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These Are Norway’s Most Beautiful Towns

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Norway


Norway is a country located in northern Europe with centuries of very tumultuous history and significant contributions to world’s culture and arts. It is also a country that boasts some of the most beautiful towns and cities on the planet, often nestled in breath-taking environment and today, we will be talking about the most gorgeous of these.

Ålesund is a spectacular town which had to be rebuilt from scratch following a fire in the early 20th century. It boasts one of world’s largest collection of Art Noveau architecture, as well as a unique city plan which spreads over 7 different islands.

Geiranger is a very popular destination in Norway, but that hasn’t destroyed any of its authenticity. The town features a traditional timber church and gorgeous houses, but it is the surroundings that set it apart. It is nestled at the head of a fjord, with mountains seemingly jolting out of the village itself and with beautiful sea on the other side.



If you want to see what Norway’s towns looked a hundred years ago, the best place to visit is Skudeneshavn, the best-preserved fishing town in the country. Its buildings are all historic, meticulously restored and preserved for generations to come.

Reine may not be too spectacular on its own, being only a minor fishing village, but the scenery that surrounds it makes this tiny village one of the most beautiful in the world. It is located in the Lofoten archipelago, one of the most unreal places on the planet, with mind-boggling craggy mountains rising almost vertically from the deep blue ocean.

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