If you've ever wondered what Norway is like right this minute, there's an easy way to find out. Live webcams in Norway are free and plentiful. Check them out here.
To some, the term ‘webcam' conjures up memories of the early days of the internet, before we all had smartphones. I remember vividly exploring the world by seeing grainy footage of tourist attractions around the world.
But they are still alive and well! Over the past two years, many people have been unable to travel to Norway. Taking a look at some of these live images is the next best thing.
At Life in Norway HQ we don't run any webcams ourselves. But we've pulled together the best we could find from around the country. We've included the live feed where possible, but for others you'll have to click over to the website provided.
As we discover new webcam we'll add them here, so be sure to bookmark this page. Whenever you need a glimpse of Norway, you'll know where to come!
There are several webcams that document the ongoing urban development in the city, but these are of less interests to tourists.
If you're thinking of planning a winter sports trip to Norway, you don't need to head to the mountains. One of the country's best-known ski resorts is in the capital itself. This Tryvann webcam on YouTube gives you an idea of what to expect:
With its mountainous setting and historic downtown district, it's no surprise that live webcams from Bergen are some of the most popular online.
Local newspaper Bergens Tidende maintains a series of webcams in and around the city. The Vågen/Bryggen webcam pans around the Vågen harbour giving you an excellent view of the famous colourful buildings of the Bryggen neighbourhood.
The view of the city from Mount Fløyen is one of the best-known in the whole city. You're sure to know the one. Tourists looking down on the Vågen harbour and the Nordnes peninsula with Askøy in the background.
It has city, fjords and mountains all in one view. Check out the Fløyen webcam here.
Oslo to Bergen railway webcams
Finse is one of the most remote places on the Norwegian railway network. It's impossible to reach by road, so the train provides a vital transport link to this tiny community of cabins and a hotel frequented by hikers and cross-country skiers.
For those unable to travel there, check out the Finse webcam live from the station. On the webpage, arrival and departure times are listed so you are able to tune in to watch the train.
Live webcams from the Norwegian fjords
This Geiranger cruise port webcam lets you see the village and fjord at all times of year, not just when the village is full of visitors. It's especially interesting to see the village with a winter coat of snow. Check it out live on YouTube here:
Farther north in fjord country lies the Nordfjord. While this fjord is less popular than its UNESCO World Heritage Site listed siblings, the Nordfjord is still a popular road destination and has several cruise ship ports.
This webcam at the Nordfjordeid cruise port gives you a glimpse into life in another part of Norwegian fjord country. Check out the live stream on YouTube above.
Finally, the village of Hellesylt is one of my favourite spots in the Geirangerfjord region. The webcam below gives you a chance to see why.
Arctic Norway webcams
It still surprises me how many Norwegians I meet that have never ventured north of the Arctic circle. Northern Norway is full of spectacular sights, and yes, some of these can be seen live online.
This Tromsø webcam shows the view from the Scandic Ishavshotel on the waterfront:
Lofoten is another top tourist destination in the north of the country. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration maintains a series of webcams all over the country's roads, with some of the most interesting in Lofoten.
This Akkarvika webcam shows a key stretch of the E10, the main road through the Lofoten islands.
Svolvær is the largest town on the picturesque islands and a popular place to overnight before taking a road trip. This Svolvær webcam gives you a glimpse of the town centre and harbour from the Thon Hotel Lofoten:
I hope you've enjoyed this look at Norway through the lens of webcams! If you know of some others we should include on this page, just let us know in the comments.