Attractions & Culture
Choose among attractions such as the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and the Flåm Railway.
There are mountains plunging into the sea from hundreds of metres, there are fjords, tall mountain peaks, northern lights and midnight sun.
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.
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.
Free screensaver with pictures from the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, two arms of the Sognefjord.
These 15 destinations in Norway are the most popular among the Norwegians themselves.
Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.
Norway’s most widely travelled journalist and discerning adventurer, Jens A. Riisnæs, has put together a list of his 25 favourite places in Norway.
The Opera House in Oslo and the Flåm Railway between Flåm and Myrdal, are two popular man-made attractions in Norway.
Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in Norway.
The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.
The Norwegian capital is home to the Nobel Peace Center. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo every year on December 10.
Visit a museum you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Learn more about Norway, its culture and its people.
Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain, Nigardsbreen Glacier, the Geirangerfjord and Vøringsfossen Waterfall are all popular natural attractions.
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 most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.
Norway's birdlife is rich and varied. Here you can go birdwatching in virtually untouched nature.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The stave churches are Norway's contribution to the history of world architecture. Snøhetta is one of the modern firms with international attention.
Travel to Norway with Eastenders actor David Spinx and see him experience things he never could have dreamt of. Watch the 12 films.
Finnmark offers fantastic opportunities for birding. The Varanger Peninsula in eastern Finnmark is one of Norway's most exclusive bird areas.
Nature plays an important role in many of the activities which are on offer in Troms.
Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.
The downtown waterfront area in Oslo is reborn as a neighborhood blending museums, restaurants and chic urban living.
"Cheers, good people. Eat well for you have traveled long," says the Viking chieftain as he welcomes visitors for a traditional Viking banquet.
Visit one of the museums, the old town and fish bazaar in Kristiansand. Experience cultural events and festivals or go swimming at the city beach.
Hike or bike along coastal trails. Go skiing, climbing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events. Deep-sea fishing is popular too.
Walk in the footsteps of Harry Hole, the main character in Jo Nesbø’s criminal novels. Join a guided walk to visit important places from the books.
Vigelandsparken is a must-see in Oslo. The famous park is filled with 212 bronze and granite sculptures and locals enjoying outdoor life.
When standing at the North Cape cliff with the iconic globe monument, only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole.
Go on a journey with the spectacular Flåm Railway and later explore the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Flåm is also perfect for hiking and cycling.
At the very top of Oslo towers the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump - the world's most modern ski jump. It is an imposing monument of steel and concrete.
The distinctive marble and glass building in Bjørvika, Oslo, is home to the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. It is also a piece of art in its own right.
Hadeland Glassverk is situated in Jevnaker, just an hour north of Oslo, in idyllic surroundings at the southern tip of Lake Randsfjorden.
Take the funicular railway in Bergen to the look-out point on the Fløien mountain.
The Flåm Railway takes you to a panorama view of the fjords and mountains in the area.
Blaafarveværket comprises a museum, cobalt mines, glassworks and art exhibitions in the municipality of Modum, only one hour by car from Oslo.
Visit Henrik Ibsen's childhood home in Skien, find out how porcelain is made at Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik or take a trip along the Telemark Canal.