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World Heritage Sites in Norway

World Heritage Sites in Norway

The Norwegian fjords are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Naturally. But there are more properties from Norway on the list, and this page introduces all of them.

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes more than a thousand properties with outstanding universal value. They are all part of the world’s cultural and natural heritage. Read up on my main page about them.


Norwegian sites on the List

There are presently eight properties inscribed on the List of which I have visited five. In the list below the year in brackets means year of inscription by UNESCO. Hyperlinks lead to UNESCO. Roll down this page for links to Sandalsand’s articles (marked in bold in this list).

Cultural sites

Natural sites


Norway - Hordaland - Bergen - Bryggen

Bryggen in Bergen has been a World Heritage Site since 1979


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.)

Properties submitted on the Tentative List (5)