South East Norway Region Tourism and Vacation

From the Mountains to the Sea

From the Mountains to the Sea Great valleys stretch from the Norwegian mountains towards the south and the east. Along the river valleys people have found the basis for their existence and built their communities. Parishes become towns where the rivers meet the lakes, the inlets and the sea. This is South-East Norway. The...

Holiday in the borderland

Holiday in the borderland Ørje sluices on the Halden watercourse have three sluice gates and a height difference of 10 metres. They are over 150 years old and are still operated manually. On the border with Sweden, where the E18 crosses the Halden watercourse, you can meet with traces of our recent history and have a...

Fredrikstad - rich in most things

Fredrikstad - rich in most things In Fredrikstad there are skerries with sheltered harbours and bare, smoothly polished rocks. If you prefer the town life, Fredrikstad has this too. The river promenade is teeming with life in the summer season. The many different types of restaurants offer an almost southern atmosphere. The old...

Shall we meet at Aker Brygge...?

Shall we meet at Aker Brygge...? Possibly one of the most asked questions among the capital city's inhabitants. And no tourist with any self-respect returns home without being able to say that they have been to Aker Brygge and shopped, eaten, sunned themselves, gone to the cinema, gone to the theatre, cut their hair, seen art,...

Norsk Folkemuseum - a virtual fairytale

Norsk Folkemuseum - a virtual fairytale The Norwegian Folk Museum is a museum where you can wander from reigon to region and experience virtually all of Norway in a day. In the world´s oldest open air museum - and one of Europe's largest - there are more than 150 buildings - an "old city" with houses from several Norwegian towns, farm...

Holmenkollen - summer as well as winter

Bogstad Camp, Holmenkollen - summer Holmenkollen is one of the world's best-known sports centres with its unique location on "the roof of Oslo". A visit to Holmenkollen is obligatory for anyone coming to Oslo. This is Norway's most visited tourist attraction, with over 1 million visitors every year where adventures await you in...

Adventure tours in Norway

Adventure tours in Norway Fjord Tours AS can offer a range of well-known tours in Norway. Holidays of 1-3 days have become extremely popular, whether you travel over a weekend or during the week. With our round trips you travel in an easy and flexible way. Norway in a nutshell- the world famous round trip! «Norway in a...

Øvre Eiker

Salmon fishing on the Drammen River, Øvre Eiker In Øvre Eiker you find prosperity and an environment with magnificent scenery on both sides of the Drammenselva river, which runs through this area. Here you find one of Norway's best salmon fishing spots, good hunting grounds, fine bathing places, fantastic possibilities for walking and an...

The Numedal valley

The Numedal valley The green, fertile lands of Numedal valley bring peace to your soul. Even the Numedalslågen river takes its time winding peacefully down the valley from its source high up on the Hardangervidda. The rocky slopes surrounding parts of the valley are, in places, so steep you could believe they were...

Kunstnerdalen - in the heart of Buskerud

vintage train on its way from Vikersund to Krøderen, Kunstnerdalen "For as long as the summer lasted I could not paint in the least. All that I did was disposable, just like in Paris. When it all had come to an end, I moved, along with some young painters, up to Modum, and then it was as if a dam had burst. I was painting from morning till evening." This is how...

Traditional food

Traditional food It is not only the rich artistic and cultural life of the Valley of Artists which has been conscientiously preserved for generations to come. The people of the valley are also keenly aware of their cooking traditions. In this area, villagers have inquired into old cookery books and recipes from the...

Vassfaret Bear Park

Vassfaret Bear Park The name Vassfaret has always been linked with bears - this area became well-known as the last home for a wild bear population in Norway. The brown bear is the largest land-based predator in Europe and is not to be trifled with. The male can grow to 2.3 metres and weigh up to 350 kg! They are quite...

The region around Hamar

The region around Hamar The region around Hamar - a travel in Norwegian history and identity. Here you can experience central historical and cultural events, shopping and activities for adults and children. Hedmarksmuseet and Domkirkeodden Meet the Middle Ages on the beautiful cathedral promontory - Domkirkeodden - where...

Rondane - Norway's oldest national park

Rondane  - Norway's oldest national park Rondane offers an extremely varied landscape with high mountains, wide expanses, deep valleys and waterfalls and here you find a span of exciting experiences and activities all year round. Life on a mountain farm, for both young and old There are a number of idyllic spots on the outskirts of...

