Norway

Norway

Rock carvings of Alta

The Rock art of Alta (Helleristningene i Alta) are located in and around the municipality of Alta in the county of Finnmark in northern Norway.

Since the first carvings were discovered in 1972, more than 6000 carvings have been found on several sites around Alta. The largest locality, at Jiepmaluokta about 4 kilometres outside of Alta, contains many thousand individual carvings and has been turned into an open-air museum. The site, along with the sites Storsteinen, Kåfjord, Amtmannsnes and Transfarelv, was placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites on 3 December 1985. It is Norway’s only prehistoric World Heritage Site.

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Alta: Northern Lights Cathedral

The Northern Lights Cathedral in Alta (Norwegian: Nordlyskatedralen) is a the main parish church in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the central part of the town of Alta. The church is part of the Alta parish in the Alta deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The church was built in 2012-2013.

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NRK Sápmi, Karasjok

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Lakselv Airport, Banak

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Kobberhaughytta

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Åndalsnes

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Eidsdal

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Geiranger fjord

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Sæbø and Hjørundfjord

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Runde lighthouse

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Ålesund Airport, Vigra

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Bergen, Torgallmenningen

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Finse

Finse is an area in the Ulvik municipality of Hordaland, Norway. The railway station at Finse (Finse Station) on the Bergensbanen at 1,222m is the highest station on the entire Norwegian railway system. Since there are no (public) roads to Finse, the railway provides the sole means of transportation to and from Finse. During summer, however, it is possible to walk or cycle to Finse. Across the railway line from the station is housed the railway navvy museum, which has exhibits on the construction of the railway line and two decommissioned snow-clearing engines which you are free to explore. The area also has a hotel (Finse 1222), a hostel (Finsehytta, DNT) and a number of private cabins.

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Stavanger

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Sola Beach

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Liertoppen

A travelling rubberduck in full mc gear at Liertoppen shopping mall, Norway

Svukuriset by Femunden

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Torgallmenningen in Bergen

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Sandvika

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Bagn

Bagn is the administrative centre of Sør-Aurdal municipality, Norway. Its population is 607.
Attractions include the Valdrestunet mall as well as Bagn Bygdesamling.

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Øye Stave Church

Øye stave church (Øye stavkyrkje) is situated in Øye, a village in the municipality of Vang, Oppland county, Norway. It is a triple nave stave church and dates from the second half of the 12th century. The church was situated next to the lake Vangsmjøse in Øye. Here, however, the river Rødøla would flood almost every spring and, corpses would be flushed out of their graves. As a result the church was moved, this time to a location further away from the river. In 1747 the church was torn down and hidden away, and a new church was built on the same location. The new church was renovated in 1935, and below the floor was found the material from the old church. 156 pieces of the church were used to rebuild the stave church. The construction was completed in 1965. Øye stave church is one of the smallest and oldest remaining stave churches in Norway.

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Filefjell

Filefjell is a mountainous area between Lærdal and Valdres in Norway. It is the historical, as well as modern, main route, linking West Norway and Østlandet.

Filefjell is at the easter part of the ((Sogn og Fjordane)), borders to Valdres, Vang Kommune in the (( Oppland )). In North it borders the western part of Jotunheimen mountain range. To the south it meets with the Buskerud border. The European route E16 crosses the mountain and reaches it highest point at Varden (1013 meters). The road follows a valley through the mountainous area, and because of this is somewhat protected from the fierce weather of the Norwegian winter. The road is rarely closed due to wind or snow, making it the most reliable of the mountain passes in Norway.

On both sides of the valley the terrain climbs steeply up to plateaus, with rolling hills and numerous lakes at about 1300 meters. The highest peak of the range is Sulefjellet at 1812 meters.

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Risør

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Engøya in Meløy

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