Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
In 2014 the Norwegian constitution is 200 years old, 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.
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».