Other monuments of Norway on the UNESCO list
There are six other monuments in Norway that are inscribed on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
The Bryggen quay in Bergen was a lively centre of international trade until the beginning of the 20th century. Typical parallel rows of houses with gables facing the sea represent an architectural style that has lasted for almost 900 years. It was a combination of residential and warehouse buildings. Each house had its own pier, warehouse and folding crane.
Stone carvings in Alta offer visitors a glimpse into people’s lives and their conception of the world 6,000 years ago. There are 3,000 stone engravings in five different locations.
The timbered church in Urnes was built in the middle of the 12th century as a private church of a rich family and is one of the oldest and best-preserved timbered churches in Norway. The interior is unusually richly decorated with precise wood engravings.
The Vega archipelago has an area of over 1,000 km2 and is made up of countless islands, islets and rocks that were used for fishing and trapping for several thousands of years.
The two fjords in the west of Norway – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord – are the largest untouched Norwegian fjords creating one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world. The impact of human activity on these areas is negligible, and no major technical facilities have been built outside the populated areas.
Struve’s Geodetic Arc was the first large-scale scientific survey in Europe, and its creation was an exceptional example of collaboration between scientists and rulers of different nations. The arc is a chain of triangulation points stretching from the Norwegian Hammerfest via ten countries to the Black Sea. It was built by astronomer Friedrich George Wilhelm Struve in the years 1816-1852. The arc presented the first accurate measurement of a long section of the meridian, which helped to exactly measure our planet and its shape and contributed to topographic mapping.