Typical Norwegian museums
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Norwegian capital is home to the Nobel Peace Center. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo every year on December 10.