These photos of Norway are so pretty it hurts

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There’s one place in the world I want to travel more than anywhere else and its Norway. For years I have been drooling over photos of the dramatic fjords, charming fishing villages, Northern lights… you name it, I have most certainly pinned it. But as I’m sure many of you will already know, Norway is notoriously expensive and for an Australian, it is pretty much as far away as you can travel. However – finally my day has come! Next month I will be taking my mum to the other side of he world to visit Norway and the two of us are (understandably) giddy with excitement.

To take that excitement to the next level, we’ve been planning our adventures with the following inspiration in mind. Any tips or recommendations would be greatly appreciated – please feel free to comment below!


Tafjord – a fjord and village in Norddal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.

Image by Tobias Van Der Elst.


Flam – a village in Flåmsdalen, at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden. The village is located in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.

Image by bvi4092.


Reine – a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway.

Image by Melenama.


Ålesund – a town in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sunnmøre, and the center of the Ålesund Region. The town is a sea port, and is home to a unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture.

Image by Edward Dalmulder.


Røros – a town in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The street photographed is Sleggveien or “Slag Street”.

Image by Randi Hausken.


Eigerøy island – near Egersund, Norway. The cabins pictured are available as holiday rentals.

Image by Sten Dueland.


Geiranger Fjord – located in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.

Image by Tristan Taussac.


Henningsvær – a fishing village located on several small islands off the southern coast of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago in Norway.

Image by Martin de Lusenet.


Farsund – a town and municipality in the county of Vest-Agder, Norway.

Image by Thomas Depenbusch.


Cabins in Norway – precise location unkown.

Image by Tobias Van Der Elst.


Bryggen – also known as Tyskebryggen, is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. Since 1979 the site has been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites.

Image by Andres Nieto Porras.


Polarlicht-Reise – Norway.

Image by Carsten Frenzl.

Have you been to Norway!? Share your favourite places in the comments below – I’m keeping a list for my eventual visit!

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    August 12, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Oh I absolutely love Norway!! I just got back from visiting this beautiful country & had the trip of a lifetime! I’m really excited for you to go, Brooke and can’t wait to read your adventures! I’ve just taken up travel photography and travel blogging, here are a few pictures from my Norway Trip and what I found:

    August 12, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Dear Brooke.

    I am Norwegian and agree that Lofoten, Vesterålen and Helgelandskysten are definately worth a visit. My family is from Møre og Romsdal, and if you are planning to travel there you are in for some spectacular views! Trollstigen and Atlanterhavsvegen are musts! The drive between them are also great. I would also recomend spending a night a Juvet. This is a hotel were you can rent secluded cabins with spectacular views that make you feel part of the nature like nowere else. Hope you enjoy your stay here! Also – try lefse! Best Norwegian pastery!

    Rahman @ Destination Iran
    August 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve visited Norway twice: in 2002 and 2003. Both times, I’ve been there in Winter! I must say it’s one of the places I would never forget specially my drive along the Fjord. This is such a great country. There are a lot to be seen and I think people are the most amazing there.

    Val Duquette
    August 4, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Norway is my favourite country I’ve ever been to!! The natural landscape is absolutely breathtaking. I love everything about it though (besides the price!) Please go to Tromsø if you can! It’s spectacular in the winter and I’m sure it’s just as nice in the summer!!

    Brittany from Boston
    August 3, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Definitely drool-worthy photos! I was in Oslo earlier this summer on a layover and took the chance to explore the city, but my goodness it only made me want to see the whole country even more! I look forward to seeing your visit to Norway soon!

    Hannah T.
    August 2, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Soooooo beautiful!

    August 1, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I absolutely loved my time in Bergen two months ago! One of the highlights was taking a rail car up Mt. Fløm and hiking up there. And, of course, the delicious Norwegian cinnamon rolls cannot be missed! The trip left me longing to return. Can’t wait to see and hear where you visit there!

    July 31, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Norway–land of Frozen, land of I Remember Mama. Stunningly beautiful.

    July 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve always longed to travel to Scandinavia. They are such a rich country and I want to experience the Aurora Borealis (in Norway) and The Midnight Sun (in Sweden). Thanks for this beautiful and exotic places you featured in Norway. I will take note of them and will check them out when I travel next summer!

