Norway has a bit of everything. Majestic mountain peaks, lush green forests, amazing fjords, northern lights, and phenomenal coastal views. It is a beautiful country fit for a King with very Kingly prices. Not the cheapest by a long shot but with sceneries like these, you’d be willing to dispense a few comforts.
The summit at Hermannsdalstinden towers above everything else in the landscape while only being 1029 meters above sea level. The spectacular view of the seemingly never ending mountain peaks of the Lofoten cannot be understated. It is by far one the most visually rewarding hikes you’ll ever do.
The fishing village of Reine is a beautiful destination. You can hike up the trail to Reinebringen and get one of the most phenomenal views in Norway.
During the summer in Norway, the Sun is always on as it never truly sets north of the Arctic Circle. The tilt in the Earth´s axis causes the phenomenon and it’s amazing to behold. Because of this tilt, the Earth’s north pole is always facing the Sun, keeping it in sunlight even as it spins.
Norway is well-known for its fjords and there’s countless of ways to view and enjoy it; you can hike, take a ferry, take a cruise, and you can even drive its amazing coastal roads. The Geirangerfjord (above) is located in the Stranda Municipality, it has many waterfalls, including the famous Seven Sisters (pictured above).
Wow, is this hike ever popular? Preikestolen sits high above Lysefjorden, a chunk of rock resembling a pulpit that is jutting out from the mountainside. The plateau stands almost 2,000 feet above the Fjord below it (Lysefjorden), one slip and it’s all the way to Never Never Land.
The village of Reine is a beautiful remote fishing village the Lofoten Islands, in Norway.
You don’t have to be a mountain climber to summit up this 448-meter high peak. Far from being the tallest peak in Lofoten islands, it still offers some of the most amazing views.
Get off the beaten path and you’ll discover little fantasy gems like this, a quaint little fishing village.
Fairy Tale Landscapes
Vøringsfossen in Måbødalen is nuts, just freakin’ amazing to see. It is Norway’s most famous waterfall, it falls 182 meters with 145 meters direct drop. Somewhere down there, fairies are probably bathing…or floating down with a kayak or something.
Ålesund & Sunnmøre. Quite possibly Norway’s most beautiful town. It burnt down in the early 1900’s but was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, now with numerous turrets, gargoyles, and massive trolls. OK, I’m kidding about that bit, but this is an awesome town to behold. It’s tiny too and most places are easily reached by walking. This view can be accessed via the Aksla Viewpoint.
Another gem discovered off the beaten path. You’ll have an easier time finding this if you explored with a car or if you hitchhiked to this area.
Norway is so lush and green, even the roofs of their houses grow grass. Any minute now I’m expecting a Hobbit to pop out of the door and say, “We don’t want any more visitors, well-wishers, or distant relations! Thank you!”