YOUR GUIDE TO NORWAY
Explore the Power of Northern Nature
Norway is a land of immense natural beauty and cultural richness. Starting with the fjords, Norway boasts some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the world. The towering peaks of the Scandinavian Alps and pristine waters are a sight to behold, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy in this outdoor paradise. From hiking, biking, and skiing in the summer to dog sledding and ice fishing in the winter. The Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun attract visitors from around the world. For a fun-filled adventure or a relaxed-pace vacation, Norway is sure to check all the boxes for an amazing vacation.
Top Attractions & Activities:
See the Arctic Dawn over the Lofoten Isles
Check out the Oslo Opera House for the architecture and music
Take a cruise to view the Midnight Sun
Look over the edge of Pulpit Rock in Rogaland
See the Northern Lights
Capital and Population:
The Capital city of Norway is Oslo.
Population: 5.4 Million
The official languages of Norway are Norwegian and Sámi
The official currency of Norway is Norwegian Krone (NOK).
Norway offers debit and credit card convenience for travelers. As a matter of fact, you can often use Apple Pay and Google Pay in many places. With that being said, foreign currency is not readily accepted, so plan to have some Krone in your pocket in case you need it.
Tipping is not common in Norway, with the exception of restaurants and bars. The patrons tip when they are happy
with the service or food.
While there is no fixed amount, the rule of thumb tends to tip between 5-15% of the total amount of the bill.
Best Time to Visit and Weather:
Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, the climate in Norway is milder than in Greenland or Alaska, but you need to be prepared for strong winds and rainfall. If you hunt for northern lights, it's better to go to Norway in winter. It's cloudy, very snowy, and dark at this time because of the polar night. Temperatures in the central regions drop to -7°C on average, and the stem of the thermometer can reach -20°C behind the Arctic Circle. In summer, Norway has a "polar day," and the average temperature ranges from +17 °С to +25 °С. This period is favorable for long walks.
The Norwegian coastline is home to some of the world's most beautiful fjords, which were carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age.
You will find Norway in The World Happiness Report as one of the top happiest countries in the world. There are many reasons for this, including the incredible economy and the government. However, even the outdoors and beautiful sceneries make it a worthwhile place to live.
You will find hundreds of thousands of lakes in Norway. Hornindalsvatnet is the deepest lake in all of Europe, as it is at least 1,500 feet deep.
There are more than 20,000 islands off the coast of Norway.