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Article list Top 5 Viking Experiences in Norway

Attractions & Culture

Choose among attractions such as the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and the Flåm Railway.

Norwegian Viking experiences

See longboats in a museum in Oslo, shop at a traditional market, take part in a Viking feast in Lofoten or listen to a classic Viking saga.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway

Urnes Stave Church and the rock carvings in Alta are among the Norwegian sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Top 10 places and activities in Norway

These top 10 lists make it easy for you to find holiday recommendations and the most popular places and activities in Norway.

Arts and culture

The Sami represent the oldest cultures in Norway and the stave churces are the most important Norwegian contribution to European cultural heritage.

Nature attractions in Norway

There are mountains plunging into the sea from hundreds of metres, there are fjords, tall mountain peaks, northern lights and midnight sun.

A bird's eye view of Norway

Watch 360 panoramic pictures from Norwegian destinations. The 360 wingsuit video filmed in Fjord Norway is one of its kind and highly recommended.

Fjord guide

Here is a guide to the main fjords in Norway. The Geirangerfjord is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The Sognefjord is the longest one. Find out more.

Norway as the Norwegians Have Seen It

These 15 attractions in Norway are the most popular among the Norwegians themselves.

Top 25 places in Norway

Norway’s most widely travelled journalist and discerning adventurer, Jens A. Riisnæs, has put together a list of his 25 favourite places in Norway.

Viking Culture, People and History

The Vikings have earned their place in history as a seafaring warrior culture with a fine eye for design and a good ear for storytelling.

Typical Norwegian museums

Visit a museum you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Learn more about Norway, its culture and its people.

Fortresses

The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.

The 10 Largest Ski Resorts in Norway

Choose skiing close to the capital of Oslo. Travel to Norway's largest ski resort in Trysil or to the oldest in Geilo. All resorts are child friendly.

Top 10 places to go scuba diving in Norway

Winter is the best time for diving in Norway. Norwegian scuba diving magazine Dykking share their top 10 favorite places to dive.

Norway on a rainy day: Top 10 things to do

It's raining. No worries. Don't let bad weather spoil your holiday. There is much you can do indoors in Norway.

Suzann Pettersen's top 10 travel suggestions in Norway

Norwegian golf star Suzann Pettersen travels the world but thinks few places compare to Norway. Lofoten, Oslo and Brekkestø are among her favorites.

Top places to photograph fall colors in Oslo

Do you want to snap flamboyant fall foliage in Oslo, but are unsure where to catch the most dramatic colors? Here are our favorite spots.

Top ten marina suggestions in Norway

Find a port for your next boat holiday. These harbors have modern equipment and many offer an insight into Norwegian coastal culture and history.

Top 10 running locations in Norway

The magazine Norway.com recommends the following 10 running locations in Norway.

Ten recommended climbing places in Norway

Dag E. Hagen, editor of the Norwegian climbing magazine Klatring, gives you his top ten favourite places to climb.

Top 10 bicycling routes in Norway

The Norwegian travel magazine Reiser & Ferie and the Norwegian Biking Association have ranked Norway’s top ten biking routes.

Food and drink you should try while in Norway

Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.

Popular Christmas food in Norway

Norway's vast array of traditional dishes and local specialities really comes into its own at Christmas time. Here are a few of the highlights.

Key Ingredients in the Norwegian Cuisine

Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.

First-class seafood in Norway

Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.

Stockfish

Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.

Polar explorers

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.

A cycling expert's favourite bike trips in Norway

Author of cycling books Øyvind Wold names 10 of his favorite biking trips in Norway. Some of them are well known, others in undiscovered places.

Popular man-made attractions in Norway

The Opera House in Oslo and the Flåm Railway between Flåm and Myrdal, are two popular man-made attractions in Norway.

Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose

A one-hour special about Norway, from American Public Television, will air on local PBS stations across America throughout 2009 and 2010.

The history of skiing

People have been skiing for more than 4,000 years in Norway. In fact, this is where skiing first became a sport.

Mountains and Wilderness

Norway is mainly made of mountains and wilderness. You will find Northern Europe’s highest mountains, with craggy summits and rounded rock formations.

Glaciers in Norway

Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in Norway.

National Parks in Norway

The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.

The Nobel Peace Center

The Norwegian capital is home to the Nobel Peace Center. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo every year.

Popular nature attractions in Norway

Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain, Nigardsbreen Glacier, the Geirangerfjord and Vøringsfossen Waterfall are all popular natural attractions.

Fjords and mountains

Along parts of the coastline, the sea penetrates deep into the mountain wilderness and form the world-famous Norwegian fjords.

Birdlife and birdwatching in Norway

Norway's birdlife is rich and varied. Here you can go birdwatching in virtually untouched nature.

Stave churches

Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fjord Norway screensaver

Free screensaver with pictures from the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, two arms of the Sognefjord.

Architecture

The stave churches are Norway's contribution to the history of world architecture. Snøhetta is one of the modern firms with international attention.
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