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  • 1 Kukkola Rapids Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 955 20 Kukkola

    The Kukkolaforsen, dominated by dilapidated wooden jetties, watermills and the inevitable fishermen's huts form a most familiar scene. Since the Middle Ages, people have traditionally fished from the jetties, catching all sorts of species of whitefis..

  • 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 Port Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nyhavn DK - 1051 København

    This picturesque port was built in the late 17C to allow ships up to the Royal Square. The rapid development of trade here led to the construction of warehouses and narrow housing for the merchants. This once infamous quarter is today an ideal place ..

  • 6 Elsinore Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kronborg 2C DK - 3000 Helsingør

    King Erik of Pomerania decided to take advantage of Helsingør's strategic position at the entrance to the narrow strip of water linking the North Sea and the Baltic. And so, in 1427 he introduced Sound Dues, a duty imposed on all passing ships, and b..

  • 7 Andersen Quarter Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hans Jensens Staede DK - 5000 Odense

    This is the most attractive part of Odense, with cobbled streets and tiny half-timbered houses dating from the late 18C and early 19C. The homes have been carefully restored and look quite enchanting with their fresh paint, small square windows and h..

  • 8 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 ..

  • 9 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 ..

  • 10 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 ..

  • 11 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..

  • 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 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 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..

  • 16 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..

  • 17 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..

  • 18 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..

  • 19 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..

  • 20 Gudbrandsdal Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - Granrudmoen

    TheLågenflows along the bottom of the longest valley in Norway, fromBjørliin the north to Lillehammer in the south, over more than 203km. TheGudbrandsdalis a deep valley in the heart of this mountainous region, opening an access route to the north, b..

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