The history of skiing
More fun, more snow, more choice. The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow conditions throughout.
Travel back in time and learn about Norway’s rich heritage, including Vikings and the Sami.
There are 14 large fortresses along the coast of Norway. Akershus Fortress in Oslo and Oscarsborg Fortress in Drøbak are among the most popular ones.
Find detailed information on the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen is the tallest mountain at 2,469 metres above sea level.
Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The earliest signs of human settlement in Norway date back to 9000 BC. Norway was united to one kingdom 900 AD and got its own constitution in 1814.
Roald Amundsen was the first man in history to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911. He is only one of several great Norwegian polar explorers.
Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.
The Vikings earned their place in history as a brave seafaring warrior culture with a fine eye for design and a good ear for storytelling.
Get the more fun out of your skiing holiday by learning to ski at Norwegian ski schools.
Oslo Winter Park Tryvann and Vierli lead the scene. Hemsedal has good off-piste snowboarding and many parks offer high international standards.
Reach speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on Hardangervidda.
Choose skiing close to the capital of Oslo. Travel to Norway's largest ski resort in Trysil or to the oldest in Geilo. All resorts are child friendly.
Cross-country skiing in Norway is free of charge. Well-prepared tracks are found in large parts of the country. Here are some recommended areas.
Invented high in the Norwegian mountains of might, the elegant style of Telemark skiing leaves you thrilled with excitement.
The Norwegian Mountain Code is directed towards your safety.