richest cities in norway

Suppose you want to know  theRichest Cities In Norway, then this article is what you need. It contains richest neighborhoods in norway. Also, it includes 3 major cities in norway.

It’s well known that Norway is the fairest place in the world to live, and also one of the most beautiful. Think towns that look out onto majestic fjords and coastal settlements sprawled across Arctic archipelagos. Here Culture Trip has selected some of the most Instagram-worthy towns to visit.

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Richest Cities In Norway

Sandnessund bridge and Tromsdalstinden mountain


Ålesund was almost completely destroyed in 1904 when a fire ripped through the wooden town. One of Norway’s most exquisite towns rose from the ashes of tragedy. Its streets are lined with brightly coloured Art Nouveau architecture. Ålesund is spread over seven islands, intersected with charming waterways and surrounded by the sea and mountains in the background.

River and boats at Alesund, Norway. | © Alexander Nikiforov / Alamy Stock Photo


Nicknamed the “gateway to the fjords”, Bergen is surrounded with breathtaking natural beauty. The city’s Hanseatic Wharf, “Bryggen”, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting cobbled alleyways lined with traditional wooden houses. Bergen is filled with a unique juxtaposition of architectural styles, from medieval and Art Nouveau to contemporary design.

Small island in Hardangerfjorden nr Bergen, Western Fjords, Norway | © Peter Adams Photography Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo


Fredrikstad’s Old Town was built according to the Dutch model, with wide moats surrounding high earth ramparts, making it impossible to breach the city. Today the Old Town is filled with a bustling market square, winding, cobbled alleyways and charming, traditional shops selling unique handicrafts and souvenirs. Thanks to its unusual structure, the town is also filled with plenty of lush green spaces.Book stays and experiences,
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Traditional historic wooden buildings on Voldgarten in old town of Gamlebyen, Fredrikstad, Norway. | © Pearl Bucknall / Alamy Stock Photo


This tiny village is situated right at the head of the dramatic Geirangerfjord, with sloping, craggy hills providing an awe-inspiring backdrop, and stunning blue waters and steep mountains unfolding at the foot of the village. Take a hike up one of the many mountain paths, past numerous waterfalls and take in the breathtaking views from the top.

Geiranger, Norway | © Damian Waters / Alamy Stock Photo


Henningsvær is a charming fishing village spread over seveal tiny islands in the Lofoten Arctic archipelago. The town’s colourful homes appear to emerge from the sea, reflected in the crystal clear waters. Thanks to its extreme northern location, Henningsvær experiences extraordinary weather conditions. In the winter, snow covers the island, turning the buildings into gingerbread houses, while in summer, the village experiences beautifully clear days and 24-hour daylight.

The harbour during summer in Henninsvaer, Norway. | © Rolf_52 / Alamy Stock Photo


Longyearbyen is the third northernmost settlement in the world and the largest on the Svalbard Islands on the North Pole. The surrounding landscape has an extraordinary, desolated kind of beauty; set in a flat, sweeping valley with steep mountains and bordered by a sandy bay. The town is a small, colourful spot amidst the dramatic rock and snow. Longyearbyen is largely made up of rows of charming houses painted bright red, green, yellow, or blue, contrasting with the sparkling snow which covers the town eight months of the year.

Colourful residential houses in town of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island, Norway. | © Realimage / Alamy Stock Photo


Reine draws thousands of visitors each year despite its diminutive size because of its stunning surroundings. The tiny fishing village is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the gorgeous Lofoten archipelago clustered around calm blue waters with lush, sloping hills in the background. Meanwhile, all around the village for miles to see, enormous, snow-capped mountains rise like islands from the ocean, creating a formidable, awe-inspiring view.

Reine, Moskenes, Moskenesoya Island, Lofoten Islands, Norway | © Realimage / Alamy Stock Photo


Skudeneshavn, located on Karmøy island’s southernmost tip, comprises almost 130 original 19th-century timber houses all painted in striking white. Hundreds of boats fill Skudeneshavn’s harbour during summer for the annual boating festival, when handicraft markets and traditional folk performances pervade the streets.

View across Skudeneshavn waterfront, Rogaland, Norway. | © Gunvor Eline Eng Jakobsen / Alamy Stock Photo


Located over 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, Tromsø greatly benefits from its extreme location, considered one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. The town aquarium allows visitors to get up close to local wildlife, and the Polar Museum sheds light on the region’s fearsome apex predator. The town’s surroundings are equally astonishing, with large birch forests and stunning views of the area’s numerous fjords and mountains.

