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  • 1 LofotrViking Museum, Borg Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Prestegårdsveien 59 59 N - 8360 Borg

    The museum is located on the right-hand side of the road, just before Borg. It presents a reconstruction of a large Viking-age home that was exhumed a few metres from the site in 1983. Faithful to the original, the interior has been done out so as to..

  • 2 Fram Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bygdøynesveien 36 N - 0286 Oslo

    There is a single ship in this museum: the Fram, built to reach the poles despite the hostility of ice and snow. It has a smooth keel offering minimal friction, powerful interior reinforcements, a helm and propeller that could be raised in case of ge..

  • 3 Kon-Tiki Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bygdøynesveien 36 N - 0286 Oslo

    Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) differed from Verdrup, Amundsen and Nansen by not seeking to reach new unexplored lands, but rather to rediscover the routes of ancient peoples. This museum recalls his voyages: the Kon-Tiki expedition from Peru to Polynesi..

  • 4 Norwegian Maritime Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bygdøynesveien 37 N - 0286 Oslo

    Opened in 1974, this modern museum is laid out over two buildings. Giving onto the fjord, the main building has a spacious interior and houses various collections: paintings, prow figures, interior reconstructions of ships' cabins, models. The ship r..

  • 5 Old town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kjerkgata N - 7374 Røros

    This group of wooden houses in a unique style, with walls built using thick beams, some covered with planks to protect against bad weather, is located below the church and foundry in the old town and dominated by the traditional colours of red and oc..

  • 6 Hardangerfjord Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 5020 Stavanger

    This magnificent fjord, accessible from Bergen or Stavanger, is located far inland toward the northeast and covers a distance of 179km, dividing into several branches. Near the coast it is wide and open and lined with picturesque orchards and prairie..

  • 7 Mariakirken Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Dreggen 15 N - 5020 Bergen

    A fine and rare example of Norwegian Romanesque architecture, this church is one of Bergen's oldest buildings and has survived several fires. Thanks to its harmonious proportions and sumptuous furnishings, the interior has a singular charm. Note the ..

  • 8 Mount Fløyen and Funicular Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Vetrlidsallmenningen 21 N - 5014 Bergen

    A funicular (Fløybanen), in operation since 1918, takes passengers up from the town centre to the top of Mount Fløyen (320m high). In everyday use by the locals, it makes several stops and the journey takes around 10min. The views over the town and i..

  • 9 Troll Hill (House of Edvard Grieg) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Troldhaugveien 65 N - 5232 Paradis

    This imposing wooden house, painted white and located on a hilltop overlooking Lake Nordås, is famous the world over as Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Norway's greatest composer, spent the last twenty years of his life here. The idyllic setting of the hou..

  • 10 Sonja Henie Modern Art Centre Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Sonja Henies vei 31 N - 1311 Hovik

    This modern art centre enjoys a magnificent setting on the banks of a fjord. It was opened in 1968 to house 300 works donated by the figure skater Sonja Henie (1912-1969) and her shipowner husband. The collection has since expanded and constitutes No..

  • 11 Festund Open-Air Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Lundveien 3 N - 1900 Fetsund

    An original open-air museum created to save the floating boom that, until 1985, was used to group and sort tree trunks as they floated down the Glomma. It is made up of 2.5km of floating waterways, a forge and a presentation of the tools used to mano..

  • 12 Maihaugen: The Sandvig Collections Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Maihaugvegen 1 N - 2609 Lillehammer

    Maihaugen is one of the finest open-air museums in Norway, first and foremost thanks to its location on the mountainside, overlooking the centre of Lillehammer. But also on account of the impressive number of wooden buildings grouped together here on..

  • 13 Standing timber church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    40 N - 3632 Uvdal

    This church and its twin at Nore, 28km away, were both built at the end of the 12C around a central pillar, reworked in the 17C and decorated by the same artist. Uvdal's church has 17C paintings imitating stained-glass windows and framed by plant mot..

  • 14 Standing timber church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    40 N - 3630 Nore

    This church has a number of things in common with Uvdal's church, 28km away. Both were built at the end of the 12C with a central pillar, then reworked in the 17C and decorated by the same artist. When Nore's church was enlarged in 1863, panels paint..

  • 15 Blaafarveværket Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Koboltveien N - 3340 Åmot

    This former industrial site of disused mines was converted into a museum dedicated to the history of cobalt mining and the ties between the site and the art world. 1883 saw the first Open-Air Academy exclusively for Norwegian artists, including Edvar..

  • 16 Arctic Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Hans Nilsens veg 41 N - 9020 Tromsø

    The "Arctic Cathedral" is the most original monument in the Tromsø area. This modern masterpiece allies glass and concrete, making for a simple yet eye-catching geometrical building that makes use of the Arctic light to suggest an iceberg w..

  • 17 Museum of Decorative Arts Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Munkegaten 5 N - 7013 Trondheim

    This fine museum houses diverse collections covering the main international art movements, ranging in chronological order from the Baroque to late 20C design; it includes a noteworthy section on Arts and Crafts, the English Art Nouveau movement embod..

  • 18 Museum of Musical Instruments Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Lade Allé 60 N - 7041 Trondheim

    This museum dedicated to musical instruments overlooks the city and the fjord. It is housed in the splendid Ringve manorhouse built in the 19C on a peninsula. Visits always take the form of guided tours and these include demonstrations of rare instru..

  • 19 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domkirkeplassen N - 4008 Stavanger

    This 12C monument illustrating Romanesque and Gothic styles has two square towers, an imposing façade and a huge porch. Thanks to restoration work in the 20C, it regained its medieval look. Inside, the simplicity of the nave contrasts with the orname..

  • 20 Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    N - 3602 Kongsberg

    This church, designed to be the biggest in the country, was financed by funds made available from silver mines and was finished in 1761. It is laid out in a cross formation but the Baroque interior is arranged as if the building was rectangular. The ..

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