Top attractions you must see and small gems you shouldn't drive past! Find the best experiences and make your holiday perfect!
Set foot in one of Norway's most beautiful mountain worlds. Cross Romsdalseggen ridge from Venjesdalen to Åndalsnes and enjoy ten kilometres of spectacular views over some of the most magnificent peaks in Fjord Norway.
Loen Skylift transports visitors on the world's steepest aerial ropeway, over 1,000 meters above the Nordfjord.
To witness the huge volumes of water from the Hardangervidda plateau drop to the valley of Måbødalen below is an impressive sight.
Going for a walk through the narrow and dark alleys at Bryggen is like going back in time to when the German Guild of Merchants dominated this part of Bergen
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) towers 604 metres above Lysefjorden in Ryfylke, and has ranked top in international lists of unique nature-based experiences. Would you like to visit one of Norway’s biggest tourist attractions?
The iconic Geirangerfjord is known for its spectacular waterfalls and deserted fjord farms high up on the steep cliffsides.
One of the narrowest fjords in the world, the Nærøyfjord is situated in the unique and cultural nature of Sogn and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Atlantic Road is referred to as the most beautiful journey in the world. With its eight bridges, the road meanders like a sea worm from Kårvåg on Averøya to Vevang at the mainland.
Trollstigen is an impressive mountain pass that twists through eleven hairpin bends up the steep mountain sides in Romsdalen valley. The Trollstigen road connects Åndalsnes with the village of Valldal in Sunnmøre.
The world's most beautiful train ride? The Flåm Railway may be one of the most scenic train rides in the world, and has become more and more popular over the years.
Is it any wonder that photos from this rock ledge in Hardanger abound around the world?
Art Nouveau town out at the ocean’s edge. This architectural gem, known as Norway’s Venice, is situated out at the ocean’s edge with easy access to fjords, mountains and urban experiences.
The Åkrafjord is a fjord in Etne municipality, around an hour and a half by car from the centre of Haugesund.
Experience life along the coast of Sunnmøre at close range, just as fascinating in summer and winter alike. Getting to Giske is easy, as is getting to other historic coastal destinations like Ålesund, Ona and Runde.
Ready for some small-town charm in the name of literature? Bryne has fostered many an author, one of them is author Arne Garborg, whose works have been translated into English. Or is football more your cup of tea? Famous football player Erling Braut Haaland is also from Bryne. Bryne is easily accessible, either by train some 30 minutes from Stavanger, or by car.
The mountain capital of Åndalsnes is located in the heart of Romsdalen. Here you will find a wide range of activities throughout the year. Travel with the Rauma line when you go on a summit hike or experience the famous attractions Trollstigen, Romsdalseggen and the viewpoint Rampestreken.
Experience nature up close in all kinds of weather, from radiant sunshine, beach life and a dead calm sea to spending the night in a lighthouse as a storm rages and waves pound the walls.
The Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke through Ryfylke is one of the longest of Norway's 18 Scenic Routes. The route through Ryfylke, from Oanes by Lysefjorden to Hårå in Røldal, is 260 kilometres long and travels Rv. 13, Fv. 523 and Fv. 520.
Welcome to wonder and excitement in the eco-municipality of Tingvoll! Here, history comes alive, knowledge is broad and there is a certain risk that you will return home with loads of fresh air in your lungs, good taste experiences and local crafts in your suitcase.
Voss Resort is Fjord Norway's largest ski resort. Voss Gondola takes you from the city center of Voss to the mountains in less than 9 minutes.
Kongeparken is an amusement park, theme park and family park just outside of Stavanger. Explore Kongeparken here.
Utsira is an island west of Haugesund, and it is Norway’s smallest municipality in terms of population. The island is known for its rich birdlife and world-class street art.
The beautiful fjord arm in the Hardanger region is one of those places that is difficult to describe in words. This is an area you have to experience for yourself.
Naustdal has a beautiful cultural landscape dominated by farming and the Nausta river system and its beautiful waterfalls.
Experience Norway's southernmost glacier and take part in adventures you won't forget!
