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Norway Country Guide

Norway is a berserk admirable country of snow-capped mountains and abysmal glacier-carved fjords. The alarming backdrop of the southwestern fjordland is the capital draw agenda for tourists, but there are abounding incentives to appointment this sparsely inhabited country. It offers alien wildernesses and alfresco activities, active forests, celebrated towns and absorbing fishing villages, bottomward to apple affable people, and the allurement of the Arctic Circle with its acclaimed Midnight Sun and surreal Arctic Lights. It additionally boasts some of the best breathtaking bus trips, baiter cruises and alternation rides in the world.

'The Land of the Midnight Sun', with its continued summertime days, is not alone for attributes lovers and alfresco enthusiasts, but offers a affluent cultural ancestry from the Vikings, the acceptable drifting Sami bodies of the alien arctic regions, and world-renowned artists such as Edvard Munch. Principle cities of absorption are Oslo, the appealing capital; the celebrated trading anchorage of Bergen, anchored on the fjords and aperture to the Fjordlands; and arresting Tromsø aural the Arctic Circle, the centre of the Arctic Lights activity. They are pleasant, easygoing cities that action a acceptable ambit of museums, actual architect and different architecture.

Norway's greatest appulse on history was during the Viking Age, back the glassy Viking ships beyond the Atlantic, and Europe was subjected to abundant raids. Traditionally Norwegians were explorers, and their influences are axiomatic from the Viking settlements accustomed in Scotland, to the added contempo personalities like arctic charlatan Roald Amundsen, and the allegorical Pacific bridge of Thor Heyerdahl on his board raft, the Kon-Tiki.

Today Norwegians authority assimilate abounding of their cultural traditions, best conspicuously the art of storytelling that takes abode about the abode to while abroad the continued winter hours. Trolls amount acutely in their folklore, some affable and helpful, while others are annoying characters that calmly serve as a antecedent of accusation for all of life's troubles.