UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) aims to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world. Many Mighty Fine Company breaks take you to the very special places nominated by UNESCO as world heritage sites. So what can you hope to see?
Travel to Norway and visit the historic 18th century wharf or Bryggen in Bergen. See the prehistoric rock paintings in Alta or call in on Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord – the world’s prettiest fjords, situated in western Norway between Bergen and Trondheim.
Opt for a break in Sweden and there’s a wealth of attractions to look forward to including Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace, the nearby islands of Birka and Hovgården, the 17th century Engelsberg Ironworks and the Skogskyrkogården cemetery. Within reach of Goteburg you’ll find the bronze-age rock carvings in Tanum and the Varberg Radio Station which dates back to the early 1900s.
Helsinki has a host of attractions for visitors to Finland. Here you’ll find the 18th century Fortress of Suomenlinna and the Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, a historic industrial settlement to the east of the city.
With its other-worldly landscapes, Iceland is a treasure trove of natural attractions. Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO listed attraction and dates back to the 10th century. Another UNESCO highlight is Surtsey, an island created by a volcano in the 1960s which is now a scientific centre. Although you can’t actually visit it, you can view it on several boat tours.
To discover the joys of UNESCO, take a look at the full range of Mighty Fine Company breaks.