Saltstraumen is a small strait with one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. It is located in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. It is located about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) southeast of the town of Bodø. The narrow channel connects the outer Saltfjorden to the large Skjerstad Fjord between the islands of Straumøya and Knaplundsøya. The Saltstraumen Bridge on Norwegian County Road 17 crosses Saltstraumen.
Preikestolen or Prekestolen (English: Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock) is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff rising 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 meters (82 ft × 82 ft). It sits on the north side of the fjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau, located on the south side. Tourism at the site has been increasing in recent years, with between 150,000 and 200,000 visitors in 2012, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. BASE jumpers often leap from the cliff. Due to its increased popularity, there is currently a project underway to improve the path to the site, which is only accessible via a 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long hike.
The Arctic Cathedral, formally known as Tromsdalen Church or Tromsøysund Church (Norwegian: Tromsdalen Kirke or Tromsøysund Kirke), is a church in the city of Tromsø in Troms county, Norway. The church is commonly nicknamed the Ishavskatedralen, literally "The Cathedral of the Arctic Sea" or "Arctic Cathedral." The church was built in 1965 in the Tromsdalen valley and it is a parish church and not, in fact, a cathedral as it is commonly called. The church is part of the Tromsøysund parish in the Tromsø arch-deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland.
Kjeragbolten is a boulder located on the mountain Kjerag in Forsand municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The rock itself is a 5-cubic-meter (180 cu ft) glacial deposit wedged in the mountain's crevasse. It is a popular tourist destination and is accessible without any climbing equipment. However, it is suspended above a 984-meter (3,228 ft) deep abyss. It is also a popular site for BASE jumping. The boulder is located just southwest of the village of Lysebotn, just south of the Lysefjorden.
Imagine the silence, the wind in your hair, and the childlike joy of playing on a huge swing in scenic surroundings. It’s a perfect combination of serenity and mild adrenaline. Sometimes a swing can be an attraction, and in this case, we agree entirely!!! The only way to arrive into Trandal is by boat or a hike over a mountain; no road connects this village to the outside world. This place is so beautiful it will take your breath away. The best place to take in the glaciers and views of the fjord.
This hike has all the best and beautiful things that Lofoten Islands in Norway has to offer in an afternoon. You will climb up a 542 meters tall Ryten Mountain to views of Kvalvika Beach, isolated on the west coast of Moskenesøy in Lofoten, its surrounding peaks, and the gorgeous fjords all around you. Ryten is the perfect place to watch the sun dipping into the ocean.
Vettisfossen is one of Norway's tallest waterfalls and the 284th tallest in the world. It is located in the Jotunheimen mountain range inside the Utladalen Landscape Protection Area in the municipality of Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The waterfall has a single drop of 275 meters (902 ft). Vettisfossen is the tallest free-falling waterfall in Europe and in Norway which consists of only one drop, that is entirely free-falling, is not regulated and flows with a considerable volume.
Vøringfossen is the 83rd highest waterfall in Norway by total fall. It lies at the top of Måbødalen in the municipality of Eidfjord, in Hordaland, not far from Highway 7, which connects Oslo with Bergen. It has a total drop of 182 meters and a major drop of 163 meters. It is perhaps the most famous in the country and a major tourist attraction on the way down from Hardangervidda to Hardangerfjord. The name Vøringfossen (Old Norse Vyrðingr) is derived from the verb vyrða (English: esteem, revere). The last element -fossen, the finite form of foss (waterfall), is a later addition.
The Seven Sisters is a mountain range on the island of Alsten in Norway. The seven peaks are (northeast to southwest): Botnkrona (1,072 m) Grytfoten (1,019 m) Skjæringen (1,037 m) Tvillingene ("the twins") (945 m and 980 m) Kvasstinden (1,010 m) Breitinden (910 m) The range is popular with hikers and offers scenic views over the surrounding area. On clear days visitors can truly understand why the surroundings are called "The kingdom of the thousand isles" by the local populace. All the peaks can be climbed using marked paths, and on every summit there is a notebook where visitors can write their name. After visiting all peaks, hikers can contact the local tourist association which will issue a certificate as a testimonial of their achievement. There is no time-limit for climbing all the peaks. The record for the quickest visit to all peaks is under 4 hours. A good view of the mountain range can be achieved traveling by sea in the "Hurtigruten", as it passes the full length of the range.
The Trollfjord (Trollfjorden) is a 2 km long sidearm of the Raftsund, is being claimed (as of 2016) to lie within one of the following two of Norway's traditional districts, Lofoten and Vesterålen. Administratively it's located in the municipality of Vågan, which is a municipality in Lofoten With its narrow entrance and steep-sided mountains, Trollfjord cuts westwards from the Raftsundet strait. To the East of the fjord lies Austvågøya. The name is derived from a troll, a figure from Norse mythology.
Jøssingfjord and Helleren are surrounded by all the tones of grey in the color scale. Helleren - "Hedlaren" - forms a natural roof and shelter that have been taken advantage of by people for thousands of years. Helleren is large - the drop fall measures at its deepest 10 meters. The two houses do not have roof thatching - simply because they are protected by Helleren - and this is also the reason why these two houses and this landscape provide a unique and special experience. Both houses date back from the 1800s. However, large parts of the buildings might be considerably older. Most probably, there have been settlements under Helleren from the 1500s. Dalane Folkemuseum is today the owner and responsible caretaker of the houses.
Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest of the town of Tromsø. The 0.29-square-kilometre (72-acre) village has a population (2013) of 307. The population density is 1,059 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,740/sq mi). Reine Church is located here and it serves the northern part of the municipality.
Trollstigen (English: Trolls' Path) is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of Norwegian County Road 63 that connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 10% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. During the top tourist season, about 2,500 vehicles pass daily. During the 2012 season, 161,421 vehicles traversed the route, compared to 155,230 vehicles during 2009. The road is narrow with many sharp bends, and although several curves were widened during 2005 to 2012, vehicles over 12.4 meters (41 ft) long are prohibited from driving the road. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, buses up to 13.1 meters (43 ft) were temporarily allowed as a trial. At the 700-meter (2,300 ft) plateau there is a car park and several viewing balconies overlooking the bends and the Stigfossen waterfall. Stigfossen falls 320 meters (1,050 ft) down the mountainside. The pass has an elevation of approximately 850 meters (2,790 ft). Trollstigen is closed during late autumn and winter. A normal operating season stretches from mid-May to October, but may sometimes be shorter or longer due to weather conditions.
Undredal is a small village in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The popular tourist destination of Undredal is located along the Aurlandsfjorden which is a branch of the massive Sognefjorden in Norway's "fjord-country." It sits along the Aurlandsfjorden, about 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) south of the mouth to the Nærøyfjord. Undredal is home to the smallest stave church in Northern Europe, Undredal Stave Church.
The Geiranger Fjord (Norwegian: Geirangerfjorden) is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality. It is a 15-kilometer (9.3 mi) -long branch of the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch of the Storfjorden (Great Fjord). The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it.
Trolltunga (Troll tongue) is a rock formation situated about 1,100 meters above sea level in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. The unique cliff is jutting horizontally out from the mountain, into the free air about 700 meters (2,300 ft) above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet. The popularity of the hike to Trolltunga and rock formation itself has exploded in recent years. The increased popularity has turned Trolltunga into a national icon and a major tourist attraction for the region. Until 2010, less than 800 people hiked to Trolltunga each year. In 2016 more than 80,000 people hiked the 27 kilometers round-trip from Skjeggedal, making it one of Norway's most popular hikes.