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Country Fact File-Norway

The Kingdom of Norway

Visit Norway for spectacular scenery and charming towns and cities.
Visit Norway for spectacular scenery and charming towns and cities.

Capital City:


Major Cities:

Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Bærum


Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk) and Saami




Marine climate. Visit any time as you will enjoy cool summers and mild winters.

Top Destinations:

See the Northern Lights! There are few things on this earth as magical as the Aurora Borealis. The best time to see them is between September and March.

Geirangerfjord in the Fjord Norway Network is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And it’s not hard to see why. Waterfalls, forests and snow-capped mountains. Need I say more? You can walk, hike, take a ferry or cycle as you explore this truly stunning landscape.

Delve into Norway’s epic history with a trip to the Viking Ship Museum. Here you can see the world’s best-preserved Viking ships – some dating from the ninth century. You can also see a host of artefacts from this most fascinating period of time.

Important Dates for 2019:

1st January: New Year’s Day

18th April: Maundy Thursday

19th April: Good Friday

21st April: Easter Sunday

22nd April: Easter Monday

1st May: Labour Day

17th May: Constitution Day

30th May: Ascension Day

25th December: Christmas Day

26th December: 2nd Day of Christmas


The world’s longest road tunnel is in Norway. The Lærdal Tunnel is 15 miles (24.5 km) long!

The highest peak in Norway is Galdhøpiggen, which is 2,469 meters above sea level.

Norway invented the paperclip!


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