Places in Norway

This page presents towns and places of Norway. There is also a map with a wider range of articles, in Norwegian.

The big Norway map

The following map shows all articles published on the Norwegian language part of Sandalsand. After the map the you will find English versions of selected articles. More places are mentioned in the articles with descriptions of road trips in Norway.

This page is part of a collection from Norway, with photos and videos from road trips, hikes and visits to places all over the country. You will also find World Heritage Sites. By the way, did you know that Sandalsand is on YouTube?

The illustration above, with wooden houses and river reflections, is from Trondheim.



The selection

The main experience, I think, is that we have managed: people moving to Norway has made Norway richer, economically, but also our culture has become more rich in many ways. (Jens Stoltenberg)

There may be men who think they are attacking Christianity when they investigate the historical origin or the morality of some dogma; I do not think so. Honest investigation can result only in growth. (Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson)

For a long, long time, my heart was without song.
But now I live in the middle of the city as I did before,
and my heart swings joyfully at the sound of the post office bell!


In the middle of the city, under the roof of an apartment building of reinforced concrete.
I can wave to the distant hills, trees and wooden houses: So long!
Rural peace is good for many. Blessed each in his own way.


Here in the attic I can hear the voice of the city day and night:
the roar of cars and the squeals of trams and the bright laughter of young women.
Good for man to know that he is not abandoned.


The city, always the city, until I suddenly go out
like a black electric lamp when its filament is gone.
Do I get to lighten up the city a little, so its mind becomes less grey?


(“In the middle of the city” by Rudolf Nilsen. Unofficial translation)

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