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Norway at a Glance 

Norway in a tamed and heavily populated continent, Norway remains a wilderness outpost albeit a civilised one. Everything here in Norway it is on the grand scale, with some of Europe’s finest and wild land and Atlantic and seascapes. From the Skagerrak the choppy channel that separates the country from Denmark to Norway. with such as north in a long narrow band along the Atlantic seaboard, across the Artic Circle to the Barents sea and see and the Russian border.
 
Norway Couple

Behind this rough and rocky coast lie great mountain ranges, harsh opulent plateaus, plunging river valleys, ripling glaciers, deep forests and most famously the mighty fjords which gash deep inland.

The fjords are the apple of the Norwegian tourist industry eye, and they are indeed a magnificent, except for the lively and currently trendy capital Oslo and perhaps Tomsø which is the base for the Nrthern lights , the rest of the country might as well be blank and many UK visitors to Norway are unaware of many of the other small towns. Few seem aware of the share variety of the of the landscape or the lovely little towns that are sprinkled over Norway especially in the South of Norway. Norway does not get nearly enough credit for that careful construction of one of the most civilised, educated and tolerant societies is in the world and one who’s evenhanded internationalism has set very high standards. The population have a deep loyalty for and pride in their country party at least because Independence was so long in coming from denmark and Sweden after the heady days of the Vikings .

Where To Go in Norway

With a population of over just over 5 million Norwaay is one of the most sparsely inhabited countries in Europe, and its people live mostly in small towns and villages. Almost inevitably the countries five largest cities are the obvious initial targets for a visit, Oslo one of the worlds most prettily cited capitals, it has a flourishing cafe scene and a clutch of outstanding museums. 

Beyond Oslo at home other places of interest include Trondheim with a superb cathedral and antique centre, also the port of Bergen which is gateway to the Western fjords. Tromsø over the last few years has become a mecca for those in search of the Northern lights

Outside the cities, the draw remains the Western fjords a must and every bit as scenically stunning as the publicity suggests. Dip into the region from Bergen Andersnes or even Stavanger, all accessible directly by train from Oslo. The subtle charms of the tiny fjordside villages among which are very appealing to the hikers with a great  network of trails and lodges maintained by the National hiking association. However many of the countries finest sights are situated further inland, marvellous national parks and plateau offer activities and scpecatular scenery.

Southern Norway and the south coast are different again. white painrted New England style line the skerries and water side towns such as Risør, arendal, Mandal along the coast to th ferry port of Kristiansand.

Away to the north, after Trondheim Norway grows increasing wild and inhospitable and across the Artic Circle tpo Tromsø and Bodo. The Lofoten Island offer some of the best scenerey in Europe, with tiny fishing villages of oak and red painted houses tucked in between the swell of the deep blue sea and the severest of grey green mountains. Back on the mainland it’s a long haul to  Narvik and I’m to Tromsø.  In this widerness that extends up to the north Or North Cape. The northernmost excess will point of mainland Europe. Arctic adventures are the norm in this landscape, with the midnight sun and the Northern lights being the most popular attracions.  This area that stretches round to the Russion border is one of the last of the last haunts of the Sami lap reindeer herders.