An introduction to
Architecture should always be in a constant dialogue with its surroundings, including our breathtaking nature.
That is one of the fundamental principles of Norwegian architecture.
And sometimes, nature itself plays the leading role in architecture.
Natural, sustainable materials like wood are often used in cutting edge contemporary architecture in Norway.
Both rooted in the past and built for the future.
... like in the world's tallest timber hotel.
You'll find some pretty cool architecture far out in the woods, too!
And in some really wild and remote places.
This is actually a toilet.
Here are the top sights for architecture lovers travelling through Norway.
1. Stave churches
Notice how beautifully the wooden doors and finials have been carved!
2. Norwegian wood architecture
There's something about wood that makes us feel good. Don't you agree?
3. Going Under
4. Oslo – new and trendy
Explore the capital's hip new neighbourhoods, where you will find many iconic new buildings, including ....
5. Amazing libraries
Right next door to the Opera House, you'll find Deichman Bjørvika, Oslo's public library. It's a beautifully designed building that acts as a mirror to the sky in dazzling sunlight.
It's even more spectacular inside. And it contains much more than just books... have a look!
6. Scenic routes and viewpoints
Be sure to stop and explore the Instagramable viewing platforms along the Norwegian scenic routes, like the Solbergplassen viewpoint in Rondane.
Look out for the signs as you enjoy your drive.
7. The world's most beautiful rest areas
8. Amazing bird hides
You will also find more surprising architecture in some of the most remote corners of our country.
9. Forest magic: The Plus
Welcome to the world's most environmentally-friendly furniture factory! The Plus, located in Magnor in Eastern Norway, is admired for both its architecture and innovative sustainability concept.
Opens summer 2022.
It will also have a state of the art visitor centre and a huge park full of interesting features, too!
10. Unique accommodation
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