Popular Christmas food in Norway
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.
Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.
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.
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.
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.
The Norwegian national costumes came into existence about 100 years ago when a wave of national romanticism swept across the country.
Learn som basic Norwegian words before you travel.
17 May 2014 marks the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution, 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.
17 May is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated with children's parades and festivities.