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Arendal (Arendal)
Arendal is close to the river Nidelven and was formerly a busy harbour with a fleet of several hundreds ships. The town is the oldest one in Sørlandet and it has many galleries of artware. In 1992, the old quarter of the town received the "Europa Nostra" price for the restoration of the old wooded houses.
The boundary river Jakobselv (Kirkenes)
At the boundary river Jakobselv between Norway and Russia you can see the small chapel of Oscar II. The chapel was build of stone in 1869 as a spiritual watchtower.
The Sør-Varanger museum (Kirkenes)
The Sør-Varanger museum in Kirkenes contains exciting nature and culture-historical collections. The museum has a large building from 1997, the Border Area Museum, which exhibits Norwegian-Finnish-Russian relations through time.
The Øvre Pasvik Nasjonalpark (Kirkenes)
South of Kirkenes is the Øvre Pasvik Nasjonalpark. In the park are rare bird species and Norway's largest collection of the brown bear and wolfs. The park is situated in the Norwegian spit of land between Finland and Russian.
Churches (Kristiansand)
The Lutheran Cathedral in Kristiansand is from 1685, and it is worth a visit. The cathedral was restored in 1882-85. Close to the cathedral is the ancient Oddernes Church, which is dated back to the 1100s.
The Folklore museum (Kristiansand)
Kongsgaard, situated northeast of Kristiansand, has an interesting folklore museum where it is possible to see e.g. the richly coloured Norwegian national costumes.
The harbour (Kristiansand)
The harbour of Kristiansand is large and important. From here several ships leave for many European and American harbours, and it is a great experience to walk on the harbour and watch the traffic. From here the Colour Line ferry leaves to Hirtshals, Denmark.
Mandal (Mandal)
The sculptor Gustav Vigedal was born in this town, which is the southernmost town in Norway. The town has preserved wood architecture of great culture-historical value. Today, there are many shipbuilding yards. In the beginning of August, there is a "shellfish festival", where you can watch the Norwegian championship of shrimp shelling.
The Troms region (Northern Norway)
Troms is one of the most special regions in Norway with its large islands Senja and Hinnøy. There are three national parks in troms: Ånderdalen, Øvre Dividal and Reisadalen. All three parks have a rich animal life. When going to Hinnøy, you pass by Tjeldsundet over a very beautiful bridge before you reach eastern Hinnøy.
Bergen and surroundings (Norway)
Bergen is in the middle of Norway and it is a perfect starting point if you wish to explore the fantastic nature of the country. You can e.g. visit the Sognefjorden, which is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway, the beautiful Hardangerfjorden and see the waterfalls at the Geirangerfjorden. The most beautiful nature in Norway is around Bergen.
Femundsmarka Nationalpark (Norway)
Femundsmarka Nationalpark is on the eastern side of the Femunden Lake. There are large virgin forest-like pine trees, immemorial trees and rivers filled with fish. The park is a paradise for all nature-loving persons, who like hiking, fishing, paddling or hunting. In the park it is also possible to see tame reindeer and musk ox.
Hardangerfjorden (Norway)
This fjord can brag about having inspired poets, painters and composers with its amazing beauty. The 179km long fjord has everything that is synonymous with Norwegian fjord landscape and it has an incomparable idyll. In the spring, the fjord is particularly fantastic; the blooming fruit trees are reflected in the clear water with the turbulent waterfall as a beautiful frame.
Namsos (Norway)
The town Namsos is situated at the Namsfjorden, and it has one of the largest sawmills in the Nordic countries. In the 1940s, the town was a war scene after the landing of the Allies and after a German bombing, which destroyed the centre of the town. In the middle of the town is a 114m tall mountain, The Bjørumsklompen, from which there is a beautiful view of the town and the Namsfjorden.
Ny-Ålesund (Norway)
There are bird cliffs all the way to the coast, where excursion ships pass by the northernmost islands. A few hours by boat toward the north, is the island Moffen. Moffen is home of walruses. However, it is not allowed to go ashore, but you can watch these fabulous animals from the ship.
Rogaland - the Viking country (Norway)
Rogaland is the Viking country. It was here that Harald the Fairhaired in 872 united Norway to one kingdom, and many kings have left for Viking raids from here. The area has a rocky coast, beach and rough fjord landscape. Fabulous fjords such as Lysefjorden, Laksefjorden, Suldalslågen are in this area, and in Rogaland you can really try your strength against the mountains.
