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The most scenic view of Lake Mjøsa is available on the paddle steamer Skibladner on a beautiful summer's day. In its 159th year, the paddle steamer is just as elegant and stately as ever - and the world's oldest of her kind in regular traffic.
Between the lakes Femunden and Feragssjøen, the mining company built canals and chutes for floating logs from the Femund region through the Hådal valle...
Inside the forests in the border regions is the Halden Canal. This exciting waterway with the Northern Europes highest locks Brekke, stretches from Skulerud in the north to Tistedal in the south, almost 80 km.
This stave church at Kaupanger in Sogndal is the largest of the stave churches, and is still in use as the local parish church. The Kaupanger Stave Church was built in the so-called Borgund style on the remnants of two earlier churches, and dates back to about 1190.
Christianity was introduced to Norway around 1000 AD, and in the years to follow some one thousand stave churches were built. Ringebu Stave Church dates back to around 1220, and is one of the country’s 28 remaining buildings of its kind.
This is a great hike along the nature and heritage trail that runs from the village of Åkra to the village of Ferkingstad. Cultural and historical monu...
Old house in Swiss style. Home of the author Hans E. Kinck. His father, Theodor, was a doctor and skilled photographer. Later the sculptor and wood-ca...
Forest road/path from Lofthus to Nosi (950 m.a.s.l.). This is one of the gateways to Hardangervidda. At 650-700 metres are the monk steps made of stone...
The composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) occasionally lived at Lofthus and composed many of his most renowned works here. His composer?s cabin is situate...
The church was built at the end of the 13 th century and is famous for its crucifix. According to legend it sweats once a year (July 6 th), and the swe...