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Top Choice Viewpoint in Odda

Trolltunga

A slender spur of rock projecting into the void above Lake Ringedalsvatnet, Trolltunga is one of Norway's most-photographed features, and – along with Preikestolen – one of the country's most popular hiking targets.…
Top Choice Historic Site in Bergen

Bryggen

Bergen's oldest quarter runs along the eastern shore of Vågen Harbour (bryggen translates as 'wharf') in long, parallel and often precariously leaning rows of gabled buildings. Each has stacked-stone or wooden found…
Top Choice Gallery in Bergen

KODE

A catch-all umbrella for Bergen's art museums, KODE showcases one of the largest art-and-design collections in Scandinavia. Each of the four buildings has its own focus: KODE 1 houses a dazzling national silver coll…
Top Choice Norwegian in Bergen

Lysverket

Chef Christopher Haatuft is pioneering his own brand of Nordic cuisine at Lysverket, which he dubs 'neo-fjordic' – in other words, combining modern techniques with the best fjord-sourced produce. His food is highly …
Top Choice Museum in Bergen

Ole Bull Museum

This beautiful estate was built in 1873 as the summer residence of Norway’s first musical superstar, violinist Ole Bull. Languishing on its own private island, it's a fairy-tale concoction of turrets, onion domes, c…
Top Choice Bistro in Stavanger

Egget

In a clapboard building off Steinkargata, this ramshackle, rough-and-ready eatery is small in size but strong on ambition: the food is modern, creative and bang on trend, with an emphasis on freshness, seasonality a…
Top Choice Cafe in Voss

Tre Brør

The Three Brothers is the heart of Voss's social scene, and rightly so – it's everything you want from a small-town cafe. There's super coffee from Oslo's Tim Wendleboe and Ålesund's Jacu Roastery, a great range of …
Top Choice Bar in Bergen

Landmark

This large, airy room is a beautiful example of 1930s Norwegian design and is named for architect Ole Landmark. It multitasks: daytime cafe, lecture and screening hall; live-performance space, and venue for some of …
Top Choice Cafe in Kinsarvik

Gløyp

This fjordside diner is a real find, offering fresh, well-executed food in a light, bright space, filled with colourful furniture and an open-plan kitchen. Mains change regularly, but there's a good selection of sal…
Top Choice Bar in Bergen

Terminus Bar

Consistently voted one of the world's best whisky bars, this grand old bar in the Grand Hotel Terminus is the perfect place for a quiet dram. It promises more than 500 different tastes, and the oldest whisky dates b…