Buildings & Monuments
The stave churches are Norway's contribution to the history of world architecture. Snøhetta is one of the modern firms with international attention.
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.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.
The Norwegian rose painting tradition developed from around 1750 and was both an imitation and in parts liberation from guild art.
Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom, and head out to the internationally acclaimed Lofoten Islands.
Fredriksten Fortress in Halden is located near the Swedish border, and is home to dramatic Norwegian military history.
Visit the Border Fortifications - 22 small fortifications along the southern part of the frontier dividing Sweden and Norway.
Nidaros Cathedral and Stiftsgården are the most important of the many historical attractions in Trondheim. Rockheim is the most recent one.
Experience Geilo as it used to be century ago. Visit stave churches, local museums and learn about the knife and tool manufacturing in the area.
Top attractions in Oslo include Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum.
Visit the Hovden Museum of Iron Production, the Vatnedalen dams or Bykle Old Church, one of the smallest and most beautiful churches in Norway.
Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom, and the historical trading post of Kjerringøy are two of the many attractions in the Bodø region.
Top attractions in Bergen include Bryggen, the Fløibanen Funicular, the Fish Market, the Edvard Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen and Fantoft Stave Church.
A stay in Oslo doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact there is a lot you can do for free in the Norwegian capital.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, a Viking long house, a mountain with a hole through it, puffins and eider ducks are among the attractions in Helgeland.
Visit the Medieval church in Skjeberg, see the powerful Sarpsfossen Waterfall and go for a walk in the English garden at Hafslund Manor.
Experience the history. Walk in the footsteps of the Vikings, visit the Whaling Museum or enjoy an unique art experience at Midtåsen Sculpture Park.
Harstad offers a mix of modern and older architecture, and a pleasant location by the waterfront.
Lesja Bygdetun, the ironworks at Lesjaverk and the watermill at Sagelva are among many attractions you can visit when visiting this beautiful area.
See several of Norway's most popular attractions, such as the Nærøyfjord, Urnes Stave Church, Flåm Railway and Vettisfossen Waterfall.
The region is known for a landscape full of contrasts. The greatest attractions are the Atlantic Road and the spectacular Aursjøvegen Mountain Road.
The nature, coastal heritage and rich history form the basis for the attractions on the islands of Hitra and Frøya.
Ringerike is a popular recreation area all year round and an eldorado for those who enjoy fishing, especially for trout and whitefish.
Explore the well-kept fortress and Old Town. You can also visit the birthplace of the famous polar explorer Roald Amundsen and the Football Museum.
Relax at one of the many beaches or enjoy art at the famous Galleri F15.
Take a trip on the Halden Canal, Norway's oldest man-made waterway. Or visit the country's largest inland fortress in Mysen.
Tromsø’s numerous sights offer history, daring architecture, wildlife, science, culture and impressive vistas.
When travelling in Troms, it is the arctic contrasts that put the magic in your day - snowy mountains, grand valleys, fjords and lots of lakes.
20 minutes from Oslo and you are in a region full of adventures.
Enjoy a show in beautiful Drammen Theatre or challenge yourself with contemporary art at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium.
Visit Lom Stave Church, the Norwegian Mountain Museum in Lom or Gallery Jotunheimen to learn about local traditions and culture.
Walk up to Kjerag and Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) mountain plateaus, go salmon fishing, or take a cruise on the Lysefjord.
Sirdal offers a wide range of attractions, as well as a range of events with cultural, historical and industrial themes.
Take a stroll through Kristiansand's charming old town, go on a boat trip to picturesque Lillesand, or visit the former naval base at Odderøya.
Nidaros Cathedral is Norway's national sanctuary, and was built over the grave of St. Olav, Norway's patron saint.
Vardøhus Fortress has a unique location on an island in the Barents Sea, making it the world's northernmost fortress.
This UNESCO protected old merchant quarter is the only preserved business district from the Hanseatic period.
Oscarsborg Fortress is situated on a peaceful islet of natural beauty in the straits of the Oslofjord, just outside the cosy seaside town of Drøbak.
The Fortifications of Værdal in Trøndelag were built after the dissolution of the Union with Sweden in 1905. Try a guided tour.
Austrått Fort outside Trondheim was erected by the occupational forces during World War II. Have a guided tour and learn about the war.
Karljohansvern Fortress in Horten in Vestfold houses the National Museum of Photography and the the oldest naval museum in the World.
Hegra Fortress is located east of Trondheim. The museum contains picture gallery, uniforms, weapons and objects used during World War II.
Trondenes Fort outside Harstad was built by the Germans during World War II, and is still a military installation. Order a guided tour.
Møvik Fortress outside Kristiansand was built by the Germans during World War II. The museum houses the only remaining 380mm Krupp gun in the world.
Fredrikstad Fortress in Østfold is known as the Old Town. Fredrikstad is one of three cities in Norway to have been surrounded by fortifications.
Fredriksvern Fortress is located in Stavern, outside Larvik in Vestfold. There are guided tours all year and several art exhibitions to choose among.
Bergenhus Fortress was built to protect the entrance to the port of Bergen. Learn about the resistance during World War II in the museum.
Kristiansten Fortress towers above Trondheim city centre, and is one of the most popular recreational areas in town.
The Kongsvinger Fortress is located in Kongsvinger, near the Swedish border. Order a guided tour for groups in advance.
Akershus Fortress in Oslo is one of the oldest and finest cultural heritage sites in Norway.
Stalheimskleiva Mountain Road, Tvindefossen Waterfall and the panoramic view from Hanguren are popular attractions among visitors to Voss.
The most popular attractions in the area are the Geirangerfjord, the bird island of Runde, Ålesund's Art Nouveau architecture and Alnes Lighthouse.
UNESCO protected Røros is the most famous and evocative of Norway's mining towns.
Urnes Stave Church in Luster, beside the Sognefjord, is the only stave church in the world to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Take a trip on the Telemark Canal, visit Norway's best preserved stave church, or hike to the top of Telemark's highest mountain, Gaustatoppen.