Geirangerfjord in Norway is a top UNESCO heritage site in the Nordic countries Kronborg Castle in Denmark is known as Hamlet´s castle Drottningholm Castles was the first attraction on the heritage list in Sweden Around the year 965 King Harald Bluetooth erected the large rune stone in Jelling

UNESCO Heritage sites in the Nordic countries

Viking sites and old historic castles are some of the UNESCO Heritage sites you can visit.

In Norway, you can visit the West Norwegian Fjords as the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord, and the fjords are every year some of the most visited natural attractions in the Nordic countries. Here the nature is so beautiful that it is incredible.

Explore the Vikings in the Nordic countries

The Nordic countries also have a rich history with Vikings and a long royal history with the oldest monarchies in the world. You can find many visible traces from the Vikings in the heritage site Kongernes Jelling in Denmark and Birka in Sweden, and at all the old castles you can walk in the footsteps of the royal kings and queens.

15 Best Nordic Heritage Highlights

Kronborg “Hamlet” Castle

Kronborg “Hamlet” Castle

Drama and history are gathered in one place at Kronborg "Hamlet" Castle.

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Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace

Take a day trip to Sweden`s best preserved royal Palace, which is one of the most beautiful representatives of European architecture.

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The Amazing Norway Fjords

The Amazing Norway Fjords

Get an overview here of the Norwegian fjords surrounded by towering mountains

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The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.

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The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park is one of the new national parks in Denmark.

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Hanseatic Town of Visby

Hanseatic Town of Visby

One of the most idyllic well-preserved medieval metropolis .

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The Church Town of Gammelstad

The Church Town of Gammelstad

Gammelstad is a unique kind of village with 424 wooden houses at the head of Gulf of Bothnia.

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Bryggen Wharf  Bergen

Bryggen Wharf Bergen

Bryggen in Bergen is world famous and attract every year around one million visitors.

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Røros

Røros

This little town will captivate you, open your senses and curiosity, and carry you back to life in a different age.

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Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Suomenlinna became member of Unesco`s World heritage list in 1991, and the Fortress is one of Finland`s most visit tourist attractions.

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Old Rauma

Old Rauma

Old Rauma is an exclusive example of an old Nordic city, where the houses are made of wood.

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Petäjävesi Old Church

Petäjävesi Old Church

Petäjävesi Old Church is an incredible heritage landmark and example of a Lutheran church built of logs.

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Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir is the most important historical site in Iceland.

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Birka and Hovgården

Birka and Hovgården

An archaeological testimony to the wide-ranging trade network established back in time by the Vikings.

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Urnes Stave Church

Urnes Stave Church

The Urnes Stave Church is the oldest and most highly decorated of stave churches.

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UNESCO Heritage in the Nordic countries

Heritage in Denmark

Heritage in Denmark

Denmark is an obvious choice if you want to experience some top heritages

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Heritage in Norway

Heritage in Norway

In Norway you will find interesting natural and cultural heritages

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Heritage in Sweden

Heritage in Sweden

Regarding the dramatic history and beautiful nature in Sweden, the country has a lot of heritage attractions

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Heritage in Finland

Heritage in Finland

Find out about fascinating heritages, museums and exhibitions in Finland

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Famous Nordic Culture Festivals

Hans Christian Andersen Festival

Hans Christian Andersen Festival

Odense is the place to visit for cultural activities for all ages.

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Stockholm Culture Festival

Stockholm Culture Festival

Check out the Stockholm Culture Festival which fills the streets and squares

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Savonlinna Opera Festival

Savonlinna Opera Festival

The most significant event in Savonlinna and one of the most famous festivals in the whole country is the Savonlinna Opera Festival.

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Kronborg “Hamlet” Castle

Drama and history are gathered in one place at Kronborg "Hamlet" Castle.
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Drottningholm Palace

Take a day trip to Sweden`s best preserved royal Palace, which is one of the most beautiful representatives of European architecture.


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The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.
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The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park is one of the new national parks in Denmark.

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Hanseatic Town of Visby

One of the most idyllic well-preserved medieval metropolis .
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The Church Town of Gammelstad

Gammelstad is a unique kind of village with 424 wooden houses at the head of Gulf of Bothnia.
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Bryggen Wharf Bergen

Bryggen in Bergen is world famous and attract every year around one million visitors.
Read more

Røros

This little town will captivate you, open your senses and curiosity, and carry you back to life in a different age.
Read more

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Suomenlinna became member of Unesco`s World heritage list in 1991, and the Fortress is one of Finland`s most visit tourist attractions.
Read more

Old Rauma

Old Rauma is an exclusive example of an old Nordic city, where the houses are made of wood.
Read more

Petäjävesi Old Church

Petäjävesi Old Church is an incredible heritage landmark and example of a Lutheran church built of logs.
Read more

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir is the most important historical site in Iceland.
Read more

Birka and Hovgården

An archaeological testimony to the wide-ranging trade network established back in time by the Vikings.
Read more

Urnes Stave Church

The Urnes Stave Church is the oldest and most highly decorated of stave churches.
Read more

Nordic National Museums

The National Museum

The National Museum

The National Museum in Copenhagen is one of Denmark`s most visited museums.

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The National Museum

The National Museum

The national gallery of Sweden is home to famous paintings, porcelain items, sculptures and modern art.

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The National Gallery

The National Gallery

The National Gallery was founded in 1837. The Gallery represent and houses Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures .

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The National Museum

The National Museum

Take a historical and cultural walk through this museum and get sense of Finnish history.

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The National Museum

The National Museum

Regardless when you visit Iceland don`t forget a trip to the National Museum, which will leave you fully enlightened about the creation of the Icelandic nation and it´s history.

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Exciting Nordic Cities