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Which Scandinavian places of interest belong to UNESCO World Heritage Sites: a quiz

Some tourists take UNESCO World Heritage Sites list as a basis when planning their future trips to the Nordic and other countries.

Let me remind you that the objects included in the above-mentioned list should meet some cultural criteria (for example, being masterpieces of human creative genius and cultural significance, etc.) or natural criteria (for example, being superlative natural phenomenons or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance, etc) – the full list of is here.

Let’s check your knowledge and remember some of these places of interest considered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also there are some hints in the text of tasks and pictures.

  • Question of

    A famous Danish castle _______________________________ was immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.

    • Kronborg
    • Frederiksborg Castle
    • Gjorslev
    • Sønderborg Castle
  • Question of

    _______________________________ is the private regular summer residence residence of the Swedish royal family + the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden.

    • The Royal Palace/Stockholm Palace
    • Drottningholm Palace
    • Haga Palace
    • Rosendal Palace
  • Question of

    Icelandic _______________________________ National Park is located in in southwestern Iceland, about 40 km northeast of Reykjavik.

    • Snæfellsjökull
    • Þingvellir/Thingvellir
    • Vatnajökull
    • Jökulsárgljúfur
  • Question of

    _______________________________ is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the Vågen harbor in Bergen, Norway.

    • Briggen
    • Braggen
    • Bryggen
    • Broggen
  • Question of

    _______________________________ is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands. Now it forms part of the city of Helsinki. Originally named Sveaborg/Viapori it was renamed in Finnish to _______________________________ in 1918.

    • Suomenlinna
    • Hamina
    • Bomarsund
    • Svartholm
  • Question of

    The Hanseatic city of _______________________________ (Sweden) is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia. By the way, this city and Stockholm were prototypes of the city Koriko in Kiki’s Delivery Service anime by Hayao Miyazaki.

    • Göteborg/Gothenburg
    • Lund
    • Västerås
    • Visby
  • Question of

    Two fjords of Western Norway, _______________________________ and _______________________________ were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

    • The Geiranger Fjord and the Nærøyfjord
    • The Geiranger Fjord and the Hardangerfjord
    • The Nærøyfjord and the Lysefjord
    • The Nærøyfjord and the Romsdalsfjord
  • Question of

    _______________________________is a discontinuous series of watts (shallow sea areas) off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, part of the aquatory of the North Sea, limited to the Frisian Islands chain.

    • The Baltic Sea
    • The Wadden Sea
    • The Norwegian Sea
    • The Greenland Sea
  • Question of

    _______________________________ was formed in a volcanic eruption in 1963. This uninhabited island is located in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the southern coast of Iceland.

    • Surtsey
    • Grímsey
    • Hergilsey
    • Kolbeinsey
  • Question of

    _______________________________is the wooden city centre of Rauma in Finland.

    • Old Turku
    • Old Rauma
    • Old Tampere
    • Old Helsinki


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