Averøy is at the gateway to the Atlantic Road – one of the ten most visited attractions in Norway. This unique stretch of road takes you to the edge of Northwest, where solid ground meets merciless sea.
The geographical area of Jæren is often described with words such as high sky, wide horizons, and endless sea.
Outer, southern Sunnmøre is Ålesund’s unpolished and outgoing neighbour. An archipelago of small villages, communities and fantastic experiences.
Rising 1,084 metres above the Lysefjord, Kjerag is the tallest peak of them all. This massive mountain has for ages been admired from the fjord, however during the last few years, it has become increasingly more popular to hike up to the actual mountain plateau.
The strawberry village Valldal is not only known for its sweet berries, but also for its fun activities for the whole family: kayaking, rafting, snowshoe trips and yoga. All of which you can do between Geiranger and the Trollstigen road.
Few places can boast such beautiful and unspoiled nature. The Geirangerfjord is inscribed on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List.
Kristiansund is located at the far end of the ocean gap's headland in northwestern Norway. Opera, delicious clipfish, the fishing village of Grip, the Opera Festival Weeks and the Nordic Light photo festival await visitors here. Kristiansund is referred to as the Atlantic City, as it is the closest city to one of the world's most scenic roadways - the Atlantic Road.
Austevoll’s islands offer magnificent coastal scenery, miles of marked walking trails and world-class culinary experiences.
Feel the sea breeze tickle your face, experience authentic coastal culture and explore mysterious marble mines - all this, and more, you will find in Hustadvika.
The romantic village of Rosendal is situated on the Hardangerfjord in Kvinnherad municipality, Sunnhordland. Rosendal is home to Scandinavia's smallest castle: Baroniet Rosendal manorhouse and gardens.
The Hjørundfjord cuts 35 km inland between the jagged Sunnmøre Alps. Small idyllic villages lie dotted along the fjord waiting to welcome you.
Midway in Lysefjorden in Ryfylke lies Flørli. The small, roadless village is popular for its stairs of 4444 steps up the mountain, the longest wooden stairway in the world.
The iconic Preikestolen is located in Strand municipality. The largest towns in Strand are Jørpeland and Tau, which both have a wide selection of shops, restaurants and nature-based activities.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and an idyllic lake, Jølster is the perfect destination for rewarding experiences.
Stord is the biggest town in the Sunnhordland region and has a rich cultural life and offers beautiful nature experiences.
With its thousand islands and open waters, Bømlo is an eldorado for boating and fishing. Bømlo is home to picturesque fishing villages and trading posts, as well as unique historical sites such as Moster island and the gold mines at Lykling.
The islands and islets of Fitjar are a coastal gem for adventurous kayakers and fishing and boating enthusiasts.
Florø – Norway’s westernmost town situated out at the ocean’s edge Enjoy this idyllic small town, with exciting activities and scenic experiences in easy reach.
Hjelmeland municipality is situated along Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. The municipality is known, among other things, for its fruit production, fish farming and having the world's largest Jærstol chair.
From historic small-town charm to modern street art, welcome to an international fjord city that offers exciting experiences! The city of Stavanger is known for street art, good food, culture and proximity to beautiful natural attractions.
Holidays in Sirdal! The winter season is gorgeous in Sirdal, however, going there all year has become increasingly popular.
A beautiful spot to spend an active holiday - culture, sea eagles, islets and skerries. A stay on the island Smøla offers an authentic holiday in the magnificent fishing village Veiholmen, surrounded by an exciting and distinctive scenery.
In an Idyllic location between the fjords and mountains right beside the Sunnmøre Alps. Enjoy life in the great outdoors! Sykkylven is perfect for the whole family, offering varied and beautiful scenery in summer and winter alike.
Stadlandet is a peninsula in Stad municipality. It is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, fantastic surfing conditions, dramatic weather and unique cultural history.
If you are in Bergen, Fløyen (320 masl.) is an absolute must visit!
Ryvarden lighthouse is situated in Sveio municipality, 25 minutes by car from Haugesund. The lighthouse itself is a half-hour walk from the car park, on a headland facing the piece of water known as Sletta in the North Sea.
