Norway is a kingdom in Northern Europe, in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and on the small islands adjacent to the Scandinavian Peninsula. The name of the country comes from the Old Norse word “Nordrvegr” which means “way to the north”.
According to smb, the capital is Oslo. Language – Norwegian, English, Swedish, Danish, German. Religion – Evangelical Lutheran Church. Currency – Norwegian krone.
Norway is extremely mountainous, it is cut by large valleys and sea fjords deeply protruding into the land. The climate is extremely diverse in different areas. In winter from 0 to -50*C, in summer from +10 to +30*C.
Svalbard (Svalbard or Grumant) is a polar archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.
Norway code – 47, Oslo code – 22
entrance to the international network – 00
ambulance – 113
police – 112
information service – 1881
Go on unforgettable tours to Norway and see the pearl of this country – the Norwegian fjords. The fjords of Norway, these majestic mountain bays are a unique natural phenomenon that will not leave anyone indifferent. Unforgettable impressions of fjords and mountains, glaciers and waterfalls are guaranteed. You can travel as part of a group or individually, in your own or rented car.
Resorts and attractions in Norway
The peculiar geographical position of Norway affects the specifics of the weather in the country. The coastal regions are dominated by a maritime temperate climate. In the polar north, the subarctic one rules. And in the mountainous regions – the real continental. It is cold in winter and hot in summer.
Oslo (formerly Kristiania, a trading city of the Vikings) – a city of history, located at the mouth of the picturesque Oslo Fjord, surrounded by green wooded hills. This beautiful city surprises with a variety of opportunities for recreation. Oslo is a small city, but in terms of the variety of museums, parks, restaurants and clubs it can be compared with a metropolis. One of Oslo’s main attractions is the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Ski Museum. There is also a ski simulator where you can feel what a skier is experiencing when jumping from a ski jump or racing down a mountainside.
Bergen for many centuries it was the capital of Norway and the main trading city. Of the attractions – the Bryggen embankment, the Fish Market, the Rosencrantz Tower. If you climb Mount Ulriken, you can see an impressive panorama of the city.
Lillehammer is a city and ski center 187 km from Oslo. Attractions – Olympic Museum and springboard. A wide range of entertainment is offered at any time of the year.
Ski resorts: Voss (ski area Mirkdalen, Voss Resort), Trysil, Hemsedal, Hafjell, Kvitfjell. In the Norwegian ski resorts in winter, there are many opportunities for outdoor activities – sledding from the mountain, horseback riding and dog sledding, skiing and ice skating. There are elk safari and snowshoe walks in the forest.
In the resort of Hafjell you can ride a bobsleigh at a speed of 120 km/h.
Voss is one of the most popular ski resorts in Norway. The Voss resort features frozen waterfalls, a glacier and ice caves. The small resort is the Norwegian capital of skiing and extreme sports.
Trysil – the largest ski resort in Norway is located in the center of Scandinavia near the majestic Trisilfjellet mountain in an area of amazing beauty. 100 km from Bergen. Thanks to the massive coniferous forest belt, the local climate is recognized as the best in Europe and is considered one of the most stable in Scandinavia. The infrastructure of the resort is focused on family holidays. Well-prepared trails pass through both forested areas and open areas. There are snowboard parks. The resort is famous for the high standards of cottages and apartments. You can stay in a hotel or in pretty houses in the old Norwegian style.
Hemsedal – a popular ski center throughout Scandinavia. Included in the seven best European resorts. It has everything for both professionals and beginners – ideal illuminated slopes, dizzying slopes and snowy fields. The resort has the largest elevation difference among the ski centers in Norway (810 m), as well as the longest descent (6 km).
The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago in the Norwegian Sea off the northwest coast of Norway. The islands are rocky and separated by narrow straits.
The first settlers came to Norway over 10,000 years ago.
At the Winter Olympics, Norwegian athletes won 280 medals, 98 of them gold.
Norwegian cuisine is due to the cold climate and the main components of Norwegian cuisine are fish, meat, cereals, bread, dairy products.