Continent Norway


Why Travel Norway?


Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. While its capital, Oslo is a city of green spaces and museums, including the Edvard Munch Museum and the Norsk Folkemuseum, a collection of open-air historic buildings. Coming back to Norway, it is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing – notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.


When in Norway do visit the often overlooked in favour of the bigger municipal centres, Ålesund—home to an unparalleled collection of picturesque Art Nouveau buildings; Northern Lights—a natural phenomenon caused by magnetized particles emitted by the sun; Pulpit Rock for stunning views, which is perched on top of a jutting 600m-tall (1969 ft) cliff overlooking the cerulean blue waters of Lysefjord; Bergen for picturesque wooden warehouses in Bergen's historic Bryggen harbourside area, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.


Apart from this you could also experience the midnight sun at the North Cape in the far Arctic and make the most of the extra daylight by enjoying the coastline from the deck of one of the Hurtigruten ships or take a hike on Jostedalsbreen, mainland Europe's largest glacier, and centrepiece of a large national park.


We also recommend you a visit to the Hardanger Fjord, which is located 75km (47 miles) east of Bergen and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway. This scenic area offers virtually every kind of natural landscape available in the country, from scenic waterways, apple and cherry orchards, and hiking trails, to mountain plateaux. Vøringsfossen waterfall is also not to be missed.


As far as shopping is concerned, most towns have plenty of shops selling Norwegian handicrafts such as traditional Fair Isle knits, silverwork and woodcarving. Silversmiths and potteries are common and well worth visiting for unique homeware and jewellery.


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