Northerners are also known for being way more friendly than Southerners, and Ive had a lot of people tell me that they were put off by how cold or even rude Norwegians are, so maybe the north is a better choice for visitors? At least most of them are. Bergen, lesund, Geiranger, Odda, or even, stavanger in the summer if you dont want to be paying crazy high prices to hang out with crowds of tourists. Greenland Im mostly putting this on the list because I really want to go myself. From tall mountain peaks to Europes southernmost fjord, Montenegro has a lot of the same appeal as Norway, except with fewer tourists, cheaper prices, and warmer weather.
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Check current rates here Small villages along the fjords If you really want to be on the fjords Id recommend staying in oslo stavern avstand a village nearby lesund, Geiranger, and Trollstigen, but also not too close to any of them. It feels like what I imagine the Norwegian mountains were like in the 50s or 60s (though everything is updated and totally luxurious!). Lol, good luck with that one. Check current rates and availability here Senja and Vesterlen I havent actually visited Senja or Vesterlen (yet!) so I dont know for sure if this is true, but a lot of Norwegians have told me that now that Lofoten has become so flooded with tourists. Read about my experience visiting Mogen here I do love staying in cabins in the mountains, but in Rauland I would actually recommend staying at the Rauland Mountain Hotel. Basically, I would avoid Norways biggest tourist attractions in the summer, opting either for lesser known destinations in Norway or other Norway-esque places outside of Norway. Velkommen til plot/ Oslo! The Furuhaugli cabins are really good value and again, a much more authentically Norwegian experience (I think!) than staying at a big hotel. Nr Astrup Fearnley Museet skal representere verdens mest folkerike kultur, sikter de altfor hyt.
Id recommend staying at either the Furuhaugli Tourist Cabins or Hjerkinn Fjellstue. Shetland If you want a unique twist on Norwegian culture, why not visit Shetland? Northern Norway Speaking of Senja, Im actually going to go ahead and put all of Northern Norway on this list.