Røros (Norway)
Røros is and old mining town with fabulous preserved wooded houses from the 1700s. The town is on UNESCO's list of cultural heritage. Røros has small industries and a reindeer slaughterhouse. Furthermore, there are many craftsmen's workshops in Røros, which means that it is possible to buy pottery, glass, silver and copper work.
The island Andøya (Norway)
Andøya is the northernmost of the islands of Vesterålen, and it mainly consists of boggy ground in which cloudberries grow. The principal town on the island, Ardenes, has a whale centre in a former fish factory. The centre shows documentation about whales, whale research and the history of whaling. It is possible to see real whales in the Tysfjorden.
The island Karmøy (Norway)
Karmøy is a low island, which is almost empty of trees. In return, the island has a very fine beach and several ports. The island also has many historical sights, e.g. a grave mound from approximately 300 AD. The Rehaugene are six large mounds from the Bronze Age, which you can see on Karmøy.
The Jotunheimen Nationalpark (Norway)
The national park is the best area to explore if you want to experience the wild nature of Norway. The park has numerous hiking routes, on which you can see several of the 60 glaciers in the area, as well as beautiful waterfalls and deep lakes.
The Longyear town (Norway)
Earlier, the mining town was a place to which miners came to work. Today, they live in the Longyear town with their families. The town is a normal community with houses, schools and the world's northernmost high school. This little arctic community has also a museum.
The Magdalene Bay (Norway)
There are bird cliffs all the way to the coast, where excursion ships pass by the northernmost islands. A few hours by boat toward the north, is the island Moffen. Moffen is home of walruses. However, it is not allowed to go ashore, but you can watch these fabulous animals from the ship.
The North Cape plateau: (Norway)
Further north, the North Cape was originally a place of sacrifice for the Samians. The cliff rises vertically 307m from the sea, and it was named the North Cape by the British explorer Rich. Unfortunately, the weather at the North Cape is often bad with lashing rain or snow. However, if you are lucky, you can see the North Cape plateau in midnight sun, which is an unforgettable experience.
The peninsula Bygdøy (Norway)
The peninsula Bygdøy is only 10 minutes by boat from Oslo. Here is e.g. Norway's largest open-air museum and a maritime museum, where it is possible to see Viking ships and Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki. You may also enjoy nature on the peninsula or bathe from the cliffs.
The Stiklestad area (Norway)
Stiklestad is east of Verdalsøra in North Trøndelag, and it is an important place in Norwegian history. It was here that Olav Haraldsson fell in the battle with a peasant army in 1030. The battle, which was won by Christianity, is considered to be the transition from the Viking Age to the middle Ages. A stone church was build with an altar placed where Olav fell.
Trysilfjeldet (Norway)
The mountain Trysilfjeldet is the largest ski resort in the southeastern part of Norway. There are 21 ski lifts and a large number of alpine ski tracks. During the summer, it is possible to go rafting, paddle canoes or to go hiking in the wilderness and spend the night in a Samian tent.
The Akershus Fort (Oslo)
The Akershus Fort in Oslo is a must-see if you are visiting the capital. The building is from the 1300s and contains underground dungeons, where the aristocracy were locked up. During the Second World War, the Germans used the fort as prison and place of execution.
The museum of resistance (Oslo)
The Norwegian museum of resistance is situated close to the Akershus Fort. It was here the Germans held people imprisoned and had them executed. By walking around the museum it is possible to get an insight into the German occupation and Norway's resistance. The museum is surrounded by parks and has a beautiful view of the city and the harbour. During the summer, there are often arranged concerts and theatre.
The Vigelands Park and the Vigelands Museum (Oslo)
The Vigeland's Park in Oslo is a nice, peaceful and idyllic place, which is perfect for a picnic or a nap. The park is a large green area and it has several ponds in which ducks gambol. In the Vigelands Park are also 212 bronze and granite sculptures made by the artist Gustav Vigeland. You can also visit the Vigeland's museum, where much of Vigeland's works is exhibited, and hear more about how the park was founded.
Steinkjer (Steinkjer)
The town Steinkjer is known from the time of the sagas when the earls Eirik and Svein ruled over Norway until the year 1000. During the Second World War, the town was bombed to pieces by the Germans, but today it is a modern school and trading society. Modern artists decorate the new town church.

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