Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions by visiting a Christmas market, enjoying a holiday concert, or catching a glimpse of the northern lights.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Norwegian rose painting tradition developed from around 1750 and was both an imitation and in parts liberation from «guild art».