Holidays - Norway

Norway or officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. It is the second least densely populated country in Europe. The majority of the country shares a border to the east with Sweden; its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east; in its south Norway borders the Skagerrak Strait across from Denmark. The capital city of Norway is Oslo. Norway's extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea, is home to its famous fjords. The North Germanic Norwegian language has two official written forms, Nynorsk and Bokmål. Both of them are recognized as official language. There are things to do and see in Norway. From history to art to culture to the outdoors, Norway attractions are plentiful. Comprehensive information on Norway’s tourist attractions, historic monuments, sight seeing tours, outdoor activities, cultural activities, clubbing and great food and wine are listed below. The landscape of East Norway is the principal attraction, in particular fjords of south-west and north (Nordkapp) which is a popular spot to observe at midnight the Sun in the middle of the summer. However, the principal cities, among them Oslo (the capital), Bergen and Trondheim, offer a good choice of museums, historical sites and architectural interest for the visitor. The Lofoten Islands are a cluster of mountainous islands situated 60 miles above the Arctic Circle on the northern Norwegian coastline. They are beautiful islands and have been inhabited for more than 6,000 years. Once the capital of Norway, Bergen is known as the city between seven mountains as well as the gateway to the fjords. The old parts of town are steeped in history with museums and galleries keeping the ancestral art and heritage of Bergen alive.