Alta is the northernmost city in the world and lies in Finnmark country. Main activities in Alta include trading, small industry, education, and public service. The town is also famous for its slate industry. Finnmark University College is situated in Alta, and there is also a research institution. The town has the most northern Ice hotel in Europe.
Alesund is a coastal town, a fishing and trading center. One of the city's landmarks is the marble church of Giske-one of the oldest examples of the spread of Christianity in Norway. Alesund was completely destroyed by fire in 1904 and was totaly rebuilded according to the Art Nouveau style. Nowadays Alesund has a unique atmosphere with incredible décors, colorful facades and the turrets that look like it sprang from a medieval fairytale.
The warm atmosphere of this classic Norwegian town welcomes you as you walk in the old city. You will see the medieval tower Chaaken Hall and Brygken Wharf where you may do shopping to the numerous art workshops in bargain prices. Then climb by cable car to the summit of Mount Floien, 305 meters above sea level and walk in rubble paths enjoying the magnificent view of the harbor, the fjords and mountains.
Copenhagen, the largest city in Scandinavia, is home to the oldest kingdom in the world. Since the bronze life-size statue of the "Little Horn" of Hans Christian Andersen, Town Hall Square and the Castle of Kristianmporgk, Copenhagen has cultural and historical wealth and is a wonderful city for walking . Tour the shopping center or enjoy the lush gardens of Tivoli and entertainment venues in the surrounding area. Visit the port Nichavn and relax in an outdoor cafe or wander boat canals of Copenhagen.
Flaam (Sognefjord), Norway
Flam is a villafe situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord. It is surrounded by steep mountain sides, waterfalls and deep valleys. Flam is a popular tourist destination and has been so since the late 19th century. Most come to enjoy the scenic 20-kilometre railway between Flåm and Myrdal.
Leknes (Lofoten), Norway
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. It is a town in Lofoten archipelago that differs from all the other fishing towns in this area. However, the surrounded landscape is nothing but a scenic paradise with cliffs, white sandy beaches, mountains and peaks. It is very possible to catch a sight of cormorants,eagles and of course whales. Lofoten offers, also, a wide range of activities such as surfing, kayaking and snorkelling in crystal clear arctic waters. You will be astonished by the natural beauty this place offers!
Narvik is a town in Norway with a population of approximately 15,300 residents. From Narvik is extracted iron ore. The city has access to numerous outdoor activities. This is the best known location in northern Norway for alpine skiing. Fishing in the fjord or in lakes and streams is a popular leisure activity.
Sortland, Nordland, Norway
Sortland is a municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. It is located in the northern part of the country, along the coast of the Norwegian Sea.
Sortland is known for its beautiful natural scenery, including fjords, mountains, and islands. The town itself is situated on an island and is connected to the mainland by bridges. The town center has a number of shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as a cinema, a library, and a cultural center.
One of the main attractions in Sortland is the Sortland Bridge, which is the longest suspension bridge in Northern Norway. The bridge is 1,036 meters long and connects the islands of Langøya and Hinnøya. Other popular activities in Sortland include hiking, fishing, and skiing.
Tromsο is the largest city and the largest urban area in Northern Norway, where occurs the phaenomenon of the Midnight Sun from about 18 May to 26 July. The city centre of Tromso contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsο. The city is a cultural centre for its region and several festivals take place during the summer.