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  • 1 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..

  • 2 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 LakeNordås, is famous the world over asEdvard Grieg(1843-1907), Norway's greatest composer, spent the last twenty years of his life here. The idyllic setting of the house ..

  • 3 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..

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 Maihaugen: The Sandvig Collections Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Maihaugvegen 1 N - 2609 Lillehammer

    Maihaugenis 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 ..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 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..

  • 10 Arctic Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Hans Nilsens veg 41 N - 9020 Tromsø

    The "Arctic Cathedral" is the most original monument in theTromsøarea. This modern masterpiecealliesglass and concrete, making for a simple yet eye-catching geometrical building that makes use of the Arctic light to suggest aniceberg with i..

  • 11 Museum of Decorative Arts Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Munkegaten 5 N - 7013 Trondheim

    This fine museum houses diverse collections covering the maininternational 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 embodie..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 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 ..

  • 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 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..

  • 17 Kjenndalsbreen - Kjenndal Glacier Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    N - 6789 Loen

    The road that runs alongside the shore of Lovatn Lake, as you go up the Lodal valley, certainly makes an impact: extremely narrow in places, it is overshadowed by jagged, rocky peaks. Two major landslides occurred in the 20C near the hamlet of Bødal,..

  • 18 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 - ..

  • 19 Posebyen Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N - 4611 Kristiansand

    Kristiansand's historic quarter lies along the river. The white houses, some of which date from the 17C, are offset by the brightly coloured door and window frames; the tiled roofs and wrought-iron banisters add a cheerful note to this picture-perfec..

  • 20 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 ..

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