06/20/2012 07:08 am ET Updated Aug 20, 2012

Norway's Wondrous Western Coast (PHOTOS)

Although the majority of foreign visitors arrive in Oslo, Norway's cosmopolitan capital, a trip to Norway isn't complete without exploring the country's enchanting west coast.

Whether you stick to the pictureseque streets of theBergen, a UNESCO World Heritage City, or embark on a cruise through the country's iconic fjords, spending even a few days in Western Norway will transport you to another world entirely. This is a place of cold winds, mountainous views and distant horizons. Europe, it turns out, also has a wild west.

Norway's Wondrous West Coast