Top tourist attractions in Norway
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Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world's largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude.
Fram is a ship that was used in expeditions of the Arctic and Antarctic regions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, Oscar Wisting, and Roald Amundsen between 1893 and 1912. It was designed and built by the Norwegian shipwright Colin Archer for Fridtjof Nansen's 1893 Arctic expedition in which Fram was supposed to freeze into the Arctic ice sheet and float with it over the North Pole. Fram is said to have sailed farther north and farther south than any other wooden ship. Fram is preserved at the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway.
Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, and by the old local name Hyvlatonnå, is a massive cliff 604 metres above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres, almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway. The tourism at the site has been increasing, around 2012, the plateau was each year visited by between 150,000 and 200,000 people who took the 3.8 km hike to Preikestolen, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. In fact, there were so many tourists during the summer season of 2012 that a project to improve the path up to the cliff is currently under way.
The Geirangerfjorden is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It located entirely in Stranda Municipality. It is a 15-kilometre long branch off of the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch off of the Storfjorden. The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it. The fjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites. In 2005, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, jointly with the Nærøyfjorden, although this status is now threatened by the disputed plans to build power lines across the fjord. A car ferry, which doubles as a sightseeing trip, is operated by Fjord1 Nordvestlandske. It runs lengthwise along the fjord between the small towns of Geiranger and Hellesylt. Along the fjord's sides there lie a number of now-abandoned farms. Some restoration has been made by the Storfjordens venner association. The most commonly visited among these are Skageflå, Knivsflå, and Blomberg. Skageflå may also be reached on foot from Geiranger, while the others require a boat excursion. The fjord is also host to several impressive waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters waterfall. Magdalene Thoresen, Henrik Ibsen's mother-in-law, said of the area:
Nidaros Cathedral is a Church of Norway cathedral located in the city of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag country, Norway. Built over the burial site of Saint Olaf, the king of Norway in the 11th century, who became the patron saint of the nation. It is the traditional location for the consecration of the King of Norway. It was built from 1070 to 1300, and designated as the cathedral for the Diocese of Nidaros in 1152. After the Protestant Reformation, it was taken over by the Lutheran Church in 1527. It is the northernmost medieval church in the world.
Akershus Fortress or Akershus Castle is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. It has also been used as a prison.
Tusenfryd is an amusement park at Vinterbro, Norway. The park is located 20 kilometers south of Oslo. Two of the longest motorway corridors in Norway, E6 and E18, meet nearby Tusenfryd and the park is located on the west side near where they meet. SpeedMonster, SuperSplash, ThunderCoaster and SpaceShot make the park visible from the motorway. The park was officially opened on 11 June 1988, after a construction period of 18 months. The park is owned by Parques Reunidos S.A., located in Madrid, Spain. Bjørn Håvard Solli is the parks CEO. The park has 31 attractions and has 500,000 visitors per year.
Frogner Park is a public park located in the borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway, and historically part of Frogner Manor. The manor house is located in the south of the park, and houses the Oslo City Museum. Both the park and the entire borough derive their names from Frogner Manor. Frogner Park contains, in its present centre, the world famous Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement designed by Gustav Vigeland. Although sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Vigeland Park, the Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement is not a separate park, but the name of the sculptures within Frogner Park. The sculpture park consists of sculptures as well as larger structures such as bridges and fountains. The park of Frogner Manor was historically smaller and centered around the manor house, and was landscaped as a baroque park in the 18th century by its owner Hans Jacob Scheel. It was landscaped as a romantic park in the 19th century by then-owner Benjamin Wegner. Large parts of the estate were sold to give room for city expansion in the 19th century, and the remaining estate was bought by Christiania municipality in 1896 and made into a public park. It was the site of the 1914 Jubilee Exhibition, and Vigeland's sculpture arrangement was constructed from the 1920s. In addition to the sculpture park, the manor house and a nearby pavilion, the park also contains Frognerbadet and Frogner Stadium. In the centre of the park, the Frogner Pond is found.
Munch Museum is an art museum in Oslo, Norway dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The museum was financed from the profits generated by the Oslo municipal cinemas and opened its doors in 1963 to commemorate what would have been Munch's 100th birthday. Its collection consists of works and articles by Munch, which he donated to the municipality of Oslo upon his death, and additional works donated by his sister Inger Munch, as well as various other works obtained through trades of duplicate prints, etc. The museum now has in its permanent collection well over half of the artist's entire production of paintings and at least one copy of all his prints. This amounts to over 1,200 paintings, 18,000 prints, six sculptures, as well as 500 plates, 2,240 books, and various other items. The museum also contains educational and conservation sections and also has facilities for performing arts. The museum structure was designed by the architects Einar Myklebust and Gunnar Fougner. Myklebust also played an important role in the expansion and renovation of the museum in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of Munch's death. This site has also been the location of filming for an Olsenbanden-movie from 1984. The City of Oslo promoted an architectural competition for a new Munch Museum in the area of Bjørvika, a new urban development were the Oslo Opera House is also located. The new museum will probably be completed in 2017 by the Spanish studio Herreros Arquitectos.
Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park
The Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park is a Zoological garden and amusement park situated 11 km east of Kristiansand, Norway. It is Norway's most frequently visited attraction, covering an area of 150 acres. Animals include wolves, lynxes, wolverines, tigers, lions, cheetahs, chimpanzees, mooses, zebras, and orangutans. Other attractions include Cardamom Town, which is made to look like the town in the book by Thorbjørn Egner, and Captain Sabertooth and pirate village Kjuttaviga, which is taken from a theatre act by the singer and actor Terje Formoe.
