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Article list Facts about Norway

Explore Norway

Experience northern lights or midnight sun above the Arctic Circle, or visit the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers.

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Enjoy the beauty of fjords, northern lights and spectacular nature landscape with these free screensavers from Norway.

About Norway

Norway has a population of about 5 million and covers an area of 385,155 square kilometres. The official Head of State is King Harald V.

Seasons, Weather and Climate in Norway

Due to the Gulf Stream and warm air currents, Norway has a friendlier climate than the latitude indicates. Check our weather report before you travel.

Historical milestones

The earliest signs of human settlement in Norway date back to 9000 BC. Norway was united to one kingdom 900 AD and got its own constitution in 1814.

Norway's national day

17 May is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated with children's parades and festivities.

National costumes

The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.

Languages in Norway

There are two forms of the Norwegian language, and the Sami language is of a totally different origin.

City life and countryside

It's a long way from Karasjok in Finnmark to Grønland in Oslo.

Religion in Norway

Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
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