Western Norway (Vestlandet)

Photo: David Castor, based on maps by Júlio Reis and João David Tereso

Western Norway (Vestlandet)

Written by: Student Bergen

Photo: David Castor, based on maps by Júlio Reis and João David Tereso

Western Norway is one of Norway's major geographic areas. Its nature has a lot to offer.

Norway's geographic areas

Norway is considered to have five major geographic areas (landsdeler): Nord-Norge (Northen Norway), Trøndelag (described as the northern most section of southern Norway, it is the area containing the city of Trondheim), Vestlandet (Western Norway), Østlandet (Eastern Norway) and Sørlandet (Southern Norway).

Western Norway

Western Norway contains the following counties: Møre og RomsdalSogn og FjordaneHordaland and Rogaland. Bergen (located in Hordaland) and Stavanger (located in Rogaland) are the two largest cities in Western Norway. Western Norway has a variety of natural beauty, from mountains to fjords to islands, rushing waterfalls to gentle rivers and lakes. Western Norway's climate is such that a short trip from the milder coastal areas can bring you into a colder inland climate (providing seasonal opportunities for skiing and other winter-sports). The links below to the counties below will get you started exploring the nature of Western Norway.   

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