Places of Interest in Norway belong to nature, and the beauty she provides is simply stunning. There are deep, blue fjords, majestic mountains, and glaciers, and one can sit and imagine the vikings travelling through this beautiful land all those years ago.
Folgefonn Glacier. The Folgefonn peninsula has been designated a National Park, and was opened in May 2005 by Queen Sonia. Folgefonna is the collective name for the three glaciers in the park, the southern one, Sønde Folgefonni, being the largest,and it is the safest of the glacial plateaus to practise glacier walking and cross-country skiing
Geirangerfjord. One of Norway’s most visited tourist sites is the Geirangerfjord, with the outstanding beauty of the fjord and the surrounding mountainous landscape, it is considered to be the most scenically beautiful fjord in Norway. It is listed, jointly with Nærøyfjord, as a UNESCO World Heritage site
The Bergen Railway- Bergensbanen. Linking the cities of Oslo and Bergen, the Bergen Railway is the highest mainline railway in Northern Europe, crossing the Hardangervidda plateau at 1,237metres above sea level. The railway from Bergen to Voss was opened in 1883 and then continued over the mountain to Oslo
Røros. Røros is a town and municipality in Sør- Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Gauldalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Røros. Other villages include Brekken, Glåmos, Feragen, Galåa, and Hitterdalen. The mining town of Røros is sometimes called Bergstaden which means “the mining town” due to its historical notoriety for copper mining
Rock Carvings at Alta. The Rock carvings at Alta (Helleristningene i Alta) are part of an archaeological site near the town of Alta in the county of Finnmark in northern Norway. Since the first carvings – or more correctly, the petroglyphs – were discovered in 1972, more than 5000 carvings have been found on several sites around Alta. The main site, located at Jiepmaluokta about 4 kilometers outside of Alta, contains around 3000 individual carvings
The Wooden Houses of Bryggen. The area of Bryggen is the oldest part of the city of Bergen, which was founded in 1070. The word Bryggen being Wharf in norwegian. The wooden houses are a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, and they are on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites.The buildings once belonged to Hanseatic merchants and the town was an important traing centre
The Northern Lights-Aurora Borealis. Although this is not a place it well deserves a mention here as one of the world’s most amazing sights. Watch nature put on her spectacular, theatrical show.The words ‘Aurora borealis’come from the Roman goddess of Dawn ’Aurora’ and the greek name for north wind ‘Boreas’
Viking Ship Museum – Vikingskiphuset. The Viking Museum is part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo. If stories of Vikings fascinate you then this is definatly the place to come and see for yourself the many interesting Viking finds on show. The Museum, built in 1936, houses three preserved 9th century viking burial ships, these were discovered near the Oslo Fjord
Vegaøyan. The Vega Archipelago, or Vegaøyan in Norwegian, corresponding roughly to the municipality of Vega, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. This cluster of around 6,500 small islands in Nordland just south of the Arctic circle surrounds the main island of Vega and has been inhabited since the Stone Age
Austrått Fort. A huge gun turret is the dominant feature of Austrått Fort. This originally came from the German battleship the Gneisenau, which had been fitted out with three gun turrets of this type. When the ship sustained damage in the port of Kiel in 1942, the decision was made to place one of Gneisenaus’ gun turrets in Austrått Fort. The other two went to Sotra outside Bergen and to the Netherlands respectively
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