Peer Gynt Galleriet

The Northern Fjords

An only-in-the-fjords extravaganza, bas-relief wood carvings fashioned by local carpenter Oddvin Parr illustrate the Peer Gynt legend, along with a 35-minute audiovisual show (three daily in English). There's an attached cafeteria with lovely big windows overlooking the fjord.

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