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  • 1 Lapland Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Alta

    All around the mythical North Cape, bathed by the Arctic Ocean and bordering Finland, Norwegian Lapland reaches as far as the Russian border. The main appeal for visitors who come to this remote and icy region, whose population includes the indigenou..

  • 2 Flåmsbana Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Flåm

    The Flåmsbana is a railway on the edge of Aurlandsfjord that takes passengers 866m up in the air within 46min, with gradients of up to 55%. You will be treated to absolutely spectacular landscapes on the way up! The small museum nearby, extended in 2..

  • 3 National Gallery Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Universitetsgata 13 N - 0164 Oslo

    This important collection is presented in a style which is initially disconcerting, yet extremely thought-provoking. For example, one room juxtaposes The Scream and The Dance of Life against works by Gauguin, Courbet and Monet; elsewhere a landscape ..

  • 4 Bygdøy Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Huk Aveny N - 0287 Oslo

    The peninsula ofBygdøyreaches out into Oslo's fjord. It lies to the west of the capital and is home to six large museums, most of which are devoted to Norway's maritime activities. It is a residential area with a great many gardens to the north (home..

  • 5 Museum of Norwegian Folklore Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumsveien 10 N - 0287 Oslo

    Set in parkland, this museum looks back over the cultural history of Norway since the Middle Ages. 158 buildings illustrate the rural wooden architecture of different regions of the country. The mostrepresentative come fromSetesdal,Numedal,Telemarkan..

  • 6 Bryggen Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N - 5020 Bergen

    Bryggen used to be the heart of the medieval town. This area is now the only one to boast the timber buildings whose architecture typifies the famous Kontore established throughout northern Europe by the Hanseatic League. Painstakingly restored, alig..

  • 7 Mini-Cruise on the Fjord Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 6216 Geiranger

    The best way to enjoy the full splendour of this fjord set in a mountainous landscape of sheer rock faces and snow-capped summits is by boat. Every day from May to September, a ferry makes the 70min crossing between Hellesylt and Geiranger, but bette..

  • 8 Dalsnibba Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 6216 Geiranger

    The road from Geiranger to Dalsnibba (1 476 m) winds through a vertiginous valley affording impressive views. From Flydalsjuvet there is a spectacular view of the Flydal gorge, village and fjord. After Lake Djupvatnet, at Djupvasshytta (1 038m), the ..

  • 9 Eagle Road Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 6216 Geiranger

    The road betweenGeirangerandEidsdalis known asØrneveien(Eagle Road). The last turn is a hairpin bend known as Ørnesvingen(Eagle Bend) and offers an extraordinary viewover theGeirangerfjord. Beyond a wooden gate, a steep path leads you to the tip of t..

  • 10 Vesterålen-Inseln Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N - Stokmarknes

    Fjords and steep mountains bring a wild beauty of the Vesterålen archipelago, which is dotted with fertile agricultural areas and charming villages.

  • 11 Route 17 Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    8001 N - 8056 Bodø

    This route that runs along theHegelandcoast by land and sea joinsSteinkjerin the south toBodøin the north. FromHøylandet, the highway makes for a fascinating journey, during which you can take in extraordinary landscapes and an authentic coastal regi..

  • 12 Nidaros Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Kongsgårdsgata N - 7418 Trondheim

    The centre of a pilgrimage dedicated to Saint Olav and burial place of the Norwegian kings, this 12C cathedral of grey stetite is an example of Romanesque (the oldest parts) and Gothic styles and the national sanctuary. A superb rose window ornates t..

  • 13 Nordfjord Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Måløy

    Nordfjordis one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway, and reaches more than 100km inland, only stopping at the foot of the largest glacier in Norway,Jostedalsbreen. From StryntoMål øy, the itinerary takes you through astoundingly diverse landscapes..

  • 14 Nordkapp Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Honningsvåg

    A headland jutting into the Arctic Ocean, Nordkapp, or North Cape, is the northernmost point of the European continent. Between Honningsvåg and North Cape, a road crosses the Nordkapp Plateau, among the hills dotted with craters filled with icy water..

  • 15 Sognefjord Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Vik

    Sognefjord, or Sogn Og Fjordane, is the longest of the Norwegian fjords (205km) and one of the most impressive. It cuts inland from east to west before embracing the highest mountains in Norway, the Jotunheim chain, and continues as far as the countr..

  • 16 Museum of Viking Vessels Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Huk Aveny 35 N - 0287 Oslo

    Like people of other civilisations, the Vikings believed that this life continued into an afterlife. For this reason they buried their dead among the objects that would ensure a transition between the two worlds: jewels, clothing, weapons... For the ..

  • 17 Heddal standing timber church Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    N - 3676 Heddal

    This splendid church is thought to have been built around 1242 (the chancel may be the oldest part). Having been altered many times, it has now been restored to reflect its former medieval look. The east portal is richly decorated with animal motifs ..

  • 18 Lofoten-Inseln Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N - 8300 Fiskebol

    Those arriving at the Lofoten archipelago from the Vesterålen Islands will set foot on Fiskebol, before heading along the austere Austnesfjorden to Svolvær. If you prefer to come by boat via Vest Fjord, you will see the dark mass of Lofotveggen (the ..

  • 19 Bergen Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Rasmus Meyers Allé 3-7-9 N - Bergen

    The museum's four different sections have recently been renamedKode1,Kode2,Kode3 andKode4, described below from east to west. The Art Deco building, at no. 9, houses theKode 4-Lysverket Fine Arts Museum, which has an interesting collection of Norwegi..

  • 20 Numedal Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Flesberg

    Numedal is without a doubt the most characteristic and picturesque of the valleys in southern Norway, with its lovely old farmhouses, many of which have been built high up, and its unique wooden stave churches, built in the 12C and restored or extend..

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