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15 April 2011
7/2011
Commemorative Issue

Tourist stamps

Norway
This year

Svalbard Global Seed Vault  

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was inaugurated in 2008. Carved into the permafrost not far from Longyearbyen, this vault contains storage room for up to four million different types of seed. Its purpose is to help preserve existing plant life from extinction and from global disasters. Gene banks all over the world will send duplicates of their seeds to Svalbard, and seed from all over the globe will thus be secured for the future. At the opening ceremony, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso described the facility as a

Visitors Center Borgund Stave Church  

Visitors Center Borgund Stave Church

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Preikestolen Mountain Lodge was opened in 2008 and is owned by the Stavanger Tourist Association. It is open all year round for tourists who visit the popular Pulpit Rock overlooking the Lyse Fjord. Many people also use the mountain lodge as a base for their own activities. Even golfers find their way to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. There is an attractive (and challenging) golf course near by. In 2009, the mountain lodge was awarded Statens byggeskikkpris, one of the most highly regarded architectural prizes in Norway.

Preikestolen lodge  

Preikestolen lodge

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The Borgund Stave Church Visitors

Technical Information

NK: 1785-1787
Date of issue: 15 April 2011
Values and subjects:
A-Priority domestic: Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Architect: Barlindhaug Consulting
Artist: KORO/Dyveke Sanne
Photo: Mari Tefre/ Global Crop Diversity Trust
A-Priority Europe: Visitors
copyright notice: The source of the text and the images is Norway Post.
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