Day 10 – Norsk Folkemuseum and Lovisenberg Omsorg+

We started our day off by visiting the Norsk Folkemuseum and immersing ourselves in the cultural history from all regions of Norway. This open-air museum was founded in 1846 and consists of over 160 buildings dating between 1500 to present. The museum staff consists of an interdisciplinary team of scholars trained as ethnologists, folklorists, cultural historians, anthropologists, and art historians. These scholars work to preserve and produce new knowledge about cultural heritage and traditions in Norway. This represents sustainable developmental goal (SDG) #4: Quality Education by promoting an appreciation of cultural diversity. The Sami exhibition was a class favorite because of our experience with the Sami resident at Lovisenberg Omsorg+.

Traditional Sami costumes depicting similarities and differences in cuts and color which represent different language groups and districts.

It is common to see garments of reindeer fur used by Sami people due to the insulation it provides against the northern climate.

The Stave Church from Gol, purchased by The Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient monuments originating from approximately 1200.


While at the Norsk Folkemuseum sustainable developmental goal (SDG) #15: Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, was evident. Each of these buildings were surrounded by green space, trees, and even animals. Many of the buildings increase terrestrial ecosystem space by covering the roof in grass.

Grass covering the roof of buildings at the Norsk Folkemuseum.

Pathway between buildings at the Norsk Folkemuseum.


Our day concluded with a trip to Lovisenberg Omsorg+. While there we carried out sustainable developmental goal (SDG) #3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. We were able to keep the residents engaged in activities such as BINGO, chess and everyday conversations while practicing speaking English.

Lovisenberg Omsorg+.

Thanks for following along on our journey!




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *