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Norway Travel Guide

by our Norway expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyIt’s easily forgotten that Norway stretches some 2,500 km north-south with many times that length along the fjord-indented coastline. The northernmost town, Tromsø, is far inside the Arctic Circle and the aboriginal nomadic Sami people still tend their vast herds of reindeer across snowy plains there. Further still, out into the Arctic Ocean, is Svalbard (Spitzbergen) the Norwegian island kingdom of the ice-bear. Cruising the fjords is rapidly increasing in popularity; marvelling at glaciers, watching for whales, admiring incredibly beautiful land and seascapes. Norway has been a Kingdom since the 9th century and a feature of its capital, Oslo, is the Royal Palace – a royal workplace and home that is open to visitors. Norwegians have always been a maritime race (and hence explorers) and Oslo has museums dedicated to Viking ships, Nansen’s polar exploration vessel ‘Fram’ and Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki – there are even city tours by boat. It also has a tempting shopping area and a vibrant nightlife – from which you can emerge into the midnight sun in summer. (Head further north in winter, if it’s bright lights of the Aurora Borealis variety you’re after.)

Norway Facts

National Flag: Norwegian Flag
Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål
Norwegian Nynorsk
Currency: Norwegian krone
Capital city: Oslo
Total Area: 323,802 km2
Population: 4,778,500
Dialling Code: +47
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitnorway.com/


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