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Fortresses

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

Discover your own Norway

Relax one day, go crazy in the fjords the next. Climb or hike, bike or drive. Explore history or live in the now. Come see Norway from top to bottom.

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.
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Explore the famous Kon-Tiki raft

Visit the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo and learn more about one of the greatest sea voyages in recorded history, across 2600 miles of open ocean.

Thor Heyerdahl, a modern-day explorer

Thor Heyerdahl sailed a log raft 5000 miles over open ocean to prove a point. See the extensive exhibition on his life, work and many adventures.
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