Viking Culture, People and History
Travel back in time and learn about Norway’s rich heritage, including Vikings and the Sami.
See longboats in a museum in Oslo, shop at a traditional market, take part in a Viking feast in Lofoten or listen to a classic Viking saga.
Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.
Norway's vast array of traditional dishes and local specialities really comes into its own at Christmas time. Here are a few of the highlights.
Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.
Visit a museum you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Learn more about Norway, its culture and its people.
Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.
Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.
Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.
The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.
Learn som basic Norwegian words before you travel.
A one-hour special about Norway, from American Public Television, will air on local PBS stations across America throughout 2009 and 2010.
Get to know Norway's most famous artists - Henrik Ibsen, Edvard Grieg and Edvard Munch - and visit the places where they lived!