Travel Guide: Cities in Norway

Norway is full of dichotomies. It boasts beautiful summertime weather, but is best known as a winter destination. It is full of both cosmopolitan cultural centers and quaint, rural fishing villages. The historic Stavanger region has been growing due to its oil industry. Meanwhile, visitors can get views of coastal Norway from cruise ships sailing by Tromsø. Whale safaris are popular in Andenes, while the Flåm Railway is a great way to view all types of scenery. Beitostølen receives many tourists due to its many winter activities. In this video, takes a look at a few of the small cities and villages found in Norway.

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The Cities and Villages of Norway

Small fishing villages, coastal towns and sophisticated cities make this Scandinavian country a Nordic paradise. Take a look at some of the top cities and municipalities found in Norway.

Rural Villages and Cosmopolitan Cities

Norway is home to both cosmopolitan cultural centers and quaint rural villages. Waterfront towns allow visitors and locals to enjoy the oceans, lakes and rivers that lie near the country.


Stavanger is an historic region in Norway, and is also one of the country’s largest cities. This city has recently grown in prominence due to its emerging oil industry, and was voted one of Europe’s top cultural capitals.


Tromsø is known as the Gateway to the Arctic, and is packed with culture, history as well as a beautiful landscape and skyline. Cruise ships pass near this city, and offer striking views of coastal Norway.


Andenes is a town in Norway, and it is most famous for its whale safaris. Climb on a boat to get a glimpse of these sea creatures in their natural habitat.


The Hardanger region found in the west of the country is one of the most important areas in Norway for agriculture. In fact, roughly forty per cent of Norway’s fruit comes from this area.


Flåm is a village in Norway and a popular spot for tourists. One of the most popular attractions is the Flåm Railway that runs through the mountains. It allows visitors to observe gorges, waterfalls as well as mountains and farms. If the train is not your thing, hop on a bike or try a tour boat to take in the spectacular scenery.


Beitostølen is a small village with few residents. It is very popular with tourists due to its beautiful snowy climate and plethora of winter activities.

Something for Everyone

Whether it’s a winter wonderland you seek, or a coastal retreat, the cities or Norway are sure to please.

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