The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. The Kingdom of Norway accepted the convention on 12 May 1977, making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list. As of 2017, there are eight World Heritage Sites in Norway, including seven cultural sites and one natural site.
Norway's first two sites, Urnes Stave Church and Bryggen, were inscribed on the list at the 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt in 1979. The latest inscription, Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, was added to the list in 2015.
In addition to its World Heritage Sites, Norway also maintains five properties on its tentative list.
The table is sortable by column by clicking on the at the top of the appropriate column.
|Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site||NorTelemark
|Rock Art of Alta||NorFinnmark
|Røros Mining Town and the Circumference||NorSør-Trøndelag
|Struve Geodetic Arc||NorFinnmark
Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine
|Urnes Stave Church||NorSogn og Fjordane
|Vegaøyan -- The Vega Archipelago||NorNordland
|West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord||NorMøre og Romsdal and Sogn og Fjordane
In addition to sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, member states can maintain a list of tentative sites that they may consider for nomination. Nominations for the World Heritage List are only accepted if the site was previously listed on the tentative list. As of 2017, Norway lists five properties on its tentative list:
This is a list of lists of World Heritage Sites. A World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having special cultural or physical significance.
1 Shared with nine other countries