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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.
The Tinghaug area abounds in prehistoric sites. Here you'll find not only Krosshaug, a burial mound dated 450 A.D, but Dysjane, the ruins of a circular...
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...
Hågåsen was built by the Germans in World War 2 to protect the coastline from enemy ships!
The world’s northernmost gothic cathedral. Built from 1070 onwards over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king who brought Christianity to Norway, the c...
The ruins of Mjøskastellet are situated on the island Steinsholmen in Lake Mjøsa. It was build around year 1230 and at that time it was one of the larg...
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.
Between the lakes Femunden and Feragssjøen, the mining company built canals and chutes for floating logs from the Femund region through the Hådal valle...
This colorful charming timber town was founded in 1646 and has since developed as both a mining and agricultural community. Included on UNESCO's list o...