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Quick Facts about Norway

Norway, the northern Europe country, occupies the western half of the Scandinavian peninsula. Half of the population live in the far south, in the region around its capital Oslo. The north, west and south of Norway are surrounded by oceans. Only its east is bordered with Sweden, Finland and Russia via land.

Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. The rugged coastline is broken by huge fjords and thousands of islands.  Sognefjorden is the world's second deepest fjord, and the world's longest at 204 km (127 mi). Hornindalsvatnet is the deepest lake in all Europe, measured to a depth of 514 m.

From late May to late July, the sun never completely descends beneath the horizon in areas north of the Arctic Circle. The rest of the country experiences up to 20 hours of daylight per day. On the other hand,  the sun never rises above the horizon in the north from late November to late January,.

Due to the large latitudinal range and varied topography and climate, Norway has a total number of 60,000 species on land and in adjacent waters. The west coat of southern Norway and the coat of northern Norway present the most impressive coastal sceneries in the world. National Geographic listed Norwegian fjords as the world's top tourist attraction.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Norway

  • Enjoy an unforgettable cruise from the Arctic wilderness to Norwegian fjords, which are listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List

  • Visit charming coastal towns with simple architecture and breathtaking views

  • Fabulous photo opportunities at Kjeragbolten (a boulder suspended thousands of feet above solid ground),  Trolltunga (one of the most remarkable scenic cliffs in Norway if not the world) and Pulpit Rock (a sheer cliff overlooking pristine blue water)

  • Don't miss the traditional red fishermen’s cabins in the Lofoten Archipelago

  • Numerous outdoor options for hiking and skiing in the beautiful country

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