    July 30, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Norway was my first solo trip I ever went on and it’s literally the most stunning and awes inspiring place you’ll ever set foot on. I loved it so much that I looked for jobs there to move haha!! I stayed in a little town called Drammen, but trekked out to Bergen on an overnight train, which took 6.5hrs. Norway is MASSIVE and takes forever to explore, unless you’re there a month or two like others are stating on here. The Flam train ride is awesome and considered one of the most scenic train rides in the world. The scenery is so dramatic and the windows open for great photo and video opportunities. The train only goes about 4okm/h, so the photos will be awesome! Eat at the little white restaurant overlooking the fjords in Flam if you get there. Some of the best salmon I’ve had.OH, and they have gelato in the little shop by the train station! YUMMY! It is an expensive country, but only if you’re going absolutely crazy buying things left, right and centre. If I could afford to do it for a week on my own and not break the bank, I think you’ll be golden. Lofoten Islands are my next trip up there when I go. It’s absolutely incredible and something I NEED to see with my own eyes! Have an amazing time and I can’t wait to see the photos and read the blog posts!! xo

    Lisa / Livet från den ljusa sidan - a travel blog
    July 29, 2016 at 6:48 am

    It will be absolutely amazing!
    I live in Sweden and travel A LOT (am one of Sweden’s top travel bloggers) – but have been way to little in Norway. However I did go to Bergen in April this year and it was absolutely fab!
    This is my stories and pics from Bergen.
    You should definitely do the Norway in a nutshell tour från Bergen. And don’t miss the fantastic travel cafe Chillout travel center!

    July 29, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Guess where one of my upcoming trip issss : here for sure !

    Love the nature, love the big spaces : love norway !!
    Great article.

    Kenza from

    July 28, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Norway looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to visit one day in the summer, I’ve only ever been to Oslo in the winter!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    July 27, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Norway is so damn beautiful! I have such a craving to get there!!!

    July 27, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Hi Brooke! I’m Norwegian, and I’m so glad that you’re FINALLLY coming to Norway! Hope you enjoy your trip in our wonderful country, and let me know if you need any tips/guidance xx

    July 26, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I was actually thinking of going to Ålesund one day, since there are quite a lot of cheap flights from many cities in my home country of Poland and also because I did not have a chance yet to visit Norway. The pictures you posted there are absolutely lovely. I am only a bit afraid of the prices in Norway (it is expensive, I know, might be a bit of a shock 😉 ), but I think that if I go there for a weekend – it won’t ruin my budget so much.

    A lot of my friends visited Norway and they told me that this is a great country with stunning views and a posibility to see a lot of nature. I love such places myself!

    July 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    So happy to see you are coming to my country! I would definetely recommend going to the Lofoten islands in the north. It is a bit hard to get around so I would rent a car if I was you. Henningsvær and Reine is beautiful,but so is Nusfjord. You should be sure to book your staying before you leave as the whole summer has a lot of tourists. You could also go to Unstad,where there are a lot of surfers and Hauklandsstranda,a very beautiful beach (but don’t be fooled – it’s freezing cold!). Even in summer it gets very cold in the evening,so even if you are lucky to see temperatures of 25 degrees C in the day,it can be 8-10 degrees C during the evening. I really hope you enjoy Norway! And even if people are quite introvert,if you ask for help or directions they will help you,especially in small places:)

    July 26, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    i’m going to norway next week as well. Thanks for the post. I’m interested in all the recommendations and where you finally went to. Have a wonderful trip.

    Martine Stenersen
    July 26, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Yay! I live in Sunnmøre, and if you want to see mountains, it’s the place to be! I live one hour from Ålesund. I recommend going to Sæbø, a small town in Hjørundfjorden (that fjord os amazing!). From there you can take the ferry to Urke and drive trough Norangsdalen(which is also amazing). If you follow that way, it will take you to Geiranger fjord. Personally I think Hjørundfjorden and Norangsdalen is more beautiful than Geirangerfjord. I would love to be your guide in the area! 😀

    July 26, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I’m Norwegian, and have some thoughts on your inspiration. First of all, I can see that you have listed places from all the way down south in Norway, to all the way north. Thats a enormous distance, so if you’re not spending months here, you should concentrate on one area. I would recommend west/middle or north.