Ålesund municipality encompasses a large geographical area made up of islands and mountains.The island of Sula, home to Mount Sulafjellet and the Devold factory, and the island of Giske, home to Alnes lighthouse and the lovely beaches at Vigra, are also nearby.
The manor from 1665 between fjords, glaciers, mountains and waterfalls.
Sauda Municipality is situated in the innermost reaches of Ryfylke. The town of Sauda is the center, and Svandalsfossen fall and Allmannajuvet zink mines are highlights along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. Sauda has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination.
Sunndal is wild and beautiful, offering mighty mountains and spectacular waterfalls. Not only are they a feast for the eyes – the waterfalls and the hydraulic power have also laid the foundation for today’s modern industrial society of Sunndal and are therefore a core part of our identity.
Skudeneshavn is a small town (with town status) in Karmøy municipality, around 40 minutes by car from Haugesund. Parts of the town are designated a listed cultural environment, and have been awarded the St. Olav’s Rose for the preservation of Norwegian cultural heritage.
Hyllestad is full of small idyllic spots where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. Whatever you decide to do, you’re guaranteed a view of the fjord.
The small town of Førde is built around the river Jølstra, which winds its way through the landscape on its way to the Førdefjord. The town is both a commercial and a cultural centre and has plenty of cafés and eateries.
Haugesund is a medium-sized town in Western Norway, located between Stavanger and Bergen. Haugesund is the regional centre of the Haugalandet region.
Kalvåg, one of Fjord Norway's best preserved fishing villages, is situated out at the ocean’s edge on the island of Frøya in Bremanger municipality.
Lysefjorden in Ryfylke is surrounded by high mountains and magnificent nature. The majestic fjord is certified as Sustainable Destination.
Bergen is the very heart of the Norwegian fjords, and the ideal mix of nature, culture and urban experiences. All year round.
Avaldsnes is a village of great historical importance, on the island of Karmøy just off Haugesund. Avaldsnes may be best known as the main seat of the Viking and first King of Norway, Harald Fairhair. However, kings and chieftains lived at Avaldsnes for thousands of years, all the way back to the early Bronze Age and throughout the Viking Age.
Explore the unique moonlike landscape in a UNESCO destination!
Suldal Municipality is located along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. Here, you will find tall mountains, deep fjords and award-winning industrial architecture. Suldal has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination.
Sogndalstrand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rogaland. The village has pedestrian streets and small shops and galleries and a salmon river is floating through the village.
In Aure you can experience the combination of open sea, wonderful archipelagos and beautiful fjords. There are steep rock formations jutting from the sea, serene forests and tranquil mountains.
As a result of the Nuart street art festival that used to be organised in Stavanger for more than 20 years, the Stavanger region is now the street art destination in Norway second to none. Both in rural landscapes and in the cities you will witness many works from famous street artists.
The beaches at Jæren (Jærstrendene) are prominent landmarks and popular recreational areas. They are ideal for hiking all year round, and in summer, the beaches are popular for all sorts of water activities such as SUP, surfing, kiting or swimming.
The 1,700 islands, islets and skerries that make up the Solund archipelago out in the west at the ocean’s edge are a popular destination for everyone looking for exciting experiences in nature.
Drive the new Nordøyvegen road and explore the string of islands outside Ålesund and Brattvåg. You can also take a ferry and experience the fishing village Ona.
On Tysnes, you'll find smooth coastal rocks, steep mountainsides, fascinating coastal culture and great places to go fishing and kayaking. There’s also delicious food and great cultural activities that culminate in the Tysnesfest festival each summer.
Set between the attractions Romsdalseggen, Trollstigen and Atlanterhavsvegen is the fjord city of Molde, a pleasant small city with charm and atmosphere. Here you will find a unique combination of cultural offerings, spectacular nature, sports and culinary pleasures - experience the festival Moldejazz and enjoy panoramic views of Romsdalen's 222 peaks.
Experience the historical town of Egersund: A cosy town filled with wooden houses and a beautiful centre with restaurants, cafes and niche shops. All this and more only an hour from Stavanger.