The industrial revolution in Rjukan

The industrial revolution in Rjukan Around the turn of the century, Rjukan was an isolated farming valley and home to only about 50 families. Look forward some 10 years and you would hardly recognise the valley with, by then, a population of over 10,000. Sam Eyde, an engineer, was able to recognise the potential in the Rjukan...

The mountain route to Notodden

Hjartdal When travelling from Rjukan to Oslo, take the time for the route through Tuddal and over the mountain &endash; the scenery is breathtaking and the trip will give you an insight into the ancient cultural history of this region. Take a detour to Gaustatoppen and you'll be rewarded by the sight of...

The skerries at Kragerø

The skerries at Kragerø The Skerries at Kragerø consist of approximately 500 islands, holms and islets. This is an invitation to no end of possibilities for anchoring, excursions and activities. On the islands of Skåtøy and Jomfruland, for example, there is a music festival in July, and travelling from island to island...

Shopping, food and exciting experiences

Shopping, food and exciting experiences Aker Brygge can offer most things and below you will find a selection of many and exciting offers. According to many globetrotters, Aker Brygge is the most attractive place in all of Northern Europe for persons who want to have fun, experience something unusual and eat well. New York has its South...

Paléet Shopping Centre

Paléet Shopping Centre Paléet, the shopping centre where venerable traditions are preserved by the 41 quality shops and 8 restaurants, lies behind beautiful facades in the capital city's on Oslo's main street central pedestrian street, Karl Johan. Below you find samples from the exciting and extensive selection at the...

Hadeland Glassverk - The fascinating world of glass

Hadeland Glassverk - The fascinating world of glass Hadeland Glassverk is home to the captivating traditional craft of glass making, formed over centuries of history, art and culture. Hadeland Glassverk is one of Norway’s biggest tourist attractions. For 240 years, glass craftsmen and designers have processed and developed something quite unique in...

The Roald Amundsen Centre

The Roald Amundsen Centre The childhood home of the South Pole explorer, Roald Amundsen, is situated in picturesque surroundings in Fredrikstad. A centre for culture, social events and conferences is connected to the museum. Arrangements are tailor-made according to your wishes. The polar explorer Roald Amundsen was born in...

Forsvarets flysamling Gardermoen

Forsvarets flysamling Gardermoen The collection contains 34 military aircraft from 1912 to 2001 in an extremely magnificent building with cafeteria and shop. The collection consists of more than 30 historic aircraft, and give a unique insight into Norwegian military aviation, with several rare aircraft from World War II. A...

Blokkodden Villmarksmuseum (wilderness museum)

Blokkodden Villmarksmuseum (wilderness museum) This wildlife museum with a focus on culture and history features buildings and artefacts stemming from South-Sami culture, forestry, agriculture, hunting and fishing . The museum is located in a recreational area along Rv . 26 (national road) at Drevsjø and provides an insight into how people have...

The Norwegian Mountain Museum - Jotunheimen National Park Centre

The Norwegian Mountain Museum - Jotunheimen National Park Centre This information centre for the Jotunheimen National Park shows how people have used the resources in the mountains from the past to the present day. Multimedia show. Summer exhibition. Tourist office. The Norwegian Mountain Museum - Jotunheimen National Park Centre is one of 14 autorized National...

Klevfos Industrial Museum

Klevfos Industrial Museum Closed down cellulose and paper mill. Complete plant with production equipment, dam, canals and workmen's houses. Guided tours, exhibitions and events. Klevfos Cellulose & Paper Factory was active from 1888 to 1976. The factory grounds, including production halls, machinery, storehouse, dam,...

Hadeland Folkemuseum

Hadeland Folkemuseum Cultural history museum. Includes burial mounds, rune stones, old buildings, varying exhibitions. Guided tours in the ancient church at Tinglestad. Several thousand years of history are gathered in one place. Randsfjordmuseene is an organization consisting of Kittilbu Utmarksmuseum, Lands Museum...

Norwegian Mining museum (Norsk Bergverksmuseum)

Norwegian Mining museum (Norsk Bergverksmuseum) The Silver Mines, The Collections of the Silver Mines, Norwegian Mining Industry and Norwegian Minerals, The Museum of the Royal Mint, Kongsberg Ski Museum, The Kongsberg Arms and Industry Collection. The Norwegian Mining museum (Norsk Bergverksmuseum) is situated in Kongsberg town centre, in the...

Telemark Museum

Telemark Museum Brekkeparken, Skien The large park was established 1810-15 in the "english style". Here you will find a large number of authentic farm buildings from all over Telemark County. The museum also has a restaurant, a gazebo, a pavilion, a playground and more. One of the main attractions is the manor...

