Norway-Land of Fjords
Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.
Currency: Norwegian krone
Popular Cities / Tourist Spot
Oslofjord: The Oslofjord is an inlet in the south-east of Norway, stretching from an imaginary line between the Torbjornskaer and Faerder lighthouses and down to Lange sund in the south to Oslo in the north.
Royal Palace, Oslo: The Royal Palace in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian residence of the French-born King Charles III of Norway, who reigned as king of Norway and Sweden.
Nidaros Cathedral: Nidaros Cathedral is a Church of Norway cathedral located in the city of Trondheim in Sor-Trondelag county, Norway. Built over the burial site of Saint Olav, the king of Norway in the 11th century, who became the patron saint of the nation.
Norwegian Petroleum Museum: The Norwegian Petroleum Museum was opened on 20 May 1999. In Norwegian language the museum is called Norsk Olje museum. The unusual architecture has made the museum a landmark in the Port of Stavanger.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Norway truly depends on what you want to do. June to August promises long days and the fabled midnight sun ideal for hiking, cycling or cruising – but no guarantee of heat, even if it won't be cold! May and September offer mild temperatures, fewer crowds and gorgeous natural colours.
Things to Do
Old City of Bergen
Cruise in the fjords
Overnight in Flam
See “The Scream”
80% of Norwegians regularly eat bread, in the form of open-top sandwiches with butter for breakfast and lunch. A soft flat bread called lefse made out of potato, milk or cream (or sometimes lard) and flour is also very popular.
How to Reach
Norway’s main gateway- as far as air travel is concerned- is Oslo’s international airport, which is linked by various airlines to other countries. Most destinations from which you can get direct flights to Oslo lie within Europe, so if you want to fly to Norway from outside the continent, you’ll need to get to a major European airport first. There are smaller international airports at a few other Norwegian cities, including Trondheim, Stavanger and Bergen, but flights to these are fewer.