Travel back in time and learn about Norway’s rich heritage, including Vikings and the Sami.
There are 14 large fortresses along the coast of Norway. Akershus Fortress in Oslo and Oscarsborg Fortress in Drøbak are among the most popular ones.
Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The earliest signs of human settlement in Norway date back to 9000 BC. Norway was united to one kingdom 900 AD and got its own constitution in 1814.
Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.
The Vikings earned their place in history as a brave seafaring warrior culture with a fine eye for design and a good ear for storytelling.