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo is the national museum of art of Norway. It was established on 1 July 2003 through a merger of the Norwegian Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery of Norway, and the National Touring Exhibitions. Its directors have been Sune Nordgren, Anne Kjellberg, Allis Helleland, Ingar Pettersen and Audun Eckhoff. Chairmen of the board have been Christian Bjelland and Svein Aaser. Among its collection is one of the versions of The Scream by Edvard Munch.
Royal Palace, Oslo
The Royal Palace in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian residence of King Charles III, who also reigned as king of Sweden and otherwise resided there, and is the official residence of the present Norwegian monarch. The crown prince resides at Skaugum in Asker west of Oslo. The palace has 173 rooms.
Rondane National Park
Rondane National Park is the oldest national park in Norway, established on 21 December 1962. The park contains ten peaks above 2,000 metres, with the highest being Rondslottet at an altitude of 2,178 m. The park is an important habitat for herds of wild reindeer. The park was extended in 2003, and now covers an area of 963 km² in the counties Oppland and Hedmark. Rondane lies just to the east of Gudbrandsdal and two other mountain areas, Dovre and Jotunheimen are nearby.
World Heritage Site
Bryggen, also known as Tyskebryggen is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. Bryggen has since 1979 been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites. The name has the same origin as the Flemish city of Brugge. The city of Bergen was founded in 1070. The area of the present Bryggen constitutes the oldest part of the city. Around 1360 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was established there, now documented in a museum. As the town developed into an important trading centre, the wharfs were improved. The buildings of Bryggen were gradually taken over by the Hanseatic merchants. The warehouses were filled with goods, particularly fish from northern Norway, and cereal from Europe. Throughout history, Bergen has experienced many fires, since, traditionally, most houses were made from wood. This was also the case for Bryggen, and as of today, around a quarter dates back to the time after 1702, when the older wharfside warehouses and administrative buildings burned down. The rest predominantly consists of younger structures, although there are some stone cellars that date back to the 15th century.
Besseggen, or Besseggi, is a mountain ridge in Vågå kommune in Oppland county. Besseggen lies east in Jotunheimen, between the lakes Gjende and Bessvatnet. The walk over Besseggen is one of the most popular mountain hikes in Norway. About 30,000 people walk this trip each year. The route over Besseggen starts at Gjendesheim, up to the trails highest point, Veslfjellet, down Besseggen, further over the relatively flat area Bandet, and ends at Memurubu, where one may take the regularly scheduled ferry route back to Gjendesheim. Many choose to do the hike in the other direction by starting at Memurubu after first taking the ferry there from Gjendesheim. The trip is estimated to take about 5–7 hours to walk without rest stops. From Besseggen there is a great view over Gjende and Bessvatnet. One of the unique aspects of the view is that Gjende lies almost 400 m lower than Bessvatnet, and while Bessvatnet has a blue color typical of other lakes, Gjende has a distinct green color. The green color is the result from glacier runoff containing clay. Looking down towards Memurubu one can see the nearby river Muru coloring the water with a light colored runoff.
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
Norsk Folkemuseum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, is a museum of cultural history with extensive collections of artifacts from all social groups and all regions of the country. It also incorporates a large open air museum with more than 150 buildings relocated from towns and rural districts. The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is situated on the Bygdøy peninsula near several other museums, including the Viking Ship Museum; the Fram Museum; the Kon-Tiki Museum; and the Norwegian Maritime Museum;.
Viking Ship Museum
The Viking Ship Museum is located at Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway. It is part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo, and houses archaeological finds from Tune, Gokstad, Oseberg and the Borre mound cemetery.
Oscarsborg Fortress is a coastal fortress in the Oslofjord, close to the small town of Drøbak. The fortress is situated on two small islets, and on the mainland to the west and east, in the fjord and was military territory until 2003 when it was made a publicly available resort island. The fortress is best known for sinking the German heavy cruiser Blücher on 9 April 1940.
Urnes Stave Church
World Heritage Site
Urnes Stave Church is a stave church at the Ornes farm, along the Lustrafjord in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway, about 5 kilometres east of the village of Hafslo. It has been owned by Fortidsminneforeningen since 1881. In 1979, the Urnes stave church was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Nærøyfjord is a fjord in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. The narrow fjord is a branch of the large Sognefjord, and it is featured on the "Norway in a Nutshell" daytrips for tourists. The 18-kilometre long fjord is only 500 metres wide in some parts. The river Nærøydalselvi flows down the valley Nærøydalen into the fjord at the village of Gudvangen, near the highway E16. The village of Bakka and the Bakka church are located on the west shore of the fjord. Since 2005, the Nærøyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has also been rated by the National Geographic Society as the world's number one natural heritage site along with the Geirangerfjord.
Oslo Cathedral — formerly Our Savior's Church — is the main church for the Oslo bishopric of the Church of Norway, as well as the parish church for downtown Oslo. The present building dates from 1694-1697. The Norwegian Royal Family and the Norwegian Government use the Cathedral for public events. It was closed for renovation in August 2006 and re-opened with a festive high mass on 18 April 2010.
Fredriksten is a fortress in the city of Halden in Norway.
Bergenhus fortress is a fortress located in Bergen, Norway. Bergenhus fortress is located in the entrance to the harbor in Bergen. This is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Norway.
Oslo City Hall
Oslo City Hall houses the city council, city administration, and art studios and galleries. The construction started in 1931, but was paused by the outbreak of World War II, before the official inauguration in 1950. Its characteristic architecture, artworks and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, held on 10 December, makes it one of Oslo's most famous buildings. It was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson. The roof of the eastern tower has a 49-bell carillon which plays every hour. It is situated in Pipervika in central downtown Oslo. The area was completely renovated and rebuilt to make room for the new city hall, back in the late 1920s. In June 2005 it was named Oslo's "Structure of the Century", with 30.4% of the votes.