In the county's second-largest city located in the very heart of the Gandsfjord you can find all you need; niche shopping, accommodation, a museum, a skate park and playground, cafes and restaurants. Plenty of activities for a nice holiday!
Bekkjarvik is situated south of Bergen in the island paradise of Austevoll. Bekkjarvik is home to the acclaimed Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri guesthouse, dating from the 17th century, where they have been welcoming guests for over 300 years.
The valley is surrounded by glaciers, the biggest of which is the Briksdalsbreen glacier. Surrounded by tall mountains, the bluish green water of Oldevatnet lake rounds off the colour palette.
Experience Baroniet Rosendal manorhouse and gardens; the spectacular great outdoors in the villages along the Hardangerfjord and in the Folgefonna National Park; and the majestic mountains and fascinating cultural history in Kvinnherad.
In Surnadal you can experience one of Norway's best salmon rivers - Surna river, walk in the deep and narrow valleys of Trollheimen, swim on the chalk-white sandy beach Kalkstranda and taste the seasonal produce from Trollheimen's own pantry.
Askvoll offers lots of interesting experiences in nature. You can experience the beautiful fjord landscape of the Dalsfjord and charming islands out at the ocean’s edge to the west, all in the course of a single day.
Myrkdalen is a family-friendly powder paradise with slopes for all levels, parks, skicross slopes, great off-piste terrain and cross-country tracks.
Årdal is located along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke in Hjelmeland municipality. The old Årdal church and the Fairytale Forest are popular attractions in the village.
Sand in Suldal, beautifully situated on the Sandsfjord, has preserved much of its historic character, with clusters of charming, white wooden houses. The Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke passes through Sand.
Swords in rock is a monument to commemorate the battle in Hafrsfjord. The memorial is on a small rock side in the area where perhaps the battle took place. Nobody knows for sure, but the fjord is the widest here and the Vikings most likely docked their boats here when they were fighting.
At the end of the Høgsfjord lies the valley Dirdal, which stretches upwards towards Gilja and further towards Byrkjedal. The name Dirdal comes from old Norse 'Digradal', and means 'the big valley'.
In the heart of Voss, you will find a vibrant city center. Enjoy the good service and great food between adrenaline-filled experiences in the extreme sports capital.
The Kråko peninsula is west of Fitjar and offers superb experiences, both indoor and outdoor.
Våge is an idyllic village north of Tysnes. You can enjoy great experiences here – right by the water’s edge.
In Sveio, the conditions are perfect for an active holiday. Experience Ryvarden Lighthouse and Cultural Centre, Flokehyttene cabins and one of Norway’s most beautiful 18-hole golf courses!
Welcome to Undredal - in the middle of the world heritage. Undredal is a small fjord village between Flåm and Gudvangen, a car ride only 10 minutes from Flåm.
Lysebotn is idyllically located at the end of Lysefjorden in Ryfylke. The trail to Kjerag is close by. Here you can have an active holiday both in the mountains and at the fjord.
Årdal is called the "Gateway to Jotunheimen" from the west and is home to the lush Utladalen valley with Vettisfossen waterfall and hiking adventures second to none.
Norway's most beautiful mountain valley - Innerdalen is located in the Trollheimen landscape conservation area in Sunndal and is characterized by deep valleys, steep mountains, and lush landscapes.
The Jøssingfjord in Sokndal, surrounded by Magma UNESCO Global Geopark land, is mostly known for the two small houses from the 1800s which are protected by a natural mountain shelter.
Tau is a village in Strand municipality in Ryfylke, and has a hotel, petrol station, shops, R13 center, restaurant, cafes and a large marina.
På Årbakka på Tysnes ligg Årbakka Handelsstad. Dette er ein landhandel som vart etablert i 1898, med krambu, smie og sjøbu. Her finn du og ein gjestekai med straum, vatn, vaskemaskin og dusj.
Finnøy is a combination of several islands in Ryfylke, with close to 3 100 habitants. There are in total 16 habited islands, with both bridges, ferries and boats connecting them.
