Norway is a ruggedly beautiful country of mountains, fjords and glaciers. The 'Land of the Midnight Sun' has delightfully long summer days, pleasantly low-key cities, unspoiled fishing villages and rich historic sites that include Viking ships and medieval stave churches.
Possessed of a staid reputation and by no measure Scandinavia's most beautiful city, low-key Oslo nonetheless has lots to see and do - it just doesn't make such a big fuss about it.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe that occupies the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The majority of the country shares a border to the east with Sweden. Norway is divided into nineteen first-level administrative regions known as fylker (counties). The King is represented in every county by a Fylkesmann.
Norway is ... Pleasant cities and an awe-inspiring outdoors
Oslo promotes itself as an outdoors city where the people are friendly and the air and water are clean. It also proudly boasts that its summer climate "outwarms" all its rivals. In fact its quaint "niceness" is perhaps the most lasting impression that most visitors take home with them.
The central part of Norway takes in the country's highest mountains, largest glacier and most spectacular fjords. Unsurprisingly, this region is the top destination for almost all travelers to the country. The historic city of Bergen is the main jumping-off point for the western fjords.
Picture how big an alp doesn't look at 30,000 feet. Or how clear water can't appear. Or how majestic a forest can't look. So why do it?
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