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  • 1 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..

  • 2 Nidaros Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Kongsgårdsgata N - 7418 Trondheim

    The centre of a pilgrimage dedicated to Saint Olav and burial place of the Norwegian kings, this 12C cathedral of grey stetite is an example of Romanesque (the oldest parts) and Gothic styles and the national sanctuary. A superb rose window ornates t..

  • 3 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..

  • 4 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..

  • 5 Skansen Open Air Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Djurgårdsslätten 49-51 S - 115 93 Stockholm

    Founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius (1833-1901), this is the world's oldest open-air museum and is often described as "Sweden in a nutshell". The different areas are located around the site in accordance with their actual geographic situation..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 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.

  • 10 Visby Ramparts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 621 25 Visby

    The 3km length of the ramparts is punctuated with numerous towers and gates. The consist of a wall near the sea and another on the inland side. The sea wall, 5.30m high, runs along the coast and dates from the 13C. It has gates and a 12C powder tower..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 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..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 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..

  • 17 Apartments Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 17802 Drottningholm

    Baroque decoration is predominant througout these apartments, in spite of the changes made since. The rich stucco decoration of the majestic staircase is the work of Italian master Giovanni Carove. Other renowned artists have also left their mark: He..

  • 18 Nordfjord Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Måløy

    Nordfjordis one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway, and reaches more than 100km inland, only stopping at the foot of the largest glacier in Norway,Jostedalsbreen. From StryntoMål øy, the itinerary takes you through astoundingly diverse landscapes..

  • 19 Nordkapp Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Honningsvåg

    A headland jutting into the Arctic Ocean, Nordkapp, or North Cape, is the northernmost point of the European continent. Between Honningsvåg and North Cape, a road crosses the Nordkapp Plateau, among the hills dotted with craters filled with icy water..

  • 20 Sognefjord Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Vik

    Sognefjord, or Sogn Og Fjordane, is the longest of the Norwegian fjords (205km) and one of the most impressive. It cuts inland from east to west before embracing the highest mountains in Norway, the Jotunheim chain, and continues as far as the countr..

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