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  • 1 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..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dantes Plads 7 DK - 1556 København

    The large art collection, established by the brewer Carl Jacobsen in 1882, is at the origin of this museum. It boasts the biggest collection of antiquities in Northern Europe (the Etruscan section is particularly impressive), and a collection of Fren..

  • 4 Rosenborg Catle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Øster Voldgade 4A DK - 1350 København

    In 1606, Christian IV bought a vast expanse of land outside the city walls that he turned into a garden, nowadays the Royal Garden, in which he built a "folly" that over the years was transformed into a castle. The most advanced techniques ..

  • 5 Old Town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Viborgvej 2 DK - 8000 Århus

    Den Gamle By is in parkland along Viborgvej in the western part of Århus. It is one of the most picturesque and beautiful open-air museums in Denmark. Old houses and buildings from towns across the country, dating from the 17C to the 19C, have been c..

  • 6 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 mostrepresentative come fromSetesdal,Numedal,Telemarkan..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 Eagle Road Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 6216 Geiranger

    The road betweenGeirangerandEidsdalis known asØrneveien(Eagle Road). The last turn is a hairpin bend known as Ørnesvingen(Eagle Bend) and offers an extraordinary viewover theGeirangerfjord. Beyond a wooden gate, a steep path leads you to the tip of t..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 Ærø Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    DK - Ærøskøbing

    This island, the second largest in the South Funen Archipelago, is just 30km long and 9km wide. Ærøskøbing, one of the island's three "towns", is a little gem of a place. The majority of the buildings date back to the 17C and the old pharma..

  • 14 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 renamedKode1,Kode2,Kode3 andKode4, described below from east to west. The Art Deco building, at no. 9, houses theKode 4-Lysverket Fine Arts Museum, which has an interesting collection of Norwegi..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 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..

  • 17 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,TidemandandGude, who stayed here in the late 19C and early 20C. The valley of theSim..

  • 18 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..

  • 19 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..

  • 20 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..

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