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  • 1 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 renamed Kode 1, Kode 2, Kode 3 and Kode 4, described below from east to west. The Art Deco building, at no. 9, houses the Kode 4-Lysverket Fine Arts Museum, which has an interesting collection o..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 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..

  • 4 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, Tidemand and Gude, who stayed here in the late 19C and early 20C. The valley of..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 Gudbrandsdal Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Granrudmoen

    The Lågen flows along the bottom of the longest valley in Norway, from Bjørli in the north to Lillehammer in the south, over more than 203km. The Gudbrandsdal is a deep valley in the heart of this mountainous region, opening an access route to the no..

  • 9 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..

  • 10 TromsøUniversity Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Lars Thøring Veg 10 10 N - Tromsø

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

  • 11 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..

  • 12 Munch Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Tøyengata 53 N - 0578 Oslo

    Edvard Munch (1863-1944), marked very early by illness and death among those close to him, frequented Paris as an adult and adopted Realism (1885). During a second stay there he turned to the Impressionists and Symbolists (1889), before settling in B..

  • 13 Hanseatic Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Finnegårdsgaten 1a N - 5003 Bergen

    This museum in one of the oldest timber buildings alongside the quays illustrates the harsh existence of a League merchant and his entourage. On the lower floors were the warehouse, workshops and the office, where the accounting books, ship's log and..

  • 14 Standing timber church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    N - 6868 Urnes

    Urnes is a small, remote village with Norway's oldest - and one of its finest - standing timber churches (12C). It dates from the 12C and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Its remarkable portal is decorated with sculpted dragons and snakes inspired by..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Apotekertorgeta N - 6025 Ålesund

    Thanks to its location and Art Nouveau buildings Ålesund knows 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 ..

  • 17 Telemark Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Øvregate 41 41 N - 3715 Skien

    The museum is set in a park, Brekkeparken. The main building is an old manor house dating from the early 19C; it contains major collections relating to Telemark's folk history, including a splendid interior decorated using the rosemaling technique - ..

  • 18 Sámediggi - The Sámi Parliament Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Sametinget N - 9730 Karasjok

    The legislative centre of Sámi country, this wood and glass building has a semi-circular layout and part of it is shaped like a lávvu (traditional tent). Architects Stein Halvorsen and Christan Sunby were awarded the Norwegian Architectural Prize in ..

  • 19 Ringebu Stave Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    N - 2630 Ringebu

    Dating from the 13C but reworked around 1630, Ringebu Stavkirke stands on the Pilegrim Vej (Pilgrim Way), a path that used to lead pilgrims from Oslo to Nidaros (Trondheim). From the outside it is colourful but plain, in contrast with the Baroque dec..

  • 20 Hurtigrutemuseet - The Coastal Express Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Markedsgata 1 N - 8450 Stokmarknes

    In the Coastal Express house (Hurtigrutens Hus), which also incorporates a hotel, the museum retraces the history of this maritime service. Reconstructions, sound effects, photos of the line's boats over the years, models and various documents are a ..

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