Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Trondheim

Nidaros Domkirke

Nidaros Cathedral is Scandinavia's largest medieval building, and the northernmost Gothic structure in Europe. Outside, the ornately embellished, altar-like west wall has top-to-bottom statues of biblical characters…
Top Choice Gallery in Aker Brygge & the Waterfront

Astrup Fearnley Museet

Recently re-opened in a stunning architectural creation at the centre of Oslo's waterfront, this museum, which contains all manner of zany contemporary art, is Oslo's latest flagship project and the artistic highlig…
Top Choice Gallery in Bergen

KODE

Bergen’s art museums are collected under the umbrella institution KODE and together form one of the largest art-and-design collections in Scandinavia. Four separate, and architecturally unique, buildings line up alo…
Top Choice Architecture in Aker Brygge & the Waterfront

Oslo Opera House

Hoping to transform the city into a world-class cultural centre, the city leaders have embarked on a massive waterfront redevelopment project (which is scheduled to last until 2020), the centrepiece of which is the …
Top Choice Historic Site in Bergen

Bryggen

Bergen's oldest quarter runs along the eastern shore of Vågen Harbour (bryggen translates as 'wharf') in long, parallel and often leaning rows of gabled buildings. Each has stacked-stone or wooden foundations and re…
Top Choice Museum in Bergen

Edvard Grieg Museum

Composer Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina Hagerup spent summers at this charming Swiss-style wooden villa from 1885 until Grieg's death in 1907. Surrounded by fragrant, tumbling gardens and occupying a semi-rural sett…
Top Choice Museum in Stavanger

Norsk Oljemuseum

Admittedly, the prospect of an 'oil museum' doesn't sound like the most promising prospect for an afternoon out. But this state-of-the-art place is well worth visiting – both for its striking, steel-clad architectur…
Top Choice Museum in Vestvågøy

Lofotr Viking Museum

In 1981 at Borg, near the centre of Vestvågøy, a farmer's plough hit the ruins of the 83m-long dwelling of a powerful Viking chieftain, the largest building of its era ever discovered in Scandinavia. The resulting L…
Top Choice Museum in Trondheim

Archbishop's Palace

The 12th-century archbishop's residence (Erkebispegården), commissioned around 1160 and Scandinavia's oldest secular building, is beside the cathedral. In its west wing, you'll find Norway's shimmering crown jewels …
Top Choice Museum in Tromsø

Polar Museum

Fittingly for a town that was the launchpad for many pioneering expeditions to the Pole, this fascinating museum is a rollicking romp through life in the Arctic, taking in everything from the history of trapping to …