Norway is a fascinating land in the extreme north of Europe, where both magic and fairytales are very much alive. It has crystal clear lakes and rivers, snow covered mountains, idyllic fishing villages and endless beaches that are only accessible by boat.
Although the Norwegian metropolis of Oslo is a modern city, it continues to be inspired by the lively spirit of its past traders, fighting men and seafarers. Oslo is a harbor town that lies well sheltered at the end of a fjord and in the 9th century, it was much appreciated by the Vikings who traveled throughout the known world, plundering much of it!
Bergen’s main tourist attraction is the Bryggen district, that originated in the middle of the 14th century, when it was heavily influenced by the North German Hanseatic Office. The city not only boasts a fascinating history but also a number of music festivals. It was the birthplace of world famous composer Edvard Grieg.
Trondheim is Norway’s historic capital in which the country’s kings have been crowned. The Nidaros Domkirke is the most splendid Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. It was built on the bones of Holy Olav. For several centuries, it has been a place of pilgrimage and since the Middle Ages, the Norwegian kings were crowned and also entombed within its walls.
The small village of Nusfjord is located in front of a captivating backdrop of mountains. Due to its unique location, it looks more like a high mountain village than a fishing settlement. It is both a historical, as well as a cultural treasure.
It is easy to understand why the descendants of the Vikings are so proud of their fascinating home in the extreme north. Norway, a country bursting with breathtaking and untamed beauty!