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Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalsbreen)

At the Briksdalsbreen you will experience a powerful glacier. You can go right up close to the glacier either by foot or by horse-drawn carriage from the lodge at the entrance of the glacier. This is an adventure not to miss.

Website: www.briksdalsbre.no

Geirangerfjord

The Geirangerfjord is situated in south western Norway, northeast of Bergen, Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, set 120km from one another are considered as archetypical fjord landscapes and among the most scenically outstanding anywhere. Their exceptional natural beauty is derived from their narrow and steep-sided crystalline rock walls that rise up to 1,400m from the Norwegian Sea. The Geirangerfjord stands proudly as one of the most popular sightseeing spots in the world that portrays the forces of nature. The main sightseeing spots include the Briksdal Glacier in Sogn og Fjordane and the Dalsnibba Observatory Access is possible from Oslo, Bergen and Ålesund with the use of trains and buses.

Stavanger

Stavanger is Norway’s third largest metropolitan area and it is located on the south west coast of Norway. Stavenger has a great number of colourful wooden architectural structures and it is said to have the largest number of wooden houses in Europe. Its economy is driven by the North Sea oil fields. The principal sightseeing spots of this town include the Norwegian Oil Field Museum, Canned Goods Museum, and the cathedral. Also, an interesting suggestion is to head for the hills. Two of the best day hikes in Norway are located a couple of hours out of town on the beautiful Lysefjorden. Not too far from Stavanger, alpine centres are ready for skiers and snowboarders throughout the winter season. You can travel with a high-speed boat from Bergen to Stavanger or to Lysefjord by bus or boat from Stavanger.

Website: www.destinasjon-stavanger.no/

Norheimsund

Norheimsund is a settlement surrounded with majestic fjord nature in the middle of the Hardangerfjord, just an hour drive from the city of Bergen. The Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, located 2km from the village, is particularly popular as you can walk behind it and experience its beauty and strength from the inside of the waterfall.

Sognefjord

The Sognefjord is the world's longest and deepest fjord stretching 204km eastwards from the west coast, with a depth of 1,308m. The fjord can be reached by trains and other public transport from Oslo and Bergen and it can be accessed all-year round. It is recommended to take the Fraam Railway through villages located at the inland part of Sognefjord.

Ålesund

Alesund is a beautiful town that is noted for its unique concentration of Jugendstil architecture (the German name of Art Nouveau) It is a sea port, northeast of Bergen and from here you can access the Geirangerfjord.

The Lysefjord

The Lysefjord is a 42km fjord wedged between enormous sheer rocks. Located in the southern part of Norway, Lysefjord's most fascinating spot is a sharp precipitous cliff 600m above sea level, know as the Prekestolen. From the top of the rock, which is practically afloat in the air, you can experience the vitality of nature.

Hardangerfjord

With a length of 179 km (111 miles), the Hardangerfjord in the county of Hordaland in Norway is the third largest fjord in the world and the second largest in Norway. The surrounding district is called Hardanger. The Hardangerfjord is surrounded by gently sloping mountains that are covered in colourful tree blossoms, which creates an idyllic scenery. The fruit trees were planted by a monk who visited these lands approximately 800 years ago. Highlights in this region include: Hardangervidda National Park and the Folgefonna glacier which is the third largest glacier in Norway and is highly commended for hiking.

Ullensvang

Ullensvang is a small village located at the national park Hardangervidda, Europe's biggest mountain plateau (highest point, Haarteigen, 1,690 meters above sea level). Ullensvang is surrounded by the Harangerfjord, glaciers, and mountains of this district, which provides an exquisite view.

Prekestolen

Preikestolen, also known as Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, and by the old local name Hyvlatonnå, is a gigantic cliff 604 metres above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres, square and almost flat, and is a well-known tourist attraction around the Lysefjord district.

Golden Route

The Golden Route is a fjord sightseeing trail that proudly boasts the world's best landscapes. Terrific sceneries can be enjoyed during the journey. With continuous peaks and troughs, the view from the steep slope of Trollstigen is one of breathtaking beauty (able to travel from May to September). Views of a magnificent waterfall tumbling down into the Geirangerfjord along with wild orchards is a beautiful sights.

Website: www.nsb.no/

Lysefjord

Lysefjord is located in Forsand in south-western Norway. The name means light fjord due the lightly coloured granite rocks along its sides. The fjord was carved by the action of glaciers in the ice ages and was flooded by the sea when the later glaciers retreated. Because of the harsh terrain around the fjord, few people live in the area. But the area has two power plants that provide electricity for more than 100,000 people in Norway.

Jondal Cathedral

Jondal Cathedral is located in Haradanger and is famous for hosting beautiful organ concerts in the summer time.

Geiranger

Geirnager is a small village that is situated in the centre of the Geirangerfjord. This small village hosts thousands of hiking tourists during summer time.

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