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National parks in Norway
Written by Dikshya Shaw on October 24, 2021 Share on

10 Best National Parks In Norway

Norway, a Scandinavian country, is mainly known for its beautiful and picturesque scenery. It consists of a rugged landscape, mountains, hills and valleys, waterfalls, a long coastline, and fjords and islands. Norway is popular for its rich biodiversity. Moreover, it houses 16,000 species of insects, 2,800 species of vascular plants, 20,000 species of algae, 45 freshwater species of marine life, 95 species of mammals, and many more. Also, a shelter for brown bears, polar bears, basking sharks and whales, Norway is springing with national parks here and there. Did you know Norway is ranked as the world’s top tourist attraction by National Geographic? So, don’t wait more and explore the 10 best national parks in Norway.

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10 Top National Parks In Norway

Norway consists of a total of 47 national parks, out of which 7 are on Svalbard and 37 are on the mainland. Go hiking, skiing, or leisurely roam around the park. Here is a list of the top 10 national parks that you should visit in Norway.

  1. Jotunheimen National Park
  2. Jostedalsbreen National Park
  3. Folgefonna National Park
  4. Hardangervidda National Park
  5. Breheimen National Park
  6. South-Spitsbergen National Park
  7. Rondane National Park
  8. Forlandet National Park
  9. Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park
  10. Femundsmarka National Park

1. Jotunheimen National Park

Jotunheimen National Park, National Parks In Norway
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Founded in the year 1980, Jotunheimen National Park covers an area of over one thousand km square. This park houses more than 250 mountain peaks with a height of 1,900 metres. Galdhopiggen and Glittertind are the highest of them. Walk under the crystal clear sky and feel surrounded by the snow-capped mountains. Moreover, take in the amazing view of the mountain peaks sparkling in the sun. The waterfalls and rivers accompanied by glaciers make it one of the most beautiful national parks in Norway.

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2. Jostedalsbreen National Park

Jostedalsbreen National Park
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Did you know Jostedalsbreen National park features the largest glacier in mainland Europe? Built in 1991, this park is breathtakingly beautiful. Here, the rocky mountains are grey coloured, and the lush green valleys give you a feel of warmth. Moreover, the endless list of amazing views adds something a hiker will always adore.

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3. Folgefonna National Park

Folgefonna National Park, National Parks In Norway
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Located on the Folgefonna peninsula, Folgefonna National Park is spread over an area of 454 sq m. Did you know this park houses some of the breathtaking natural wonders? Be a witness to the scenic mountains covered with ice, rivers gushing down the mountains and the wet and wild landscape.

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4. Hardangervidda National Park

Hardangervidda National Park, Norway
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The largest national park in Norway spreads overs an area of approx 3,000 sq km. Additionally, you can indulge in some fun and adventure activities in the largest national park in northern Europe. Also, you can opt for hiking, cycling, or horseback riding among other activities in Hardangervidda National Park. Moreover, cherish the sight of reindeers on the landscapes of the mountains in a peaceful and calm environment.

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5. Breheimen National Park

Breheimen National Park, National Parks In Norway
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Set in 2009, Breheimen National Park is known for its versatile nature and hiking trails. Did you know it is named after the Breheimen mountain range? Some of the adventure activities that you can indulge in here are hiking, skiing and mountaineering. If you are a trekker or an explorer, this spot will welcome you with its mind-blowing scenery.

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6. South-Spitsbergen National Park

South-Spitsbergen National Park
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Covering the southernmost part of the island of Spitsbergen lies South-Spitsbergen National Park. Also, home to large colonies of birds, the beauty of the surrounding is even something more to capture. You will find this place surrounding vast stretching ice caps and glaciers, which creates a picturesque view of the whole surrounding. However, it is not an easy destination to reach as it is present in one of the remote locations in Norway. But, its amazing view and ambience will make your effort worth it.

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7. Rondane National Park

Rondane National Park, Norway, National Parks In Norway
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Featuring almost 10 peaks towering over the height of 2000 m, Rondane National Park is less icy and greener in comparison to other parks. Moreover, the park houses mountains, plateaus and lofty peaks. If you are a hiker wanting to have a view of the stunning scenery from the top, this is a perfect place for you. Did you know the highest mountain here is Rondeslottet? It is a white rocky barren, which gets covered in snow during the winter months.

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8. Forlandet National Park

Forlandet National Park
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Known to the world on June 1, 1973, Forlandet National Park is ever since famous for its picturesque views and breathtaking scenery. Did you know this park covers the entire island of Prins Karls Forland? Featuring huge swathes of the sea, the park also houses stone seals and guillemots. A fun fact is that you can take a boat tour around the sea cliffs and get completely lost in every detail of this magnificent place.

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9. Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park

Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park, National Parks In Norway
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Created in the year 2002, Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park is one of the newly established parks. Home to a large number of reindeers, musk oxen and wolverines, the main reason behind the foundation of the park was to protect and preserve the pristine alpine ecosystem. If you are a trekker, the sprawling mountains are a good place for trekking. Moreover, you will find a beautiful waterfall nearby, adding more to the beauty of the national park.

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10. Femundsmarka National Park

Femundsmarka National Park
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If you want to experience the wilderness of nature, Femundsmarka National Park is the place for you. As you walk down through the magnificent trails of the path, you will find it untamed and mostly desolated. With the low-lying hills, marshes and lakes, beautiful scenery is created.

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Tips for Your Norway Tour

  1. Plan your trip to Norway with a few extra days in hand as Norway is a huge country.
  2. Don’t expect to find polar bears in every part of Norway as they are always found in some specific areas.
  3. Be sure to grab a famous Norwegian taco.
  4. The currency of Norway is NOK. So, make sure to have some on your way to the country.

Also Read: 10 Touristy Things to do in Norway During your Norway vacation

Frequently Asked Questions for Your Norway Trip

How many days is enough in Norway?

A minimum of 5 days is enough in Norway.

Is it expensive to visit Norway?

Yes, Norway can be a bit expensive than a few other European countries.

When is the best time to visit Norway?

The best time to visit Norway is in spring (between May and June) and fall (between September and October).

How much does a cup of coffee cost in Norway?

A cup of coffee or tea may cost 262-349 INR.

Is Norway a safe country to travel to?

Norway is one of the safest countries to travel to in Europe.

Norway is classical beauty

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Norway, one of the best tourist attractions in the world, houses many national parks. Again, all these national parks are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, contributing to saving a vast range of the country’s wildlife. If you want to encounter the most impressive views in the world, plan a Norway trip from your home now. To do so, go to Pickyourtrail and book a fantastic Norway holiday package. Also, feel free to customise your Norway itinerary and choose what suits you the most. 

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