Europe

Norway

vital statistics
  • Oslo
  • 5 million
  • Norwegian (BokmÃ¥l and Nynorsk)
  • Norwegian krone
about Norway

The beautiful, rich, clean and peaceful Scandinavian nation of Norway is blessed with more than just pleasing aesthetics. Its people are fit, nature-loving and the ideal company if you undertake a (nude) sauna session and sink some aquavit (a liquor distilled from potato). The cities are tidy and cosmopolitan – it is very easy to stay a while if your budget allows.

Given Norway’s sparse population density the deserted fjords, deserted caves, glaciers and mountains beckon. A raft of outdoor activities are available to ensure you make optimal use of the mountainous surrounds – kayaking, whitewater rafting and paragliding and of course snow sports (after all, Norwegians claim to have invented skiing), hiking, biking. There are some standout journeys to make: a polar bear watching boat journey in the remote Svalbard, watching the landscape roll on by as you’re aboard the train from Oslo to Bergen or a ride on a coastal steamer. For us Southerners frolicking in midnight sun will always be a novelty and catching the surreal Northern Lights during winter can only be described as special.

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KOLLENSVEVET, NORWAY

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SVALBARD, NORWAY

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NORWAY

Travel to Norway’s northernmost archipelago, Svalbard, and sail on ...

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NORDDAL, NORWAY

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RJUKAN, NORWAY

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Most people think of waterfalls as a refreshing spot to splash around in come summer. But...

NISSEDAL, NORWAY

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