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  • 1 Kullaberg Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 260 42 Mölle

    The headland, whose sheer cliffs plunge dramatically into the sea, separates Skälderviken Bay in the north from the Öresund Strait. Paths run along the edge of the cliffs and lead to the Kullen Lighthouse, which looms 88m above sea level. It was buil..

  • 2 Skargarden / Stockholm Archipelago Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 100 44 Stockholm

    Starting at the city itself and strewn over a distance of almost 70km off the Baltic coast, the incredibly beautiful Stockholm Archipelago reaches from north to south over almost 140km. It encompasses 24 000 islands and reefs, and, while only 150 are..

  • 3 National Gallery Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Universitetsgata 13 N - 0164 Oslo

    This important collection is presented in a style which is initially disconcerting, yet extremely thought-provoking. For example, one room juxtaposes The Scream and The Dance of Life against works by Gauguin, Courbet and Monet; elsewhere a landscape ..

  • 4 Bygdøy Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Huk Aveny N - 0287 Oslo

    The peninsula of Bygdøy reaches out into Oslo's fjord. It lies to the west of the capital and is home to six large museums, most of which are devoted to Norway's maritime activities. It is a residential area with a great many gardens to the north (ho..

  • 5 Museum of Norwegian Folklore Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumsveien 10 N - 0287 Oslo

    Set in parkland, this museum looks back over the cultural history of Norway since the Middle Ages. 158 buildings illustrate the rural wooden architecture of different regions of the country. The most representative come from Setesdal, Numedal, Telema..

  • 6 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 ..

  • 7 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 ..

  • 8 Bryggen Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N - 5020 Bergen

    Bryggen used to be the heart of the medieval town. This area is now the only one to boast the timber buildings whose architecture typifies the famous Kontore established throughout northern Europe by the Hanseatic League. Painstakingly restored, alig..

  • 9 Mini-Cruise on the Fjord Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 6216 Geiranger

    The best way to enjoy the full splendour of this fjord set in a mountainous landscape of sheer rock faces and snow-capped summits is by boat. Every day from May to September, a ferry makes the 70min crossing between Hellesylt and Geiranger, but bette..

  • 10 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 ..

  • 11 Eagle Road Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 6216 Geiranger

    The road between Geiranger and Eidsdal is known as Ørneveien (Eagle Road). The last turn is a hairpin bend known as Ørnesvingen (Eagle Bend) and offers an extraordinary view over the Geirangerfjord. Beyond a wooden gate, a steep path leads you to the..

  • 12 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 ..

  • 13 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.

  • 14 Route 17 Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    8001 N - 8056 Bodø

    This route that runs along the Hegeland coast by land and sea joins Steinkjer in the south to Bodø in the north. From Høylandet, the highway makes for a fascinating journey, during which you can take in extraordinary landscapes and an authentic coast..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 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..

  • 17 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..

  • 18 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..

  • 19 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..

  • 20 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..

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