Heritage connects us to the past, provides life and meaning to the present, and offers inspriation for the future. It is our link to where we come from and our legacy for future generations.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to promote the identification, protections and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world. Since 1972, UNESCO`s prestigious World Heritage List has recognized hudreds of unique places and individual attractions considered of outstanding universal value to humanity.
World Heritage sites belong to everyone, no matter where they are located. Places as diverse as the Galapagos Islands, the Great Wall of China, the Moorish palaces of Spain, and Tanzania`s Serengeti plain and Mount Kilimanjaro are all considered part of the common global heritage of our world.
As of 2013 there are more than 960 World Heritage sites listed. Most of these are classified as cultural heritage, but close to 200 are designated as natural sites.
Norway has seven sites included on the World Heritage List, six cultural and one natural. Heritage Adventures is proud to design and arrange tours to many of the Norwegian World Heritage Sites.