The soul singer Marvin Gaye sang that there “ain’t no mountain high enough” – but then again he never came to Norway. With almost 300 mountain peaks above 2,000 metres he would probably have found himself a suitable challenge.
Bergen is Norway's second largest city, and lies clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living history in this modern city, before continuing on to explore the wildest and loveliest fjords of Norway.
Alta is the largest town in Norway’s northernmost county, and an area with a relatively mild climate in the otherwise cold north. Here you can experience Sami culture up close and UNESCO-protected rock carvings.
Oslo is rapidly growing into an exciting, international metropolis, while in the countryside, prestigious projects seem to grow out of nature itself. There has never been a more exciting time for Norwegian architecture.
A new wave of designers are making themselves heard, while the classic icons are rediscovered. Lighting, rainwear, wool and passports are among the Norwegian designs that are attracting worldwide attention.