In Europe’s northwestern region there is a Nordic country known as the Kingdom of Norway. The country is also one of four countries that make up the Scandinavian Peninsula. Furthermore, it is bordered with Finland, Russia, and Sweden. Along with that, there are many mind-blowing places to visit in Norway which takes your breath away!
Facts about Norway
- Harald V is the present King of Norway. He represents the country and plays a ceremonial role.
- It is not called Norway, in fact, it’s called Norge by the countrymen.
- The length of the Norwegian coastline is 25.148 km.
- The highest peak in Norway is Galdhøpiggen above the sea.
- The northernmost point of Norway and Europe is the North Cape.
- The highest concentration of fjords in the world is in Norway. Two of these, Geiranger Fjord and the Nærøy fjord, feature on the Unesco World Heritage List.
- The Lærdal Tunnel is the world’s longest road tunnel at 15 miles in Norway.
- The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Norway by a Norwegian committee in Oslo.
- The first Secretary-General of the United Nations was Norwegian Foreign Minister, Trygve Lie.
- It also has a land border with Russia.
- It owns the world’s most remote island (Bouvet Island), on the other side of the world!
- Introduced salmon sushi to Japan.
- Income and wealth data of all Norwegians are on the public record.
- Modern and ancient skiing invented in Norway.
- There are 2 versions of the Norwegian language.
- Norway rocks the winter Olympics.
- Wild reindeer (Europe’s biggest herd) lives in Norway.
- It also supplies London with a Christmas tree every year.
- The only country that was neutral during the First and Second World Wars is Norway.
- Roald Dahl- the famous British writer spoke Norwegian.
- Language: Norwegian
- Capital: Oslo
- Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
- Driving side: right
Top 5 Places to visit in Norway
This is the dream country for people to visit once in their lifetime!
1. Oslo, the capital of Norway
Oslo- the most diverge city of Norway; is the capital in the middle of nature and selected as one of the best places to travel. The national opera and ballet are one of the spectacular beauties in Oslo. Moreover Norwegian trade, banking, industry, shipping and maritime industries and trade in Europe is all done in Oslo. Although, it’s the most populous city for visitors.
Attractive and miraculous places in Oslo:
- Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower
- Fram Museum – The Polar Ship Fram
- Natural History Museum
- TusenFryd Amusement Park
- Akershus Fortress
2. The Lofoten Islands
Lofoten is a traditional district and an island group in Norway. This Island is also globally known for its peculiar scenery with remarkable mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. The Lofoten Island experiences one of the world’s largest elevated temperatures. Moreover, it is also famous for its local seafood.
Top-rated tourists attractions in Lofoten Islands:
- Lofotr Viking museum
3. The Geirangerfjord
The Geirangerfjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal territorial division, Norway. Moreover, it is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality. The fjord is also known for its spectacular waterfalls.
Unimaginable places in Geirangerfjord:
- Seven Sisters Waterfalls(waterfalls and hiking)
- Skageflå (hiking and mountains)
- Friaren (solo waterfalls opposite the 7 sisters)
- Sunnylvsfjorden (nature)
A 20 kilometres long mountain railway journey that takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, Flåm which is a village. Moreover, it has been a tourist attraction for so long.
The eye-catching sceneries in Flam:
- Flamsbana (railway and waterfall)
- FjordSafari (safari, rafting and adventure)
- Flam railway museum (shopping and museum)
- Stegastein (platform with dramatic fjord views)
- Vangen church
It is a lively, pedestrian-friendly street with colourful wooden buildings lead to the Nidaros cathedral and the old warehouses along the Nidelven river. Many food markets, cool cafes and fresh restaurants are located here. Moreover, on top of that, the festivals celebrated here and the strong music gives a lively and refreshing feeling.
The striking architecture in Trondheim:
- Nidaros Cathedral (medieval cathedral and palace museum)
- Old town bridge (bridge with red portals)
- Kristiansten Fortress (historic fortress with museum and tours)
- Stiftsgården (18th-century wooden royal residence)
- Nidelva (river and kayaking)
There are many other countless, astonishing and heart-stopping places to visit in Norway. That is not an exaggeration. It is also called “the dreamland” as the astonishing and stunning places here make you believe in dreamlands!
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