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  • 1 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 ..

  • 2 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 ..

  • 3 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 ..

  • 4 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 ..

  • 5 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.

  • 6 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..

  • 7 Nordanå Kulturcentrum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    NordanåErnst Westerlunds allé S - 93122 Skellefteå

    A crafts centre (Handens Hus) and a restaurant (NordanågårdensVärdshus) are brought together in Nordanå Park, which also has pools and a playground. Nearby is Bonnstan, Skellefteå's kyrkstad or parish villages, which, along with Gammelstad, is one of..

  • 8 Fine Art Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Götaplatsen Avenyn S - 412 56 Göteborg

    This important museum has 19C-20C Scandinavian art, 17C Flemish and Dutch art, 16C-18C Spanish and Dutch art, 19C-20C French art and international contemporary art. The most interesting sections focus on Scandinavian art from the 1880s and 1890s, and..

  • 9 The Wasa Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Galärvarvet 14 S - 102 52 Stockholm

    10th Aug. 1628: Gustav II Adolph, the "Lion of the North", launches his fleet ship the Wasa, to conquer the Baltic right up to the Polish coast. Twenty minutes later, the ship sinks, and all is lost. Did it sink because it was overloaded wi..

  • 10 Gamla Stan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Stora Nygatan S - 111 30 Stockholm

    The old town comprises Stadsholmenl, the original site of Stockholm, Riddarholmen with its palaces and public buildings, Helgeandsholmen where the parliament is situated, and Strömsborg (uninhabitated as late as the 18C). A pedestrian paradise, Gamla..

  • 11 Zoo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Brännbergsvägen S - 921 81 Lycksele

    This huge zoo specialises in the animals of the Nordic countries. It has some 100 animals of 36 different species - generally they can only be spotted at feeding time due to the size of their enclosures. The moose, bison and musk oxen are fed at noon..

  • 12 Lappstan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 93331 Arvidsjaur

    This is the oldest and best-preserved of the 17C "parish villages", where the Sami gathered for religious festivals in sheds and huts next to the houses and stables of Swedish farmers and tradesmen. These huts, the only ones remaining, are ..

  • 13 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Kraftstorg Square S - 221 00 Lund

    This sandstone church flanked by two towers was founded in the 11C by King Canut II and consecrated in 1145. The original layout is of Anglo-Norman inspiration, while the decor shows a Lombard influence. The apse is a Romanesque treasure. Inside, you..

  • 14 Panoramic view (Vidablick tower) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Hantverksbyn S - 795 36 Rättvik

    From the belvedere that towers 190m over Lake Siljan, climb to the top of the red wooden tower (28m high) to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view over the lake and the lush countryside. This tower was built in the late 19C.

  • 15 Tanum rock carvings Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    S - 457 00 Tanumshede

    This superb carvings - more than 350 scenes spread over several sites (Vitlycke, Aspeberget, Litlseby, Fossum) - were perhaps made in ochre rouge; furthermore some have been repainted so that they can be seen more easily. Their meaning remains unknow..

  • 16 Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 962 31 Jokkmokk

    Opened in 1989, this unique museum is dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Sami (Lapp) people and their environment (mountains, forests, rivers). The presentation of the collections is as important as the exhibits themselves. There is an open-ai..

  • 17 Kalmar Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kungsgatan 1 S - 392 33 Kalmar

    At the time when southern Sweden was in the hands of the Danes this castle was nicknamed "the key to Sweden" due to its strategic position. The initial keep (12C) belonged to a defensive line reaching from Öland island to the coast. King Gu..

  • 18 Old town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 971 85 Luleå

    The traditions of "parish villages" live on here, and the houses are still inhabited by parishioners during religious festivals. The large medieval church is of late Scandinavian Gothic style (15C) with a richly decorated interior. The pret..

  • 19 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Västra Kyrkogatan 10 S - 722 15 Västerås

    The building dates back to the 13C but it has since been altered. The tower topped with an arrow, for example, is the work of Nicodemus Tessin the Younger. Among the funeral pieces, the monument dedicated to King Erik XIV (south side of the ambulator..

  • 20 Abbey-church Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Gräsgatan 31 S - 592 24 Vadstena

    The blue-tinted limestone abbey-church has a narrow chancel, which, strangely, faces west. The sobriety of the decor is reminiscent of the Cistercian spirit. The star-shaped vault rests on two limestone pillars. The church has a group of medieval scu..

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