Norway is renowned for its hundreds of thousands of islands, the most famous of which are the Lofoten Islands that dot the Norwegian Sea, above the Arctic Circle. Similarly, the lowland of Norway, known as the South Coast, is also home to several small islands.
List of Islands: 9. Solund, Sogn og Fjordane 8. Sandøya, Aust-Agder 7. Stangholmen, Risør 6. Spitsbergen, Svalbard 5. Bragdøya, Kristiansand 4. Vågsøy, Sogn og Fjordane 3. Vestvågøy, Lofoten 2. Hidra, Vest-Agder 1. Moskenesøya, Lofoten
Gudbrandsjuvet is a 5 metres narrow and 20–25 metres high ravine through which the Valldøla River forces itself. The ravine is easily accessible from main road route 63 between Valldal and Trollstigen. The waters have formed a complex of deep potholes and intricate formations. The depth down from the surface of the water is about equal to the depth of ravine down to the river.
According to a story from the 1500’s, the ravine was named after a man called Gudbrand, who ran off with his new bride and saved himself from his angry pursuers by jumping over the ravine at its narrowest point. Gudbrand was declared an outlaw for his deeds, and lived the rest of his life in a stone hut in one of the side-valleys above Gudbrandsjuvet. The valley is still called Gudbrandsdalen to this day. One thing the story doesn’t mention is whether his bride followed him over the ravine…
Europe’s villages are some of the most magical places in the world! Enjoy this 4K travel guide across Europe’s most scenic villages. From lakeside wonders of Varenna, to the views of Wengen, there’s just something special about villages that you can experience in other places like cities.
‘The Scream,’ arguably the most iconic image in art, is the centerpiece of a new museum dedicated to its creator Edvard Munch in Oslo.
Munch Museum is an art museum in Oslo, Norway dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. As of the summer of 2021, 28000 pieces of art are being moved from the museum at Tøyen, to the museum at Bjørvika, Oslo.
Besides Norway’s stunning frozen lakes, ancient ice glaciers and adorable huskies, tourists are blown away by what is known as ‘the world’s most scenic car journey.’ Stretching over eight kilometres, this magical road trip ventures through Norway’s 50,000 coastal islands and crosses over eight breathtaking bridges, whilst complimenting nature’s beauty. Experience the splendour of some of Norway’s most spectacular landmarks on this breathtaking aerial journey.
The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road is an 8.3-kilometer long section of County Road 64 that runs through an archipelago in Hustadvika and Averøy municipalities in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.
Europe From Above takes you on an unforgettable journey, full of unique adventures, to explore the spectacular features of six European countries: Norway, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, and Iceland. Not only does this series show you the beautiful landscapes of each nation, but unravels the magical landmarks that each location has to offer.
From visiting Ireland’s precious grey seals, the magical Northern Lights of Norway and Croatia’s floating village, to exploring the Douro vineyard in Portugal, Iceland’s famous hot springs and stargazing from Swiss mountains, each adventure more exciting than the next. Come along on this trip and discover an amazing new perspectives on counties you thought you knew.
Kjerag is the highest peak in the Lysefjord in Norway, and perfect for base-jumping. It overs a spectacular view and an uninterrupted 12 second free fall, being one of the the highest cliffs in Europe used for base-jumping. From the 1,000-meter-high mountain, base jumpers from all over the world take the plunge into the gorge. Once a year they meet here for the Heliboogie Festival, and celebrate with lots of adrenaline and a colorful and creative show.
Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten has distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Its largest town, Leknes, is approximately 169 km (105 mi) inside the Arctic Circle and approximately 2,420 km (1,500 mi) away from the North Pole, making Lofoten one of the world’s northernmost populated regions. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world’s largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its highlatitude.
Norway is a ruggedly beautiful country of mountains, fjords and glaciers. The ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ has delightfully long summer days, unspoiled fishing villages and rich historic sites that include Viking ships and medieval stave churches. Norway’s varied geography surprises many visitors who imagine the country as a frozen monolith. On the contrary, the temperate south includes rolling farmlands, enchanted forests and sunny beaches as well as the dramatic Western Fjords. North of the Arctic Circle, the population thins, the horizons grow wider and the temperature dips. It’s no wonder that Norway prizes its stunning natural wonders and retains a robust frontier character unusual in Europe. From north to south the length of the country is almost 2000 kilometers. November through March is the absolute peak season for Northern Lights viewing because the nights are longest, but a visit anytime between September and March should give you a good chance to see them, with March offering the best chance of clear skies.SHOW LESS