Also being a part of Scandinavia. Oil and gas were discovered off the Norwegian coastline in the 1960’s and are among the country’s main natural resources. Norway is one of the largest seafood producers in the world and the second-largest nation exporting seafood. The nature is extravagant, carved with deep glacial fjords and some 50 000 islands surrounding the country.
Most of the population lives near the capital Oslo, but also by the far south. Here, the cities are located by beautiful scenery and high mountains. This attracts many visitors from all over the world, wanting to take part in the breathtaking scenery. If you are lucky, you might even experience the northern lights, coloring the sky in many different colors.
Even though Norway is at the same latitude as Alaska, the climate is not as cold, because of the Norwegian current, which is an extension of the Gulf Stream, which carries millions tons of tropical water into the surrounding areas. Some famous people from Norway include the famous DJ Kygo and the world champion of chess, Magnus Carlsen.
This deep blue UNESCO-protected area is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountains, wild waterfalls, and lush green vegetation. A fairytale-like-fjord. You can experience the fjords either from foot by hiking or by kayaking. Fishing, rafting, and cycling are other popular activities in the area.
In Oslo, you will find the famous museum of Edvard Munch, the painter behind the world-known “The Scream”. Afterward, you can enjoy a bite in the cafe and bring a souvenir with you home from the museum-shop. They have a varied product range including reproductions of popular Munch motifs and a wide collection of the painters books and exhibition catalogs.
Also known as Preisestolen, is an experience of a lifetime. Come here and hike from May to October. The hike is quite demanding being a roundtrip of 6 km and ascending 350 meters. It takes approximately four hours to complete the scenic journey, starting from the mountain lodge Preikestolen Fjellstue.
For bicyclists, this is a trip that takes part in Norway’s navy history. It has won a special status as a bicycle track and attracts more bicycle-interested tourists every year. Enjoy this 82 km long path through Norway’s mountainous scenery.
This tall mountain sits on the southern shore of Lysefjorden, with a height of 1100 meters. The northern side is a huge cliff, almost straight down to the fjord, plunging 984 meters, a sight that draws many tourists each year. On the mountain is another tourist attraction, the Kjeragbolten, a five cubic meter stone wedged between two rocks. The waterfall at Kjeragfossen plunges down from the mountain to the fjord and is one of the world’s tallest.