17 May 2014 marks the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution, and the occasion is celebrated all over the country.
Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions by visiting a Christmas market, enjoying a holiday concert, or catching a glimpse of the northern lights.
17 May is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated with children's parades and festivities.
The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.