Top 5 Viking experiences in Norway
Choose among attractions such as the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and the Flåm Railway.
Urnes Stave Church and the rock carvings in Alta are among the Norwegian sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
The Sami represent the oldest cultures in Norway and the stave churces are the most important Norwegian contribution to European cultural heritage.
These top 10 lists make it easy for you to find holiday recommendations and the most popular places and activities in Norway.
Travel back in time and learn about Norway’s rich heritage, including Vikings and the Sami.
Watch 360 panoramic pictures from Norwegian destinations. The 360 wingsuit video filmed in Fjord Norway is one of its kind and highly recommended.
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.
There are mountains plunging into the sea from hundreds of metres, there are fjords, tall mountain peaks, northern lights and midnight sun.
The Vikings built longships and raided Europe as traders and warriors.
Norway’s most widely travelled journalist and discerning adventurer, Jens A. Riisnæs, has put together a list of his 25 favourite places in Norway.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Oscarsborg fortress outside of Drøbak in the Oslofjord is one of the famous fortresses in Norway.
The Norwegian rose painting tradition developed from around 1750 and was both an imitation and in parts liberation from «guild art».
Find a port for your next boat holiday. These harbours have modern equipment and many offer an insight to Norwegian coastal culture and history.
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.
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.
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.
The Opera House in Oslo and the Flåm Railway between Flåm and Myrdal, are two popular man-made attractions in Norway.
The Norwegian travel magazine Reiser & Ferie and the Norwegian Biking Association have ranked Norway’s top ten biking routes.
It's raining. No worries. Don't let bad weather spoil your holiday. There is much you can do indoors in Norway.
Winter is the best time for diving in Norway. Norwegian scuba diving magazine Dykking share their top 10 favorite places to dive.
Dag E. Haugen, editor of the Norwegian climbing magazine Klatring, gives you his top ten favourite places to climb.
A one-hour special about Norway, from American Public Television, will air on local PBS stations across America throughout 2009 and 2010.
The magazine Norway.com recommends the following 10 running locations in Norway.
Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
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.
Norway's birdlife is rich and varied. Here you can go birdwatching in virtually untouched nature.
Free screensaver with pictures from the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, two arms of the Sognefjord.
Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain, Nigardsbreen Glacier, the Geirangerfjord and Vøringsfossen Waterfall are all popular natural attractions.
The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.
Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in Norway.
Visit a museum you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Learn more about Norway, its culture and its people.
Norway is mainly made of mountains and wilderness. You will find Northern Europe’s highest mountains, with craggy summits and rounded rock formations.
Along parts of the coastline, the sea penetrates deep into the mountain wilderness and form the world-famous Norwegian fjords.
The stave churches are Norway's contribution to the history of world architecture. Snøhetta is one of the modern firms with international attention.