Museum in Hardangerfjord

Hardangervidda Natursenter

The exceptional Hardangervidda Natursenter is a fantastic introduction to one of Norway's most beautiful national parks, and is located 6.5km southeast of Eidfjord in Øvre Eidfjord. As well as providing detailed tre…
Outdoors in Central Norway

Jotunheimen National Park

This national park is one of Norway's best wilderness destinations. It has a network of hiking trails leading to some 60 glaciers and to the country's loftiest peaks (the 2469m/8100ft Galdhøpiggen and 2452m/8044ft G…
Scenic Drive in Eastern Central Norway

Peer Gynt Vegen

Of all the beautiful mountain roads of Central Norway, one stands out for its combination of scenery and storytelling: Peer Gynt Vegen. Running for 60km from Skei to Espedalen, it takes you along the trail followed …
Museum in Eastern Central Norway


Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1903 and lived on a farm at Aulestad, 18km northwest of Lillehammer. It has been lovingly restored, although you’ll need your own vehicle to get here.
Museum in Northern Central Norway

Olavsgruva Mine

The Olavsgruva mine is 13km north of Røros. The moderately interesting museum exhibition is far surpassed by mine tours passing through the historic Nyberget mine, which dates from the 1650s. The modern Olavsgruva m…
Church in Sognefjorden

Borgund Stave Church

Some 30km southeast of Lærdalsøyri along the E16, this 12th-century stave church was raised beside one of the major trade routes between eastern and western Norway. Dedicated to St Andrew, it’s one of the best-known…
Museum in Northern Central Norway

Johan Falkberget Museum

The works of Røros' favourite son, author Johan Falkberget (1879–1967), have been translated into 19 languages and cover 300 years of the region's mining history. His most famous work, An-Magrit, which was made into…
Zoo in Troms

Polar Park

This large open-air zoo is 23km south of Setermoen and 3.3km east of the E6. It features wildlife of the boreal taiga (marshy forest) in spacious enclosures that, but for the metal fencing, are scarcely distinguisha…
Museum in Eastern Finnmark

Varanger Sami Museum

In Varangerbotn, close to where the E6 meets the E75 17km east of Tana Bru, this is a fun, informative and high-tech display about Sami life and culture, with Sami-related temporary exhibitions and artwork by contem…
Museum in Setesdalen


Coming from the south, Rysstad's main Setesdalsmuseet is a fine, refurbished exhibition space displaying period interiors and cultural artefacts, including displays of regional dress.