& THE OSLO FJORD: Royal home and capital city; friendly
and walkable, offering a promenade that rivals Parisian boulevards, art museums in the
park, harbor life with its own fjord.
SOUTHERN NORWAY: Embarkation point for ferries to Denmark. This southernmost
part of Norway is a favored resort region to both Norwegians and Danes, who love its
charming coastal fishing villages and rugged, patchwork farmland both
maintaining strong traditional Norwegian lifestyles. Lodgings in Kristiansand &
Port city emigration point for many Norwegian-Americans, and fine touring base
for Norway's southwest coast fjord region. Slightly larger than Bergen with excellent
genealogical resources. Stavanger's great harbor is a primary port for Norway's
extensive North Sea oil operations. Its very walkable, attractive waterfront region is home to
excellent restaurants, shops, a quaint old town, and a traditional outdoor market.
FJORD: Norway's largest fjord reaches deep into its mountainous heartland.
Traditional villages amid spectacular scenery. Playground for
activities in all seasons.
FJORD: Narrow arms of the North Sea extending far into
Norway's mountainous interior. Steep fjord walls reaching from sea level
to alpine heights — recognized as a
Site by UNESCO. Remote villages connected by ocean-going ships,
convoluted, tunneled roadways, and a spectacular mountain railway.
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PLATEAU: Northern Europe's largest mountain
plateau is also Norway's largest
National Park incorporating much of the high wilderness between
Oslo and Bergen. Europe's
largest reindeer herds and plenty of moose, too. Spectacular scenery
hiking, skiing, and whitewater rafting.
The best of Norway's west coast and perhaps of all of Norway in one
location a friendly, walkable city center with history, scenery, culture, art, and a
saltwater harbor with great mountain views and
Heritage Site status. Bergen is the prime touring base for visiting the
rugged Norway fjordlands you have always dreamed about.
TROMSØ & NORWAY'S ARCTIC FAR
Europe's answer to Alaskan frontier towns tunnels with traffic
circles blasted into the
heart of the mountains; native Lapland culture and crafts found
side-by-side with oilmen and
gold miners; the North Cape; wild reindeer herds and moose.