    If you’re travelling from place to place you should consider renting a car. If you’re going to Geiranger – which I would really recommend – you should definitely visit Trollstigen, and drive over Sognefjellet to Lom and visit the stave church there, and see all the beautiful mountains of Jotunheimen. It’s a must! Sognefjellvegen (the road over Sognefjellet) is ranked as one of the most beautiful roads in the world.

    You could also drive from Lom via Skjåk to Stryn. Or you could travel from Lom via Otta and Dovre to Røros. Check out Dovrefjellet, where you can watch musk oxes. Gudbrandsdalen, Rondane, Besseggen, Vågå and Heidal, Sjoa rafting are places to check out if you want to visit the middle of Norway. Trondheim . which is not far from Røros, is also a city to check out.

    If you’re going to Flåm, there’s a brewery who serves different types of beer and food.

    Hope you have a really nice time here! Norwegians can be pretty introverted, and many elders dont speak english. Also, it’s cheaper to buy groceries at stores like Kiwi, Bunnpris and Rema 1000 than at gas stations and kiosks. If you’re going mountain hiking, bee sure to have proper clothes, shoes and food with you. I live in a mountain area, and every summer the rescue helicopter needs to aid alot of tourists down from the mountains because they are tired, lost or injured. Don’t underestimate the climate. It can be pretty cold in the mountain areas, even in the summer.

    Welcome to Norway! 😀

    July 26, 2016 at 6:28 am

    I am form Malta, and went 2 months in Norway I stayed in Haugesund for and travelled in the nearby areas, I feel in love with the place, Bergen is a piece of art so beautiful, Stavagner is another nice place to visit, if you are in Haugesund area make sure to visit Skudeneshvan south of Karmoy island, such a lovely nice place to visit. However the road trips and the hikes are the best, you will see a lot of scenery while travelling by car/bus, Trolltuna and Prekistolen are two hikes not to be missed when in Norway. Enjoy 🙂

    July 26, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Yeey! I’m from Norway and you’re going to have a great time! You should visit Preikestolen or Trolltunga, Bergen is also a beautiful city, and the south of Norway has a great coast!

    July 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Lofoten is a must! If you only go one place in all of Norway, go to Lofoten. I’m from Oslo myself, and even though I haven’t been there yet, I know a lot of people who’ve been there and it looks AH-mazing! 😀 other cool places are of course Trolltunga and Preikestolen. I would recommend the latter since it’s easier to hike. You can take really cool pictures at the last two 🙂

    Have a fantastic trip!

    Charlotte Bax
    July 26, 2016 at 5:12 am

    So cool! I’m going to the south of Norway second half of august, trekking and camping. If you’d happen to be in the south too around that time, I’d love to meet you and grab a coffee!

    July 26, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I went to Norway in May! I absolutely loved it; it completely wowed me and is definitely one of my favorite places I’ve traveled of all time (that’s topping China, South Africa, Ethiopia, Mexico, Spain, Denmark, Great Britain, Australia, etc.). My trip consisted almost entirely of hiking, so some things I would recommend doing for sure: the Bergen Railway (Bergen Myrdal; it is a beautiful ride), the Flam Railway (Flam Myrdal), hiking all or part of the Flam Valley, hiking from Ulriken to Floyen in Bergen (it’s a very long hike–about 15-18 miles–but completely gorgeously stunning), and trying Norwegian brown cheese!

    Wenche Fox
    July 26, 2016 at 2:19 am

    My name is Wenche and i am from Norway. I now live in Charleston SC. I was a tour leader in Scandinavia for over 20 years and there are several things to consider if you are going to Norway. If you are planning to rent a car know that you can NOT look at how many miles you will do in a day and think in terms of hours/time it takes to get there. It is a long country and you can not do it all in one trip unless you plan on staying a month. Choose an area and book hotel, Airbnb or other and also in some cases a boat place reservation. I have several routes i can send you so you can get the most out of your trip/stay. Yes, it is expensive but not as expensive as you might think if you plan it well. You can buy fruit along the fjords directly from the growers and the same goes for a lot of other things like, meat, veggies cheese and other stuff. In big cities you can buy passes for all attractions and it will save you money to do so. If you want me to send you some routes to consider i would be glad to do so with the time it will take you from one place to another and also what there is to see.

    victoria perrone
    July 26, 2016 at 2:02 am

    I’ve traveled to Oslo and I loved the culture I encountered there. I do want to return for a fjord cruise or that crazy bridge that you drive and it looks like you go under water. Bergen is where I’m starting if I return to Norway. Enjoy–the pictures were stunning and reminded me how pretty Norway is.

    sophie nadeau
    July 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    That last star trail picture is just stunning!!! Oh my goodness!!!