The Fram Museum is a museum telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration. It is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway. Fram Museum is situated in an area with several other museums, including the Kon-Tiki Museum; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; the Viking Ship Museum; and the Norwegian Maritime Museum. Bygdøy Royal Estate, the official summer residence of the King of Norway and historic Oscarshall are also located nearby. The Fram Museum was inaugurated on 20 May 1936. It honours Norwegian polar exploration in general and three great Norwegian polar explorers in particular—Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen. The museum also exhibits images of the fauna of the polar regions, such as polar bears and penguins. The Fram Museum is centered principally on the original exploration vessel Fram. The original interior of Fram is intact and visitors can go inside the ship to view it. Fram was commissioned, designed, and built by Scots-Norwegian shipbuilder Colin Archer to specifications provided by Norwegian Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who financed the building of the ship with a combination of grant monies provided by the Norwegian government and private funding in 1891.
Jotunheimen National Park
Jotunheimen National Park is a national park in Norway, recognized as one of the country's premier hiking and fishing regions. The national park covers 1,151 km² and is part of the larger area Jotunheimen. More than 250 peaks rise above 1,900 metres, including Northern Europe's two highest peaks: Galdhøpiggen at 2,469 metres, and Glittertind at 2,465 metres. The National Park covers most of the mountainous region of Jotunheimen, including Hurrungane, but Utladalen and its surroundings are within Utladalen Landscape Protection Area. Geographically, it lies in both Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane counties. Geologically the Jotunheimen is a Precambrian province. Glaciers have carved the hard gabbro rock massifs of the Jotunheimen, leaving numerous valleys and the many peaks. Wildlife include the reindeer, elk, deer, wolverines and lynx. Most lakes and rivers hold trout.
Hardangervidda National Park
Hardangervidda National Park, at 3,422 square kilometers, is Norway's largest national park. It spans from Numedal and Uvdal in the east and Røvelseggi and Ullensvang in the west across the Hardanger mountain plateau. Designated as a national park in 1981, today it serves as a popular tourist destination for activities such as hiking, climbing, fishing, and cross-country skiing. The Norwegian Mountain Touring Association maintains a comprehensive network of huts and paths across Hardangervidda. The Bergensbanen railway line and the main Highway 7 cross the plateau. It has the southernmost stock of several arctic animals and plants. Its wild reindeer herds are among the largest in the world. Several hundred nomadic stone age settlements have been found in the area, most likely related to the migration of the reindeer. Ancient trails cross the plateau, linking western and eastern Norway; one example is the Nordmannsslepa linking Eidfjord and Veggli in the Numedal valley with Hol and Uvdal. The name Hardangervidda is put together by the name of the district Hardanger and the finite form of vidde, 'wide plain, large mountain plateau'.
Svartisen is a collective term for two glaciers located in northern Norway. The system consists of two separate glaciers, ⁕Vestre Svartisen, which is the second largest glacier on the Norwegian mainland after Jostedalsbreen ⁕Østre Svartisen, which is the country's fourth largest. There are also a number of minor glaciers in the area, such as Glombreen in the northern part of Meløy, and Simlebreen in Beiarn. One of the outlet glaciers of Svartisen, Engabreen ends at the lowest point of any glacier on the European mainland, at 20 meters above sea level. The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate has monitored the glacier mass balance of the glacier since 1970 and operates a sub-glacial laboratory beneath Engabreen. Svartisen is part of Saltfjellet-Svartisen national park, located in the Saltfjell mountain range. Water from the glacier is collected and used for hydropower production via runoff into the streams and lakes and through intakes borred beneath Engabreen.
Maihaugen is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lillehammer, Norway. Maihaugen, with close to 200 buildings, is one of Northern Europe's largest open air museums and is one of the largest cultural facilities in Norway.
Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park
Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park is a National Park in Norway. It was founded in 2002 to replace and enlarge the former Dovrefjell National Park, originally founded in 1974. It occupies 1,693 km² and encompasses areas in three Norwegian counties: Oppland, Sør-Trøndelag, and Møre og Romsdal and includes large parts of the mountain range of Dovrefjell.
Briksdalsbreen is one of the most accessible and best known arms of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. Briksdalsbreen is located in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The glacier lies on the north side of the Jostedalsbreen, in Briksdalen which is located at the end of the Oldedalen valley, about 25 kilometres south of the village of Olden. It is located inside Jostedalsbreen National Park. Briksdalsbreen terminates in a small glacial lake, Briksdalsbrevatnet, which lies 346 metres above sea level. The size of Briksdalsbreen depends not only on temperature, but is also strongly affected by precipitation. Measurements since 1900 show small changes in the first decades, with advances in the glacier front in 1910 and 1929. In the period from 1934 to 1951 the glacier receded by 800 metres, exposing the glacial lake. In the period from 1967 until 1997 the glacier expanded by 465 metres and covered the whole lake, with the glacier front ending at the lake outlet. The glacier attracted international attention in the 1990s, as it was growing at a time when other European glaciers were in decline.
Henie-Onstad Art Centre
The Henie-Onstad Art Centre is an art museum located at Høvikodden in Bærum municipality, Norway. It is situated on a headland jutting into the Oslofjord, approximately 10 kilometres south of Oslo.
Jostedalsbreen National Park
Jostedalsbreen National Park is a national park in Norway that encompasses the largest glacier on the European mainland, Jostedalsbreen. The park was established by royal decree on 25 October 1991, and then in 1998, it was enlarged to the northwest. The park now covers 1,310 square kilometres, with the glaciers covering about 800 square kilometres of the park.
Natural history Museum
The museums correct name is "The University Museum of Bergen". It is a university museum in Bergen, Norway. Founded in 1825 under the name of "Bergens Museum" with the intent of building large collections in the fields of culture and natural history, it became the grounds for most of the academic activity in the city, a tradition which has prevailed since the museum became part of the University of Bergen. The University Museum of Bergen is divided into two departments, the Natural History Collections and the Cultural History Collections and Public Outreach and exhibitions. It is also the caretaker of the museum garden, formerly the botanical garden, surrounding the natural history building, and the city's arboretum.
