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Why Visit Norway
Travel north this year, to the Arctic Circle and even longer. Experience the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers. Norway, the ‘Land of Midnight Sun’, boasts of delightful long summer days, unspoiled fishing villages, pleasantly low-key cities, and rich historic sites that include attractions like medieval stave churches and Viking ships. Traveling to Norway will give you the opportunity to witness the country’s prized and spectacular natural marvels. These wonders retain a robust frontier character that is quite an unusual thing in Europe.

Though most people think that Norway means frozen tundra, but in reality it is not so. The temperate south of the country includes emerald forests, rolling farmlands, and sun soaked beaches, and most importantly the outstanding Western Fjords. Norway is a very well developed stable democracy that consists of a modern economy.

Special Interest:

Ålesund and Sunnmøre - The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps.

Bergen - is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding mountains and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.

Stavanger – The Stavanger region has many scenic attractions to offer including beautiful fjords, majestetic mountains and stunning beaches. You will be amazed.

Sunnhordland - Sunnhordland lies south of Bergen at the mouth of the Hardangerfjord, and is known for the Folgefonna National Park and the Barony in Rosendal.

Sognefjord - The Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The Arctic Circle Area - Discover mountains, islands, glaciers, valleys and fjords in the Arctic Circle Area and along the coast of Helgeland.

Flåm - Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1,308 metres deep Sognefjord.

Nordland - is known for wildlife safaris and stunning scenery. National Geographic Traveller has rated Lofoten among the best islands in the world.

Oslo - The capital of Norway is situated by a fjord and surrounded by hills and forests.

Lillehammer - hosted The Olympic Winter Games in 1994, and is known for old farms, a modern town centre and surrounding alpine skiing resorts.

Getting Around in Norway:

By Land:
Norway Motorhome Rental
We can help you with your Norway Motorhome or Campervan hire, Touring Cars Motorhome Hire has a depot in Oslo

Norway Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in Norway suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Peugeot Car Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing

By Car:
Norway Car Rental
Would you like to try Car Hire in Norway ?, We can help you with that too. Norway Car Rental .

Norway Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your Rail passes, check our Norway Eurail Passes rates here.

Norway Climate:
Because of the North Atlantic Drift, Norway has a mild climate for a country so far north. With the great latitudinal range, the north is considerably cooler than the south, while the interior is cooler than the west coast, influenced by prevailing westerly winds and the Gulf Stream. Oslo's average yearly temperature ranges from a about 5° C (41° F ) in January to 28° C (82° F ) in July. The annual range of coastal temperatures is much less than that of the continental interior. The eastern valleys have less than 30 cm (12 in) of rain yearly, whereas at Haukeland in Masfjord the average rainfall is 330 cm (130 in).

Norway is the land of the midnight sun in the North Cape area, with 24-hr daylight from the middle of May to the end of July, during which the sun does not set. Conversely, there are long winter nights from the end of November to the end of January, during which the sun does not rise above the horizon and the northern lights, or aurora borealis, can be seen.

Norweigan Cuisine:
Norwegian cuisine is in its traditional form largely based on the raw materials readily available in a country dominated by mountains, wilderness and the sea. Hence, it differs in many respects from its continental counterparts with a stronger focus on game and fish.

Modern Norwegian cuisine, although still strongly influenced by its traditional background, now bears the marks of globalization: Pastas, pizzas and the like are as common as meatballs and cod as staple foods, and urban restaurants sport the same selection you would expect to find in any western European city.

The one traditional Norwegian dish with a claim to international popularity is the smoked salmon. It is now a major export, and could be considered the most important Norwegian contribution to modern international cuisine. Smoked salmon exists traditionally in many varieties, and is often served with scrambled eggs, dill, sandwiches or mustard sauce.

Although Norwegian cuisine has become as international as any other western cuisine, traditional dishes remain popular. As Norwegian cuisine has its roots in a fairly poor society, dishes are simple. 100 years ago potatoes would have been the main part of the dishes, using fish and meat more as a condiment than ingredients in their own right. Salted and dried foods have become less common in favour of fresh or frozen fish and meat.

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