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Western Norway

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Mountains · Flea Markets · Piers & Boardwalks
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties. Plan your tour of Western Norway and Norway travel itinerary using our Norway trip planner.
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Places to visit in Western Norway

Bergen Trip planner BEST FOR: Mountain, Flea Market, Pier / Boardwalk Flam Trip planner BEST FOR: Safari, Specialty Museum, Waterfall Stavanger Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Valley, Science Museum Alesund Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Aquarium, Lighthouse Forsand Municipality Trip planner BEST FOR: Lookout, Mountain, Historic Walking Area

Popular things to do in Western Norway

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Mountain
Mount Floyen and the Funicular Bergen
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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World heritage site
Bryggen Bergen
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Safari
FjordSafari Flam
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Gone Paddling AS Herdla
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Western Norway

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World heritage site
Naeroyfjord
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Valley
Lysefjord Stavanger
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Ulriken Bergen
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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World heritage site
Geiranger Fjord Geiranger
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Western Norway

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Mountain
Kjerag Forsand Municipality
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
The Seven Sisters Geiranger
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Mountain
Aksla Mountain Alesund
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Stoltzekleiven Bergen
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Western Norway

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Historic Site
Old Stavanger Stavanger
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Stavanger Cathedral Stavanger
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Cemetery
Varhaug Old Churchyard Varhaug
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Walking Area
Steinsfjellet Haugesund
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Western Norway

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History Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene Bergen
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube Alesund
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Art Gallery
Galleri Artifex Alesund
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Bryggens Museum Bergen
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Trails in Western Norway

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Hiking Trail
Djupadalen Haugesund
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Dalsnuten Sandnes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Raudmelen Balestrand
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag Lysebotn
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Aalesund Sea Tours AS Alesund
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
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Walking tour
Trolltunga Adventures Tyssedal
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Flea Market
Fish Market Bergen
2.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Trolltunga Odda
4.7
Duration: 8 hours