Norway is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled countries in the world. Its natural beauty, mountains, glaciers, fjords, its small cities and towns and its beautiful fishing villages are the main attractions of Norway. The pretty and charming Norwegian fishing villages are hidden in the magnificent fjords attracts thousands of travellers annually. The Scandinavian country has coastal settlements sprawled across Arctic archipelagos. With surreal charm and breath-taking scenarios, Norway also offers plenty of outdoor activities throughout the year. It is one of the happiest countries in the world rich in history and culture. If you going to this out worldly country anytime soon, do not miss out on its picturesque villages. These are some of the most magical villages in the world. Here are the 10 Prettiest Villages In Norway:
One of the most breathtaking places in Norway, Reine attracts thousands of tourists every year despite its small size. Sitting above the Arctic Circle, Reine located on the island of Moskenesøya, a part of the Lofoten archipelago. You can participate in activities such as kayaking and fishing or you can just get away from the crowd and soak in the beauty of the surrounding.
2. Flam & Myrdal:
Sitting at the end of Aurlandsfjord, Flam is one of the most picture-perfect places you will ever visit. The Flåm Line offers one of the most scenic train journeys in the country. You can reach Myrdal by train. It is a small station village worth visiting. You can visit the Flåm Harbor, the Flåm Church and the surrounding valley and waterfall.
3. Henningsvaer & Svolvaer:
Located in Vågan Municipality in Nordland county, both Henningsvaer & Svolvaer are among the prettiest villages in Norway. Henningsvaer is scattered over several small islands in the Lofoten archipelago. Svolvaer is located on the island of Austvågøya with a view of the Vestfjorden. Although Svolvaer is not a village but the biggest city on the archipelago, it does give you a feeling of a small town or a village.
Located at the head of Geirangerfjord, Geiranger is among the most scenically outstanding fjord villages on the planet. The village offers easy access to the fjord and its waterfalls, including the Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil.
5. Undredal & Gudvangen:
Located in Aurland, which is a gem itself, Undredal & Gudvangen are two of the prettiest villages in Norway. Undredal is located along the Aurlandsfjorden offering one of the most scenic views across Norway. Gudvangen, on the other hand, is located at the end of the Nærøyfjord and it is among the most popular tourists’ destinations.
6. Balestrand & Vangsnes:
Sogn og Fjordane is one of the most beautiful regions of Norway consisting of many beautiful places such as Leikanger, Fjaerland, Sogndal and Balestrand & Vangsnes. Balestrand is located on the shore of the Sognefjorden. The idyllic village has narrow fjord branches and scenic and lush mountain landscape. Vangsnes is located on the south side of the Sognefjorden surrounded by hills.
7. Eidfjord – Ulvik – Finse:
Located in Hordaland county, Eidfjord and Ulvik are two villages surrounded by spectacular natural beauty. The village Finse is located on the shore of the lake Finsevatnet in Ulvik. Another village also located in Ulvik is Osa. There is a lot to do in this area. From hiking to biking to seeing the waterfalls, the serene lakes, nearby protected areas, fjords and much more.
8. Stalheim & Voss:
Two of the most beautiful traditional Norwegian villages, Stalheim & Voss both are located in county Hordaland. The village Stalheim is located in the inner part of the Nærøydalen valley. It leads to the magnificent Nærøyfjorden. Vossevangen or Voss offers a to of activities ranging from mountain biking to sky diving to alpine skiing.
9. Loen & Olden:
Stryn is a beautiful municipality home to the pretty villages of Loen & Olden. Sitting at the mouth of the Oldeelva river, Olden is tucked away in the Oldedalen valley. Loen is located at the easternmost end of the Nordfjorden about 6 kilometres north of Olden.
Located in the Hardanger region, Lofthus sits along the eastern shore of the Sørfjorden. You will find a wide range of beautiful and marked trails around the village.