Bergen Aquarium is a public aquarium in Norway. It is situated on the Nordnes peninsula in Bergen and is one of the city's tourist attractions. When it opened in 27 August 1960, it was considered to be the largest and most modern aquarium in Northern Europe. The complex houses over 60 tanks of fish, marine invertebrates, as well as three outdoor ponds with seals, penguins and cyprinids and a tropical branch with reptiles and monkeys.
Femundsmarka National Park
Femundsmarka National Park is a national park in Norway. The landscape is largely marshes and lakes. It is a popular destination for canoeing and fishing. The park was formed in 1971 to protect the lake and the forests stretching eastwards to Sweden. Indeed, the landscapes here are more Swedish in appearance than recognisably Norwegian. The forest is sparse and consists of craggy pine and birch. The park has long been a source of falcons for use in the European and Asian sport of falconry and several places in the park are known as Falkfangerhøgda, or "falcon hunters’ height". There are also wild reindeer grazing in the heights and, in summer, a herd of around 30 musk oxen roam the area along the Røa and Mugga Rivers. This group split off from an older herd in the Dovrefjell area and migrated here. The National Park influenced the name of the album Femundsmarka of the German black metal band Waldgeflüster.
Folgefonna National Park
Folgefonna National Park has an area of 545.2 km². It spans the municipalities of Jondal, Kvinnherad, Etne, Odda and Ullensvang. The national park was opened by Queen Sonja on 14 May 2005. Folgefonna is a collective term for three glaciers in the park, of which the southern one is Norway's third largest glacier.
Troldhaugen was the home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina Grieg. Troldhaugen is located in Bergen, Norway and consists of the Edvard Grieg Museum, Grieg’s villa, the hut where he composed music, and his and his wife's gravesite. The building was designed by Grieg's cousin, the architect Schak Bull. The name comes from trold meaning troll and haug from the Old Norse word haugr meaning hill or knoll. Grieg is reputed to have said that children called the nearby small valley "The Valley of Trolls" and thus gave the name for his building as well. Edvard Grieg himself called the building "my best composition hitherto". Edvard and Nina Grieg finished building Troldhaugen in 1885. Edvard and Nina Grieg lived in Troldhaugen when he was home in Norway, mostly in the summer. Troldhaugen was the home of Edvard Grieg from April 1885 to his death. After the death of her husband in 1907, Nina Grieg moved to Denmark where she spent the remainder of her life. Grieg's and his wife's ashes rest inside a mountain tomb near the house. Troldhaugen is a typical 19th century residence with panoramic tower and a large veranda. Grieg's small composer's hut overlooking Nordås Lake. Grieg immortalized the name of his home in one of his piano pieces, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Opus 65, No. 6.
Lindesnes Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse and museum on the southernmost tip of mainland Norway, the peninsula Neset. It is also the oldest lighthouse station in Norway, first lit in 1655. To avoid confusion with the lighthouse at Skagen in Denmark, it was lit in conjunction with Markøy Lighthouse. It has gone through several changes since it was built: In 1822, it was refitted with a coal lamp, and in 1854 a new lamp was installed with the current lens. The current cast iron tower was set up in 1915 and fitted with the old Fresnel lens. In 1920 the lighthouse station got its first fogsignal, a sirene. The fogsignal and its machinery is placed in a building beside the tower. During WW2 Lindesnes lightouse was taken over by the Germans. Being an important watchpoint the German built a little fortress with four guns and, after a while, a radarantenna. The traces from WW2 are visible as trenches, tunnels etc. In the 1950s the lighthousestation was electrified and the fogsignal was changed into a powerful Diaphone. The fogsignal was closed as a navigational aid in 1988 but it is still operational and being used at special occasions. Lindesnes lighthouse is owned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration and still an active lighthouse. It also operates as a museum by the non-profit Lindesnes Lighthouse museum Foundation. In addition to the buildings belonging to the lighthouse, keepers cottages, sheds and boathouses, Lindesnes lighthouse has a visitorcentre inside the mountain with exhibitions, a cinemahall and a cafeteria. There's also a museumshop. Lindesnes lighthouse museum is a part of the National museums of coastal infrastructure, Kystmusea, together with Tungenes lighthouse outside Stavanger, Dalsfjord lighthouse museum at Sunnmøre and the Lofoten museum in Kabelvåg. Kystmusea cooperates closely with Norwegian Coastal Administration.
Kongeparken is an amusement park in the village Ålgård, near Stavanger, Norway. Kongeparken is the biggest amusement park in the southwest of Norway and Rogaland's biggest tourist attraction. The park offers over 50 different rides and adventures for the entire family and has been awarded several times for good service and innovative attractions.
Øvre Pasvik National Park
Øvre Pasvik National Park is located in the southeastern part of the Pasvikdalen valley in southern Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Covering an area of 119 square kilometers, the national park is dominated by Siberian-like taiga consisting of old-growth forests of Scots Pine, shallow lakes and bog. Proposals for a national park in Øvre Pasvik were first launched in 1936, but the park was not created until 6 February 1970. It originally covered 66 square kilometers, but was expanded in 29 August 2003. Øvre Pasvik is part of Pasvik–Inari Trilateral Park along with the adjacent Øvre Pasvik Landscape Protection Area, the joint Norwegian and Russian Pasvik Nature Reserve, and Finland's Vätsäri Wilderness Area. The park has its western border running along the Finland–Norway border. The two most prominent lakes are Ellenvatn and Ødevatn, both of which flow into tributaries of the river Pasvikelva. The fauna and flora are typical of the Siberian taiga, and include some species uncommon for Norway. The park is a habitat for the brown bear and also has a large population of moose; reindeer husbandry takes place during winter. Eight species of fish live in the lakes and the park has 190 species of flowering plants.
