This small town, located next to Norway’s largest lake, has many reasons to be proud. For one, it is home to Hadeland glassworks, the country’s oldest handicraft business. The city actually grew because of the success of the glass factory in the mid-1800s. It’s also home to Scandinavia’s only intact pulp mill (which you can visit at Kistefos museum) as well as the world’s oldest preserved paddle steamer still in service, Skibladner. And that’s not all – thanks to its proximity with Lillehammer, the city that hosted the Winter Olympics of 1994, at Gjovik you’ll find the world’s largest spectators hall inside a mountain. It’s called Fjellhallen and it was built to to accommodate the ice hockey matches of the Olympics – and it’s still in use today.