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Module 03:
What are Norway’s top attractions?

Of course we want everyone who travels to Norway to see the best we have to offer.

To help you give the best advice to your clients, in this module you will get to know our finest selection of holiday hot spots – from natural wonders to cultural highlights.

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Preikestolen in Ryfylke.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life /

On the map

The map below is for your reference only – the module material starts below.
Use the map to check the location of some of Norway's most well-known cities and cultural hot spots.

Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to… Read more
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Sculpture park in the Frogner Park with more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943) in bronze, granite and cast iron, including… Read more
Vigeland Sculpture Park
The world's number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch's life and art Read more
Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. At the Fram Museum you can… Read more
Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram
The National Museum - Architecture is undergoing renovation during 2023 - parts of the mueum are therefore closed. Entry to the museum is free.… Read more
National Museum - Architecture
Bjørvika Barcode consists of twelve narrow high-rise buildings of different heights and widths. The buildings are built with some space in… Read more
Experience masterpieces from Norwegian art history by Edvard Munch, Harriet Backer, Nikolai Astrup and J. C. Dahl. Four buildings, one entrance… Read more
KODE – Art Museums and Composer Homes
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg for 22 years. He composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut. Read more
Troldhaugen Home of composer Edvard Grieg
Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage… Read more
Bryggen in Bergen
Take the Floibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen! Check out the spectacular view of the city, play in the Troll Forest or walk exciting nature… Read more
Fløibanen funicular
Ringve Music Museum is Norway’s national museum of music and musical instruments. Read more
Ringve Music Museum
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum is a museum for everyone. Its exhibitions show how offshore operations have become Norway's most important industry,… Read more
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Old Stavanger is located on the west side of Vågen in the city centre and comprises 173 wooden buildings. Read more
Old Stavanger
Jugendstilsenteret is located in the old Swan Pharmacy from 1907 and is both a museum and a national centre of Art Nouveau. Read more
The Art Nouveau Centre & the Art Museum KUBE
Enjoy the wonderful view or take a scroll along the paths and outdoor leasure areas on town mountain Aksla, in Ålesund. A good place to start would be… Read more
Aksla Viewpoint
Maihaugen offers activities and experiences for the whole family. Enjoy the idyllic surroundings of this great open-air museum and experience life… Read more
Maihaugen Museum
The Norwegian Olympic Museum is a top modern and exciting museum. Experience olympic history from ancient times to the present day. The museum is… Read more
Norwegian Olympic Museum
With modern comfort in historic surroundings, Funken Lodge offers a unique Svalbard experience. You stay at the top of "the Hill", and have great… Read more
Funken Lodge
In the middle of Norway's largest orchard, the Hotel Ullensvang is idyllically located by the shore of the Hardangerfjord in Lofthus. Here you can not… Read more
Hotel Ullensvang
In the middle of Stavanger you will find Stavanger's oldest hotel, Hotel Victoria. The hotel's central location, lunch facilities and modern… Read more
Hotel Victoria
Join us by snowmobile to the beautiful scenery that surrounds Svalbard Longyearbyen, and let yourself be captivated by the unique blue light that… Read more
Northern Lights Safari by Snowmobile - Svalbard Adventures
The world's number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch's life and art Read more
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    Cultural highlights

    Bold architecture, interesting design, plenty of museums and an impressive number of concerts and festivals – culture vultures have plenty to explore in Norway.

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    People looking at Edvard Munch’s Scream at The Munch Museum in Oslo
    Scream at The Munch Museum in Oslo.
    Photo: Munchmuseet / Visit Oslo
    Rabothytta med Okstindan i bakgrunnen
    Rabothytta i Helgeland.
    Photo: Jan Inge Larsen / Helgeland Reiseliv/Hemnes
    People at Stegastein viewpoint along Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet on a sunny summer day
    Stegastein viewpoint at Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet.
    Photo: Kjetil Rolseth / Statens vegvesen

    Nature attractions

    Norway is perhaps most famous for its fabulous nature – the fjords, the mountains, the glaciers, the waterfalls and the national parks. Where do you start? We believe that any and all of the suggestions below offer a truly Norwegian, unforgettable experience.

    Hiking in Norway with a view of mountains and fjords
    Hiking in Norway.
    Photo: Mattias Fredriksson /
    Flere mennesker vandrer på solfylte Litlefjellet i Romsdal.
    Litlefjellet, Romsdal.
    Photo: Øyvind Heen /
    Tre mennesker går i taulag på Nigardsbreen
    Brevandring på Nigardsbreen.
    Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik /
    En mann ser på Rjukanfossen i Hemsedal
    Rjukandefossen, Hemsedal.
    Photo: / Nils-Erik Bjørholt
    To mennesker går opp Kattanakken i Jostedalsbreen nasjonalpark på Vestlandet i Norge
    Kattanakken i Jostedalsbreen nasjonalpark.
    Photo: Mattias Fredriksson / Fjord Norway
    Go on a wildlife safari and see whales off the coast of Tromsø in Northern Norway
    Whale near Tromsø.
    Photo: Asgeir Helgestad / Artic Light AS /
    Green Northern Lights are dancing across the night sky above snow-covered mountains in Northern Norway
    The northern lights.
    Photo: Thilo Bubek /
    Lighthouse at Slettnes in midnight sun
    Slettnes in Nordkyn.
    Photo: Christoffer Robin Jensen

    eLearning - Can I see Norway in a week?
    Get a summary of the module here Wrap-up with Isabel Can I see Norway in a week?

    Test your knowledge

    Finished the module? Check your knowledge by taking the test below.

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    You are looking for a fjordcruise for a client, who is especially interested in the famous Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen). Which fjord should be included in the cruise?

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    Oslo is great for shopping and restaurants, but there are plenty of attractions too. Which of the following can you suggest to your clients who are planning to visit Norway's capital? Select all the alternatives you think are correct.

    Nope, that's not the right answer.

    Ekebergparken, Oslo
    Ekebergparken, Oslo.
    Photo: Benjamin A. Ward /