    July 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Gorgeous. Lsndf of Frozen; land of I Remember Mama.

    July 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I just took a trip to Norway this May and went to many of the places you listed! I absolutely loved it and would highly recommend renting a car and driving around Norway. Having the freedom to go where you want and stop where you want is so much better than the convenience of any bus or train.

    Of the places I went in Norway, I think visiting Geiranger is a definite must! Make time to travel up to Dalsnibba, a mountain pass that overlooks Geiranger and has insane views of the valley and the mountains! Also, definitely go to Trollstigen and drive the crazy windy road, it will take your breath away!

    As far as Flam is concerned, I think it’s beautiful but the mountains and fjords in Flam are not nearly as impressive and dramatic as the ones near Geiranger.

    If you’re dying for an authentic Norwegian sweater but don’t want to pay 2600 NOK for one, go to the Dale factory outlet store. It’s about a 1 hour drive northeast of Bergen (and if you’re going from Bergen to Flam it’s on the way)! You can get beautiful Norwegian sweaters for 999 NOK right from the source of the most famous sweaters in Norway!

    And when you’re there definitely try a Norwegian heart waffle, Solo (orange pop only available in Norway), and all the Freia chocolate you can get your hands on!

    You definitely won’t be disappointed with Norway, good luck!

    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    July 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm


    July 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    We’ve been to Norway in the first week of July and we totally loved it. One of the most beautiful countries, we’ve been to. I actually can’t tell what we loved most. Our focus was on Western and Southern Norway as we only had one week, it was closer to Germany and we were driving around in a minivan.

    Bergen is so pretty, you will love it. But better take an umbrella with you 😀 Eidfjord was heaven on earth and at the same time only few tourists there. The hike up to Preikestolen was amazing. But the surprise of our trip was Kristiansand: It’s in the south and has such a pretty harbour area! Looks a bit like the Nordic version of Colmar.

    I’m really looking forward seeing your Norway pics. Are you visiting the Lofoten? How long are you travelling Norway?

    Jay Moore
    July 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    We lived in Norway for about five years…it’s beauty is beyond description. The places you’ve mentioned are all lovely, but I would add a couple others for your consideration. Preacher’s Pulpit, or Preikestolen, is a short ferry ride from Stavanger and a fun 2.4 mile walk up to a spectacular overlook of the fjord, it’s bucket-list for lots of folks, and rightfully so. From Stavanger it’s a nice ferry ride to Bergen to see those gorgeous buildings down by the brygge…get lunch at the fish market, divine! Don’t miss seeing a stave church, nothing like them I’m aware of on earth. They’re best in their natural setting, but if you run short of time they have moved a 13th century stave church to the Folkesmuseum in Oslo along with lots of other cultural artifacts. And while you’re in Oslo, don’t also don’t miss the Viking Ship Museum, ancient Viking ships they dug up along with treasures contained within them. Aurland is a gorgeous little town on the fjord at one end of the Laerdal Tunnel, at 15 miles the longest road tunnel in the world. You’ll be going at a wonderful time of year, I think you and your Mum will have an awesome time. Email me if you’d like recommendations for lodging, dining, etc., always happy to help.

    dean reinke
    July 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Hiking Galdhopiggen was quite cool, when I did it there was still a post office at top. The expensive sodas at top were worth it. The hut to hut hikes were a great way to meet Norwegians on their vacations although they were quite a bit faster than us on the trails.

    July 25, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Norway is Beautiful, especially Bergen, but it’s ALWAYS raining so bring a rain coat!

    xo sofia

    July 25, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Norway has never really been on a list of places to travel, and now I’m kicking myself. I really want to explore!!!

