Paradise on Earth
One of the most beautiful and unspoiled countries in the world, Norway is a most to include in our bucket list! This one trip requires a full week stop to really be able to enjoy the country. If you ever have the opportunity to visit “Viking land” here are some interesting facts and places to visit.
Fun Facts on Norway
- Norway has a population of about 5million people, not over populated considering its topography and landscape. It is one of the larger coastlines of the world ( larger than the coastlines of continental US)
- It is an ideal destination for those who love to wonder, be adventurous and discover nature on their own. Excellent for hiking and if you are a trailblazer there is plenty of land to cover. Best times to visit the higher mountains is late in July and August, the lower mountains late May - June.
3. The country is the major attraction but there are plenty of historic and interesting places to visit: The Sculpture Park, Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, City Hall, Medieval Fortress Old Aker Church – last remaining church from the Medieval Ages,Museum Modern Art, Botanical Garden,
4. Plenty of restaurants, pubs, cafes, bakeries where you can satisfy your appetite for Norwegian food as well as European. Restaurants are a bit expensive, but there are plenty of cafes and bakeries where you can get simple food at lesser prices.
5. The fjords – an amazing sight – the ones you see with cruises and a definite symbol of the country – a most to visit and explore. You will feel alone in the planet, secluded in the most amazing beauty. Visit Naerajford, Soignefjord, Keyserfjord, Gelrangerfjord.
6. The midnight sun – Another attraction not to be missed. From midsummer you hardly have any night on Norway and at midnight only your body knows is the night, outside is plenty of light. The midnight sun can be seen anywhere North of Boda and even Oslo have plenty of light at night.
7. Another nature wonder and most amazing experience will be to see the Northern Lights from Norway. The trick for this one is to go north for the best shot at seeing the Aurora Borealis and the best opportunities are from October to March (although is possible to have glimpses by August.
8. There are many Hotels and accommodations and services to move around. Consider the public system of transportation as Norway is very safe and touristic friendly. Also, as a matter of convenience, stay in the center of the city and walk to most places (except the mountains!)
9. A must to eat! - Try their Salmon – Norwegian salmon, the Sausages, ham, cheese and lobster. Splurge if you can – you will not regret it. By the way, the water is the best! Yes, tap water, better than bottled water!
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