The stave churches are Norway's contribution to the history of world architecture. Snøhetta is one of the modern firms with international attention.
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.
Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
The Norwegian rose painting tradition developed from around 1750 and was both an imitation and in parts liberation from «guild art».
The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.