10 Best Places to Visit in Norway - Travel Video
From its majestic mountains and famous fjords to its modern yet picturesque cities, Norway is simply one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Picture-perfect landscapes beg to be explored by foot, car, bike or boat. Whether taking in the breathtaking wonder of the northern lights or the summer sun glistening on a massive glacier, Norway is a great adventure in any season. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Norway:
Travel Guide: Norway's Top Attractions
Oslo to Bergen, Norway by Train through the mountains and Boat through the fjords
We’re going to take you on one of the most spectacular train rides in all of Europe: starting in Oslo, we’re heading cross-country through fascinating mountain terrain, passing lakes and rivers and waterfalls, and then by boat through a vast fjord, finally we will be arriving later in the day at the ancient capital of Norway the town of Bergen. This special trip is called Norway in a Nutshell. Showing you a big cross-section of the country in just one day.
The scenery keeps getting more spectacular as we climb through the central regions of Norway, getting a little bit like Switzerland with tall mountains in the distance and glaciers, with lakes where the water is clear blue color.
We change trains mid-way at Myrdal and board the Flam railway which is one of the most scenic rides in Europe. It travels about four miles from the mountain tops down through seven lush valleys to the waters below in the Sognefjord, Norway’s largest fjord. There we catch a boat to Bergen through the Sognefjord. There's lots of great scenery during the boat ride, with the mountains towering high above on both sides of this chasm.
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Top 10 amazing attractions of Oslo HD - (Norway 10 days family trip report-1)
It was such a great experience to visit Norway for 10 days in July and explore the best of each of Norway, an amazing but a very expensive country. I went to Oslo, Bergen and from Bergen we did a 5 day road trip into total wilderness of Norway including fjords, snow, waterfalls, tunnels, mountains, lakes etc. Each destination was very unique and for photographers and nature lovers, this is the place to be in Summer. Thank you for the memories, Norway! I'll be back someday to explore you more.
0:27 == Approaching Oslo
1:18 == Oslo Airport to Oslo Central Station
1:42 == Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
1:47 == 1. Oslo Opera House
2:19 == 2. Royal Palace
3:04 == 3. Karl Johans gate - University Square
3:09 == 4. Karl Johans gate - National Theatre
3:16 == 5. Frogner Park
4:19 == 6. Akershus Castle
4:51 == 7. Norway Parliament (Storting Building)
4:58 == 8. Oslo city Center
5:32 == 9. Oslo Cathedral
5:40 == 10. Oslo Central Station Square
5:47 == 11. Norwegian Folk Museum
5:53 == Folk Museum performance - Music
7:25 == Folk Museum performance - Dance
8:50 == Folk Museum performance - Baking Norweigian lefse
9:30 == 12. The Stave Church from Gol (part of Folk Museum)
10:26 == Mild Hail Storm at Oslo Airport
Top 10 attractions (bonus: plus 2) of Oslo, Norway
1. Opera house
2. Oslo Palace
3. University Square
4. National Theatre
5. Frogner Park
6. Akershus Castle
8. Oslo City Center
9. Oslo Cathedral
10. Central Station Square
11. Folk Museum
12. Stav Church of Gol
Norway (Part 1) - Oslo Top 12 attractions:
Norway (Part 2) - Bergen Top 6 attractions:
Oslo Airport tips:
When you arrive at Gardermoen you can buy NSB (local railway) tickets for 90NOK per person one way. These take you to Oslo S (the central bus and train station) in about 25 mins. It is cheap and very easy. The machines are easy to work and there are no charges for using them. In Norway using a card to pay for things is more normal than using cash. Once you get into town there are plenty of trams and buses right outside the station for your onward journey. Some locations might be walking distance.
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Oslo Travel Guide: Things to do in Oslo as a Tourist
Top Sightseeing locations to visit in Oslo, Norway. Including Downtown Oslo, The Royal Castle, museums, Vigelandsparken, Holmenkollen, and more.
The exact locations are listed at the end of the description.
The Oslo Opera:
Do this one! The opera building is adjacent to the central station, and it's awesome. It's architecture is like walking on an iceberg, and it overlooks the Oslo fjord and Akershus Castle. Doesn't take much time.
