Norway is, one of the most beautiful countries, but that beauty brings with it a responsibility that weighs heavily upon Norwegians.
Here is a nation with an enduring love for the natural world that is profoundly etched into their national character. In the past, this was expressed in the Norwegian tradition of isolated farmsteads that colonised the most secluded corners of the country’s wilderness. Increasingly, however, they are not able to change the movement of Norwegians towards the cities – cities that are themselves places of great beauty, such as Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Tromsø. The Wilderness in Norway has now become more of a leisure pursuit, an idea that Norwegians embrace, to escape to and explore the country’s national parks that are shining symbols of the nation’s desire to protect the environment as much as they are showpieces of Norway’s peerless landscapes and otherworldly natural grace. At the same time, Norwegians worry about their impact upon the environment, over the consequences of global warming for the country’s glaciers and Arctic ecosystems, and about Norway’s contributions to this decline and the decline of wilderness the world over due to their massive oil reserves and exports. An interesting and breathtakingly beautiful place to visit.
Norway's best city for visitors is the picturesque city of Bergen. Bergen is one of Norway's most popular destinations for good reason, since Bergen isn't far away from Oslo, it has a very scenic location on the west coast of Norway, and is one of the warmest cities in Norway in winter!
Geiranger is located in western Norway near the coastline and is almost exactly halfway between Trondheim and Bergen. Geiranger is a cozy town and one of Norway’s must-see destinations. Although it can be quite a touristy destination, the beauty of the Geirangerfjord surroundings easily trump that. The Geirangerfjord has three breathtaking waterfalls hitting the fjord on both sides of the waterway: The Seven Sisters (with seven falls), the Bridal Veil, and the Suitor.
Definitely a city to visit for the active traveler. But take note, that the city of Lillehammer doesn't only offer skiing! In the summer, there's fishing and hiking, the Maihaugen open-air museum, a waterpark and a nice pedestrian area in the center of Lillehammer. In the winter, of course, this Norwegian city outdoes every other place, with winter sports, sleigh rides, a winterized amusement park, luge track, ski jump, ice fishing and every other winter activity you can think of!
The city of Oslo is Norway's capital, here you will find a history city dating back more than a thousand years. Today, Oslo is a bustling European metropolitan city that offers everything to keep a Norway visitor happy, fed, and entertained. You could spend weeks in Oslo without doing the same thing twice!
Trondheim was Norway's first capital and Trondheim though a fairly small city the quiet historical districts will remind you of old fairytales. Maybe it's this kind of atmosphere that makes it so special to visitors that want to take things slower and relax a bit more. Trondheim is especially beautiful in late summer and fall. Fantastic fresh seafood is available here and a must see is the Nidaros Cathedral, the largest church in Northern Europe.
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