Well, the winter is over now in most parts of the world. Spring and summer follow and with them, the holiday season begins. Unique summer vacation destinations are on everybody’s mind and the obedient Google is kept busy to deliver the most popular summer holiday destinations on every continent.
European countries are on the bucket list of Americans and Asians. The three most visited European countries during the summer are:
I know you are raising your eyebrows to find Norway in the list but trust me; Norway Tours easily outranks other European countries tour because Norway is loaded with more diverse sightseeing places than the other two countries in the list.
What are the sightseeing options in Norway?
I would list the Norwegian islands at the top of attractions in a Norway tour. Do you know there are 50,000 islands that belong to Norway geographically? Yes, Norway’s pretty long coastline of more than 25,000 km makes that possible.
Then, I would plan to visit at least two most beautiful Fjords as part of my Norway tour. Without taking a selfie or two at the backdrop of Geirangerfjord, the most beautiful of Norwegian Fjords, I won’t be able to prove that I had been to Norway.
I have covered some of the must-see sightseeing places in a Norway tour package in this blog post.
Oslo being the capital of Norway, your Norway tour invariably begins here. Oslo is considered as the safest city in the world and is also among the cleanest cities in Europe. It has many places to see that include:
- Frogner Park also known as Vigeland Park
- Nobel Peace Center
- The Palace
- Aker Brygge (it’s where you enjoy more because of dining and shopping activities)
- Viking Ship Museum
There are many more museums in Oslo that one would tend to skip because of boredom.
After quickly winding off the tour of Oslo, you should be looking forward to visiting at least two fjords of Norway.
The most popular tourist attraction in Norway is the fjord. A fjord is a naturally formed sea passage bordering giant cliffs on its sides. A fjord is formed when huge glaciers move apart letting the sea in. Fjords would be stunning to look at both from the top of the cliff as well on their shore. The whole area would look blissfully silent with the blue water and the green mountains forming an excellent landscape.
There are several fjords to see in Norway that include:
- The Geirangerfjord
- The Sognefjord
- The Lysefjord
- NærøyfjordThe Aurlandsfjord
The best of the fjords in your Norway tour is the Geirangerfjord.
It is located near Ålesund town, on Norway’s west coast. It is the gateway to see the Geirangerfjord that is 15 km long. Imagine walking the entire stretch of this fjord till the confluence of Norwegian Sea.
When you access this fjord, you will love the countryside of Norway that is all green and peaceful.
Voringfossen waterfall, Norway
Who doesn’t stop to admire a waterfall? There is no dearth of waterfalls in Norway. I chose to mention Vøringfossen waterfall because of its height. It drops from 600 feet.
Oh, what a sight! It’s absolutely spectacular. The aerial view of the path of the waterfall is tastefully captured.
A popular attraction that would attract the nature lovers is the Mabodelen valley. It lies in between Oslo and Bergen cities. The Vøringfossen is located in this valley.
You would understand it easily with its another name, “North Cape”. A cape is a landmass that ends abruptly facing a water body, invariably a sea. The North Cape in Norway is very famous as it is where thousands of people throng from mid-May to end July to experience the “midnight sun.” During this period, the sun never sets. We cannot visualize such a natural phenomenon; we must take a tour to Norway to see it.
Heddal Stave Church
The Heddal Stave Church is a favorite tourist spot for Americans. What a beautiful church with a unique architecture! It is all wood here, buddy! As per the legends, the wooden church was built in just three days during the 13th century.
Heddal Stave Church is located in Notodden municipal area of Norway.
Other things to include in your Norway tour.
Norway tours always should include a train journey through picturesque rural Norway. This memorable train journey is popularly known as “Flam railway tour”. It is only a 20 km train ride but you would simply gasp at picture-perfect Norway as the train chugs through the valley of Flåmsdalen. The train journey is between Myrdal and Flåm in Aurland, Norway.
This is what you will see during your Flam train ride:
No words to express the beauty of this scene.
I am sure this Norway tour program is alluring to you. Show this to your children and they are sure to pester you to book your Norway tour at the earliest.