Beautiful town of Tromso in Northern Norway | © BlueOrangeStudio / Alamy Stock Photo


Trondheim, founded in 997AD, was Norway’s Viking capital for almost 300 years and a great place to experience the region’s history. The town boasts a stunning example of Gothic architecture, Nidaros Cathedral was one of the most important churches in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages, while the medieval fortress of Sverresborg boasts impressively preserved buildings and now serves as an open-air museum.

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Top 20 Countries (the 20 Best Countries to Visit)

In order to give you family travel ideas, here are our top 20 countries. Keep in mind that we have two girls (10 and 14) and a boy (12), and they’ve been traveling since they were infants. We split our travels between cities and nature and add in frequent cultural activities and cooking classes. We don’t go to a lot of museums or concentrate on history. Likewise we don’t spend full days at the beach or shopping.

Five continents are represented in our top 20. Australia came in at number 21, and our top African country is the Seychelles at 29.

Note that I’m including the average score after every destination.

20. The Netherlands (7.3)

Favorite countries - Netherlands - Keukenhof Gardens outside Amsterdam
Keukenhof Gardens outside Amsterdam

Favorite Places: Amsterdam, the Keukenhof Gardens and the tulip fields throughout the country in the spring.

Relevant Blog Posts: None. Amsterdam is usually a 1-2 day layover for us. We love the city but I’ve never written about it.

19. Chile (7.4)

Patagonia with kids - Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park
Hiking in Chiles’s Torres del Paine National Park

Favorite Places: Patagonia, the Atacama Desert and Easter Island. Santiago is fun for a day or two as well.

Relevant Blog Posts: Spring Break in Patagonia | Chile’s Atacama Desert with Kids | Easter Island with a 6-Year-Old

15 (tie). Antarctica (7.5)

Antarctica with Kids: Kayaking in Antarctica
Kayaking in Antarctica

Favorite Places: Antarctica isn’t, strictly speaking, a country, but it’s an amazing place to visit with or without kids. We loved it all.

Relevant Blog Post: Antarctica with an 8-Year-Old

15 (tie). Indonesia (7.5)

Bali with Kids - Swinging!
Swinging in Bali

Favorite Places: Indonesia is mainly about Bali for us, since my daughters love the island, but Borobudur is amazing as well. We want to keep exploring.

Relevant Blog Posts: Bali with Kids | How to Visit Borobudur

15 (tie). Norway (7.5)

Disney port excursions - Running around Bergen (literally)
In Bergen, Norway

Favorite Places: We love Oslo and Bergen, especially in the summer, and the Norway in a Nutshell tour is a great way to travel between them. The fjords are gorgeous as well, and Tromsø in the arctic circle is a good way to experience the midnight sun.

Relevant Blog Post: Oslo with Kids. Most of my Norwegian travels were pre-kids and I haven’t written about them.

15 (tie). Sweden (7.5)

Sweden with kids - Loved the reflections
At the Kolarbyn Eco Lodge in Central Sweden

Favorite Places: Stockholm and Gothenburg are both great cities to explore for a few days, but we love the coastal towns and the forests of Central Sweden.

Relevant Blog Posts: Exploring the Magical Forests of Central Sweden | The Icebug Xperience West Coast Trail

14. Turkey (7.6)

Best counties to visit - Turkey - Overlooking Cappadocia
Overlooking Cappadocia, Turkey

Favorite Places: Istanbul and Cappadocia. And we loved our day on a gulet near Bodrum.

Relevant Blog Posts: Istanbul with Kids | An Amazing Trip to Cappadocia with Kids | Bodrum with Kids

13. Switzerland (7.7)

Best Countries to visit - Switzerland - Lake Lugano
Lake Lugano, Switzerland near the Italian border

Favorite Places: My wife and I have traveled all over Switzerland pre-marriage and loved all of the small towns – places like Interlaken, Crans-Montana and Lucerne. With the kids we’ve only explored Zurich on layovers and Lake Lugano on a day trip from Como. Definitely one of the best countries to visit – we just need to plan more Swiss trips with the kids.

Relevant Blog Posts: None yet.

