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Stavanger city - Norway
If you're looking to explore the rich and diverse country of Norway, there are a multitude of fascinating facts and useful information waiting to be uncovered.


Polar bears in Svalbard - Norway
Animals in the arctic
It should come as no surprise that the Arctic region is one of the toughest places on earth for wildlife to live. Humans have been able to adapt fairly well to living in this part of the world due to the ability to wear clothing and reside in heated structures throughout the majority of the winter. However, for the animals that are forced to stay outside and venture through the Norwegian fjords and other areas of the Arctic, the climate is much more inhospitable.
Polar bear in Norway
Animals in Norway
Norway is renowned for having some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, with dramatic vistas and breath-taking views around every corner. However, it’s also home to some of the most beautiful animals around the globe, many of which can be hard to see in the wild elsewhere.
A Brief History of Norway
From ice age to modern age, Norway has gone through tumultuous times to become the country it is today. The Viking era, unions, wars and independence has shaped Norwegian society and people through thousands of years. Getting to know the complete history of Norway is an arduous task, so check out this Brief History of Norway.
Constitunional day in Oslo - Norway
25 fun facts about Norway
Norway. Midnight Sun. Northern Lights. Skis. Fjords. Mountains. That might be the extent of associations foreigners have of the country. So, we decided to put together 25 fun facts about Norway that you can impress travel companions and locals alike with, when you come to visit!
Norwegian Currency
In Norway we use the currency "kroner". Bills and coins are less and less used here, but it is still a good idea to have some cash on you. Debit or credit cards are accepted more or less everywhere.
Winter Norway - Lyngen
Why does the sun not rise in the Winter?
There are basically two different kinds of people in the world when it comes to sunlight. Some are classified as “morning people,” which means that they absolutely love to wake up early in the morning to the warm glow of sunlight. On the flip side of the coin, their counterparts are known as “night owls,” which means that they actually prefer the evening when the sun is on its way down.
First snow in Bergen - Bergen, Norway
Winter Solstice
The winter solstice, hiemal solstice or hibernal solstice occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern).
Maps of Norway
Norway has tall mountains, deep fjords, mysterious valleys and cosmopolitain cities. It might be difficult for visitors to get around, so we have collected some assets for maps and directions in Norway.