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

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.

Top 5 Viking Experiences in Norway

Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit to get that Viking feeling.

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.

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.
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