Top 63 attractions to explore in Vestland
Vestland is a western county of Norway and was created in 2020. It features many tourist attractions that include Hardangervidda National Park and waterfalls.
Attractions in Vestland
Bergen Aquarium features more than 300 species. The complex houses over 60 tanks of fish, marine invertebrates, as well as three outdoor ponds with seals, penguins, and cyprinids and a tropical branch with reptiles and monkeys.
It was the church for the Lærdal parish until 1868 when it was closed and turned into a museum. The brown, wooden church was built in a stave church style around the year 1200. The museum now run by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments.
Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier and located inside the Jostedalsbreen National Park. This famous glacier arm lies in beautiful surroundings between mountain peaks and spectacular waterfalls, dropping 1200 meters into the narrow Briksdal valley below.
Fantoft Stave Church is a reconstructed stave church in the Fana borough. The church was originally built around the year 1150 at Fortun in Sogn, later the church was bought by consul Fredrik Georg Gade and moved it in pieces to Fana near Bergen in 1883.
Gamlehaugen is a mansion in Bergen, Norway, and the residence of the Norwegian Royal Family in the city. Gamlehaugen is framed by a beautiful English-landscaped park, adorned with a lush, varied selection of shrubbery, flowers, and trees. The entire first floor of Gamlehaugen is open to the public as a museum devoted to the memory of Christian Michelsen, the first Prime Minister of Norway.
Jostedalsbreen National Park is a national park in Norway that encompasses the largest glacier on the European mainland, Jostedalsbreen. The national park is one of the largest wilderness areas remaining in Southern Norway. Jostedalsbreen is used for outdoor sports, education, and research, while the surrounding valleys are used for farming.
Jostedalsbreen Nationalpark center is one of the three visitor's centers in Jostedalsbreen National Park. The main building at the Centre was constructed in a manner similar to Viking longhouses where pillars rather than the walls are supporting the roof.
Kjelfossen is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway located in Gudvangen/Aurland. The total height is 755 meters and the tallest single drop is 149 meters.The best time to visit Kjelfossen is June or early July when there is a lot of snow melting from the mountains that feed the river Kjelfossgrovi and Kjelfossen.
The Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry is a cultural history museum at Odda in Vestland county, Norway.
Ringedalsvatnet is a beautiful lake in Ullensvang Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The lake is the main reservoir for a hydroelectric power station in Tyssedal which provides electricity for the power-intensive industries in the nearby town of Odda.
Stoltzekleiven is one of the most popular trails in Bergen. It is a steep paved trail and stairs with approximately 722 steps up to Sandviksfjellet in Bergen city center is a steep paved trail and stairs with approximately 722 steps up to Sandviksfjellet
Trolltunga is a popular hiking area located in the Ullensvang Municipality of Vestland county. The rock formation situated about 1,100 meters above the sea level and The cliff juts horizontally out from the mountain, about 700 meters above the north side of the lake. This is a very challenging hike, at least 10 hours on rough terrain. There are no shelters on the hiking route and no places to buy supplies.
The University Museum has some of the largest collections within cultural and natural history in Norway. The University Museum of Bergen is divided into two departments, the Natural History Collections and the Cultural History Collections and Public Outreach and exhibitions.
Map of attractions in Vestland