Norwegian sites on the List
There are more than a thousand cultural and natural properties on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Read about them on the main page. Amongst the others, there are eight from Norway.
In the bullet summary below all hyperlinks lead to UNESCO. Roll down this page for links to Sandalsand’s articles. I have been to the seven marked bold in the bullet lists.
This page is part of a collection from Norway, with photos and videos from road trips, hikes and visits to towns and places all over the country. You will also find World Heritage Sites and some very special articles.
- Bryggen (1979)
- Urnes Stave Church (1979)
- Røros Mining Town and the Circumference (1980)
- Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site (2015)
- Rock Art of Alta (1985)
- Struve Geodetic Arc (2005)
- Vegaøyan – The Vega Archipelago (2004)
Norwegian sites on the tentative list
UNESCO operates a second list as well, called the Tentative List. It consists of properties submitted by a country to the UNESCO committee for evaluation. The evaluation process may take years to finish, as indicated in the six Norwegian proposals below. (Links lead to UNESCO.)
- The Laponian Area – Tysfjord, the fjord of Hellemobotn and Rago (extension) (2002)
- The Lofoten islands (2002) (Read my article)
- Svalbard Archipelago (2007) (Read my article)
- Islands of Jan Mayen and Bouvet as parts of a serial transnational nomination of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system (2007)
- Viking monuments and sites / Vestfold Ship Burials and Hyllestad Quernstone Quarries (2011)
More than 6,000 rock carvings and paintings have been discovered in the north of Norway. They date back 2,000-7,000 years and show how the...
How big is the Earth and what shape does it have? These were the questions the Russian astronomer Struve asked in the first half of the 19th...
Yes, it's an industrial heritage but it is also the site of one of the most spectacular commando operations during World War II. The UNESCO...
The stave churches of Norway are found in the most remote locations of the country, and they are splendid places to visit. The UNESCO World Heritage...
Right in the middle of Norway's second largest city, the wooden buildings and alleys of Bryggen will lead you back a few hundred years. The...
Norway is famous for its fjords, and there are many of them along the western coast. Two are more special than the others. The UNESCO World Heritage...
Located high in the mountain plateaus of central Norway this town boasts a very authentic atmosphere of the 17th to 19th centuries. The UNESCO World...