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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Norway

Norway might seem a little off the tourism travel path, but in reality it is only an afternoon’s flight from just about anywhere. In return for the effort to travel to this nation, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular snow-capped fjords, amazing vistas that include the northern lights embraced by an arctic backdrop, or the chance to enjoy a fun dogsledding or reindeer ride. That’s just for starters.

You can explore the cities of Norway just as easily as you can explore the incredible landscapes. You’re invited to find hidden gems along the tight cobblestone streets, enjoy a snack while your feet dangle in the water off a dock, and then have the adventure of a lifetime. Fresh air, clean water, and nature to see within minutes of wherever you happen to be makes this country an intriguing holiday destination.

Norway is known for some fantastic culinary adventures as well. Almost all of the dining options that you’re going to find here are locally produced, sometimes just steps from the restaurant itself. Ingredients are picked by hand in each region. Get a table out on the beach, enjoy the breathtaking view, and the authentic culture will allow you to connect like never before.

Whether you want to take a walk through history or just take a walk down to the beach on a sunny day, Norway has a simple magnificence that is difficult to replicate in the world today. You are close to everything you’ve always wanted to do with a trip here. Start planning that trip today and you might just decide to stay for a lifetime.

City Guides

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Ålesund

Ålesund Travel Wiki Travel to Ålesund Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Ålesund Surrounded by the sea and with a large collection of Art Nouveau architecture, Ålesund has always been a port town that focused on trade. Even its initial name literally translated into “marketplace town.” With Mount Aksla in the background and fishing the sea a way of life, this community is laid back, enjoying a slower pace...

Alta

Alta Travel Wiki Travel to Alta Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Alta Some of the earliest documented examples of modern human civilization can be found in Alta, a small community in the heart of Northern Norway. The first carvings were discovered over 40 years ago and more than 6,000 of them have been found to this day. It's one of the most unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites and...

Bardufoss

Bardufoss Travel Wiki Travel to Bardufoss Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Bardufoss Located in the Troms region of Norway, a visit to Bardufoos will is the chance to visit three unique villages that all offer some incredible opportunities for explorations. Andselv, Andslimoen, and Heggelia combine together to offer a number of hiking opportunities and other small town experiences that are truly unique to the area. All 3 of the...

Bergen

Bergen Travel Wiki Travel to Bergen Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Bergen This 11th century city is the second largest in Norway, but it is more known for its beautiful location within the country. Known as the “City of the 7 Mountains,” the vistas that surround this city give it a serene, peaceful atmosphere that will quickly make an imprint on your mind, body, and soul. It fronts the...

Bodø

Bodø Travel Wiki Travel to Bodø Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Bodø Founded in 1816, the purpose of establishing Bodø was to create a trading center. When the herring boom hit in 1860, however, it was a natural transition to make this community a fishing town. It was virtually wiped off of the map during World War II, so the architecture isn't particularly stunning because it's been restored...

Drammen

Drammen Travel Wiki Travel to Drammen Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Drammen Drammen is a stunning river city that has received numerous national and international awards for its urban development and environmental planning. The waterways are filled with recreational opportunities, along with fantastic restaurants, cafés, and boutiques that quell the urge of some retail therapy. Many come to Drammen to tour the Aass Brewery, which is the oldest...

Geilo

Geilo Travel Wiki Travel to Geilo Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Geilo Geilo is located about three and a half hours from the capital city of Oslo. Set amidst amazing scenery just off the banks of Fjord, Geilo is at the heart of Norway's "Winter Wonderland". Maintaining its reputation as an excellent family resort, Geilo has seen visitors from Europe and beyond since early 1900s. Geilo remains unspoilt,...

Haugesund

Haugesund Travel Wiki Travel to Haugesund Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Haugesund Founded in 1855, Haugesund was actually initially part of Torvastad.  When the town was divided, the population only had about 1,000 people in total living in the new town. It's named after the local strait that is an important part of Norway's system of shipping, but you'll quickly find that the international jazz and film festivals...

Kirkenes

Kirkenes Travel Wiki Travel to Kirkenes Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kirkenes Located nearly 400 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, Kirkenes is a community that is truly unique. It's one of the few communities of Norway that is actually located east of Finland, which means it is one of the few places in the world where time moves forward across a time zone as you move west. It's...

Kristiansand

Kristiansand Travel Wiki Travel to Kristiansand Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kristiansand Kristiansand is located on the southern shores of Norway and is home to one of the oldest archaeological finds ever made. Settlements dating back over 8,000 years have been evidenced in this area, even if the town proper was only found in 1641. It has been a garrison city, a neutral shipping city, and today if...

Kristiansund

Kristiansund Travel Wiki Travel to Kristiansund Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kristiansund Kristiansund is a community with an extensive history. Some researchers even believe that the first Norwegian made their home at this location. Even during the Ice Age, parts of the area were free from ice, which meant food would be readily available. Settlements may have arrived as early as the 80th century BC. Although the community is...

