63 attractions you should visit in Vestland - With photos & details

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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.

ÅkrafjordenÅkrafjorden, Etne, Norway
Boating Spots
Geological Formations

Åkrafjorden is a fjord in Vestland county that flows from the southern part of the Folgefonna National Park, draining the huge Folgefonna glacier.

Akvariet i Bergen - Det Nasjonale AkvarietNordnesbakken 4, 5005 Bergen, Norway
Aquariums

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.

AurlandsdalenAurlandsdalen, Aurland, Norway
Viewpoints
1 Day Treks
Short Hikes

The well-known and historic Aurlandsdalen Valley, was once one of the main routes between the eastern and western parts of Norway. It is a glacially-formed Norwegian valley that is about 40 kilometres in length

AurlandsfjelletAurlandsfjellet, Lærdal Municipality, Norway
Mountain Peaks
Mountain Passes

Aurlandsfjellet is a mountainous area and plateau along the border between the municipalities of Aurland and Lærdal.

Barony RosendalBaronivegen 60, 5470 Rosendal, Norway
Monuments
Notable Architectures

Barony Rosendal is a historic estate and manor house situated in Kvinnherad in Norway.

Bergen CathedralDomkirkeplassen 1, 5003 Bergen, Norway
Churches
Notable Architectures

Bergen Cathedral is a cathedral in the city of Bergen in Vestland county. It started as a church dedicated to Olav the Holy, Norway’s patron saint, around the year 1150.

Bergenhus Fortress5003 Bergen, Norway
Forts
Palaces
Notable Architectures
Old Ruins

Bergenhus fortress is a fortress located in Bergen, Norway. The fortress contains buildings dating as far back as the 1240s, as well as later constructions built as recently as World War II.

Borgund Stave ChurchVindhellavegen 606, 6888 Borgund, Norway
Churches
Museums

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.

BøyabreenBøyabreen, Sogndal Municipality, Norway
Geological Formations

Bøyabreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen glacier. It is located inside Jostedalsbreen National Park.

BreheimsenteretBrevegen, 6871 Jostedal, Norway
Museums

The Breheimsenteret is a museum and one of the three visitors centers for Jostedalsbreen National Park. The center was generally open from 1 May until 1 October. The center lay near to the glacier arm Nigardsbreen.

Brekkefossen5743 Flåm, Norway
Waterfalls

Brekkefossen is a beautiful waterfall located near Flåm, Vestland, Norway.

BriksdalsbreBriksdalsbre, Norway
Waterfalls
Viewpoints
Mountain Peaks

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.

BryggenBryggen, 5003 Bergen, Norway
Iconic Buildings
Notable Architectures

Bryggen is a series of Hanseatic heritage commercial buildings lining up the eastern side of the Vågen harbor in the city of Bergen. Bergen was established before 1070 AD and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Bryggens MuseumDreggsallmenningen 3, 5003 Bergen, Norway
Museums

Bryggens Museum is a museum located in Bergen, Norway. It was established in 1976.

BuarbreenBuarbreen, Ullensvang, Norway
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes
Geological Formations

Buarbreen or Buerbreen is a glacier in Ullensvang Municipality in Vestland county. It popular among the best hiking areas in Norway.

Fantoft Stave ChurchFana, Bergen, Norway
Churches
Notable Architectures

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.

FløenFløen, Norway
Viewpoints
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes

Fløyen or Fløyfjellet is one of the "city mountains" in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. Its highest point is 400 meters above sea level and is the best destination for hiking.

Folgefonna National ParkSkålafjæro 17, 5470 Rosendal, Norway
Skiing Spots
National Parks

Folgefonna National Park national park in Vestland county, Norway. Folgefonna is a collective term for three glaciers in the park. At 168 square kilometers, Folgefonna is the third largest ice cap in Norway.

GamlehaugenGamlehaugen, Bergen, Norway
Parks
Palaces
Notable Architectures

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.

GaularfjelletGaularfjellet, Sunnfjord, Norway
Viewpoints
Mountain Peaks
Mountain Passes

Gaularfjellet is a beautiful mountain area with amazing viewpoints located in central Vestland county.

Map of attractions in Vestland