Karl Johans gate:
The main walking street that connects Central Station (Oslo S) with the Royal Castle. I guess it's a must when you come to Oslo. You can't avoid it, and you shouldn't! Because it's the main street of Oslo. But Karl Johan is mostly for the tourists, beggars, scammers. People that live in Oslo, like me, hardly ever go there.
It's quite small compared to other royal castles because Norway was a poor country when it was built. But it's still a nice place to walk through on your way to Bogstadveien or to spend half an hour.
This is a nice medieval castle at the center of Oslo, overlooking the Oslo fjord, and Aker brygge. Very nice for sunsets, and after a day in Oslo sentrum or Aker Brygge. There is also a free military museum and a cheap WWII resistance museum here.
These are the Oslo docks which have been redeveloped into a posh private restaurant/bar/shopping area. Nice for a walk, and plenty of places to sit down and watch people or the magnificent view of Akershus Castle. There's also a modern art museum here if that's your thing. If you do go to the modern art museum, be sure go all the way to the top terrace, where you find an even better view of Aker Brygge, the fjord and Akershus Castle.
Museum Island/Peninsula (Bygdøy):
This is where most of the museums are, including the Viking Ship Museum, Kon Tiki, Maritime Museum, Folk Museum. But be aware that it takes a day, and it's quite a detour, there's not much else to do there. If I had to pick one, I would do the Viking Ship museum and maybe the adjacent Folk Museum.
This sculpture park is very good, and very large. During summer this is a continuous party/BBQ, but in wintertime you will find mostly joggers and dog walkers. Do this park if naked stone people are your thing. Pro tip: The Oslo City museum is in the park, and its FREE!
Holmenkollen is a giant ski-jump on a mountain overlooking Oslo. There is also the ski-museum and ski-stuff around here. Metro line 1 runs all the way to Frognerseteren and there is a cafe/restaurant close to the wilderness where you can overlook Oslo.
This is a lookout point close to Oslo, overlooking the city. If you are thinking of going to Frognerseteren for the view only, you should go here instead. Much closer to the city, so you get a better view and travel time is less, this is a nice spot to watch the sunset.
Some Pro Tips:
If you want to see the fjord for cheap, go to the beginning of Aker Brygge, and take the ferry (B10) to Nesodden and back again (don't get of). You will have a great view of Akershus Castle, Aker Brygge, numerous islands and the fjord.
The RuterReise app for live public transportation time tables or planning, or just use Google maps, there's another RuterBillett app for purchasing tickets with a credit card on your phone, but I think it's only in Norwegian. Then there is the website for trip planning.
Uber app, works quite well, and is half price of normal taxi
01:53 The Opera
02:30 Karl Johans gate
02:52 Parliament (Stortinget)
03:23 The Royal Castle (Slottet)
03:57 Nobel Peace Center
04:29 The Harbor
04:44 Ferry B10 (see the fjord)
05:03 Aker Brygge
05:24 Astrup Fearnley
06:19 Akershus Castle
06:30 Inside Akershus Castle
07:42 Vikingship Museum
07:54 Folk Museum (Stavkirke)
08:31 Oscarshall Castle
08:33 Holocaust Center
08:44 Huk (the beach)
10:04 Oslo City Museum
10:32 Holmenkollen (ski jump)
10:56 Ski Museum
11:05 Holmenkollen Kapell (church)
11:23 Frognerseteren T-bane (metro)
11:56 Frognerseteren Restaurant
12:17 Ekebergåsen (lookout point)
Oslo Travel Guide
We're back with our Oslo Travel Guide! This one is definitely worth the wait as we explore this beautiful Norwegian city.
Oslo is one of the most beautiful cities in the world...and also one of the most expensive! But as we explain in this episode, there's a reason for Oslo's costs. Great food, beautiful scenery, friendly people...Oslo has it all!
Thanks to our friends at VisitOSLO for their help with our Oslo episode. For updated information on events, attractions, restaurants and bars, head to visitoslo.com. Need assistance while visiting the city? The Oslo Visitor Centre by the central station is open every day of the year.
