10 Historic Sites in Nordland That You Shouldn't Miss

May 22, 2022 Mikaela Didonna

Typified by steep mountains and the flat lowlands where they meet the Norwegian Sea, Nordland is known for its stunning scenery. The Lofoten Islands off the mainland are considered among the world's best for travelers and include unique attractions like the Lofotr Viking Museum at Borg. Saltstraumen near Bodo has the world's strongest tidal current. Further south, Vega has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its age-old lifestyle of fishing and eider duck down harvesting.
Restaurants in Nordland

1. Tommerneset Felszeichnungen

Fv 835 Parkplatz Tommerneset, Kreuzung E6 / Fv835, Steigen Municipality 8260 Norway
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Tommerneset Felszeichnungen

2. Henningsvaer

Henningsvaer Islas Lofoten, Henningsvaer 8312 Norway http://www.visitnorway.com/es
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Henningsvaer

Reviewed By goingwalkabout - Tonsberg, Norway

Henningsvær is a very cosy little place that I enjoy staying in. Small shops and galleries, great characteristic fishing village and still a vibrant town. Just being here makes me relax. Take some time here and slow down.

3. Torolvstein

Alstenveien 56, Sandnessjoen 8800 Norway +47 970 44 000 http://torolvstein.no/
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Torolvstein

Northern Norway's most powerful Viking chiefdom from 1000 years ago is recreated at Sandnes, a short walk from Sandnessjøen city center. Guided tours are available. This authentic Viking venue may be booked for banquets and celebrations.

4. Galleri SOS

Petter Dass gate 1, Mosjoen 8656 Norway +47 958 95 603 [email protected] http://www.gallerisos.no
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Galleri SOS

Galleri SOS presents works of Stig-Ove Sivertsen. Impermanence is a recurrent theme of his paintings. Melancholic faces and still life. Rust. Pollution. Skulls. Stormy weather. Tired houses. Car wrecks. Landscapes, as they were created. Style? What's it about? He can't say - because then everyoneknows.

5. Glomfjord

Meloy, Glomfjord Norway
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Glomfjord

6. Lofoten Museum

Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310 Norway +47 76 06 97 90 [email protected] http://www.museumnord.no/en/lofoten-museum-coastal-works-museum/
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Lofoten Museum

Experience the history of the Lofoten Fishery at one of the best preserved squires in Lofoten. On the site of the medieval town of Vågar (now called Storvågan / SKREI Experience Center) you'll find the stately 1815 main building, authentic fishermen's cabins, and boathouses featuring Nordland boats. The museum also offers picture-games and exhibitions on the Lofoten fisheries, ports and coastal lighthouses, traditional crafts and a beautiful garden with historic perennials.

7. Bremnes Fortress

Postboks 908, Bodo 8001 Norway +47 906 36 086 [email protected]
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Bremnes Fortress

After Bodo was bombed during World War II, the Germans built a fortress at Bremnes to guard the approach by sea to Bodo. The adjoining areas are excellent for fishing and hillwalking. A walk up the path to the top of Bremnes is rewarded by a -magnificent view of the scenic island of Landegode. On clear days you can enjoy the midnight sun from 2 June to 10 July.

8. Nusfjord Fishing Village

Ramberg Nusfjord, Nusfjord, Flakstad Municipality 8380 Norway +47 76 09 30 20 http://seeyouinnorway.com/?page=nusfjord&menu=fishing-village
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Nusfjord Fishing Village

Reviewed By bernardbW3637OC - Bergen, Norway

This is a super charming little village where you have the chance to take amazing pictures of the traditional wooden buildings and the seaside landscape; even on a stormy day is worth a visit. You arrive here by a little road trough the mountains, this gives you more the idea of how isolated were these village in the past, it is definitely my favourite in the whole Lofoten islands. Next time I want to try the hot tub and sauna.

9. Botn krigskirkegard

Rognan Norway http://digitaltmuseum.no/021016956342/krigskirkegarden-i-botn
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Botn krigskirkegard

10. Blood Road Museum

Bygetunet, Saltnes outside Rognan, Bodo Norway +47 909 35 157 [email protected] http://nordlandsmuseet.no/blodveimuseet/
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Blood Road Museum

The Blood Road Museum is situated in the grounds of Saltdal Museum. The story of the lives and work of prisoners of war under the German regime from 1942-1945 is presented in a German barracks moved here from Dunderdalen. Thousands of prisoners of war from eastern Europe were sent north to build roads and railways. They suffered inhuman conditions. Many never returned. This is a different tour experience in surroundings where the silence is tangible. Words are inadequate but impressions are many and deep. This is an important journey in a time which must never be forgotten.

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