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.
Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions by visiting a Christmas market, enjoying a holiday concert, or catching a glimpse of the northern lights.
Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Norwegian rose painting tradition developed from around 1750 and was both an imitation and in parts liberation from «guild art».