As Norwegian cathedrals go, the Bodø Dom ranks low on the totem pole. But when the Nazis bombed their previous church on May 27, 1940, locals were eager to open a major place of worship even if they could find no Michelangelo -- or money -- to build it. What they came up with is fairly respectable. Completed in 1956, this is the most notable building constructed since those German bombers flew over. It features tufted rugs depicting ecclesiastical themes, wall hangings, and a stained-glass window that captures the Northern Lights. A memorial outside honors those killed in the war with the inscription NO ONE MENTIONED, NO ONE FORGOTTEN. There's also an outstanding spire that stands separate from the main building.