By Michael Dunlop
Norway is a country known for its mountainous landscapes, remarkable beaches and coastline, and vibrant culture. It is considered one of the most beautiful countries on earth, and that makes Norway a popular destination for nature-seeking travelers.
Norway is also a fantastic honeymoon destination for couples to enjoy all of the breathtaking sights together. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the best and unique honeymoon destinations in Norway.
In a survey panel of over 10,000 travelers, Bergen was voted as one of the most romantic destinations in the entirety of Europe. It is home to some of the most popular attractions in the world, including Bryggen, Fløibanen Funicular, the Bergen Aquarium, and the Norwegian fjords.
Visitors can try one of the top-rated seafood restaurants in Bergen, Cornelius Seafood Restaurant, which sits on a small island and can be reached by a 20 minute boat trip from the city center.
The third-largest city in Norway, Trondheim is full of cozy and colorful houses, waterways, and lovely forested hills. It’s a unique and romantic place to explore on foot, or booking a local kayak trip. It’s a quiet and small place, which makes a nice honeymoon for a couple that enjoys nature hikes.
The nightlife is vibrant with many pubs and dance clubs, but you won’t find any traditional casinos in Trondheim, or Norway at all. However you can still play online, I’d recommend Casumo.
A group of islands in northern Norway, the Lofoten Islands offer spectacular scenery with dramatic mountains, gorgeous ocean bays, and some of the best sightings of the Northern Lights available in Norway.
While you’re touring the Lofoten Islands, you can check out the Galleri Lofotens Hus, which houses the largest collection of artwork from Northern Norway. For great dining, visit Svolvær, the capital of Lofoten, which offers more accommodations and fine dining restaurants than the other islands.
Winter is the best time to visit the Lofoten Islands if you want to see the Northern Lights, but it’s a remarkable destination all-year round, and makes for an unforgettable honeymoon.
The Juvet Landscape Hotel
This hotel in the small hamlet of Alstad is surrounded by lush forest and river, with scenic overlooks and ceiling-to-floor glass windows for taking in the breathtaking beauty. The Juvet Landscape Hotel was chosen as the primary location for Academy Award winning film, Ex Machina.
Each room is a detached, fully functional independent house, with ceiling-to-floor glass windows that overlook a section of the forest and river.
Visit the Geiranger Fjord
This 15-km long stretch of fjord is a stunning sight to see, with truly gorgeous views from the mountain tops overlooking the entire fjord. If you’re looking for a magical paradise scenery on your honeymoon vacation, the Geirangerfjord is worth your time.
You can also book fjord tour cruises through various tour operators, to visit several of Norway’s majestic fjords in a scheduled trip.
Frogner Park, Oslo
Frogner Park is a public park that is historically a part of Frogner Manor. The once private lands were bought by local municipality, and significant amounts of the estate were dedicated to becoming a public park. Frogner Park contains the Vigeland installation, which is the largest sculpture park in the world. It covers 80 acres, and features around 212 bronze and granite sculptures designed by Gustav Vigeland.
Ride on the Flam Railway
The Flam Railway was voted the “Best Train Journey in the World” by Lonely Planet in 2014, as it traverses through some of the most beautiful locations and stunning landscapes that Norway has to offer. You’ll cross through valleys, forests, and rivers, from sea level to the top of Myrdal mountain, and passing the Rjoandefossen Waterfall.