Sightseeing in Norway

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Tourism and Culture

Different Forms of Tourism

- Folk Museum (Oslo),
- Historical Museum (Oslo),
- Sculptures of Vigeland (Oslo),
- National Museum (Oslo),
- Bergen Museum (Bergen),
- Viking Ship Museum (Oslo)
Please consult the list of Unesco's World Cultural Heritage sites in Norway
Norway's long slender coast with its numerous fjords offers breathtaking scenery. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, located northeast of Bergen, are considered exceptionally beautiful and are on the Unesco's World Heritage list. More information about the fjords can be found here.


The most famous ferry route in Norway is the Hurtigrute coastal boat. It sails a long and beautiful route from Bergen to Kirkeness. Boat stops at thirty ports along the coast and the whole trip lasts eleven days, making the ride quite an experience.

Reaching the remote and wild Svalbard archipelago requires more effort and money.

- Trondheim cathedral (Scandinavia's largest medieval building.)

- Urnes stave church (Viking woodcarvings)

The island of Hovedoya lies just off the coast of Oslo. It's great for swimming and sunbathing and reachable by a ferry boat. Municipality of Mandal is famous for its long, sandy beaches.
Winter Sports
Cross-country skiing is very popular in Norway. Also opportunities for downhill skiing and ice fishing.
Outdoor Activities
Hiking, cycling, rock-climbing, swimming.
Shops are usually open 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and until 15:00 on Saturday. Department stores stay open until 20:00 and until 18:00 on Saturday.

Paléet, Oslo City and Galleri Oslo are Oslo's shopping malls. A lot of shops and boutiques around the city centre. Woodcarvings, viking paraphernalia, knitwear and ceramics and wrought-iron pieces are popular souvenirs.

Tourism Organizations
Norwegian Tourist Board
Cultural Organizations
Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs
For Further Information
Norwegian Tourist Board

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Individual and Civic Freedoms

Political Freedom
Civil Liberty
Freedom of the Press
The news and the media are free and independent.
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 4/175
Evolution: 1 place down compared to 2008
For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
Free Access to the Internet
Freedom of Assembly
Rule of Law
Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
Women's Condition
Same as for men.
For Further Information
Freedom house
U.S Department of State

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Degree of Freedom
Protestants 87,5%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2,4%, Muslim 1,8%, other 8,1%.
Role of Religion in Society
Norway has an official Protestant (Evangelical Lutheran) State Church , of which roughly 90 percent of Norwegians are members. However, only 10% attend services or meetings with any regularity. Religion does not influence economic or political life.

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