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PLACES to VISIT in MØRE and ROMSDAL
A landscape polished smooth by the sea. Charming towns and friendly people. Wild mountains and green valleys. Deep fjords binding the sea and mountains together. The less sporty among us can enjoy the sea from the islands. Trollstigen, Geiranger and Eikesdalen are well known places nearby. If you go westwards, you have the coast and the Atlantic Ocean Road, Hustadvika bay and Bjørnsund. Skiing at Stryn or Galdhøpiggen summerski areas or rafting in Valldal are possible in one day if you have Isfjorden as a starting point.
Grip island, 14 kilometres off the coast of Kristiansund, was at one time a busy fishing community with 400 inhabitants. Today, the island is a summer paradise, a reminder of how the world once was. The island of Runde, with its bird colony, offers another type of adventure.
Both Geirangerfjorden and Nærøyfjord is on The World Heritage List. The Geirangerfjord is perhaps the world´s most famous fjord; whether or not it is the most beautiful is something you must decide for yourself. Trollveggen and Romsdalshorn attract climbers from all over the world.
Molde - the "Town of Roses" a town of wooden houses and large gardens full of flowers. Kristiansund lies on three islands in the mouth of the fjord and, although the town is only 250 years old, people have been living here for at least 10,000 years. Ålesund is a perfect town for anyone who loves old buildings. After the great fire of 1904, the town was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style.
PLACES to VISIT in SOGN and FJORDANE
The Norwegian Booktown consists of 12 second-hand bookshops in Fjærland. Here you will find books in several languages, most of them in Norwegian of course, but also an extensive selection of books in English, French and German. The fjords, the glaciers, the mountains and the coastal landscape; Sogn and Fjordane is a unique source for really discovering the rich contrasts in nature, a "cornucopia" that never runs empty! Northern Europe´s largest glacier, the Jostedalsbre glacier is located here. Norwegian Glacier Museum possibly the most entertaining museum in Norway. A hands-on museum where you can learn about glaciers and landscape. Visitors from all over the world come to see the beautiful Briksdalsbreen glacier outlet, so beautifully situated amid waterfalls and high peaks. Jostedalsbreen National Park is well worth a visit. It is forbidden to damage plants or disturb the animals in the National Park.
Stryn, a busy and developing small town at the tip of the most northernly of the three short branches at the inner end of Nordfjord. Try Norway´s number one summer skiing facility, Stryn Sommarskisenter. Stryn, Hornindal, Gloppen, Eid, Bremanger, Vågsøy and Selje. A journey along the Nordfjord offers an exceptional variety of scenery ranging from blue glacier arms and towering mountains to fertile valleys and deep lakes, and taking you right out to the coast and the relentless breakers of the Stadhavet sea.
The Flåm railway winds its away through a narrow valley with steep mountainsides and ends in Flåm beside the Sognefjord. Balestrand is the largest tourist area in Sogn. Many artists have found inspiration in the magnificent scenery to be found here.
PLACES to VISIT in HORDALAND
Bergen is a natural starting point for your holiday. The inhabitants of Bergen are proud of Grieg and Troldhaugen, of Fløien (funicular railway) and Maria-kirken, Håkonshallen, the tower of Rosenkrantz, Bryggen wharf area (which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List), the Fish market and Fjellveien and Nordnes - in short, they are proud of their city! A pink and white symphony of apple blossom contrasting sharply with green hills and snow capped mountains, the fjord acting as a back drop. Hardangerfjord is commonly known as "the fertile fjord".
On a spring day, with hundreds of thousands of apple kees in full bloom on the Hardanger hillsides, it is easy to see why. Agricultural Voss has cultural traditions stretching back centuries and continues, today, to be an important centre for folk music. In front of Voss Railwaystation there is a memorial stone of Knute Rockne. He revolutionised American football with his expertise in tactics and strategy. Visit the Møstertunet folk museum and don´t miss out on Finnesloftet, a wooden banqueting hall which dates from around 1250. If you are travelling by car, take the Stalheimskleivene road down to Sognefjord.
PLACES to VISIT in ROGALAND
Stavanger is a wide-awake town, with an impressive list of places to go to and things to see. "There is everything in this town", we keep hearing visitors say. We have festivals and "weeks" for every taste. Choose between open skies bathed in a wonderful light, and improbable valleys flanked by steep naked cliffs. Stand by still waters where you have to look twice to see where the vegetation ends and the reflection begins.
Lysefjord is an unforgettable choice: long and with the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) over 1980 feet above you. At the head of the fjord the Lysevegen road transports you through 27 hairpins to Øygardstøl, the base point for walks to Kjerag with its suspended stone, offering a 3.280 foot vertical drop into the blue fjord far below. Did you know that the copper of the Statue of Liberty in New York came from Karmøy? Information about this and about the history of the mining community, which consisted of about 3000 inhabitants in the 1800s, can be obtained at the Mining Museum in Visnes.
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Muncipality in Møre & Romsdal
Aukra, Aure, Averøy, Eide, Fræna, Giske, Gjemnes, Halsa, Haram, Hareid, Herøy, Kristiansund, Midsund, Molde, Nesset, Norddal, Rauma, Rindal, Sande, Sandøy, Skodje, Smøla, Stordal, Stranda, Sula, Sunndal, Surnadal, Sykkylven, Tingvoll, Ulstein, Vanylven, Vestnes, Volda, Ørskog, Ørsta and Ålesund.
Companies in Møre & Romsdal
Muncipality in Sogn & Fjordane
Askvoll, Aurland, Balestrand, Bremanger, Eid, Fjaler, Flora, Førde, Gaular, Gloppen, Gulen, Hornindal, Hyllestad, Høyanger, Jølster, Leikanger, Luster, Lærdal, Naustdal, Selje, Sogndal, Solund, Stryn, Vik, Vågsøy and Årdal.
Companies in Sogn & Fjordane
Muncipality in Hordaland
Askøy, Austevoll, Austrheim, Bergen, Bømlo, Eidfjord, Etne, Fedje, Fitjar, Fjell, Fusa, Granvin, Jondal, Kvam, Kvinnherad, Lindås, Masfjorden, Meland, Modalen, Odda, Os, Osterøy, Radøy, Samnanger, Stord, Sund, Sveio, Tysnes, Ullensvang, Ulvik, Vaksdal, Voss and Øygarden.
Companies in Hordaland
Muncipality in Rogaland
Bjerkreim, Bokn, Egersund, Finnøy, Forsand
Gjesdal, Haugesund, Hjelmeland, Hå, Karmøy, Klepp, Kvitsøy, Lund, Randaberg, Rennesøy, Sandnes, Sauda, Sokndal, Sola, Stavanger, Strand, Suldal, Time, Tysvær, Utsira, Vindafjord and Ølen.
Companies in Rogaland