Norway Luxury Travel and Vacation Guide

 The fjords of Norway are waiting for you to experience some of the the most beautiful scenery in the world. From all points of the compass, there is a wealth of things to see and do in this country long associated with the Vikings. You can travel to the outermost islands when you visit Alesund and explore the caves carved by the waves from the Atlantic Ocean. Horseback riding, fishing and pleasant hikes are just some of the recreational activities you can enjoy as well as a wealth of historic sites and museums. Travel the fjords and experience the thrilling sites of glaciers and some of the most untouched virgin land in the world. From the majestic hills to the cobblestone streets of the towns, everything about this country will thrill you to the core.

Norway Attractions

Norway is a country of many historic sites and churches, as well as fortresses that marked the walls of the medieval cities. Although there are only a few castles, but there are many fine manor houses, which were probably the castles mentioned in the fairy tales. Visit Viking longhouses or heritage sites associated with the Second World War.

Holmenkollen

Visit the oldest ski museum inside a mountain when you visit Holmenkollen. This ski resort has been in operation since 1892 and hosts a ski jumping contest every year. Experience some of the best skiing in the world as you explore the many attractions of the town. Kritiansen Zoo and Amusement Park offers a fun filled experience for visitors of all ages and you can see glass being made before your eyes at the Hadeland Glassworks. Visit the Frediksten Fortress in the city of Halden, which has played an important role in the history of the country.

City of Oslo

This capital City of Oslo has archaeological excavations showing that it is more than 1000 years old. Here you will find a large park built around the ruins where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. Aker Brygge is a vibrant seafront and the Akershus Festning is a medieval castle and fortress in the center of the city. You can take a sightseeing cruise along the coast to get a real feel for the culture and history of the city. Learn about life in the water of the fjords at the Oslo Fjord Aquarium and see the oldest church in the city when you visit Gamle Aker Kirke.

Travel to and within Norway

As a mainland part of Europe, it is one country that is not difficult to reach. You can reach it by car, bus or train if you want to drive there and there are ferries travelling from Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom. There are airports all over the country with connections to all the major airports of other countries and high speed trains connect the capitals of the Scandinavian countries.

There is a network of rail lines within the country with trains travelling to all parts of Norway. There are also excellent roads and you can rent a car so that you can travel at your own pace. In addition, there are small airports so that you can also fly from one destination to another. There are also scenic bus routes that link the small villages along the fjords. For example, the Polar Express bus travels the length of the Arctic Highway.

Norwegian Language

The official language of the country is Norwegian, but most of the people in the major centers also speak English.

Norway Food and Drink

In Norway, few working people eat a big lunch. They usually have an open-faced sandwich and the main meal is at 4:30 each day. Fish is the main ingredient in most dishes, both fresh and saltwater species. It is prepare in numerous ways and the most popular dish is boiled cod. Boiled salmon, fish soufflé, smoked eel and brine cured herring with onions are very popular dishes. Breakfast is usually a koldtbord, which consists of a variety of foods, such as goat?s milk, cheese, pastries, and boiled eggs.

There are strict regulations concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. You can buy these drinks at restaurants and hotels, but if you want to buy a bottle, you have to buy it from the state controlled liquor stores. Unless you ask for a favorite brand at the restaurant, you will receive a bitter tasting Norwegian beer.

Shopping and Safety

Norway is mainly free of terrorist activities, so tourists can feel safe when travelling through this country. There are no food and drink warnings to be careful of, but all tourists should drink bottled water when travelling and exercise common sense when they are out and about.

Shop at one of the largest shopping malls in the country when you visit Kvadrat with more than 151 stores. There are many designer stores, where you can find comfortable and stylish clothes from many of the country?s famous designers. All the towns and cities have malls and specialty boutiques where you can buy unique crafts and specialty designs.

Entertainment in Norway

The Oslo Concert Hall is only one of the many places where you can enjoy music to soothe your soul or take in a theatrical performance. Nightclubs abound where you can dance until dawn or just sit and listen to the music.

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