[photo: CH – Visitnorway.com]
About 5 million Norwegians live in this beautiful country which covers an area of 385,155 square kilometres. Norway is well-known for its nature attractions like the amazing fjords, the mountains, northern light and midnight sun. Did you know that the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord feature on the UNESCO World Heritage list? And that Norway is all covered in daylight for 24 hours during midnight sun?
Norway is located in the northern part of Europe, which doesn’t mean the weather is always cold. Because of the Gulf Stream and warm air currents caused by the Coriolis effect, temperatures along the coast of Norway are 5-8°C higher than at comparable latitudes elsewhere. A breathtaking destination, only a few hours by plane.
Oslo; Norwegian capital
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies the Norwegian capital. Oslo has a special combination of city life and easy access to the unforgettable outdoor adventures. Oslo is a destination for all seasons. It is known as the “healthy capital” because the city is located right at the 110 km long breathtaking Oslofjord with its 40 islands. A 15 minutes drive takes you from the city centre to a huge forest area where you can go skiing, biking, walking and exploring. Year round.
Besides the many beautiful nature sites, there are also many cultural highlights to see in Oslo. Top attractions are for example Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum. With its 500.000 inhabitants and another 500.000 in the surrounding areas, about 20% of the Norwegian people lives in and around Oslo.
Lofoten, a paradise up north
The Lofoten are thousands of smaller and bigger islands, surrounded by crystal clear water and snow-white beaches. Every corner is new and fascinating scenery and offers a range of activities. National Geographic has declared the Lofoten as one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world; a true treasure. From May until August there is the midnight sun. During winter you can experience the magical light shows of the Northern lights. Stay in a fishermen’s hut and experience nature while kayaking, hiking or fishing. The Lofoten; a world beyond your imagination.
Spitsbergen, also known as Svalbard, is the most northern part of Norway and offers a unique and unrivalled nature experience. Svalbard, home of the polar bear, fascinates with its unique wildlife, wild nature and old mining towns. Norway’s largest glacier, Austfonna, is located in Svalbard. 200 kilometers make it the world’s third-largest icecap after Antarctic and Greenland. Imagine snow scooter safaris, glacier climbing, whale safaris and dog sledding tours through a nordic winter wonderland.
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