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Best places to visit in Norway

Stavern
Country: Norway

Stavern is a small town in Norway that is located in the municipality of Larvik. The naval base and port of Stavern were named Fredriksvern until the year 1930. Stavern became a municipality on the first of January in 1838. While the area was an ...

Kongsvinger
Country: Norway

Kongsvinger, is located on the Glomma River. The fortress town was established in 1644 during the Hannibal Feud. It was at this time that a fortification was built in the area. This fortification turned into a solid fortress. The upper town, cal ...

Elverum
Country: Norway

On the 9th of April in the year of 1940, Germany invaded Norway. This was the same day that the Elverum Mandate was approved by the Norwegian parliament. This mandate gave the fleeing government of Norway a large amount of powers duri ...

Trysil
Country: Norway

The name Trysil possibly comes from an old farm that was located in the area. The original name was likely Prestgarden, which is where the first church was erected.  The town of Trysil is the area where one of the first known organi ...

Osterdalen and Rendalen
Country: Norway

The valleys of Rendalen and Osterdalen run parallel to each other in a north/south direction. The road that runs through the Osterdalen valley follows Glomma, which is the longest river in Norway. The road goes past several interesting places. T ...

Mjosa
Country: Norway

The largest lake in Norway is Mjosa. It is 117 kilometers long and located at the center of the agricultural area. Since the time of the Vikings, there have been many farms that have settled around this area. This includes Totenlandet, Helogoya, ...

Hamar
Country: Norway

Hamar is the biggest town located on Lake Mjosa. The town is named after one of the old farms that were located in this area. Between the years 500 to 1000 AD the Aker farm was one of the most important centers in the country of Norway. It was l ...

Aulestad
Country: Norway

Aulestad is a museum and farm located in Follebu, Oppland, Norway. The farm is most known for being the residence of Bjornstjerne and Karoline Bjornson in 1874. From 1923, the manor has been preserved. From 1926, the area was owned by the state. ...

Ringebu
Country: Norway

Ringebu is part of Gudbrandsdal, which is a traditional region of Norway. It was established in the year 1838 on the first of January. The name Ringebu was from Old Norse. The first element likely comes from ringr that means ring. The last eleme ...

Vinstra
Country: Norway

Vinstra is the name of a river and a small town located in Gudbrandsdalen. The town Vinstra is in Oppland County, Norway. The population of the town was 2449 in the year 2012. There are rail connections in the town through the Dovre railroad. Th ...

Otta
Country: Norway

Otta has been a tourist hub for Norway since the railway arrived there in the year 1896. The main reason for this is because the town is located near many of the national parks in Jotunheimen, Dovre, and Rondane. The town lies at the junction of ...

Rondane National Park
Country: Norway

Rondane National Park was established in the year 1962. It was the first national park in Norway. The park offers a well-established network of routes throughout it. There are several lodges for tourists including Bjornhollia and Rondvassbu.&nbs ...

Dovrefjell
Country: Norway

Dovrefjell is the mountain plateau that marks the divide between the northern part of Norway and the southern part of Norway.  During the year 1814, the plateau was used as a way to show the unity of the nation when the men of Eidsvoll sang ...

Lom
Country: Norway

Lom is a rural center that is located on the Otta river banks. The town is a gateway into the Boverdalen valley. It is also the way into the Jotunheimen mountain range and to the Sognefjellet mountain.  In the year 1000, the Lom Sta ...

Elveseter
Country: Norway

The highest mountain in Norway is Galdhopiggen. The mountain reaches a peak of 2469 meters. Lying in its shadow is Elveseter, a farming estate. This area has quartered visitors in the area since the year 1880. In recent years, the estate has bee ...

Valdres and Fagernes
Country: Norway

In Valdres, the largest community is North Aurdal. This area attracts a large amount of visitors throughout the year. Approximately 150 years ago, North Aurdal was just a simple farming community. However, this all changed when the railway arriv ...

Geilo
Country: Norway

Geilo is located in a valley in Hallingdal. There are about 2300 people that live in the town. Bergen Line, which was the first ski resort of Norway, was a facilitator of the development of the area. The ski resort remains one of the largest in ...

Hallingdal
Country: Norway

Hallingdal is a traditional district and valley located in Buskerud County, Norway. There were ancient routes that went to Vestlandet using Valdres and Hallingdal. The routes then went on to Roldal and Odda. Hallingdal along with Valdres, which ...

Numedal
Country: Norway

Numendal is a traditional valley and district in Buskerud, Norway. The valley runs from the north to the south and extends all the way from Kongsberg in the south up to Rodberg of the north. The valley passes through Fiesberg, Kongsberg, Nore og ...

Kongsberg
Country: Norway

The town of Kongsberg was founded in the year 1624 by Christian IV, a Danish-Norwegian king. The original name was Konings Bierg and the town was founded as a mining community. A royal charter of trade was granted to the town in 1802. Today the ...

Drammen
Country: Norway

Drammen is an old city in Norway. There have been rock carvings found in the area that date back 6000 to 7000 years. These carvings are the first sign of human activity in the Drammen area. The largest carving in the area shows a moose.  ...

Kragero
Country: Norway

Kragero is a popular spot in Norway for holidays as it has a lot to offer. The town offers fjords, forests, and islands. This is the area that Edvard Munch found relaxation and peace. The artist fell in love with this area during his time and re ...

Risor
Country: Norway

Risor is a city located in Aust-Agder County, in Norway. The area is popular among tourists. The area that surrounds the city offers many small hills and lakes. The city is known for the gorgeous coastline as well.  The area started ...

Lyngor
Country: Norway

Lyngor won the award for being the best preserved village in all of Europe in the year 1991. It is one of the most idyllic islands of Archipelago Park (Skjaergardsparken). This park covers almost the entire coast of Aust-Agder County in Norway.& ...

Arendal
Country: Norway

Arendal is the oldest town of Sorlandet’s. It is the administrative center for the region as well as for Aust-Agder County. The town was established during the 16th century. At that time it was called Arendall. There was not a f ...

Grimstad
Country: Norway

The old center part of Grimstad dates back to the sailing ship days. The area has streets that are narrow and wind throughout the hills. The Grimstad Bymuseum features a maritime section as well as many arts and crafts. It is located in the cent ...

Mandal
Country: Norway

Mandal is a town located in Vest-Agder County, in Norway. By population, it is the 2nd largest city of Vest-Agder. The salmon river Mandalselva runs through the town. The mouth of the river is located outside of the town. There are ma ...

Lindesnes
Country: Norway

Lindesnes was created as a new municipality on the first of January in the year 1964. It has a long coastline in the south and the lighthouse of Lindesnes stands at the southernmost point of Norway’s mainland.  The oldest form ...

Flekkefjord
Country: Norway

On the coast of the Skagerrak, the Flekkefjord port is one of the largest fishing and fish farming towns. During the early times the Dutch were trading partners in the area. This is where Hollenderbyen, which means the Dutch town, stems from. Th ...

Setesdal
Country: Norway

The Setesdal valley is a traditional district of Aust-Agder County in the southern part of Norway. The Otra river runs through the valley and into the sea near the area called Kristiansand. Setesdal runs from Hardangervidda plateau to the Telema ...

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