Urnes Stave Church and the rock carvings in Alta are among the Norwegian sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
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.
Travel back in time and learn about Norway’s rich heritage, including Vikings and the Sami.
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.
Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.
Roald Amundsen was the first man in history to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911. He is only one of several great Norwegian polar explorers.
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.
The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.
Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
The Vikings built longships and raided Europe as traders and warriors.