Norway is one of the three Scandinavian countries in the Northern part of Europe. With a population of 4,6 million Norway is not among the most crowded places on the planet. But we very much enjoy the space and our diverse nature, and visitors are often astonished by Norwegians' active way of life.
So, don't get surprised if your Norwegian friends insist on going hiking, even if the weather maybe is more suitable for staying in the sofa.
From the Viking raids to a knowledgebased society
Explore the unknown and challenge your own limits - the people of Norway has never been afraid of going their own ways.
A thousand years ago the Vikings sailed their ships south to the Mediterranian, east to the Black Sea and all the way west to Greenland, and many historians claim they even made it to New Foundland in North America.
Today, Norway is a modern country where our explorative mindset is geared towards technology, innovation and developing a knowledge based society.
We also continue to further develop our oil & gas industry, fisheries and traditional industrial areas.
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The link directs you to the Study in Norway Portal hosted by The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU).
Explore Norway as a tourist
There are mountains plunging into the sea from hundreds of metres, fjords, tall mountain peaks, northern lights and midnight sun.
You can also travel back in time and learn about Norway’s rich heritage, including stave churces which are the most important Norwegian contribution to European cultural heritage. There are several ways of getting around.
The official travel guide to Norway provides you with all the details.
Minifacts about Norway
Statistics Norway has published minifacts about Norway