Lakselv

Lakselv Travel Wiki Travel to Lakselv Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Lakselv Located on the northern shores of Norway in the Finnmark region, Lakselv is your rugged outdoor adventure getaway during the Summer that you've been craving. It's a small community, a village with only 2,200 residents or so, which means you'll have plenty of space to stretch out and explore. Base your stay out of the village,...

Larvik

Larvik Travel Wiki Travel to Larvik Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Larvik Larvik is an interesting community to visit because it emphasizes the importance of water. From the time when the first towns were founded in the country, boats helped to shape the movement of cultures. Today, that history is honored in the community with an extensive infrastructure of beaches, promenades, and the beautiful Bokeskoken forest. Larvik is a...

Lillehammer

Lillehammer Travel Wiki Travel to Lillehammer Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Lillehammer Once upon a time, Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. You’ll still be able to see many of the Olympic structures, which were recently used for the 2016 Winter Youth Games. It was originally named after the Hamarr farm, which was common at the time of settlement, so the locals began to call it little...

Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen Travel Wiki Travel to Longyearbyen Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Longyearbyen Literally called the “long year town,” Longyearbyen is the largest northern settlement with more than 1,000 full-time residents in the world today. The town isn’t named after the climate or the experience of living there. It’s actually named after John Longyear, who founded coal mining operations in the region in the early 20th century. That’s not to...

Molde

Molde Travel Wiki Travel to Molde Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Molde Molde, on Romsdal Peninsula, is a city that has received the nickname the “Tow of Roses” because of its temperate climate that makes growing these beautiful flowers an easy prospect. The origins of this town date back to the Middle Ages when the area served as a trading post and has grown thanks to the emphasis on textiles...

Narvik

Narvik Travel Wiki Travel to Narvik Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Narvik The images of Narvik conjure up pictures of big blue skies, wide open waters, and a unique opportunity to explore Norway above the Arctic Circle. It's located on the shores of the Ofotfjorden and the mountains of the region stretch over 1,500 meters high so that you're surrounded in a magnificent way. The community focuses on the...
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Oslo, capital of Norway

Oslo Travel Wiki Travel to Oslo Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Oslo Founded right around the turn of the new millennium in the 11th century, Oslo has played many roles throughout history. It has been a central trading hub, the basis of the Norwegian throne, and it has played a supporting role in the development of Scandinavia to other influences as well. After the city was destroyed by a...

Sandefjord

Sandefjord Travel Wiki Travel to Sandefjord Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Sandefjord Known for a rich history of Viking culture and a prosperous whaling industry, Sandefjord at one time was the richest city in all of Norway.  It's still doing pretty good and is home to the country's third-largest merchant fleet. One of the most important artifacts from the Viking age was discovered in this community, the Gokstad...

Stavanger

Stavanger Travel Wiki Travel to Stavanger Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Stavanger The first images of Stavanger that come to mind are the wooden houses, built in the 18th and 19th century, that are protected and considered part of the city's cultural history. They are reminiscent of the colorful warehouses and other riverfront homes that you'll find throughout Norway, but that's just the start of your journey in...

Travel resources

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Biggest City Norway

Facts about Norway, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Norway, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017
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Geography and facts, Norway

Norway, geography and facts explained Geography, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Money Norway, Local Currency, Krone

Money in Norway (notes and coins) Norways legal tender is called Krone (NOK). 1 Krone = 100 Øre. Coins in circulation: 1, 5 10 and 20 Kroner coins Notes in circulation: 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner notes. Norwegian National Bank

Norway Holidays

Norway Public Holidays See the calendars for national Norway holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Norway holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglishLocal name
1 JanuaryNew Year'sFørste nyttårsdag
VariableMaundy ThursdaySkjærtorsdag
VariableGood FridayLangfredag
VariableEaster SundayFørste påskedag
VariableEaster MondayAndre påskedag
1 MayLabour DayFørste mai
17 MayConstitution DaySyttende mai or Grunnlovsdagen
VariableAscension DayKristi himmelfartsdag
VariablePentecostFørste pinsedag
VariableWhit MondayAndre pinsedag
25 DecemberChristmas DayFørste juledag
26 DecemberSt Stephen's DayAndre juledag
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Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

RankNamePop.State
1Oslo925,228Oslo
2Bergen247,731Hordaland
3Stavanger203,771Rogaland
4Trondheim169,972Sør-Trøndelag
5Drammen110,503Buskerud
6Fredrikstad106,758Østfold
7Porsgrunn90,621Telemark
8Kristiansand58,662Vest-Agder
9Tønsberg49,735Vestfold
10Ålesund49,528Møre og Romsdal
11Moss44,449Østfold
12Sandefjord41,934Vestfold
13Arendal40,703Aust-Agder
14Haugesund40,152Rogaland
15Bodø38,973Nordland
16Tromsø32,774Troms
17Hamar26,004Hedmark
18Halden24,410Østfold
19Larvik23,523Vestfold
20Askøy21,438Hordaland