From the urban city of Oslo to the Svalbard islands up north and many places in between, the ten most popular destinations on visitnorway.com represent Norway’s diverse culture and nature – where the low season can also have its highs.
1. The Lofoten Islands
While the fjords cut into the land, Lofoten is shaped like a big arm that stretches out in the sea. The many mountain peaks point towards the Arctic sky like church spires, and in between them you’ll find traditional villages full of fishermen and artists.
Try everything from local food made of seafood and lamb to beaches of white sand and the Lofotr Viking Museum. It is also easy to travel to the mainland, or to Helgeland and the UNESCO-listed Vega archipelago further south.
The medieval Hanseatic wharf of Bryggen, with its around 60 historic buildings in succession, is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and several foundations date back to the 12th century.