Destinations

Tromsø

city and municipality in Troms, Norway

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Sognefjorden

fjord in Norway

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Trondheim

city in Trøndelag, Norway

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Oslo

capital city and county in Norway

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Hardangervidda

mountain range

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Bodø

municipality in Nordland, Norway

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Fredrikstad

municipality in Østfold, Norway

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Nordkapp

cape on the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway

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Lofoten

archipelago and traditional district in Nordland county, Norway

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Jotunheimen

mountain range

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Jostedalsbreen

largest glacier in continental Europe

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Kristiansand

municipality of Vest-Agder county in Southern Norway

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Drammen

municipality in Buskerud, Norway

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Bergen

Norwegian city in Hordaland

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Stavanger

municipality in Rogaland, Norway

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Sights

Lillehammer

municipality in Oppland county, Norway

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Troms

county of Norway

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Finnmark

county of Norway

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Telemark

county of Norway

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Nordland

county of Norway

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Ålesund

municipality in Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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Aust-Agder

county of Norway

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Molde

municipality in Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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Vest-Agder

county of Norway

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Røros

municipality in Trøndelag, Norway

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Kongsberg

municipality in Buskerud, Norway

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Trysil

municipality in Hedmark, Norway

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Voss

Norwegian municipality

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Oppdal

municipality in Trøndelag, Norway

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Steinkjer

municipality in Trøndelag, Norway

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Risør

Municipality in Norway

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Lillesand

municipality in Aust-Agder, Norway

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Odda

municipality in Hordaland, Norway

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Flekkefjord

municipality in Vest-Agder, Norway

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Levanger

municipality in Trøndelag, Norway

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Stryn

municipality in the Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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Hemsedal

municipality in Buskerud, Norway

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Balestrand

municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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Lærdal

municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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Luster, Norway

municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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Vestvågøy

municipality in Nordland, Norway

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Sogndal

municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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Lyngen

municipality in Troms, Norway

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Stranda

municipality in Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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Nærøy

municipality in Trøndelag, Norway

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Rosenborg BK

The local football club Rosenborg BK is the most successful in Norway and is frequently seen in the European Champions League. Rosenborg plays their home games on the Lerkendal stadium in the south of Trondheim.

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Pyramiden

Russian settlement on Svalbard

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Narvik

municipality in Nordland county, Norway

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Sognefjord

fjord in Norway

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Røldal

human settlement

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Arctic Cathedral

The city's most photographed building. The striking 1965 structure contains one of the biggest stained-glass windows in Northern Europe, and enjoys a fantastic location on the mainland, just opposite the city centre.

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Galdhøpiggen

mountain in Lom, Oppland, Norway

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Drøbak

city in Norway

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Rjukan

city

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Struve Geodetic Arc

meridian arc from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea

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Rauland

former municipality in Telemark, Norway

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Glittertind

mountain

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Geilo

urban area in Hol, Buskerud, Norway

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Tromsø Cathedral

The world's northernmost Protestant cathedral, built in 1861. With 800 seats, it's one of Norway's major wooden churches.

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Geiranger

village in Sunnmøre, Norway

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Nidelva

river in Trøndelag, Norway

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Southern Norway

region of Norway

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St Mary's Church, Bergen

The oldest remaining building in Bergen, St. Mary's Church was built in the 12th century. It is the best preserved of the city's three medieval churches and one of the few basilica-shaped churches in Norway. It was originally Romanesque, then enlarged in Gothic style. Having belonged to the German community in Bergen for many centuries, it contains a unique pulpit, one of Norway's most beautiful altarpieces and characteristic twin towers.

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Valdres

traditional district and valley in Oppland county, between Gudbrandsdal and Hallingdal, in Norway

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Vår Frue Church

The "Our Lady's Church" also dates from the Middle Ages but was partially rebuilt after a fire in 1708. Almost next to the central square, it's one of Trondheim's landmarks and has an interesting interior.

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Halti

fell at the Finnish–Norwegian border

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Geirangerfjord

fjord in Norway

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Bragernes Church

The city's beautiful main church.

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Fantoft Stave Church

Stave churches are built in a distinctive style using the logs of trees as pillars, by the early Christians. This is a reconstruction of a church originally built in Fortun, by the Sognefjord, around 1150. On the 6 Jun 1992, the church was totally destroyed by arson, but a perfect copy has since been constructed. The inside of the stave church has no wall paintings and the altar is quite austere. If you have seen the stave church in the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo, then save yourself a few kroners and skip this one.