Ringve Museum is Norway's national museum for music and musical instruments, with collections from all over the world.
Nobel Peace Center
Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, is a showcase for the Nobel Peace Prize and the ideals it represents. The Center is also an arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. The Center presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel and the other Nobel prizes. This is done using multimedia and interactive technology, exhibitions, meetings, debates, theater, concerts and conferences, as well as a broad educational program and regular guided tours. The Nobel Peace Center is a foundation and part of a network of Nobel institutions represented externally by the Nobel Foundation, which also administers informational activities and arrangements surrounding the presentation of the Nobel Prize. Bente Erichsen is director of the Nobel Peace Center. Geir Lundestad is chairman of the Center’s board, which is appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The Nobel Peace Center was opened in 2005 by HRH King Harald V of Norway in a ceremony attended by the royal families of Norway and Sweden. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai was also present. The Center has since welcomed more than 400,000 visitors. The Nobel Peace Center is located in the former Oslo Vestbanestasjon building dating from 1872, which ceased to be used as a railway station in 1989. It is located close to the Oslo City Hall and overlooking the harbor, where the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony takes place every 10 December, to commemorate Alfred Nobel’s death.
The Atlantic Sea-Park is an aquarium in Ålesund, Norway. It was founded in 1951 as a limited company. The current facility was officially opened 15 June 1998. The Atlantic Sea-Park is one of Scandinavia's largest saltwater aquariums and one of the leading tourist attractions in the area.
Kristiansten Fortress is located on a hill east of the city of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It was built after the city fire of Trondheim in 1681 to protect the city against attack from the east. Construction was finished in 1685. It fulfilled its purpose in 1718 when Swedish forces laid siege against Trondheim. The fortress was decommissioned in 1816 by king Charles XIV John.
Kongsvinger Fortress is located in the city and municipality of Kongsvinger in the county of Hedmark, Norway. It is situated on a hill west and north of the Glomma river, standing astride the ancient Vinger Royal Road, which connected Norway and Värmland, Sweden as well as on the north-south Norwegian route along the Glomma. As Kongsvinger formed a key junction point for these routes, fortifications were constructed there to protect against invasion from the east.
Gjøa was the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. With a crew of six, Roald Amundsen traversed the passage in a three year journey, finishing in 1906.
Stabbursdalen National Park
Stabbursdalen National Park lies in North Norway. It contains the northernmost pine forest in the world. It is located in Porsanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The park surrounds the Stabburselva river and its surrounding valley, just west of the large Porsangerfjorden. A small corner of the park extends into neighboring Kvalsund Municipality.
Rago National Park
Rago National Park is a national park in the municipality of Sørfold in Nordland county, Norway. The 171-square-kilometre park lies east of European route E06, about 10 kilometres northeast of the village of Straumen. The park was established on 22 January 1971. Rago borders Sweden's Padjelanta National Park, which in turn borders two other parks, and the combined of all the protected land is a total of 5,700 square kilometres —creating the largest protected area in Europe. The lakes Storskogvatnet and Litlverivatnet lie within the park. There are several glaciers in the southeastern part of the park. Rago National Park does not have a rich variety of plants, due partly to its poor soils and harsh climate. The wooded areas consist mostly of pine. Many alpine plants grow among the trees. There isn't a wide variety of animal and bird life either. Moose live in the park along with semi-domesticated reindeer. There are also wolverines in the park. Willow grouse and Golden Eagles are frequently seen in the park.
Oslo City Museum
Oslo City Museum is located in the Frogner Manor in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The museum has an extensive library with the purpose of documenting the history of the City of Oslo, as well as the former municipality Aker. The museum also has one of the largest and most important photo collections in Norway. The museum also has an art collection which contains around 1000 paintings and around 6000 other works.
Reisa National Park
Reisa National Park is a national park in Nordreisa municipality, Troms county, Norway that was established by royal decree on 28 November 1986. The park is full of wildlife. The Rough-legged Buzzard is the most common bird of prey, but hikers may also spot golden eagle, kestrels, and gyrfalcon. Wolverines and lynx live in the park and surrounding mountains. Since the Sámi name for part of the gorge, Njállaávzi, means arctic fox gorge, the arctic fox must have lived here a long time. The largest Norwegian predator, the brown bear, is occasionally seen in the park. The Reisa river has cut a valley and a canyon in the mountain plateau, producing the long fertile valley called Reisadalen. Waterfalls cascade into the valleys and gorges. The waterfall Mollisfossen is one of the more spectacular falls at 269 metres in height. The valley and adjacent mountains have been valuable for hunting, animal trapping, and fishing for centuries. Snares are sometimes still set to catch ptarmigan and willow grouse in the traditional manner. Scots Pine were used for timber and to produce tar. Nearly every farm in the valley earned extra income making tar, and production continued far into the 20th century. The remains of many tar kilns can still be found. The park and surrounding areas provided spring, summer, and autumn grazing for semi-domesticated reindeer. In winter, the reindeer in this region graze in the Kautokeino district in nearby Finnmark county; in summer, they are on the coast in the northwest.
Nigardsbreen is a glacier arm of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier. Nigardsbreen lies about 30 kilometres north of the village of Gaupne in the Jostedalen valley, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located just west of the Jostedøla river. The Breheimsenteret museum is located 11 kilometres south in the village of Jostedal. In front of the Nigardsbreen is the lake Nigardsbrevatnet where there is a small boat to transport visitors to the glacier. There is also a bus to take visitors to the glacier.
Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park
Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park is a national park in Nordland county in Norway. It is located within the municipalities of Beiarn, Meløy, Rana, Rødøy, Saltdal, and Bodø. The European route E06 highway and the Nordlandsbanen railway line both follow the southern and eastern borders around the park. At 2,102 square kilometres, it is one of the largest national parks in Norway. It is also one of the most varied, since it includes both alpine mountain formations with glacier tongues, as well as gently sloping mountain plateaus and forested valleys. The national park encompasses parts of the Saltfjellet mountain range. The Svartisen glacier is a central part of the park. There are also many Saami cultural landmarks within the park.
Trondheim Science Museum
Trondheim Science Museum is a scientific hands-on experience center located in the Kongens gate area of Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim Science Museum is a scientific hands-on experience center which offers many activities in addition to the exhibition. Visitors can conduct experiments on the displayed models. Some of these include the Planetarium, kitchen chemistry, Experiment Club, robotlab, inventor workshops and popular lectures. Trondheim Science Museum is located in the former premises of the Bank of Norway in Trondheim which was designed in 1830-1831 by architect Ole Peter Riis Høegh after preparatory work by the architect J. C. Ræder. The building was completed in 1833. The current appearance was the result of renovation and modernization in 1897 by architects Johan Martinus Christensen and Lars Solberg.
Ekeberg is a neighborhood in the city of Oslo, Norway. The Norway Cup soccer tournament takes place at Ekebergsletta every summer. "Sletta" means "the plain". The painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch is painted from Utsikten, a part of Ekeberg. In the area are a number of old Iron Age grave mounds and Bronze Age ritual sites. This establish the area of Ekeberg as one of the oldest inhabited places around Oslo. During the Middle Ages, the farm of Ekeberg belonged to Hovedøya Abbey. The area was later taken by the crown. From 1760, the farm of Ekeberg was run by an appointed owner, and his relatives owned the farm thereafter. In the area, a number of small homesteads under the main farm was erected the following century. The first suburban settlement came around 1900, and the early suburb was raised in the years prior to 1935. Many of the early houses are still present in the area. Ekeberg belonged to Oslo from 1947. In 1926 Roald Amundsen's airship Norge, was on its way from Italy to Svalbard, stopped in Oslo, mooring at Ekeberg at a specially-constructed mast, the foundation of which can still be seen today at the north end of the park. Image of airship moored at Ekeberg
Forollhogna National Park
Forollhogna National Park is a national park in the counties of Sør-Trøndelag and Hedmark, Norway. Forollhogna park includes extensive plant life and is an important range for wild reindeer. The park lies in the municipalities of Kvikne, Tynset, Tolga, and Os in Hedmark and Holtålen, Midtre Gauldal, and Rennebu in Sør-Trøndelag. The scenery of Forollhogna consists of large alpine areas, with gentle slopes rising from the valleys below—an area often referred to as "the gentle mountains". Here are thriving villages and a lush cultural landscape formed by the region's farming traditions. For centuries the mountain farms have been in use during the summer, and many still are. This is the setting of Forollhogna National Park, Norway's 19th park to be so designated.
Børgefjell National Park
Børgefjell National Park is an inaccessible and undeveloped national park in Norway, straddling the border between Nord-Trøndelag and Nordland county, with a border to Sweden. The park is for the most part a reservation, with few trails or other facilities for visitors. Visitors can hike for extended periods without seeing another person. The 1,447-square-kilometre park was originally established in 1963, and it was enlarged in 1973 and 2003.
Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola
Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola is an aviation museum located in Stavanger Airport, Sola, near Stavanger, Norway. The museum was founded in 1984, and is run by local volunteers. Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola went into cooperation with Jærmuseet in January 2012. The museum is currently housed in an old aircraft hangar at the former seaplane base at Stavanger Airport, built by German labour during World War II. In the hangar, the museum houses the display, as well as a small café, in addition to a workshop, where currently a Messerschmitt Bf 109, an Arado Ar 96, a Caproni Ca.310 bomber, Heinkel He 115 and parts of a PBY Catalina are under restoration. The collection of the museum is mainly centred on local history, with remains from several aircraft being on display, as well as smaller displays featuring various Norwegian airlines, such as the now defunct Fjellfly and Braathens S.A.F.E. The primary focus of the museum is the military history of the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the German Luftwaffe of World War II. The museum currently houses one jet fighter of every type used by the RNoAF, and a number of trainers, in addition to what is probably the only remaining, or at least most complete Arado Ar 96, and the airframe of an Arado Ar 196 which was stationed on the German cruiser Blücher when she was sunk in the Oslofjord in April 1940.
Hallingskarvet National Park
Hallingskarvet National Park is a national park in the Norwegian municipalities of Hol, Ulvik and Aurland, established by the government on 22 December 2006. More precisely, the park comprises the Hallingskarv plateau and the high mountain areas to the west of it, including Vargebreen and Såtedalen, plus Lengjedalen, Ynglesdalen and parts of Raggsteindalen. The national park covers 450 km² of the Hallingskarvet mountain range and hosts large stocks of wild reindeer, an important factor in the establishment of the park. The highest point in the national park is Folarskardnuten, elevation 1,933 m. The landscape of Hallingskarvet was shaped by multiple ice ages. The park shows the geological history and the connection between this history and the variation in the species living there. It includes areas of special value and which are home to threatened or vulnerable species such as Draba cacuminum and Botrychium lanceolatum.
Sverresborg or Sverre Sigurdsson's castle was a fortification built in the medieval city of Nidaros by Sverre Sigurdsson. It is now known as an open air museum for the region of Trøndelag, comprising the counties of Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag.
Junkerdal National Park
Junkerdal National Park is a national park that lies in the municipalities of Saltdal and Fauske in Nordland county, Norway, along the border with Sweden. The 682-square-kilometre park was opened in 2004. The park borders the Junkerdalsura nature reserve.