Flekkefjord Museum

Flekkefjord Museum The museum is located in the centre of Flekkefjord in the historical section of town called "Hollenderbyen" (Dutch Town), with its characteristic old wooden houses. The museum is located in a listed building dating from 1724, and houses an exhibition of interiors from the 18th and 19th centuries as...

Kistefos Museum

Kistefos Museum The former Kistefos Wood Pulp Mill is today an industrial museum and the only remaining Scandinavian wood pulp mill. Besides presenting an important chapter of Norwegian industrial history, the museum offers annual art exhibitions by both Norwegian and international artists. This pulp mill museum...

Drammens museum

Drammens museum Drammens Museum exhibits modern and older art and cultural history in the county of Buskerud. In addition to the Marienlyst Park, the museum exhibits Gulskogen Gård manor house, the Open-air Museum and a splendid art collection. You can see the impressive permanent collections of Nøstetangen glass...

Slemmestad Geology Centre and Cement museum

Slemmestad Geology Centre and Cement museum Here there are photographs and objects which show the history of cement in Slemmestad. Fossiles, rocks and minerals reveal the area's world-renowned geology. The former "Sack Factory" in Slemmestad houses the Geology Centre, the Cement Museum and the Public Library. The museum provides an overview...

Gamle Eidsfoss - The environment and attraction around the old ironworks in Vestfold

Gamle Eidsfoss - The environment and attraction around the old ironworks Cultural history environment from Eidsfoss Verk (1697). Today, Eidsfoss is a unique living heritage museum with about 20 well-preserved buildings from the period 1700-1920. Industrial museum/iron stove production etc. and post office museum. In 1979 “Stiftelsen Gamle Eidsfos” (The Old Eidsfos...

The Whaling Museum Sandefjord or Hvalfangstmuseet

The Whaling Museum Sandefjord or Hvalfangstmuseet The Sandefjord Museum (also called Commander Christen Christensen's Whaling Museum or Hvalfangstmuseet) is Europe's only specialized museum on the subject of whales and whaling. A natural history section is centered around a full-sized model of a blue whale. The cultural history exhibition shows...

The Norwegian Industrial Worker Museum

The Norwegian Industrial Worker Museum Exciting exhibitions about industry and the industrial worker, the dramatic sabotages on the heavy water production plant and the race to develop an atom bomb. In the old Vemork hydroelectric power station. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, the beautiful building serves as a monument to the...

Jørundgard Middelaldersenter

Jørundgard Middelaldersenter The medieval farm was constructed for the filming of the novel "Kristin Lavransdatter" in 1994. 16 buildings and a consecrated stave church. The 16 buildings here are reconstructions of houses from Medieval Norway. Guided tours, activities and farm animals. Fun Days Out, Educational Outings....

The Norwegian Maritime Museum

The Norwegian Maritime Museum Coastal Norway The exhibition Coastal Norway presents the traditions and heritage of the coast - the basics of Norway as a maritime nation. Panoramic movie The ocean - a way of life lets you experience the coast and the sea in Ivo Caprino's panoramic movie. Maritime paintings A unique collection...

AKERSHUS, OSLO, BUSKERUD, VESTFOLD and ØSTFOLD Accommodation

AKERSHUS, OSLO, BUSKERUD, VESTFOLD and ØSTFOLD Camping On this page you will find a selected list of accommodation in South/East Norway, spanning from hotels and guesthouses to cabins and campsites. The following codes are used: Category: H = Hotel P = Guesthouse A = Apartments U = Cabins B = Camper Site C = Camping O = Overnight only Standard: H =...

HEDMARK, OPPLAND Accommodation

Border stone located between Sollia in Hedmark and Ringebu in Oppland. This is a selected list of accommodations in South/East Norway, spanning from hotels and guesthouses to cabins and campsites. The following codes are used: Category: H = Hotel P = Guesthouse A = Apartments U = Cabins B = Camper Site C = Camping O = Overnight only Standard: H = High standard G =...

TELEMARK, AUST- OG VEST AGDER Accommodation

TELEMARK, AUST- OG VEST AGDER This is a selected list of accommodations in South/East Norway, spanning from hotels and guesthouses to cabins and campsites. The following codes are used: Category: H = Hotel P = Guesthouse A = Apartments U = Cabins B = Camper Site C = Camping O = Overnight only Standard: H = High standard G =...