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Hardanger

district

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Leknes

town in Vestvågøy, Norway

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Bryggen

Between 1350 and 1750, this area used to be a Hansa dock, trading and processing area. The wooden houses at Bryggen today were built after the devastating city fire of 1702, but are probably very similar to the buildings that were there before. Despite neglect and fires (Norwegian cities had a habit of burning down because everything is made of wood), a considerable number of buildings have survived and are now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you enter some of the alleyways between the storefronts, you really get a feel of what Bergen must have been like in the Middle Ages. There are a few museums on the history of Bergen and of Bryggen, but the most interesting aspect is probably that almost all of the buildings are still in use. One example is the restaurant Bryggen Tracteursted, serving food and drinks in a building first opened for this purpose in 1708. Wandering about on Bryggen is possible with a wheelchair, but getting in and out of buildings can be very difficult.

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Gudvangen

village in Norway

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Gudbrandsdalen

valley and traditional district in the Norwegian county of Oppland

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Jostedal Glacier

largest glacier in continental Europe

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Hove Church

This heavy romanesque building is one of 3 churches in Vik village, and like the stave church is no longer regluarly used. The building is maintained by National Trust of Norway (the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments). It is one of the oldest masonry churches in Norway and perhaps the oldest in Sognefjord area.

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Besseggen

mountain

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Gaustatoppen

mountain

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Tveit

urban area in Norway

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Store Skagastølstind

mountain

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Bergenhus Fortress

Once the seat of the king, Bergenhus fortress is one of the oldest and best preserved forts of Norway. The oldest surviving buildings are from the mid 13th century, but the area was a royal residence from the late 11th century. The fortress is situated close to the international ferry terminal. The royal hall, Håkonshallen, (Haakon's Hall), named for King Haakon Haakonsson, was built some time between 1247 and 1261. It is used today for royal galas, as a banqueting hall for the city council, and other public events. The roof is reconstructed after a blast during World War II. The nearby Rosenkrantz tower has the same appearance as it had in the 16th century. The oldest part of the tower dates back to the 1270s, a few decades after Håkonshallen. It was expanded in the 1560s by the governor, Erik Rosenkrantz, to its present shape. The rest of the medieval buildings in the fortress have been replaced or demolished over the centuries, with some ruins still visible. Among these is the medieval cathedral, the Church of Christ, which was used for coronation and as a royal burial site in the 13th century. A memorial marks the site of the high altar. Guided tours of the royal hall and the tower start every hour between 10:00 and 16:00 every day from 15 May to 31 Aug in the royal hall. From 1 Sept to 14 May tours are only available between noon and 15:00 on Sundays. Entrance fee is kr. 40 for adults, 20 for students and free for children under 16. A small cafeteria with coffee, tea and basic snacks is open from June to August. The fortress grounds serve as a city park; you can hang out here and eat that fish you just bought at the nearby fish market - or just enjoy the sunshine and the view. The park is popular among locals and tourists, but usually not crowded. It is normally not a problem to find a good spot for your picnic or a round of Frisbee. There is a very good view of the bay. The use of open fire, including barbecues, and the drinking of alcoholic beverages are forbidden. Unlike in many other parks, the prohibition of alcohol is enforced strictly here, as the fort is still a military area with occasional military guards on patrol.

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Hellesylt

village in Sunnmøre, Norway

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Lyngen Alps

mountain range in Troms, Norway

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Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park

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Fjærland

human settlement

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Lade, Trondheim

neighborhood in Trondheim, Norway

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Stavanger Museum

Free audio guide to take you through the entire museum, available upon request at the reception in German, English and Norwegian.

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Folgefonna

glacier

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Elverhøy Church

Dating back to 1803, it's the oldest church in town. It was built in the city centre, but b was moved to a residential area on top of the island.

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Ryfylke

district of Norway

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Fredrikstad Stadion

Go see Fredrikstad Fotball Klubb (FFK) play a game of soccer at their brand new stadium across the river from the riverwalk. Fredrikstad is beyond a doubt one of the most devoted cities in Norway when it comes to supporting their local team and the strong history of the sport in the city is well felt.

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Gamlehaugen

The villa at Gamlehaugen, built to resemble a castle, was the home of Christian Michelsen, former prime minister who helped free Norway from the Swedish rule through the peaceful dissolution of the "union" in 1905. Nowadays, the villa is the royal family's residence in Bergen. There is a large and very popular park around the villa. Bathing possibilities.

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Nigardsbreen

Glacier in Norway

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Krossobanen

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Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

The Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene are the only places on Bryggen where the original interior is preserved or restored. A tour of The Hanseatic Museum gives you a good introduction to the Hanseatic Bergen and the Hansa life, as you walk around an authentic Hanseatic merchant's house from the early 1700s. The building was in use until the late 19th century, when it was converted into a museum. In Schøtstuene, buildings from other parts of Bryggen are rebuilt to show where people ate, celebrated and held meetings. Neither the museum nor Schøtstuene is accessible for those using a wheelchair.

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Drammen Spiral

helix-shaped road tunnel in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

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Fredrikstad Fortress

Take a walk around the Old Town, on a sunny day it is beautiful. Especially great for kids as there are grass to run on, old cannons to climb, a playground and lots of ducks to feed. Go for a cup of hot cocoa and a cinnamon "snail" at Mormors Café afterwards. Daily guided tours (summer).