12. The Maldives (7.8)

Six Senses Laamu
At Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives

Favorite Places: Six Senses Laamu in the Laamu Atoll.

Relevant Blog Posts: Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives: Our New Favorite Resort Anywhere | A Return to Paradise

11. Canada (7.9)

Winnipeg Manitoba - Loved watching these two playing/wrestling from below
Polar bears in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Favorite Places: Vancouver, Banff and Winnipeg and the surrounding areas. Victoria on Vancouver Island is fun as well.

Relevant Blog Post: Manitoba, Canada with Kids. All of our other Canada trips were before I started writing about our travels.

10. Croatia (8.0)

Best family holidays Europe - Croatia - Plitvice Lakes National Park is stunning!
Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Favorite Places: Zagreb and Plitvice National Park. We still need to get to Krka National Park and Dubrovnik.

Relevant Blog Posts: Croatia With Kids: Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes

9. Brazil (8.3)

Amazon Rain Forest with Kids - Mirante do Gavião
Mirante do Gavião Lodge in Brazil

Favorite Places: The Amazon Rainforest and the Rio Negro. Manaus is worth a day or two as well. We haven’t been to Rio yet.

Relevant Blog Posts: The Amazon Rainforest with Kids: A Magical (Unplugged) Expedition

7 (tie). Laos (8.5)

Best countries to visit - Laos - At the top of Phousi Mountain in Luang Prabang, Laos
At the top of Phousi Mountain in Luang Prabang, Laos

Favorite Places: We’ve only been to Luang Prabang and loved it. We need to explore the rest of the country.

Relevant Blog Post: Asia with Kids: A Crazy Three-Week, Six-Country Itinerary

7 (tie). Japan (8.5)

Kyoto with kids - At Kongoji Temple
At Kongoji Temple in Kyoto

Favorite Places: Tokyo, Kyoto, Naoshima Island and Hiroshima

Relevant Blog Posts: Kyoto to Hiroshima, a 10-Day Journey | 10 Places Not to Miss in Tokyo | Tokyo with Kids Made Easy | Kyoto with Kids

6. Portugal (8.7)

Best countries to visit - Portugal - Cascais
Cascais, Portugal as seen from our hotel room

Favorite Places: Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra. Still haven’t visited Porto or the Douro Valley.

Relevant Blog Posts: None

5. New Zealand (8.8)

Favorite countries - Driving around New Zealand's South Island
Driving around New Zealand’s South Island

Favorite Places: The South Island. We’ve explored it far more than the North Island, even though we’ve visited Auckland several times.

Relevant Blog Posts: None. We need to go back and see more, and I’ll write about it next time!

3 (tie). Faroe Islands (9.0)

Faroe Islands - Oda making sure my son didn't plummet to his death
On Mykines in the Faroe Islands

Favorite Places: Torshavn, Tjørnuvik, Saksun, Gjógv, Mykines

Relevant Blog Post: An Amazing Week in the Faroe Islands (with Kids)

3 (tie). France (9.0)

Paris on a Budget - At the Louvre
At the Louvre in Paris

Favorite Places: Paris, Provence

Relevant Blog Posts: Paris with Kids: How to Do It Right | Tips for Visiting Paris on a Budget | 10 Tips for a Perfect Family Vacation in Paris

2. Italy (9.1)

Val di Fassa - Photographing from the hiking viewpoint
In Val di Fassa in Northern Italy

Favorite Places: Florence, the Dolomites, Venice, Cortona, Rome, Lake Como, Ravenna, San Gimignano

Relevant Blog Posts: Florence with Kids: What to Do and Where to Stay | Our Favorite Restaurants in Florence | Why You Should Never Do a Day Trip to Florence or Rome | A Week in Florence without Kids | A Perfect Trip to Florence with Kids | Venice in High Season with Kids | Italy Unplugged: A Week in Emilia Romagna | Hiking the Via Francigena Through Tuscany | Kid-Friendly Adventure in Trentino’s Stunning Val di Fassa | Adventures with Kids in the Dolomites: Trentino’s Val di Fiemme | Two Weeks on Lake Como with Kids | A Villa in Tuscany for a Month

1. Greece (9.8)

Paros Greece - Another evening in Naoussa
In Naoussa, Paros

Favorite Places: Naxos, Paros, Santorini (or pretty much any Greek island in the summer, unless it sees a lot of cruise ships)

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