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Alstad is a design and nature lover’s dream, located along one of the 18 National Tourist Routes created by Norway to meld modern architecture with spectacular rural landscapes. In winter, make your way to the Sunnmøre Alps, which boast impressive views over the Storfjord, or climb one of the alpine peaks that lead towards the Trollstigen plateau. In the summer, locals take advantage of the dramatic scenery by hiking, kayaking, rafting and fishing in the fjords, splashing through the Grøndalen waterfall, or taking a trip to the mountains by Hjørundfjorden, considered by some the "most beautiful fjord of them all”.
While endless innovative projects continue to pour out of Denmark and Sweden, oftentimes their smaller but no less creative Scandinavian sister, Norway, is overlooked. Introducing Artscape Nordland, a permanent exhibition of 33 spectacular sculptures adorning 32 Norwegian municipalities.read more