Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism

The Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism in Balestrand tells the story of the development of the Norwegian travel and tourism industry from the 1800s until today. Many of the exhibitions are digital, but told in a historical and traditional way.

The new building is a spectacular piece of architecture that opened in the spring of 2016, and it lies right next to Kviknes Hotel. The building is cut out from the bedrock, and this makes it an attraction on its own. The design of the exhibitions complements the architecture giving the space its good estetical qualities.

“Travel and tourism in Norway” is the main theme, and in addition to this there are specific exhibitions about the national tourist routes and how tourism has grown locally in Norway. The museum has three antiquarian buildings at the dock where there is an exhibition about the role of the artists that made the surrounding landscape known in Europe, and a workshop for weaving.

Café Vindreken offers a beautiful view of fjord and mountains.

Practical information

Opening hours

February – april Monday to Friday 10-3 pm
May Tuesday to Sunday 10-4 pm
June, July and August All days 10-6 pm
September Tuesday to Sunday 10-4 pm
October – December Monday to Friday 10-3 pm

Closed 1 and 17 of May

Ticket prices

Adults NOK 80,-
Children 0-7 years Free
7 – 15 years NOK 40,-
Students NOK 60,-
Pensioners NOK 70,-
Groups NOK 70,-