Drive through scenic places to visit in Norway. On your way to Finland travel the scenic Norway landscape. Please use my suggested routes, including road maps, and locations for ferry departures.
Bergen, is a must-see among places to visit in Norway. Here are three basic routes originating at Bergen, Norway.
#1 West to East Route - drive through central Norway from the West to the East: Bergen to Oslo, to Stockholm, Sweden, and then a ferry to Finland.
#2 North Cap Route - drive to the North Cap Nordkapp, along the most beautiful driving route in the world, Norway's Rv.17 coastal road.
#3 Mountain Route - drive across the Norwegian mountains, then along the Eastern coast of Sweden. Access at Tornio, Finland. - the North-West coast of Finland.
Tip: To get a general overview of reliable driving routes and places to visit in Norway be sure to follow the approved driving routes. Use the translate option to view this in English.
Places to visit in Norway along this route. Follow the links for detailed maps of the route.
One of the must-see places to visit in Norway is an ancient fishermen's village at the coast of South-Western Norway called Bergen.
See mountain range scenes around Bergen and the coolest fjords.
A fjord is a deep blue salty ocean sea encompassed by cliffs on either side which range 50 to 800 meters above sea level. A fjord has a beginning and an end. Beginning with a water inlet, it ends with a very deep sea surrounded by mountains. Tourist boats can travel through them. Fjord pictures -- scenic places to visit in Norway.
Attractions in Bergen: music festivals, open fish markets, fishing, hiking, and walking around the old town section of Bergen. More information on Bergen for sightseeing at the Bergen guide.
In Bergen, take a trip on the Floibanen cableway which trolleys up 300 meters above sea level giving you the best views of Bergen. The trip takes 5 minutes to get up and around 50 minutes to walk back down. At the top is a restaurant and a kiosk for buying food. You can find more information at the Floibanen website.
Along this route the scenic areas are named: Gamle Strynefjellsvegen, Atlanterhavsvegen, Helgelandskysten Sor, Helgelandskysten Nord, and Senja. This route takes about 14 days by car. It starts in Bergen and runs North to Jølster, through Trollstigen. Then heads West across a ferry filled journey along the West coast near the scenic Hurtigrute tourist route.
After driving through Trondheim drive on the scenic highway 17 to Bodø, Norway. Along this route you will find great fishing areas. Take a tunnel under the Svartisen Glacier. If time allows, take a ferry to the Lofoten Island. View the Lyngen Alps and the Nordkapp "North Cape of Norway”.
Detailed maps of scenic places in Norway here...
Access Finland via Kivilompolo, or on E6 from Bardufoss to Kilpisjärvi. Drive South from Alta, Norway through Kautokeino, Norway, then drive South to Enontekiö. Another alternative is to drive along E6 from Vadsø and enter Finland via Utsjoki.
Option #1 Once in Finland, drive south along the coast of western Finland, through Oulu. Take a ferry to Umea, Sweden from Finland, then drive south to Stockholm on an impressive route along the eastern coast of Sweden.
Option #2 Drive from Oulu, Finland to Helsinki, or Turku. Take a ferry to Sweden, Estonia, Germany, Poland, etc.
The route takes you from sea level up to one of the highest skiing areas in Norway.
This route guides you to see scenic places to visit in Norway, such as:
a chance to see the highest mountain in Northern Europe, The Galdhopiggen, at 2,469 meters. (8,098 feet)