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Three-Country Cairn

Return trip by boat from Kilpisjärvi to Koltalahti and 3 km hike to the tripoint: the boat trip over Kilpisjärvi takes half an hour (with nice views) and the boat waits two hours while the passengers visit the tripoint.

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Damsgård Manor

This 18th-century manor is the most splendid of the many country retreats built by Bergen's aristocracy in the past centuries. The roccoco main building is surrounded by several beautiful gardens.

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Tyholttårnet

TV-tower with a rotating top restaurant: Egon Tårnet (see eat section).

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Siljustøl

The home of the composer Harald Sæverud, famous for late romantic and neo-classicist works now houses a museum with occasional concerts. The somewhat mystic park around the house is open for the public.

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Romsdal

district in Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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Supphellebreen

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Tryvann Ski Resort

ski resort in Norway

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Jostedalen

valley in Luster, Norway

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West Norway Museum of Decorative Art

museum of fine craft and design in Bergen, Norway

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Bøyabreen

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Hafjell

ski resort in Norway

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Bymarka

park area in Trondheim, Norway

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Nygårdsparken

This is a very nicely landscaped park laid out in the late 1800s after English patterns. The park is a popular picnic place for families, and in the summer there's always several groups of students and young people having barbeques. You are very welcome to step on the grass and it's a nice place to play frisbee, kubb or croquet. If you want to save a few kroner on food and drink stop by a local grocery store to pick up some ingredients to a picnic, bring along a blanket and a few beers and spend a cheap and relaxing afternoon in this park. It's highly unlikely that the police will bother you for drinking in public in this park as long as you behave. It's also one of the places where it's rather easy to get in contact with the locals. There's no public toilet here, but pop over the road to Vilvite and use their facilities for free. The upper part of the park is now rejuvenated, with a nice play area for children, occasional outdoor exhibitions and – some weekends – a café with restroom in the new Pavillion.

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Cathedral of Our Lady, Tromsø

This tiny church is the seat of the world's northernmost Catholic bishop, and also dates from 1861.

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Arctic–Alpine Botanic Garden

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Kvitfjell

ski resort

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Svartlamon

alternative district in Trondheim, Norway

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Espolin Gallery

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Old Town, Oslo

neighborhood in the inner city of Oslo, Norway

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Ekebergsletta

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Sverresborg

At Sverresborg, with lots of old houses depicting lifestyle in old days. In a very beautiful park area overlooking the city, and truly worth a visit! Activities for children on Sundays. Eat at the nice inhouse-cafe, or at the next-door "Tavern" dating from the 18th century.

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Kristiansand Boardwalk

The boardwalk alongside the seafront in the town centre leads you through beautiful parks and passes Norway's second-largest fountain park (Otterdalsparken, also known as the Nupen Park), Christiansholm fortress from the 17th century (see above), playground for children and a public beach - Bystranda, the City Beach. The boardwalk continues along the western river bank of the river Otra (Otra elvepark) as a 40-km-long path for nature and culture.

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Ravnedalen, Kristiansand

(Ravens' Valley) is a lovely park just outside the city centre. It is surrounded with steep cliffs and presents the visitor with lush flower gardens and manicured laws perfect for picnics. If you forgot your picnic basket, there's also a café here. The peaceful idyll is usually disturbed only by an extensive bird life. But there are sometimes music performances in the summer.

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Myrdal

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Estenstadmarka

park area in Trondheim, Norway

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Fiskebrygga, Kristiansand

There is still a fish market here, but there are also several, mostly maritime, restaurants around the central waterfront. During summer, locals arrive in their boats and anchor up here. Lovely place for an ice cream.

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Fjellheisen

On Mount Storsteinen. Offers a fantastic view from 421metres/1382feet above sea level. In summer, make sure you go up there at midnight. The view from the top is amazing in winter also. You can walk (less than 1h one way).

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Arkivet (Kristiansand)

Gestapo headquaters: This is a current centre for peace and human rights. The building has a creepy history. During World War II, the local headquarters of Gestapo was located there. Many Norwegian opponents of the horrible Nazi regime were imprisoned there and were subjected to cruel torture, some were sent on to concentration camps and many lost their lives in the struggle for resistance. The museum exhibition takes you back to the crime scene of the 1940s.

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Norway

Norway (Norwegian: Norge or Noreg) is the westernmost, northernmost — and surprisingly also the easternmost — of the three Scandinavian countries. Norway is known for the complex and deep fjords along its west coast, as well as the midnight sun and Northern Lights. Mainland Norway stretches from the North Sea near Denmark and Scotland to borders with northern Finland and the northwestern tip of Russia, and has a long border with Sweden to the east. Norway also includes the Svalbard islands in the Arctic.

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