The old trading post of Brandasund is in Gisøya in Bømlo municipality, at the outer edge of the archipelago, between Bergen and Haugesund.
Many people know the beautiful village of Skånevik as the Blues Village – or the pearl of Sunnhordland.
Jelsa in Suldal is the best-preserved fjordside village in Ryfylke. There has been a church here since the 13th century and commercial activity since the 17th century.
Eikesdalen is a valley in Molde that is considered one of the most magnificent valleys in Romsdal. Here you will find, among other things, Mardalsfossen, Eikesdalsvatnet and the starting point for the spectacular Aursjøvegen.
Welcome to Balestrand, an idyllic art village by the main Sognefjord with its narrow fjord branches and scenic and lush mountain landscape. Here you will find high mountains, deep fjords and peace and quiet.
Fjærland is the area surrounding a branch of the Sognefjord, close to the Jostedalsbreen - the largest glacier on mainland Europe.
Welcome to the unique archipelago located between the North Sea and the fjord-rich inner Ryfylke! This location provides great range and variety in nature and landscape. Here it is green and lush almost all year round, with nice and easy walks and good bathing places.
Nesflaten is a village in Suldal municipality in Ryfylke. It is situated on the northern shore of Suldalsvatnet lake. The Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke, Rv. 13, passes through the village.
The Bokn archipelago consists of three inhabited islands and many small uninhabited islands. Three bridges connect the three main islands to the mainland in the north, and is reminiscent of Haugalandet's very own Atlantic Road.
Fargegaten is arguably one of the most colourful streets in Norway. Find out for yourself — you'll encounter shopping and plenty of places for coffee and drinks too.
As part of the establishment of the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke, renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor designed new facilities at Allmannajuvet gorge in Sauda in Ryfylke.
At the village centre, Aurlandsvangen, is located an eco-bakery, two restaurants and multiple possibilites for accommodation. This is also where where the National Tourist Route, Aurlandsfjellet starts.
Bondhusvatnet lake is in Sundal in Kvinnherad municipality, and is a stunningly beautiful and popular hiking destination. The trail, the lake and the surroundings make for a superb and unforgettable experience of the natural environment.
At the water’s edge here are many of the region’s amenities, in a charming and vibrant hub where you might find more than you think you will!
Leikanger town snuggles tightly on the Sognefjord shores. The town has around 2200 inhabitans and it´s closest neighbours are Balestrand (West) and Sogndal (East).
Sola is located near the ocean and it's home to the international airport, as well as one of the most historic fjords in the region, namely the Hafrsfjord. Discover the swords in rock - a large stone monument commemorating the large Viking battle that once took place here led by Viking king Harald Fairhair.
In the western reaches of the island of Karmøy in Rogaland is Åkrehamn. Åkrehamn, which the locals call Åkra, is a town with strong roots in fishing and agriculture.
Here at the mouth of the fjord, under the watchful eye of the majestic mountain Alden, the islands appear like a string of pearls, beautifully linked together by six new bridges and 5.240 m of road.
Sauda is situated in the innermost reaches of Ryfylke. The small town has several shops, restaurants, cafés and hotels.
Hjelmelandsvågen is located along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke in Hjelmeland municipality. You can visit the worlds largest traditional chair, the spinning mill and fruit farms producing apple cider.
Åkrasanden is an area of beaches on the west coast of Karmøy, just off Haugesund. It has been voted the most beautiful beach in Norway several times.
Karmøy is a municipality and an island in Rogaland county. The island is home to three small towns: Kopervik, Åkrehamn and Skudeneshavn.
Etne Municipality is in the south of Vestland county and is known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful scenery. Experience Langfoss waterfall, Åkrafjorden and endless hiking possibilities in the Etne mountains!
Songesand is a small village by Lysefjorden, not far from Preikestolen and Kjerag in Ryfylke.
Tysvær is known for its many fjords, mountain tops and idyllic rural communities. Experience Himakånå mountain, the Arquebus War History Museum and visit the Tysværtunet Cultural Centre!
The town of Flåm is small, but full of great adventure and fun. The town is a travel hub for the Sognefjord and Norway in a nutshell, connecting Flåmsbana Railway to the UNESCO world heritage Nærøyfjord.
