Southern Norway Sights

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Norwegian History Center

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Avaldsnes, just outside of Haugesund, is the seat of Norway's first kings and thus considered the "birthplace of Norway," an important...

Oddernes kirke

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The striking rune stone in the cemetery of Oddernes kirke says that Øyvind, godson of Saint Olav, built this church in 1040 on property...

Old Stavanger

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The charm of the city's past is on view in Old Stavanger, northern Europe's largest and best-preserved wooden house settlement. The 150...


  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

A huge cube with a vertical drop of 2,000 feet, the Pulpit Rock is not a good destination if you suffer from vertigo—it has a heart-stopping...


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A favorite with hikers and strolling nannies, Ravnedalen is a lush park that's filled with flowers in springtime. Wear comfortable shoes...

Stavanger Maritime Museum

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Along Strandkaien, warehouses face the wharf. Housed in the only two shipping merchants' houses that remain completely intact is Stavanger...

Stavanger kunstmuseum

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This art museum, part of the Museum Stavanger (MUST), is by the lovely Lake Mosvannet, about 3 km from the city center. Its holdings,...

Sverd i fjell

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The site where Norway was founded has been memorialized by the Sverd i fjell. The three huge bronze swords were unveiled by King Olav...

Utstein kloster

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Founded in the late 1200s, Utstein is the best preserved medieval monastery in Norway. Public transport to the abbey isn't that good,...

Vest-Agder-museet Kristiansand

  • Museum Village

The region's largest cultural museum has more than 40 old buildings on display. The structures, transported from other locations in the...


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