The earliest traces of humans in Norway are from the the last ice age, which melted away between 11,000 and 8,000 BCE. You may wonder what the people of these ancient cultures would have made of the ultra-modern new wave of Norwegian design and architecture …
Oslo is rapidly growing into an exciting, international metropolis, while in the countryside, prestigious projects seem to grow out of nature itself. There has never been a more exciting time for Norwegian architecture.
The most visited Norwegian museums are those displaying art and artefacts unique to Norway’s traditions and culture, from vikings to Edvard Munch. Here are a few of the most important ones.
The Vikings have earned their place in history as a seafaring warrior culture with a fine eye for design and a good ear for storytelling.
A new wave of designers are making themselves heard, while the classic icons are rediscovered. Lighting, rainwear, wool and passports are among the Norwegian designs that are attracting worldwide attention.
Spend a week exploring some of the highlights of Norwegian architecture, from a wooden church that dates back to the 12th century to the latest high-tech hotel which blends in with nature.
Along select roads in Norway, natural wonders are amplified by art, design and architecture – taking you closer to nature in new and surprising ways. Meet the award-winning National Tourist Routes.
Start planning your historical round trip. These hints from insider Ragnhild Martine Bø will lead you to high quality historical museums all over Norway.
Open the museum doors to these historical museums and get a blast of fresh air instead of the usual dust. Our expert sends you back in time to inhale the smells, sounds and styles of earlier times.
Marianne Lien and Lasse Altern Halvorsen receive numerous tourists in their Norwegian design-only Oslo shop “Pur Norsk”. Here the couple reveals the objects visitors often go for.
“Mr. Architecture”, Hans Petter Smeby, is the brain behind Norway’s streetwise architecture and design magazine Nytt rom . Here are his arche-achitectural tips.
The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo is also an architectual masterpiece worth seeing.
If you're hungry for food or hungry for action, we can help you to find what you need. Whether you want natural highs or artistic depths, climbing up or skiing down, walking slow or running fast, there's a good chance you'll find what you're after.
Choose among indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and find out when and where an exhibition of your interest is taking place.