With its beautiful fjord-shaped coastline, ski resorts, woods, and mountains, Norway attracts many visitors who enjoy hiking, skiing, and mountaineering. Compared to other places in Europe, Norway has fewer castles to serve as tourist attractions. But many parts of the country remain unspoiled and are sparsely populated, thus the picturesque natural environment in Norway is the main reason several hundred thousands of tourists visit the country every year.
When you vacation in Norway, do not look for the ornate palaces and cathedrals seen in most European countries. Instead, check out these five great tourist attractions.
Opened in 1998, Polaria is an exhibition center sporting a distinctive architectural facade. Inside the center, you will find displays consisting of oversized panoramic views of the Lofoten Islands. There is also a presentation dealing with the flora and fauna of the Arctic Circle. And while at the Polaria, do not forget to head over to the aquarium to watch bearded seals and other aquatic animals.
Norwegian Oil Field Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum)
Both kids and adults will enjoy visiting Norsk Oljemuseum. The museum is located in the city of Stavanger. When you make a stop at the Norwegian Oil Field Museum, you get to see and experience how undersea oil fields operate.
Nobel Peace Center (Nobels Fredssenter)
Opened in 2005, the Nobel Peace Center was built on the grounds that once belonged to a railway station close to the Oslo City Hall. The iconic Oslo City Hall is the site of the annual Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony. The Nobel Peace Center has exhibits showcasing documents about Nobel Peace Prize winners and Alfred Nobel’s mission. After a tour of the Nobel Peace center, visit the center’s lovely shop and relax at the café.
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalsbreen)
Your vacation to Norway must not fail to include a stop to see the towering Briksdal Glacier. You can reach Briksdalsbreen either by riding a horse-drawn carriage or travelling there by foot.
Trysil or Eikedalen Alpine Center
Since Norway is a popular site for skiers, then your Norwegian vacation must land you on either one of the two major ski resorts in the country. Trysil is the largest ski resort in Norway. Next to Vos, Eikedalen Alpine Center is the second biggest winter sports center in Hordaland.
For your Norwegian winter sports adventure, you can actually choose from many other ski resorts. What’s special about Trysil is its stable climate. Eikedalen Alpine Center’s winning point is the presence of twelve different slopes of varying difficulty levels.
This article was supplied by K. Ong from Constant Content.