Welcome to Norway
Visit Norway with the enchanting and famous Norwegian fjords and discover Norway's culture, cities, nature and much more...
Norway is world-famous for its beautiful nature, especially the Norwegian fjords. Also, the many national parks are impressing with mountains, ice-blue glaciers, deep green forests, lakes, and beautiful green valleys and pastures.
The Norwegian coastline is 25,148 km, but including the long fjords, mainland and the numerous small islands the length is more than 57,000 km. At the west coast, the coastline is deeply indented by fjords, and many cruise companies have tours in that area. In northern Norway, you can discover the Northern Lights and Midnight sun, and whales can be visible outside the coastline.
Norway is no. 3 in happiness
Norway is the home of skiing
The Norwegians appreciate their family, friends and leisure activities, and on weekends they love to go hiking in nature, skiing, biking or other outdoor activities. Norwegians are "born with skis on their feet" goes the saying The skiing areas are in Lillehammer, Beitostolen, Dovrefjell, Rondane, Hallingdal and Valdres.
Alpine skiing and snowboarding are offered more than 500 ski centres here to mention Hafjell, Trysil, Kvitfjell and Hemsedal. The ski season lasts from November to Easter.
Norway - and Allemannsretten
The country has a very high standard of living and a good health system like the other Nordic countries. The major industries in Norway are chemicals, food processing, metals, gas and oil, shipping, pulp, and paper products.
In 1957 The Outdoors Recreation Act (Allemannsretten) gave the possibility for everyone to get access to the open country, even if it is private property. In Norway, there is a network of well-maintained trails and cabins.