From its iconic fjords to magnificent, snow-capped mountains to fairytale-isque cities, Norway is a breathtaking visual bonanza. Featuring a postcard pretty landscape that can be explored by hiking, boating and long drives, the country is also known for its stunning natural phenomenon like the surreal northern lights and midnight sun. Norway is a year round adventure that is pulsating with stories of a rich past, innumerable cultural expeditions and lots of outdoor activities. Discover its little known architectural gems, picturesque rural communities and vast collection of ancient artifacts. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the Arendelle kingdom featuring in Disney’s Frozen comes very close to the description of a quintessential Norwegian town. Here are our expert recommendations of the top 10 places to visit in Norway.
Nestled on Norway’s scenic western coast, Alesund is the base for viewing the country’s signature northwestern fjords and alpine mountains. The town’s current photogenic appearance can be attributed to a restoration post a massively destructive 1904 fire that nearly devastated the region. Its unique, Jugendstil, brick and stone architectural style epitomizes Northern Europe’s tryst with Art Nouveau. Climb the 400 odd steps to reach Fjellstua viewing point or learning about Alesund’s art and architecture at the Art Nouveau Center. Click On the Next Button to See Next.