Island life can be great both summer and winter! A visit to this idyllic island out in the open sea gives you a feeling of tranquillity and closeness to nature. Just a short ferry ride away from Stavanger (Mekjarvik), and suddenly you are in Norway's smallest municipality, Kvitsøy.
The small village of Forsand in Sandnes municipality is located at the crossing point between Lysefjorden and Høgsfjorden i Ryfylke.
Hafslo is a small village in Luster Municipality, located approximately 17 kilometers from Sogndal. Hafslo is a good starting point for powerful nature experiences with the Jostedalsbreen and the Sognefjord as its nearest neighbours.
Far out in the ocean gap, you can find the green, and grass covered island Kinn, and its church and characteristic mountain site Kinnaklova.
The village of Uskedalen is between Rosendal and Husnes in Kvinnherad municipality in Vestland county.
Experience the cycling and beach paradise of Aukra. Flat, wide roads, kilometers of coastline and an idyllic landscape close to the sea.
Espevær is an outstanding little island community in the sea west of Bømlo. The houses on this car-free island are on the lee side, down by the water’s edge, sheltered from wind and sea spray.
During the summer, tourists from all around the world visit Sogndal and they are fascinated by the contrasts the region offers.
About 60 km southeast of Stavanger, where county road FV45 meets Gloppedalsveien and Maudalsveien, you will find one of the county's most popular crossroads.
Jostedal is a tiny village by the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, with a hotel, a campsite and with a large menu of activities.
Vindafjord is a municipality in Haugalandet consisting of 9 lively villages. Vindafjord has countless areas to hike, most notably the area around Olalia Fjellstove mountain lodge, which attracts many visitors all year round!
In Luster, close to both Jotunheimen and the large glacier Jostedalsbreen, you´ll find the small town of Skjolden and one of the more iconic fjord views in the Sognefjord.
Røvær is a group of islands 25 minutes by boat from the centre of Haugesund. The island has no cars and a population of around 80.
Husnes village is in Kvinnherad municipality in Sunnhordland.
Svanøy is the most southern and most fertile island in Florø, with a long and rich history.
The island of Halsnøy lies at the entrance to the Hardanger Fjord, and is part of Kvinnherad municipality.
Moster is an island in Bømlo municipality, Sunnhordland, and comes under Vestland County Authority.
Hardbakke is the municipal center in Solund municipality. Here you will find a guest harbor, shops and many activities for young and old.
Lærdal is one of four destinations in Norway that have achieved ‘Sustainable Destination’ status, which reflects local engagement and a long-term perspective.
Gaupne is the municipal center in Luster with Lustrabadet and Gaupnetunet, while in Solvorn you can stay at Norway's oldest hotel, Walaker Hotel.
Himakånå is the name of a rock formation in Nedstrand. It is a popular destination for walks, affording spectacular views across Lysevatnet lake and the Nedstrandsfjord.
The village of Sandve is located just north of Skudeneshavn on Karmøy in Rogaland. There are many wonderful hiking areas and beautiful beaches at Sandve, which are popular among surfers.
Ålgård is the largest town in Gjesdal municipality, situated around 30 km south of Stavanger. Following recent regeneration, the town centre was awarded Norway's prestigious National Prize for Architecture.
Hoyanger community is surrounded by stunning mountains and lakes, and has a wonderful and varied history rich in culture. Many activities are available for both visitors and locals alike.
Gamle Stavanger is a popular residential area and one of the oldest in the city centre. The small, white houses nestle together in narrow streets and are idyllically decorated with flowers. A stroll through the cobbled pedestrian streets is a relaxing experience.
Did you know that 80% of Norway's parsley production takes place in Randaberg? Norway's smallest mainland municipality (in acreage) is also known as "the green village", with long traditions in agriculture.
Vik has a rich cultural life, with beautiful Hopperstad Stave Church, Hove stone church, and Vikøyri - The protected beachwellers.
Leirvik is the administrative centre of Stord municipality in Vestland county. You can find most of the things you need here within a small area.