Norway Summer Destinations

Norway Summer Destinations

If you’re planning a trip to Norway, you probably already know a lot about the country’s stunning natural beauty, intriguing cities and welcoming culture. Although a slightly under-represented tourist destination, Norway has developed over recent years into a thriving home to the very best in Scandinavian arts, cuisine and nature. Although we’re sure you could visit this beautiful country completely unguided and still have an unforgettable experience, we’ve listed some highly recommended destinations, to make sure you get the most out of your experience.


Though many of us associate Scandinavia with its modern settlements and great seafood, you’d be kicking yourself for years after if you visited Norway without experiencing its incredible countryside. Because of the winding, naturally formed diort roads that connect many of Norway’s rural settlements, car insurance is highly recommended. If you’re particularly drawn to rural areas, an absolute must-see is the Geirangerfjord, a stunning fjord in the Sunnmore region of More og Romsdal county. This awe-inspiring valley is a Unesco World Heritage site, and many would say a visit to it ranks among the most tranquil ferry journeys in the world. The views on this excursion almost call for a new camera; from an open-air seat on your vessel, you’ll see roaring white cascades and ancient, abandoned farmsteads clinging to sheer cliff faces as you move smoothly down the fjord, enjoying what is literally the only way to travel in such areas.

There is another dazzling attraction that has brought dozens of tourists to Norway, which won’t cost you a penny, and can be appreciated from almost any area of the country. I am referring of course to the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights to you and me. This phenomenon is visible at night for most of the year, vividly dancing and shifting its colours from curtains of white and green to blue and violet. Whether you’re in Noway for a month or a day, make sure you see this spectacle.

Towns and Cities

You may have a wide experience of visiting European countries, but you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen a bustling Scandinavian town. Bergen, for example, is full of beautiful, picturesque architecture, history and culture. While the whole city has something to offer, the waterfront district of Bryggen should be high on your list. The archaic maze of wooden buildings is a significant historical landmark, which once served as a beacon for busy and often shady seafaring business, now uses its colourful wooden buildings to house dozens of famous boutiques and restaurants.