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    July 25, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Wow, I’m speechless. NORWAY HERE I COME BABY. Diggin this post Brooke xx

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    Posh, Broke, & Bored
    July 25, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Norway is pretty damn gorgeous and its been on my radar eversince Frozen. I’m so glad its so accessible for me, living in London and all! x

    Posh, Broke, & Bored

    July 25, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I was in Henningsvær just 2 weeks back, its a very beautiful fishing village.

    Walking through the winding roads, soaking in the sun – sheer bliss!

    July 25, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    So beautiful

    July 25, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I am eager to visit Norway also! I’m hoping to in October. Enjoy your trip!

    Kristine N
    July 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I’m from a little place called Sandnessjøen in Norway and i would recommend you to wisit Sandnessjøen and go on top og the mountains called “De syv søstre”. It is a beautiful mountain chain in Helgeland, where you get a really good view of the rest og the Helgeland coast. And I also would really recommen you to travel to Lofoten, north in Norway. It must be one of the most beautiful places in the world! Have a nice trip:)

    Inês Pinto
    July 25, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Never been to Norway but those photos definitely make me want to go!!

    July 25, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I am born and raised in Aurland, and love that you have a photo of Flåm here! The fjord here is beautiful too, and just as pretty as the Geiranger fjord!

    Side note: those are not cabins in the third to last photo, but boat storage houses. Fishermen will put their boats in those houses over the winter 🙂

    July 25, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    If you go to Trondheim, make sure to take a walk over Old Town Bridge to Bakklandet, a district with old wooden houses and a rich history that reaches back to the 1600s. From here, you can follow the steep hills (or hop on a bike and use Norway’s only bicycle elevator) up to Christiansten Fortress, where there is an old war museum, and the greatest possible way to enjoy the view. I also recommend taking the boat out to Munkholmen, a small island which used to be a convent, and then later became a fortress and a prison. It’s beautiful, and is in addition to being a historic site, a great place for beach leisure in summer.
    And of course, there’s the Nidaros Cathedral, the world’s northernmost cathedral, which is highly recommended to visit!

    Enjoy your trip, no matter where in Norway you go!

    July 25, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I totally fell in love with Norway during my trip last year, such an amazing country! You can read about (a small part of) my experiences in Norway on my blog:

    Leonie Parker
    July 25, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    So beautiful! I would love to visit Norway one day. Specially to see the Northern Lights
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    Alan T
    July 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Brooke I’m English and travelled around Norway in the summer of 1987. I agree with JK an absolute must is a visit to the Lofoten Islands. Also if you have time relax with your mum on the most scenic rail journey from Oslo to Bergen with the optional but must do Flåm rail extension, see link:
    Whatever you do you will enjoy this fabulous country.

    Miles of Happiness - Marie
    July 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    It looks magnificent. Too much beauty in this planet, too many stunning places to explore. Norway must be an incredible destination…

    Amber Holyoake
    July 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I just took a look at the Lofoten Islands and they are incredible!

    July 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    wow! this is awesome! the scenery of the lakeside are amazing! I can feel the smell of mother natural by these picture. thanks for sharing.

    Lill-Jeanette Sunde
    July 25, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I live here 😀 and its beautiful,you shoud come visit

    July 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Wow! These photos are too dreamy and beyond beautiful! Enjoy your upcoming trip! 🙂

    July 25, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Welcome to Norway! My best tip for visiting Norway is to bring your hiking shoes because a few of the best locations requires a bit of a hike. If you are going hiking you can find information and guided trips on

    Top 3 for me as I live on the South West coast of Norway in Stavanger:
    1. Pulpit Rock
    2. Kjerag Boulder
    3. Haukeliseter cabin

    I hope you will enjoy your stay.

    Van @ Snow in Tromso
    July 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I’d suggest visiting Tromso to see the Northern Lights but since you’ll be coming to Norway during summer, I’d say visit the Lofoten Islands instead. I’ve been travelling quite a bit around the Arctic but except for maybe Greenland, there is no other place I find so incredibly breath-taking than the Lofoten 🙂

    July 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    This looks so beautiful!!!

    xx Gen

    Jill @ RunEatSnap
    July 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Norway looks amazing! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

    July 25, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I’m from Sweden but my family had our summer cottage i Møre og Romsdal fylke. I suggest the roads the Atlantic way and Trollveien, and the hikes of Trolltunga and Romsdalseggen. Flåm and Ålesund are really worth a visit! Another amazing activity but more far up north is to go on a killer whale safari (but I guess it is the wrong time of the year to go).

