"Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. Bryggen has been ravaged by many fires, the great fire of 1702 in particular. It reduced the whole of the city to ashes. The area was rebuilt on the foundations that had been there since the 12th century, which means that Bryggen is basically unchanged despite the passing centuries. Bryggen is now part of our common heritage and has a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the city of Bergen is a designated World Heritage City. The world heritage site consists of the old Hanseatic wharf and buildings, and one of the best known urban areas from the Middle Ages in all of Norway. In 1360, the German Hanseatic League set up one of its import and export offices at Bryggen, dominating trade for almost 400 years. To stroll through the narrow alleyways and overhanging galleries is to step back into the mists of time and a bygone era.
Bryggen is very much a living part of the cultural heritage that is still in active use in this historical area of the city. Today, there are several attractions in the area, from the Fish Market to Bergenhus Fortress and there are many cafés, restaurants and shops to choose from. Many of the shops sell traditional and unique crafts."
"There is only so much you can experience through Instagram. Some places you need to see, feel, and smell for yourself.
The Hardangerfjord region in Fjord Norway is one of those places. Let the natural rage of the waterfalls spray your face, and the rich flavours of the world’s best cider fill you up"
The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions.
Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen, 150 m from Fisketorget – the fish market – and Bryggen wharf. It’s only a 10-minute walk to the lower station from where the cruise ships dock. The journey up to Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes about 5–8 minutes.
"The new Ulriken Cable Car takes you up to the highest of Bergen's 7 mountains with Norway's largest gondolas.
The trip gives you a spectacular nature and mountain experience 643 meters above sea level. From the top you have magnificent views of Bergen and the region with sea, skerries, fjords and mountains. During the summer season, it is possible to buy bus transport as an additional product for a ticket to the track."
"Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. At the Fram Museum you can come on board the ship and see how the crew and their dogs managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth - the Arctic and the Antarctic. The exhibition is translated into ten languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Norwegian.
The Fram Museum also has a polar simulator where you can experience the cold and the dangers of polar expeditions more than 100 years ago. Next to the main building is the Gjøa building with exhibitions on the Arctic and the Northwest Passage. The museum shop offers exclusive polar merchandise."
The Holmenkollen Ski Museum, located underneath the famous ski jump, is the oldest of its kind in the world.
An exhibition with 2500 pairs of skis, some of which have belonged to Norway’s most famous skiers and members of The Royal Family, takes you through 4000 years of skiing history.
Norsk Folkemuseum is located at Bygdøy in Oslo and has an Open-Air Museum with 160 historic buildings. A main attraction is Gol Stave Church from around 1200.
The museum focuses on the time period from 1500 until present time, and in-door exhibits feature Norwegian folk costumes, folk art, church art and Sami culture. Temporary exhibits, audience programs and activities for children all year.
"The 100-km-long Oslo fjord is the scenic gem of the Oslo area. In the summer, the fjord buzzes with life and activity. You can go swimming, hike among the colourful cabins on the islands or glide over the waves on a SUP-board. In the winter months, you can still go for a swim – but you may want to step into one of the many fjordside saunas before and after. Each of the islands in the innermost part of the fjord has its own characteristics and history. At Hovedøya you can glance at the busy city while relaxing on the beach.
Take along a picknick basket or enjoy a snack from the charming cafés on the islands. Hopp on bord a fjord cruise and enjoy the scenery. Whatever you end up doing, you will never regret exploring the Oslo fjord."
"vThe Norwegian National Opera & Ballet consists of the companies the Norwegian National Ballet and the Norwegian National Opera, in addition to the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, the Norwegian National Opera Chorus, the Norwegian National Opera Children’s Chorus and the Norwegian National Ballet School.
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet moved into the new Opera House in Bjørvika in 2008."
Today, Vigeland is most famously known for creating the Vigeland Sculpture Park and for designing the Nobel Peace Prize Medal.
He died in 1943 and his ashes are scattered in the bell tower of his studio in Nobels Gate. This is now the location of the Vigeland Museum.
"1000 years ago, the Vikings sailed along the shores of Europe, up rivers and across the open sea throughout the North Atlantic area. Ships are the essence of the Viking Age. With them, the Scandinavian countries were founded.
The Viking Ship Museum is built around the five original Viking ships from Skuldelev. They are part of a global story about ships, people and things on voyages. The museum tells the story of how the Vikings changed the World with their ships. Without ships, no Viking Age."