Oslo is roughly halfway between the North Cape and Rome. Geographically the northerners are closer to their neighbours in Sweden, Finland and Russia, than they are to their countrymen in the south.
There is a population drift from country to town and from north to south. The Norwegian authorities are reducing this trend with measures designed to make living in the depopulated areas more attractive.
Road tunnels are being dug out to small islands with fewer than a hundred people on them; there are frequent ferry departures across most of the fjords. Even so the differences between town and country are growing. The average Norwegian farmer still has fewer than 20 cows. The influx of people to the towns is creating a dynamic, international environment.
The trip from international Grønland in Oslo to typical Norwegian countryside takes less than an hour. Many farms now offer farm holidays. Experience the Norwegian countryside from the inside by staying on a small Norwegian farm.
View all listings
Copy and paste this code into your blog/website
It's a long way from Karasjok in Finnmark to Grønland in Oslo.
City life and countryside
Loading seems to take longer than expected.
Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Search, compare and book accommodation in Norway.
Widest selection of flights to and within Norway.
Compare rates from leading car rental companies nationwide.
Best price guaranteed - Ferries to and from Norway.
Best price guaranteed - Cruises in Norway.
Contact usBooking - Book NorwayAbout visitnorway.us About Innovation NorwayPhoto service & creditsInnovation Norway's officesLegal disclaimerTravel TradeList of US travel providersMedia & pressPrivacy and security policy
Facebook Twitter.com/VisitnorwayUSA YouTube
Games and moreFree games:- Holmenkollen Ski Jump- Trysil Twin Tip
The northern lightsSeason and climate in NorwayThe vikingsFjord NorwayHurtigruten OsloBergenTromsøLofotenThe world's best train rideArctic Norway is the kingdom of light
Reservation SupportAbout Book NorwayTerms and conditionsPrivacy & securityFAQ
Order brochuresEnewslettersGoscandinaviaView all our videosFree screensaver from Norway
You are browsing the full version of Visitnorway on a small screen.
Go to mobile version
You are currently browsing the mobile version of Visitnorway.
Go to full version