    Marie SN
    July 25, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Sounds really exciting! I am from ålesund myself and i really think you will like it here. It has everything. You are close to the fjords (Geirangerfjorden and hjørundfjorden), you can go hiking in one of the 100 mountains close by, visit nearby island such as Runde, Giske, Vigra etc. Another must in ålesund is walking the steps up to Fjellstua, which is a 30 min walk from the city center, where you’ll have a spectacular view of Ålesund and the surrounding area on the top . If you are a coffee lover like me, Invit is the best in town 🙂 send me an email if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to help !

    Celia Becker
    July 25, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I took a cruise through the Norwegian Fjords and thought it was the most beautiful place I have ever seen on earth, and like you, I have seen a lot. I so want to go back. Have a great time. I look forward to following your adventure.

    Celia @

    July 25, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Don’t miss out on Fredrikstad and its old town! Flea markets with antiques and everything every Saturday all summer 🙂 Most people come here for the fjords and miss out on the cozy little towns.

    July 25, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I’m also going to Norway in August! I’m visiting Alta, in the north of Norway. The nature is so beautiful up there and during the summer it never gets dark! My dad works up there and he was showing me that around midnight it was still as bright as during the day! Also they have reindeers up there! 😀

    Anneke Maria Bruno
    July 25, 2016 at 8:30 am

    How nice that you are coming to Norway! 🙂 If you are going to Eigerøy Island (which is where I´m from), I recommend a hike to the lighthouse on the north side of the island and a visit to Vandringshavn on the south of the island. Otherwise Egersund town has some very nice chocolate shops.
    About 40 minutes south of Egersund there is a place called Helleren (in Jøssingfjord) also worth a visit. And a trip to Stavanger, especially Fargegata and the old town of Stavanger should also be on your list! In Stavanger you also have the Lysefjord easy accessible by boat. Good luck planning! 🙂

    July 25, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I’d be happy to be your guide when you come to Ålesund. From Ålesund it is easy to make day trips to Geiranger, The Atlantic Road, Tafjord, Runde, and many more astonishing sites. Just give me a heads up on e-mail, and we’ll work something out 🙂

    July 25, 2016 at 8:01 am

    You should visit the Atlantic Road which is located in Møre and Romsdal. Stunning both in nice and stormy weather! Hope you have an amazing trip to my beautiful country 🙂

    Elise Bårsaune Olsen
    July 25, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Yay! I can’t wait to see the beautiful posts you write on Norway, I’m located in Oslo though I am from Trondheim, it’s more urban but Gründerløkka where I live it’s a place like no other!

    Elise I Kinkx

    July 25, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I am from norway! I would deeeefinetly recommend the hike up to “Besseggen”. Such beautiful view, and light blue fjord! Its in the western part of the country. And also go north to see the northern lights!
    I am a huge fan of your blog, you helped me a lot when i planned my big trip around the world! So just email me if you want to know something about norway, i would love to help. I live in Oslo, but ive been a lot of places! 🙂

    July 25, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I am English and spent 3 weeks travelling in November from North (Tromso) to South (Bergen). Visit the Lofoten Islands – the most beautiful place on Earth I think. And take the funicular up in Bergen and do some walks from the top – breathtaking. I was lucky to see a strong Aurora in Tromso and I will NEVER forget that. I went whale watching and saw blue whales and orcas. Norway is heaven on Earth.

    July 25, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Being a Norwegian I keep forgetting how beautiful my country is, since I grew up on an island right outside if Ålesund the mountains and the fjords has been there everyday. Thanks for reminding me, and if you want to wish you should consider doing it soon, as we are currently suffering from the oil prices and our currency are low making hotels, food and shopping significantly cheaper.

    July 25, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I’m American but have lived in Norway for the past year and can promise that it’s totally worth the cost and distance 🙂 You picked out some of the prettiest places here!

    Tracy Collins
    July 25, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Laerdal is a beautiful town to visit. I have just finished my final post of 3 on my website – Norway: is it the most beautiful country on earth? Part 1 – Laerdal Part 2 – Gudvangen to Flam and Part 3 – Voss and Bergen. All stunning places!