Norway and Scotish Highlands
Collected by Kathryn Gearheard
Skagen 18, 4006 Stavanger, Norway
Set in one of Stavanger’s oldest and most iconic white wooden buildings, HansenHjørnet is a cozy café-restaurant known for club sandwiches and fish cakes served with chives, chili and mango ketchup. The property has been family-owned for more than...
Møllebukta, 4044 Hafrsfjord, Norway
This imposing monument, by Norwegian sculptor Fritz Røed, commemorates the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872, which took place here. The three swords, firmly planted into a rocky hill, stand roughly 20 meters high; the largest represents the victorious...
Eiganesveien 40A, 4005 Stavanger, Norway
Built in 1881 by shipping tycoon Lars Berentsen, Breidablikk is a lavish (by modest Nordic standards) example of how Norway’s wealthy elite lived centuries ago. The mansion has ornate Gothic, Rococo and Baroque-style furniture, gold chandeliers...
S, Kronprinsens gate 49, 4614 Kristiansand, Norway
Unlike most hard-to-navigate Norwegian cities, the streets of downtown Kristiansand form a grid pattern known as kvadraturen. At the northern end lies Posebyen, Kristiansand’s old town, whose interconnected wooden houses occupy fourteen blocks....
Skippergata 24B, 4611 Kristiansand, Norway
The largest museum in southern Norway, Sørlandet Art Museum displays an ever-changing line-up of temporary exhibitions, plus a wide range of visual art from fine arts to crafts, with a focus on Nordic artists. The collections are housed in a...
Gravane 20, 4610 Kristiansand, Norway
Sven Hennig-Olsen learned the trade of ice cream-making in Chicago and returned to Kristiansand to found the family business in 1924. Today Hennig-Olsen is one of the most popular brands in Norway and sold at kiosks all along the beach promenade.
Gravane 6, 4610 Kristiansand, Norway
This fish market, known as Fiskebrygga, is a convivial meeting place for locals. Pick up fresh shrimp or fishcakes from one of the vendors and eat them at the pier for views of the harbor, or grab a seat at one of the on-site restaurants for...
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