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Operating on similar lines to the city passes available in the other Scandinavian capitals, the Oslo Pass is good value for tourists. As well as free admission to over 30 museums, the pass offers unlimited local travel on all forms of transport (including the ferries plying the waters between the city and the islands of the Oslofjord), free entrance to Tøyenbadet and Frognerbadet swimming pools and free parking in the municipal car parks. It also gives price reductions on sightseeing trips and numerous other discounts, including for cinemas, restaurants, car hire and souvenir shops. You can buy cards for one, two or three days (concessions are available) at the tourist information office, hotels, Narvesen newsagents and various other outlets.
Akershus Slott and Festning (Akerhus Palace and Fortress)
King Haakon V Magnusson ordered the building of Akershus Slott, in 1299. Although damaged, repaired, fortified and renovated over the centuries, the ancient walls and central medieval tower of this imposing fortified palace still dominate the seafront. The town was rebuilt within the fortress walls after the great fire of 1624. The 17th-century renovations of the castle, with magnificent banqueting halls and reception rooms, stand above dank medieval dungeons and underground passageways. The grounds also house the Norges Hjemmefrontsmuseum (Resistance Museum), with its poignant exhibits dating from the Nazi occupation of Norway.
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 1000-1600, Sun 1230-1600 (May-Aug); Sat-Sun 1200-1700, Mon-Fri closed (Sep-Dec). Guided tours of the Festning are available daily (Jun-Aug).
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Address: Akershuskaien, Oslo, Norway
Next to the wonderful Vigeland Sculpture Park, the open-air swimming pool complex of Frognerbadet is one of the most popular summer spots in the city. With three open-air pools, including a diving pool, water slides and separate adult and children sections, the entire city seems to pack into the complex at weekends, although many Norwegians make the most of the glorious summer days, with everyone from families to groups of friends converging on the pools every single day of the week. The weekend often sees long queues so a morning visit is recommended. Frognerbadet is well equipped with changing rooms, toilets and a cafeteria.
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0700-1930, Sat-Sun 1000-1800 (mid-May-Aug).
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: No
Address: Middelthuns gate 28, Oslo, Norway
Munch Museet (Munch Museum)
The Munch Museum, to the east of the city centre, lies in the broad parklands of Tøyenhagen, close to the museums of the Bygdøy peninsula. The National Gallery might have Munch's best-known work, but the Munch Museum has some real gems, including Summer Night/The Voice and his 1902 Madonna. The museum hit the headlines in 2004 when two of the most famous works were stolen, but has stepped up security since then. The museum also hosts an ever-changing roster of exhibitions giving an insight into different aspects of Munch's oeuvre.
Opening Times: Daily 1000-1800 (Jun-Aug); Tues-Wed and Fri-Sat 1000-1600, Thurs 1000-2000, Sun 1000-1700, closed Mon (Sep-May).
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Address: Tøyengaten 53, Oslo, Norway
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Unusual, unique and occasionally spooky, the Vigeland Sculpture Park is home to over 200 bronze, granite and cast iron sculptures by 20th-century artist Gustav Vigeland who was also responsible for the design of the park itself, and the stunning stained-glass windows of the cathedral. Located in the southern borough of Frogner, the sculpture park is one of Norway's most visited attractions with over 1 million visitors each year, although thanks to its large acreage, it never feels crowded.
Opening Times: Daily 24 hours.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Address: Frognerparken, Oslo, Norway
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OSLO (NORWAY) evolution and its future MEGA PROJECTS.
This is a short documentary about the evolution of Oslo(norway)
throught the years. Now Oslo has became a modern and futuristic city in less than 3 years.Oslo has a modern architecture and some interesting skyscrapers . You will see its future project too.
Oslo is one of the most prosperous and has dynamic economy too.
The country has a very good healthcare and the best education system in the world.You wil compare oslo in 1970,1980 in 2017 and in 2020.
The video is worth to be watched.
Enjoy it !
Special credits to : Jørund Eek for some pictures.
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Top 10 Cities in Scandinavia & Baltic Europe - Visit North Europe
Thinking of heading to northern Europe, Scandinavia, or the Baltic countries? Well here are our Top 10 Towns and Cities in Northern Europe.
1. Stockholm, Sweden
2. Oslo, Norway
3. Tallin, Estonia
4. Copenhagen, Denmark
5. Vilnius, Lithuania
6. Riga, Latvia
7. Helsinki, Finland
8. Bergen, Norway
9. Lapland, Sweden/Finland/Norway
10. St. Petersburg, Russia
Filmed in Helsinki, Finland
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