Where in Norway?

where in norway











A) A bit of map detective work will place this sign in Alta, Finnmark.

B) If the tower of Oslo’s Rådhus in the background didn’t give this away, maybe the modern architecture of the Astrup Fearnley Museum did. This was taken from Tjuvholmen Bystrand, a popular beach in Oslo.

C) The northernmost marker in the Struve Geodetic Arc chain of survey triangulations in Hammerfest. Stretching from Hammerfest to the Black Sea, this chain was used in the early 1800s to help calculate meridians and thus the true shape and size of the earth.

D) This is the breathtaking view of Aur­landsfjord from the Stegastein overlook on the Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route (Nasjonale Turistveger).

E) “Hode,” a sculpture by Marcus Raetz that’s installed near the shore in Eggum, Lofoten, as part of an art walk.

F) These colorful houses line the Nid­elva River in Trondheim.

G) While there are hundreds of thousands of hairpin turns in Norway, this road is the famous Trollstigen.

H) The view looking down from the top of Holmenkollen, the famous ski jump in the hills of Oslo.

I) The oft-photographed church in Røros, a mining town that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

J) Most of the buildings in Ålesund were built in 1904-1907 in the Art Nouveau style after a devastating fire destroyed much of the city.

Answers by Pat Barry and NAW staff.

This originally appeared in the Jan. 22, 2016, issue of the Norwegian American Weekly. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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