Best Places in Norway to Enjoy Untouched Nature

If you want to enjoy a vacation where you can explore and bask in beautiful, untouched nature, then Norway is one of the best destinations to choose. The glaciers, mountains waterfalls and fjords of Norway are all about raw and sublime power,and combined with natural wonders such as the Northern Lights and the midnight sun, there’s no denying that Norway is the perfect destination for nature-lovers, providing a trip that will never be forgotten. We’ve put together a list of some of the best destinations in Norway to enjoy untouched nature.

#1. Balestrand:

Many visitors have described Balestrand as the most beautiful village in Norway, and it’s easy to see why. For many tourists, it has an effect where it becomes difficult to find the words to describe the stunning scenes and picturesque beauty. If you want to enjoy a trip to an idyllic village surrounded by inspiring, untouched nature, nestled at the foot of a stupendous mountain and beside the seemingly endless, gorgeous Sognefjord – the world’s largest and longest fjord – Balestrand is the place to be.

#2. Flam:

One of the most visited Fjord destinations in Norway, Flam’s popularity hasn’t caused any damage to the stunning natural scenes that you can find here. Included in many Norwegian itineraries at, there are many ways to make sure that you are taking in as much of the gorgeous scenery as possible when you visit. Ride the scenic Flam railway, Flamsbana to take in a spectacular journey that has been described as one of the most beautiful in the world; a 2-hour trip that takes you round some of the most unforgettable mountain scenery on earth. Then head for a scenic cruise ride at Nærøyfjord, one of the most beautiful Fjords in Norway.

#3. Tromso:

The largest city in Northern Norway, Tromso is ideal for visitors who want to wonder at the Northern Lights and enjoy a mix of exciting outdoor activities, plenty of opportunities to taste local, traditional food and a vibrant nightlife. Located just 350km north of the Arctic Circle, Tromso is an ideal location to see the midnight sun from 20 May to 20 July and the Northern Lights between September and March. Thanks to the seaside location and the warming effect of the Gulf Stream, Tromso has a pleasant, mild climate for such a Northernly location.

#4. Lofoten Islands:

Check out this Norway and Svalbard itinerary – beautiful part of Scandinavia if you want your trip to include a visit to the stunning Lofoten Islands. These islands are known for their untouched nature and are a popular spot for fishing, nature attractions like the midnight sun and Northern Lights, and the small, idyllic off-the-beaten-track villages. Far above the Arctic circle and draped across the Norwegian Sea’s turbulent waters, the Lofoton Islands are home to a stupendous landscape of magnificent mountains, deep fjords, long, surf-swept beaches and a diverse range of outdoor activities including water rafting, skiing, hiking, scuba diving and more.

#5. The Atlantic Road:

Finally, for those hiring a car or driving across the border for a Norwegian Road trip, the Atlantic Road is not to be missed. Known locally as the Atlanterhavsveien, it offers an unforgettable, impressive drive through one of the best places in the country. This road connects mainland Norway with the stunning island of Averøya, and makes a great choice of destination if you’re looking for a day-long drive with beautiful scenery to enjoy along the way. Be sure to look out for interesting attractions along the road, such as the Kvernes Stave Church, which is one of the oldest in the region at around 600 years old.

Norway is the perfect destination to enjoy gorgeous, unspoiled nature – which of these destinations are on your list?


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