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.
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.
Travel back in time and learn about Norway’s rich heritage, including Vikings and the Sami.
Here is a guide to all the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen is the tallest mountain at 2,469 metres. Find out more.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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.
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.
The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.
Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.
The Vikings built longships and raided Europe as traders and warriors.
The Norwegian rose painting tradition developed from around 1750 and was both an imitation and in parts liberation from guild art.
Get the more fun out of your skiing holiday by learning to ski at Norwegian ski schools.
Vierly Snowboard Park is leading the scene. Hemsedal has good off-piste snowboarding and many parks offer high international standards.
Go skiing in the same tracks as Olympic gold medallists Lasse Kjus and Alberto Tomba at Hafjell, or choose another recommended ski resort.
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.
Reach speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on Hardangervidda.
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.
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.