Monday, 20 February 2017

Top 5 Most Unusual Sites in Norway

Top five hidden wonders of Norway. Although they are not as vast as fjords or as impressive as the view from Preacher's Pulpit Rock, these jewels of Norway will not leave anyone indifferent.

Top 5 Most Unusual Sites in Norway

1. KANNESTEINEN ROCK

Kannesteinen Rock is a magnificent mushroom shaped rock formation located in the rural village of Oppedal, Norway, approximately 10 km west of the center of Måløy. It was formed over thousands of years by the splashing waves.

Top 5 Most Unusual Sites in Norway

The rock is about three feet high and wide enough for three or four people to stand on. It is especially popular among photographers who want to take impressive pictures.

2. EMANUEL VIGELAND MUSEUM 

Emanuel Vigeland's Museum at Slemdal is one of Oslo's best kept secrets. It was opened to the public on December 8th, 1959. The museum's main attraction is a dark, barrel-vaulted room, completely covered with fresco paintings.

Top 5 Most Unusual Sites in Norway

Entering the museum is a unique experience. The impression of the dimly lit frescoes with multitudes of naked figures is reinforced by the unusual and overwhelming acoustics of the room.

3. AURLAND VIEW POINT 

This unusual view point resembles as the world's most dangerous chute, however at the very top of this amazing wooden construction there is a thin glass panel that prevents visitors from "sliding down".

Top 5 Most Unusual Sites in Norway

From the point located in three hours' ride from Bergen, you can see a breathtaking view to the Sognefjord and Aurland, a small town in Sogn og Fjordane County.

The wooden construction 4 meters wide starts right from the roadside and stretches 30 meters up. Nearby there is a parking for 2 buses and 10 cars. 

4. TORGHATTEN, THE MOUNTAIN WITH A HOLE RIGHT THROUGH IT 

Torghatten is a mountain on Torget island in Brønnøy municipality. The mountain is famous for a natural tunnel going through its center.

Top 5 Most Unusual Sites in Norway

The tunnel is 160 meters long, 35 meters high, and 20 meters long. It was formed during the Ice age when ice and water eroded the looser rocks, while the harder ones in the mountain top have resisted erosion.

5. HANSKEN (THE GLOVE) STATUE 

Walking in the streets of Old Town of Oslo and musing about the times when the old capital was still named Christiania, you will find a fountain statue of a glove. According to the legend, it stands exactly at the place where King Christian IV threw his glove.

Top 5 Most Unusual Sites in Norway

The Glove symbolizes the King’s words, when he declared: "The new town will lie here!" And from this place the construction of Oslo started.


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