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Heddal Stave Church in Telemark, Norway Photo: Heddal Stave Church

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The Sami represent the oldest cultures in Norway and the stave churces are the most important Norwegian contribution to European cultural heritage.

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Heddal Stave Church in Telemark, Norway - Photo: Heddal Stave Church

Arts and culture

The Sami represent the oldest cultures in Norway and the stave churces are the most important Norwegian contribution to European cultural heritage.

Arts and culture

Source: Visitnorway

Norwegian arts and culture

The Sami

The Sami are Norway’s indigenous people. Travel to Northern Norway to experience their culture. Learn to throw a lasso, or try reindeer sledding.

Languages in Norway

There are two forms of the Norwegian language, and the Sami language is of a totally different origin.

Coast and coastal culture

The coastline of Norway is long, stretching from an idyllic archipelago in the south, to a wild and untamed meeting between land and sea in the north.

Religion in Norway

Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.

Architecture

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

Fortresses

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

National costumes

The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.

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Lindesnes Fyr – Norway’s oldest lighthouse

Lindesnes Lighthouse is Norway’s southernmost point. Spend a few hours or stay several days. The weather, water and nature are all breathtaking.

Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand

Kilden Performing Arts Centre is located on the waterfront in Kristiansand. Kilden is a monumental landmark building for the arts in Southern Norway.

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