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.
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.
Norway in a nutshell® is a name that’s become synonymous with some of the most famous tours in the country – most of which include the Flåm Railway (“Flåmasbana”). Nestled deep in the heart of the mountains, this railway offers some of the most spectacular sights you’ll ever see with landscapes that will remain with you forever.
Assets for maps and directions in Norway.
In Norway we use the currency "kroner", but debit or credit cards are accepted more or less everywhere.
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The Norwegian Fjords
If the Sognefjord is the King of the fjords of Western Norway, the Hardangerfjord is the Queen.
Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,700 metres high, this arm of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful.
Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjord, is located in the heart of Norwegian fjord country and extends more than 200 km (120 miles) inland.
Together with the Nærøyfjord, the Aurlandsfjord is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world.
The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, along with the Nærøyfjord, since 2005.
The Hjørundfjord is a 35-kilometre (22 mi) long fjord arm of the larger Storfjorden that stretches south from Ålesund.
The Nordfjord is the sixth longest fjord in Norway, spanning a distance of 105 kilometres (66 mi). It is 565 meters (1,854 ft) deep.
The Lysefjord is the southernmost of the biggest fjords in Norway. The 40-kilometre-long fjord is flanked by steep mountains, some more than 1,000 meters.