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum, located at the base of the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway, is the world's oldest ski museum, being founded in 1923. The museum contains 4,000 years of skiing history, starting with rock carvings from the Stone Age showing skiers and skis from the Viking Age. It also shows polar equipment used in the expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen.
The Alta Museum is located in Alta in northern Norway within the Arctic Circle. Its northern Norway's most-visited summer museum, with more than 1,000 visitors each day. It presents exhibitions on local culture and historic industries including the nearby prehistoric rock carvings that form a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the early settlement of Finnmark and dating from around 11,000 years ago. The museum opened in June 1991 and won the European Museum of the Year Award in 1993.
Sandefjordmuseene is a museum dedicated to the Whaling Industry located in Sandefjord, Norway. It is the only specialized museum on the subject of whales and whaling in Europe.
Ormtjernkampen National Park
Ormtjernkampen is a former national park located in Gausdal municipality in the county of Oppland in Norway. It was in 2011 included in the larger Langsua National Park. It was the smallest national park in Norway and consists primarily of virgin spruce forest, with some lakes and marshes. It was established to preserve the virgin spruce forest that prevailed in Norway prior to the rise of forestry. The park borders on the Ormtjernmyra nature reserve.
Norwegian Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities
The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Norway opened its doors to the public on August 24, 2006 at the former residence of Vidkun Quisling known as Villa Grande, on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. The center's endowment was donated by the Norwegian government at the behest of the Jewish community of Norway as part of the restitution made to Norwegian Jews for the confiscation of their property while Norway was occupied during World War II. The center is established under the auspices of the University of Oslo and has a twofold mission: ⁕Educating the public on the Holocaust, especially as related to the Norwegian experience, i.e., disenfranchisement, persecution, arrests, confinement, confiscation, and deportation to death camps outside of Norway, especially Auschwitz. This will extend to studies of antisemitism in and outside of Norway, in the past, present, and future. ⁕Studying ethnic and religious minorities, especially in Norway. To this end, the center offers educational materials, programs, exhibitions, a museum, and library collections. Though it is an independent entity, it has established formal relationships with the University of Oslo, Yad Vashem, and the Jewish Museum in Trondheim.
Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum
Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum is an industrial museum located at Rjukan in Tinn, Norway. Located in the Vemork power station, it was established in 1988 to allow the preservation of industrial society created by Norsk Hydro when they established themselves in Rjukan in 1907.
Gutulia National Park
Gutulia National Park is the second smallest national park in Norway. The landscape consists of lakes and virginal forests, dominated by spruce, pine and birch. Because of the climate, growth is slow, and many of the spruce trees are hundreds of years old. There is only one marked path through the park. Gutulia lies close to Femundsmarka National Park and protected areas on the Swedish side of the border.
Seiland National Park
Seiland National Park lies in the municipalities of Alta, Hammerfest, and Kvalsund in Finnmark county, Norway. The island of Seiland is the second largest in Finnmark county after Sørøya, and the two glaciers on the island, Seilandsjøkelen and Nordmannsjøkelen, are the northernmost glaciers in Scandinavia. The highest point in the park is the 1,078-metre tall mountain Seilandstuva. Sea constitutes 9.6 square kilometres of the park's area, including the Nordefjorden, Sørefjorden, and Flaskefjorden.
The Breheimsenteret was a museum and one of the three visitors centers for Jostedalsbreen National Park. Opened in 1993, it was located near the Jostedøla river in the village of Jostedal, about 20 kilometres north of Gaupne and about 10 kilometres east of the Jostedalsbreen glacier in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The center was generally open from 1 May until 1 October. The center lay near to the glacier arm Nigardsbreen. The center contained a lot of information about the glacier and the Jostedal valley, which lies at the glacier's eastern edge. There is a 3-kilometre-long path to the lake Nigardsbrevatnet where a small boat takes tourists to the front of the Nigard glacier tongue. A bus leaves daily from Sogndal to the Nigard glacier and stops at the site where the center lay. It is called the "glacier bus". The glacial lakes Styggevatnet and Austdalsvatnet along with a glacier are located about 18 kilometres to the north, where it is possible to kayak with a guide. In the evening of 28 July 2011, the building burned to the ground. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Plans have been made to rebuild the center by May 2013.
Øvre Dividal National Park
Øvre Dividal National Park lies in Målselv in Troms county, Norway. The park was opened in 1971 and has an area of 750 square kilometres. The original intention was to preserve a very little disturbed inland valley and mountain area. The hiking trail Nordkalottruta passes through the national park.
Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park
Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park lies in Selbu and Tydal municipalities in Sør-Trøndelag county as well as in Meråker and Stjørdal municipalities in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The park was opened in 2004 and is about 441.5 square kilometres. The park borders on the Stråsjøen-Prestøyan nature reserve and includes a large spruce forested area as well as the Skarvan mountainous region which is typical of the Trøndelag region, both in cultural and natural history. The Skarvan mountains, which stretch from Ruten to Fongen is the most notable mountainous area in the region. Trondhjems Turistforening maintains a network of touring trails connecting Roltdalen to the trail network of Nord-Trøndelag Tourist Association and trails in the Sylan area.
Øvre Anárjohka National Park
Øvre Anárjohka National Park is a national park that lies in Karasjok and Kautokeino municipalities in Finnmark county, Norway. The park was opened in 1976 and is 1,409 square kilometres in area. It borders on Lemmenjoki National Park in Finland. Øvre Anárjohka is located on the interior of the Finnmarksvidda plateau and it includes extensive birch woods, pine barrens, bogs, and lakes. The park protects the largest remaining undisturbed pine forest in Norway.
