resembling historical theaters. The house was designed by a Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, and it has received lots of awards. There are three stages which have a total capacity of 1969 spectators. Also on the roof and in the foyer are concerts. Guided tours are available in Norwegian and English.

Bergen - Norway, Bryggen, Europe, Nordic Countries, Norway

Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf (UNESCO 1979)

Address: Bryggen, 5003 Bergen, Norway


Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, is a reminder of the town’s importance as part of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire from the 14th to the mid-16th century. Many fires, the last in 1955, have ravaged the characteristic wooden houses of Bryggen. Its rebuilding has traditionally followed old patterns and methods, thus leaving its main structure preserved, which is a relic of an ancient wooden urban structure once common in Northern Europe. Today, some 62 buildings remain of this former townscape.

Oslo, Norway - August 18, 2016: Many tourist walk Vigeland Sculptures Park in the popular Vigeland park ( Frogner Park ), designed by Gustav Vigeland in Oslo, Norway

The Vigeland Sculpture Park

Address: Nobels gate 32, 0268 Oslo, Norway


Norway. In the unique park created by sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869 – 1943) are over 200 sculptures made of bronze, granite and cast iron. The most famous statues are Angry Boy, Monolite and Wheel of Life. The park is a popular recreation area which is open all year round. 

View from the most beautiful train journey Flamsbana between Flam and Myrdal in Aurland in Western Norway

The Flam Railway

Address: A-Feltvegen 11, 5743 Flåm, Norway


Ride the famous Flam Railway and soak up the scenery en-route to the Norwegian capital! The world’s most beautiful train journey. The train journey shows some of Norway’s best landscapes. In the course of approximately 2 hours, you’ll experience lush fjord landscapes, steep mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and snow-covered mountains. A journey you’ll never forget.

Popular hiking destination in Norway, Rogaland

Preikestolen Pulpit Rock

Location: Rogaland, Norway 


Ways to get there: During the prime visiting seasons, a ferry takes visitors from the Fiskepiren terminal at Stavanger to Tau Fu. From there one can take a bus owned by Boreal Transport or Tide Buss/Norled to the beginning of the hiking trip at Preikestolen Fjellstue. Outside the main tourism seasons, one can take a ferry from Stavanger to Tau Fu, take a bus to Jørpeland from there and travel the rest of the way by taxi. Lyse is one of the most breathtaking fjords in all of Norway. Within the fjord lies Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a unique cliff and a great place to visit. The top of the cliff rises 604 meters above the fjord, and the highlands offer a great view over the surrounding mountains and the fjord below. The area is great for picnics and swimming, and there are guided tours there from April to October.

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The Norwegian Fjords


There are many fjords along the Norwegian coast, the most famous of them are to the west. The Nærøy Fjord is a part of UNSECOs world heritage list. Bergen lies between the two largest fjords, Sognen (length: 203 km) and Hardangenin (length: 179 km), and is an excellent place to begin a fjord themed tour. While travelling through the amazing mountainscape, visitors can marvel how the reclining ice once shaped these gorgeous fjords. The contrast between the ocean, the glaciers and the fjords is the icing on the cake.

Old storehouses in Trondheim, Norway.



Trondheim, located in the western coast of Norway, in the province of West Trøndelag, is the third largest city of the country. It is known for its culture, technology, biking activities and food. There are 30 000 students in the city, most of which are studying in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Annually several festivals are held in the city, from which the best-known is the largest church and cultural festival of Norway, St. Olav Festival.

The harbor of Bergen.



Bergen, located in the western coast of Norway, in the province of Hordaland, is the second largest city of the country and eight largest in the Nordic countries. Also the largest freight harbor of Nordic countries is located there. The city is built between seven mounds and seven fjords, and the center is in the harbor.