Norway is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe along the western and northern coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It borders Sweden, Finland, and Russia to the east, as well as having a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west. The Kingdom of Norway also includes Jan Mayen Island and Svalbard in addition to its mainland territory. The population of Norway is estimated at 5.4 million people, making it one of the least densely populated countries in Europe. The official language is Norwegian with 90% of inhabitants speaking it as their first language; English is also widely spoken.
Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, and with its stunning landscapes, enchanting culture, and thrilling outdoor activities it’s easy to see why so many people flock to its shores. Visitors come from all over the world to explore its majestic fjords, visit its charming villages, and take part in numerous activities both on land and sea.
“The Professional Hobo”
“Never Ending Footsteps”
Climate -Norway’s climate varies depending on location but is generally cool in the summer and cold in winter. Snowfall can be expected during the winter months throughout most parts of Norway. However, Norway has a much milder climate compared to other parts of the world at the same latitude, such as Alaska and Greenland thanks to the warm North Atlantic Current of the Gulf Stream.
Food –Norway’s cuisine is heavily influenced by its Nordic neighbours and traditional Norwegian dishes are made from fresh ingredients native to the region including seafood such as cod and salmon, game meats like reindeer and elk, root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and turnips and dairy products including cheese and butter. Modern Norwegian cuisine is very creative and focuses heavily on using local produce and sustainability. Norway boasts a number of Michelin star restaurants and Bergen was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2015.
Transportation –Public transport in Norway is very extensive and covers buses, ferries and trains which are reasonably priced and offer good and easy access between cities or towns across the country.
Entry Requirements –Entry requirements for Norway vary depend on your nationality but typically require a visa if staying longer than 90 days or visiting for any other purpose than just tourism (work/study etc). Citizens from EU/EEA countries only need their passport/ID card.