Jostedalsbreen nasjonalparksenter is a visitors center that is located in the village of Oppstryn in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The center is located east of the villages of Loen and Olden, on the shore of the lake Oppstrynsvatn. The mountain Skåla and the glaciers Briksdalsbreen and Jostedalsbreen are located to the southwest of this visitor's center. Jostedalsbreen nasjonalparksenter is one of the three visitor's centers in Jostedalsbreen National Park. The center is owned by a private foundation. Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland officiated at the formal opening of the center on 19 June 1993, although it was opened to the public in 1992. The main building at the Centre was constructed in a manner similar to Viking long houses where pillars rather than the walls are supporting the roof. The Viking longhouse here is the size of the biggest actual longhouse found in Norway. There is also a cinema building which is used to show a panorama film of the glaciers in the park. The center also has a botanical garden and geological park with native plants and rocks. The main building houses exhibits about the area's culture, animal life, and history. There is also information about avalanches.
Vår Frelsers gravlund
Vår Frelsers gravlund is a cemetery in Oslo, Norway, located north of Hammersborg in Gamle Aker district. It was created in 1808 as a result of the great famine and cholera epidemic of the Napoleonic Wars. Its grounds were extended in 1911. The cemetery has been full since 1952. The cemetery is known primarily for Æreslunden, Norway's main honorary burial ground.
Blåfjella–Skjækerfjella National Park
Blåfjella–Skjækerfjella National Park lies in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is the third largest national park on the Norwegian mainland and one of the largest remaining true wilderness areas. It is located in the municipalities of Verdal, Snåsa, Grong, Lierne, and Steinkjer. The terrain is characterized by mountain plains, lakes, forested valleys, marshes, and a few mountain peaks. The Sami people have lived in and used the area for several centuries. There are many Sami cultural monuments here, such as settlements, gathering places, burial sites, and sacred places. The park offers good opportunities for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. The terrain is suitable for shooting ptarmigan and other small game, and there are a number of lakes with brown trout and char. There are many paths to hike, some of which are marked, although not in the winter. There are also a few mountain cabins available for overnight stays. Gressåmoen National Park, which was created in 1970 and had an area of 182 square kilometres, was incorporated into Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella national park in 2004. Lierne National Park is located just east of Blåfjella–Skjækerfjella National Park.
Ånderdalen National Park
Ånderdalen National Park is located on the large island of Senja in Troms county, Norway. The 125-square-kilometre park lies within the municipalities of Torsken and Tranøy. The park was established by royal decree on 6 February 1970 and it was enlarged in 2004. The national park preserves this Northern Norwegian coastal region in a natural state, including pine and birch forest and alpine plants. The national park had no moose before 1940, but it now has a permanent population. It is also an important calving and grazing area for semi-domesticated reindeer. The most common smaller animals are red foxes, stoats, hares, small rodents, and two species of shrews. Seals occur at the heads of the fjords and otters are often seen along rivers. Trout and char are common, and salmon run right up the river to the lake Åndervatn.
Rygnestadtunet is a farmyard museum at Nordigard, Nørdre Rygnestad in the municipality of Valle in the Setesdal region of Aust-Agder, Norway. It's located near the junction between highways 9 and 45. The farm museum today looks exactly as it did when it was deserted in 1919 and preserved in 1923. It was opened as a museum in 1940. Excavations in the area indicate that the site has been populated since at least 900 AD. Rygnestadtunet is an authentic farmyard consisting of a brook mill, farmhouse, storehouse built in three stories, barn and stable, sheephouse, barn, storehouse on pillars, blacksmiths workshop, and sauna. The custom of building a separate house for each purpose was common in the Setesdal valley until the beginning of the World War II. The museum farmyard is only including the old farmyard. The new Nordigard Rygnestad farmyard is situated just below the old one.
Lierne National Park
Lierne National Park lies in the municipality of Lierne in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The park was established on 17 December 2004 by a royal resolution. The park covers 333 square kilometres of land along the border with Sweden. The park is dominated by a large mountainous region rich in lynx, wolverines, bears, and wildfowl. The rare Arctic fox also live in the area. Much of the land was formed during the last Ice Age. There are many peaks over 1,000 metres above sea level, the highest of which is Hestkjøltopp at 1,390 metres. There are many wetland areas with large swamps and open woodlands.
Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry
The Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry is a cultural history museum in Tyssedal and Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. The museum is dedicated to the industrial history of Odda and Tyssedal, and more generally to history related to rivers and water, hydropower production, electricity, power intensive industry and its society. A main attraction is the power station Tysso I, drawn by the architect Thorvald Astrup and constructed between 1906 and 1918. The station contains machinery and control room equipment from the entire period of operation, 1908–1989. In 2000 Tyssedal power plant – including Tysso I, pipelines, distribution pool and watchman's house at Lilletopp, and intake pool and valve house at Vetlevann – was protected for posterity by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. During the following years the power plant went through extensive restoration. Close to the power station Tyssefaldene's old administration building from 1914 today houses the museum's exhibitions, library, archives, photo- and audio collections, as well as an auditorium. Further upstream it is possible to visit the installations at Lilletopp, Vetlevann and the Ringedals Dam. Three old workmen's houses in Odda and a small former hydrologic research station at the glacier Folgefonna are also part of the museum.
Varangerhalvøya National Park
Varangerhalvøya National Park lies on the Varanger Peninsula in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the municipalities of Båtsfjord, Nesseby, Vadsø, and Vardø, in the northeasternmost part of Norway. The peninsula is the largest area within the Arctic climate zone in mainland Norway.
Stalheimsfossen is a waterfall located in Stalheim in the municipality of Voss, Norway. Its total height is 126 m.
Kongsberg Skiing Museum
Kongsberg Skiing Museum is a museum of skiing, located in Kongsberg, Norway. It was initially created by the two friends and well known ski jumpers, Birger Ruud and Petter Hugsted. The museum focuses on the golden age of ski jumping in Norway, from 1924 to 1952, when jumpers from Kongsberg dominated ski jumping on the national as well as international level. The museum is located in central Kongsberg, together with the Norwegian Mining Museum.