Norway: what to see in the state of fjords in northern Europe
What to see in Norway, attractions and places to visit in the state famous for its fjords, the capital and the promontory of Cape North.
Visit Norway is interesting from many points of view, the whole territory is rich in natural and cultural beauty can impress every type of tourist. From the capital to smaller centers minor, the famous Norwegian fjords in the midnight sun.
– Oslo is the capital and the largest city of Norway. Is located at the bottom of the eponymous fjord on the North Sea surrounded by green hills dotted with lakes. The heart of Oslo is an immense green area, the Frognerparken, inside it is the Park of Vigelan, open-air museum, where you can admire the sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. The main street is Karl Johans gate, connecting the train station to the new Royal Palace. On the way overlook the most important historic buildings of the city such as the Cathedral of St. Halvard, the Parliament House and the National Theatre. The original core of the city spread north of the Castle and the fourteenth-century Akershus Fortress. Very interesting are the many museums, including the National Gallery, the Munch Museum, the Norwegian Folk Museum and the Viking Ship Museum.
– The Fjords formations are present in some parts of the coast where the sea enters deep in the mountains. The Geirangerfjord is an extraordinary landscape listed as World Heritage by UNESCO along with the human Naeroyfjord. The cruise in these places, for the spectacle of nature, is one of the classic tracks of the Norwegian fjords.
Places to visit in Norway
– Entrance door to the fjords of Norway, the city of Bergen is situated between the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord, the cruises depart from here to the north and the journey of the traditional coastal Hurtigruten, a ferry service that each day cruise the coast of the country, up from Bergen Kirknes and include stops at the village of Geiranger, within the Geirangerfjord (summer only), the islands and Lofeten Honningsvag, near North Cape. To visit the historic district of the city called Bryggen, formed by wooden houses built in line, where resided merchants of the Hanseatic League from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage.
– North Cape is a rocky promontory which is on the northern tip of the ‘island Mageroya, in northern Norway, known to be the northernmost point of mainland Europe, although in reality the northernmost point is located just to the west and corresponds to the promontory of Knivskjelloddenn, reached via a long dirt path. A Head north is a monument dedicated to the Children of the World, in the construction are an information office, a gift shop and a post office. There are also a giant screen for three-dimensional projections and an underground tunnel that leads to the Chapel of St. John, the museum and a Thai bar. Outside, on the cape is situated the globe, the symbol of the North Cape.