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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 Norwegian in Trondheim

Folk & Fe

Rustic-chic is the modus operandi at the Folk and Fairy. Lauded by the White Guide (Scandinavia's equivalent of the Michelin Guide), it's vintage New Nordic, with a taste for minimalist presentation and seasonal dis…
Top Choice Bistro in Stavanger

Egget

In a clapboard building off Steinkargata, this ramshackle, rough-and-ready eatery is small in size, but strong on ambition: the food is modern, creative, and bang on trend, with an emphasis on freshness, seasonality…
Top Choice Bistro in Tromsø

Mathallen

With its industrial styling, exposed pipes and open-fronted kitchen, this elegant place wouldn't look out of place in Oslo or Stockholm. It serves some of the best modern Norwegian food in town, majoring on fish and…
Top Choice Norwegian in Svolvær

Børsen

Located at the Svinøya complex, this is one of the town's top tables. A former fish house, it was called the 'stock exchange' after the bench outside, where the town's old geezers would gather to debate. In its dini…
Top Choice Cafe in Grünerløkka

Tim Wendelboe

World-renowned barista Tim W has opened his own eponymous Oslo coffee shop, and it really is a must-visit for aficionados of the holy bean. All the coffees are self-sourced and hand-roasted (the roaster takes up hal…
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…