Norway

NORWEGIAN TRADITIONS

Every nation has a national day but probably very few of them are so enthusiastically and uniquely celebrated like May 17th. The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll municipality in Akershus county in Norway on May 17 in the year 1814. Norway was under Swedish rule at that time. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom in an attempt to avoid being ceded to Sweden after Denmark–Norway’s devastating defeat in the Napoleonic Wars. Norwegians are proud of their nation and they also established children’s parades on the national day. In 1870, there were parades consisting of only boys. 1899 were girls allowed to join in the children’s parade for the first time. Read more …

CUISINE

Norway is known for its salmon, but also for rakfisk which is a Norwegian dish, usually cooked on special species of fish. Rakfisk is similar to the Swedish fermented herring. Norway is also known for Norwegian aquavit, a yellowish alcohol spiced with cumin. Read more…

TROLLS

Have you heard of the Trolls? A troll is a class of being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. These mystical, sometimes dangerous creatures from Norse mythology and folk tales have inspired many writers, composers, and even painters. Read more…

OIL

When you mention oil, first thing that maybe comes to your mind is Norway. It hasn´t been like that always. Back in 1969 Dutch company got a permission to conduct geological surveys in the waters off Norway´s coast and five years later the largest oil field found Read more…

MEET NORWAY

Norway and the capital Oslo

Norway is known for its fjords and mountains, for a beautiful landscape and for Hurtigruta. Norway is a nature attraction, a beautiful country with an infrastructure that makes it easy to travel around in the oblong land.

Norway, the place to be at.

The Ultimate Road Trip for Summer 2017 – Endless Adventures in Norway: Kayaking, surfing, snowboarding, boating, city exploring and the list goes on

Fjords

A Fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion. They are found in locations where current or past glaciation extended below current sea level.  A fjord is formed when a glacier retreats, after carving a typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor.
That creates sometimes very dramatic landscapes, high cliffs, waterfalls and green valleys that you can not miss if you are in Norway.
In Norway you will find the longest, deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords in the world. And there are thousands of them. The Sognefjord for example is the longest one with a length of 204 kilometres.

Come cross-country skiing!

On a snowy day, is there better thing to do than go cross-country skiing? The tradition of cross-country skiing began thousands of years ago in northern Scandinavia where skis were used as transportation across the winter landscape. Nowadays skiing is not only popular way to exercise but also a sport that Norway has been dominating for decades. In recent World Championships Norway won 15 of the 32 individual medals. Just outside Oslo you can visit Holmenkollen Ski museum and tower. The museum presents over 4,000 years of skiing history, Norwegian polar exploration artifacts and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing.

CELEBRITIES

INVENTIONS

TOURS

Norway west coast tour (3d)

Summary: In the middle of fjords in coastal Norway lies Bergen, an old viking town which is nowadays Norway's second biggest city. From here it is easy to explore the outstanding surrounding nature. Day 1 Bergen Start your day in Bergen visiting Bryggen. Bryggen is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Bryggen, the old dock of Bergen, is a reminder of the town’s importance as part of the Hanseatic trading empire. Bryggen has suffered several fires and when the wooden buildings have been [...]
Address:
Kon-Tiki Museum, Bygdøynesveien, Oslo, Norway
Phone: 08-562 650 00

Stavanger and Pulpit Rock (2d)

Summary: Stavanger is well known for its large oil and gas sector but also offers breath taking scenery and natural attractions like Pulpit Rock. Day 1 When you arrive, you can visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum where you can learn more about the oil’s origin and its use. It is an interactive museum that is suitable for both children and adults. You can experience how oil and gas were created millions of years ago, how petroleum is found and how it is [...]
Address:
Preikestolen, 4129 Songesand, Norja, Norway
Phone: 08-562 650 00

Oslo and surroundings (2d)

Summary: Oslo, one of Europe´s largest capital cities in area but with 624 000 people living in the city, it has one of the smallest population. Surrounded by water and forest makes it magical destination to travel to. Day 1 Oslo & Holmenkollen Start your first day in Oslo with: All-inclusive Sightseeing tour (5h). The tour includes a panoramic sightseeing tour of Oslo city center. You will visit the impressive Holmenkollen Ski Jump. The tour will take you on a walk through [...]
Address:
Oslo, Norge, Norway
Phone: 08-562 65 000