See longboats in a museum in Oslo, shop at a traditional market, take part in a Viking feast in Lofoten or listen to a classic Viking saga.
Experience northern lights or midnight sun above the Arctic Circle, or visit the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers.
Enjoy the beauty of fjords, northern lights and spectacular nature landscape with these free screensavers from 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.
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 Vikings have earned their place in history as a seafaring warrior culture with a fine eye for design and a good ear for storytelling.
17 May 2014 marks the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution, and the occasion is celebrated all over the country.
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 is known for nature attractions like fjords, mountains and midnight sun, and is easily accessible by plane from most European countries.
Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions by visiting a Christmas market, enjoying a holiday concert, or catching a glimpse of the northern lights.
Norway's vast array of traditional dishes and local specialities really comes into its own at Christmas time. Here are a few of the highlights.
Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.
Visit a museum you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Learn more about Norway, its culture and its people.
Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.
Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.
Because of the Gulf Stream, Norway has a friendlier climate than the latitude indicates. Check our weather report before you travel.
Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.
Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.
Learn som basic Norwegian words before you travel.
There are two forms of the Norwegian language, and the Sami language is of a totally different origin.
It's a long way from Karasjok in Finnmark to Grønland in Oslo.
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».