Norway – The country with eternal days
The story begins in the Norwegian province of the ice age, when the entire region was covered with huge ice plates and bridges. Following tectonic movements, ice blocks were split to form, in time, wide valleys. When the glaciers melted, water invaded the valleys, creating the famous Norwegian fjords – narrow sea bays, with steep banks and high. Today, the longest fjord is Sogn (203 km). Norway has remained until today a kingdom and its people, not very large in number (4.299.231), 75% live in urban and has the highest standard of living in Europe. The main towns are Bergen, Trondheim and the Norwegian capital Oslo.
Landscapes are painted in dramatic contrasts: mountains, sandy beaches, fiords, large forests. Northern Norway or “Land of the Midnight Sun” is known as one of the most unusual places on Earth. It is located above the Arctic Circle, and every summer are times when the sun shines 24 hours. If you’re in Norway, is absolutely necessary, as a starting point, a climb on Sunnmøre mountains – from their peaks, the adventurous have access to an absolutely magnificent view: the whole horizon is surrounded by impenetrable walls, made of white ice caps.
Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim?
Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. The main attractions of the city are the Royal Palace, Stortinget (Parliament), University Nationaltheatret, Viking Museum and Stock Exchange. After shopping and clubbing session in Oslo, would not be bad to go directly to the port of Bergen, the starting point of cruises to the most beautiful fjords. Such a cruise can take you to Trondheim, a city situated at the junction with river Nidelva and giant Trondheimsfjorden. Here, on May 20 until July 20, the sun never sets – so you can enjoy non-stop!
Hats and reindeer steaks
Collections of souvenirs can be filled with traditional Viking objects: a reindeer fur hat, a sweater knitted by hand, a rug or painted wood statue. Keep in mind that Norwegian cuisine is a major attraction. Try novel lovers besides salted salmon (“gravlas”) and goat cheese (“brunost”), reindeer meat, elk, deer or mountain coconut.