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Fortresses

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

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.

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.

Lofotr Viking Museum

"Cheers, good people. Eat well for you have traveled long," says the Viking chieftain as he welcomes visitors for a traditional Viking banquet.

Thor Heyerdahl's 100th anniversary

Thor Heyerdahl sailed a log raft 8000 kilometers over open ocean to prove a point. See the new and expanded exhibition on his life and work.
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