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Andreas Orset spent the last year at work, which many people only dream of. His task is to travel across Norway in hiking boots of one of the country’s main shoe brands.

Andreas Orset spent the last year at work, which many people only dream of. His task is to travel across Norway in hiking boots of one of the country’s main shoe brands.

25-year-old Orset called the most, in his opinion, beautiful tourist routes in Norway, hoping to inspire other travelers to follow his example (albeit without a contract with a shoe company).

The second largest island of Norway is located in the north of the country off the coast of Troms and ranks first in the list of favorite places of Orset. He is honored with this honor thanks to his beaches, birch forests and breathtaking mountain views.

The Lofoten Islands are perhaps the most recognizable archipelago in Norway thanks to their incredible landscapes. However, according to the traveler, the islands did not occupy the first line on his list due to the amount of rubbish left by tourists in some of the most crowded places. He recommends visiting the archipelago off-season, to avoid crowds, and, of course, to maintain a clean environment.

Stryn village is located among beautiful fjords, glaciers and meadows and has about 2,500 inhabitants. From there, you can ski to Skolatornet (Skålatårnet), the old tuberculosis clinic at the top of the mountain, or Lake Lovatnet, where you can go kayaking.

This small historic village is located at the deepest point of the Geirangerfjord, which is one of the most popular places in the country, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orset notes that this place may be crowded with tourists, but if you climb one of the nearby peaks (for example, Geitfoneg), you will receive peace and a beautiful view as a reward.

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The magnificent Nерrøy Fjord is also on the UNESCO list and is incredibly beautiful, but it attracts much less tourists.

The archipelago of Vesterålen is located north of the Lofoten Islands and is similar to them in its beauty. The nearby Moisalen mountains are breathtaking. In addition, according to the researcher, this is a great place for fishing.

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The Lyngen Alps are a mountain range near the coast, which, according to Orset, is the best place in the country for freeride skiing or snowboarding. However, there is a high risk of falling under an avalanche, so many areas are worth visiting only with a guide or having enough experience in extreme tourism.

“Yutunheimen” (which translates as “home of the giants”) is a national park, covering a vast territory. Here, visitors can enjoy solitude in nature or, having given a date, visit music festivals, such as Vinjerock, which this year took place in June.

The mountain range of the Sunnmore Alps is another great place for those who enjoy skiing; in the warm season there are great hiking tours.

Saltfjellet is one of the largest mountain ranges in Norway. Since it is located far to the north, it is largely covered by the Svartisen glacier. According to Orset, this is a great place to truly feel nature. Despite the relatively small number of visitors, there are many tourist cottages.

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