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  • 1 Museum and rock carvings Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Altaveien 19 N - 9518 Alta

    The museum, created in 1991, is divided into two parts: the first is in a modern building with collections exhibited on two floors, and illustrates five themes covering the complete history of the development of the Alta region; the second presents a..

  • 2 Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Apotekertorgeta N - 6025 Ålesund

    Thanks to its location and Art Nouveau buildingsÅlesundknows how to charm visitors. Built after the fire of 1904, many of these buildings are embellished with arrows, towers and refined sculptures in the purist style in fashion at the time, with a sm..

  • 3 Atlantic Road Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Bremsnes

    North of Kornstadffjord, the 8km-long Atlanterhavsveien, zigzags between a string of islands, crossing the sea via eight bridges. As a motorist, you feel almost like an intruder in this grandiose maritime scene of flat, barren islands, reefs, and the..

  • 4 Trollfjord Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 8300 Svolvær

    This narrow fjord, framed by almost vertical rock faces, is only accessible by boat from Raftsundet, a long strait that separates Austvågøy and Hinnøya. In summer, there are frequent excursions leaving from Svolvær (or Stokmarknes) and the Coastal Ex..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 Briksdal Glacier Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Olden

    Travelling up the Olden Valley to Briksdalsbreen is a magnificent experience. The turbulent torrent that descends from the glacier broadens out into three successive lakes framed by steep mountain slopes. From the stolkjerre, or pony-drawn cart, that..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 Sigdal / Valley of the Artists Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Eggedal

    It is called the "Valley of the Artists" (Kunstnerdalen) on account of the large number of famous painters, such as Munch,Thaulow,Krohg,Kittelsen,Skredsvig,TidemandandGude, who stayed here in the late 19C and early 20C. The valley of theSim..

  • 10 Setesdal Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Kristiansand

    The Otra River wends its way southward along the Setesdal Valley, part of the high plateaux, before flowing into the Skagerrak at Kristiansand. The valley is littered with little villages and remote farms with characteristic architecture: houses with..

  • 11 Bird Safari Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Nygårdsvei 38 N - Gjesvær

    Take a boat trip to explore the Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve (15km west of North Cape), which reaches over three rocky islands: Storstappan, Kirkestappan and Bukkestappan. 360 000 birds nest here, including gulls, cormorants, penguins and Northern g..

  • 12 Lillehammer Kunstmuseum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Storforget 2 N - Lillehammer

    The Art Museum, inaugurated to coincide with the 1994 Olympics, presents a remarkable overview of Norwegian painting, from the so-called Romantic period up to works from the early 20C: Johan Christian Dahl, Hans Frederik Gude, Frits Thaulow and Chris..

  • 13 Gudbrandsdal Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Granrudmoen

    TheLågenflows along the bottom of the longest valley in Norway, fromBjørliin the north to Lillehammer in the south, over more than 203km. TheGudbrandsdalis a deep valley in the heart of this mountainous region, opening an access route to the north, b..

  • 14 Oslo Opera House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1 N - Oslo

    Inaugurated in spring 2008, the new Operahuset, to the east of the city centre, was designed by the Norwegian architects' firm Snøhetta and cost €525 million to build. This architectural feat - part of the building is below sea level - was awarded th..

  • 15 Polar Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Søndre Tollbugata 11 N - Tromsø

    Housed in a former customs warehouse (1833), the Polarmuseet retraces the history of trappers' and explorers' expeditions in the arctic regions. You will see a reconstruction of a trapper's hut. Whales in the 17C, animals for their fur in the 18C, se..

  • 16 TromsøUniversity Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Lars Thøring Veg 10 10 N - Tromsø

    Linked to the university and located at the southern tip ofTromsøya, the museum is divided into seven departments, including natural sciences (on the ground floor), archaeology, ethnography and music (upstairs). The zoology collections and Sami exhib..

  • 17 Igloo Hotel Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Sorrisniva 20 N - 9518 Alta

    A real tribute to the ephemeral, this hotel made entirely out of ice - walls, beds, bar and even glasses - is rebuilt every year and ice sculptures decorate the whole place. Those who feel the cold can visit without checking in.

  • 18 Damsgård Manor Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Alléen 29 N - 5160 Laksevåg

    Built around 1770, this "house in the country" is a very fine wooden Rococo manor, both in the European taste of the time and true to Norwegian tradition. The collections illustrate the way of life of Bergen's ruling class in the 18C and 19..

  • 19 Historical Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Frederiks Gate 2 N - 0164 Oslo

    In addition to the ethnography collections, where there is a lively presentation of the Norwegian Sami, the rooms dedicated to the Vikings (superb gold and silver treasures) make for an interesting visit. The highlight of the museum is without contes..

  • 20 Telthusbakken Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Telthusbakken N - 0037 Oslo

    A little road lined with charming wooden houses and neat gardens, where lots of artists and architects have set up.

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