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Exploring the Best Parts of Norway

By Sean Burke Subscribe to RSS | May 11th 2012 | Views:

If you were thinking of going on holiday somewhere in Europe, which country would you think of first? Wherever your mind might travel to, the chances are that Norway wouldn’t be top of your list. Despite being one of the most beautiful and historically interesting countries in the continent, it's often overlooked in favour of tourist hubs like the UK, Italy and France. It is also one of the least populated countries in this part of the world, making it the ideal destination to consider for a relaxing holiday.

Norway is a long thin strip of a country that stretches from the North Sea in the south and reaches up past Sweden. It borders Finland and a tiny part of Russia in the north. Of course, the most famous part of Norway is its capital, Oslo. It is there that you will find such delights as Frogner Park, the Munch Museum and also the Nobel Peace Centre, home of the annual Nobel Peace Prize.

But if you were to assume that Norway is all about visiting Oslo and enjoying the vast array of activities the city offers, you would be missing out on all manner of other activities and sights. The most popular tourist site in the entire country is the Voringsfossen waterfall. The height of the fall is a staggering 182 metres, and it is actually comprised of a number of smaller waterfalls that all come together at this point. Some of the cliffs are even higher than this, towering another 100 metres or so above you in some cases. It is definitely a natural sight not to be missed.

Another incredibly popular area to visit in Norway is the North Cape. Part of the attraction here is that this is the most northern part of the entire continent of Europe. You can expect some stunning views too, since the Cape boasts a cliff that many will stand on to look out to sea. Many people also visit the North Cape to see the Northern Lights, so do make sure you stay overnight at least.

Norway also has a World Heritage Site to share with you, as named by UNESCO. This is Bryggen, otherwise known as the Hanseatic Wharf, which can be found in Bergen. This is a stunning area which is famous for its wooden buildings that are painted in bright colours. Be sure to pack a camera when you visit.

Of course you will need to book a hotel in Norway in order to make the most of your visit for several days. But whether you choose a Hotel Stavanger or some other hotel in Norway, you are assured of being able to stay somewhere that is close to many of Norway’s greatest sights and attractions, as the country has excellent transport links. So, where will you head for first?

Sean Burke - About Author:
Sean Burke writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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