9 Iconic Buildings in Norway that you should visit - With photos & details

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9 Iconic Buildings to explore in Norway

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world. It has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006.

AustråttborgenØrland, Norway

Austrått is one of the oldest manors in Norway, dating from as early as the Viking Period. The fief holder (later the Earl), Finn Arnesson, lived there for several years during the 11th century. Finn was the father-in-law of Malcolm Canmore, King of Scots.  TI is now one of the tourist attraction in this area.

BryggenBryggen, 5003 Bergen, Norway

Bryggen is a series of Hanseatic heritage commercial buildings lining up the eastern side of the Vågen harbor in the city of Bergen. Bergen was established before 1070 AD and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

FredriksvernHavnegaten 1, 3290 Stavern, Norway

Fredriksvern shipyard in Stavern is one of the best-preserved military installations from the Baroque period in Denmark-Norway. The area is protected. This was the first military facility in Stavern. About 10 years later, the military blockhouse was continued in the form of a fortified fort. The fort received a permanent garrison of 13 men and its own commander in 1689.

MaihaugenMaihaugvegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway

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. It also includes a large photography archive and an indoor museum. Constructed in 1959, they were extended in preparation for the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics. Maihaugsalen concert hall, with over 700 seats and large exhibition space.

Nobel Peace CenterBrynjulf Bulls plass 1, 0250 Oslo, Norway

Located in the old Western Railway Station near Oslo city hall and the harbor. At the Nobel Peace Center, you can experience and learn about the remarkable Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the history of the Peace Prize, and Alfred Nobel.   The installation The Peace Prize Laureates is filled with information, photos, texts, videos, and animations about the laureates’ lives and work.

SlottsfjelltårnetSlottsfjelltårnet, 3111 Tønsberg, Norway

Slottsfjellet is Tønsberg's most striking landmark. The tower was completed in 1888 in connection with the city's 1000th anniversary. The tower is 17 meters high and has a fantastic view from the top. Inside the tower is the cross from St. Mary's Church, bricks found by the ruins, and an exhibition. Cato Enger's bronze model of old Tønsberg Castrum Tunsbergis stands outside the tower.

Steinvikholm castleSteinvikholmen,, 7510 Skatval, Norway

The grandest building in Norwegian medieval history. The Steinvikholm Castle was completed in 1532.  The  Castle was the center of one of the most important events in Nordic history - the Danish takeover of power and reformation from Catholic to Protestant.

StiftsgårdenStiftsgården, Trondheim, Norway

tiftsgården is the official Royal Residence in Trondheim, where the Royal Family lives if they are visiting the city or the region of Trøndelag. The building is a magnificent example of 18th architecture. It was built between 1774 and 1778 for Lady Cecilie Christine Schøller (1720-1786), an ambitious widow of chamberlain Stie Tønsberg Schøller. It was one of the key attractions in this area.

Storting buildingStortingsbygningen, Karl Johans gate 22, 0026 Oslo, Norway

The Storting building is the seat of the Storting, the parliament of Norway. The building is located at 22 Karl Johans gate in central Oslo. It is a combination of several styles, including inspirations from France and Italy. Parliament also meets in several other offices in the surrounding area, since the building is too small to hold the current staff of the legislature. The building was designed by the Swedish architect Emil Victor Langlet and is built in yellow brick with details and a basem