Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and if you love skiing, you can do that for 6 months a year. There are many advantages to living in this awesome country, although you should check that you are comfortable with cold winters and icy driving conditions before you decide to move. Here are 15 reasons why living in Norway can be a wonderful adventure.
Norway’s not cheap. But it’s worth it. Here are 15 reasons why.
It’s really safe: The crime rate in Norway is incredibly low. The murder rate is low. The incarceration rate is low. As one wise law student once said, “happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.”
So is Kjeragbolten: See that boulder? You can stand on it. Where else can you hover thousands of feet above solid ground, suspended in the crevice of a mountain?
There’s a law called “allemannsrett”: Allemannsrett literally translates to “all men’s rights.” It’s a “freedom to roam” public rights law that allows the right of access to and passage through all uncultivated land. This means you can pitch a tent or hike through any land that is “utmark” (non-cultivated). Also, wild-berrying is permitted everywhere. This little rule is extra awesome because their tons of jaw-droppingly beautiful places to see in Norway and few barriers stopping you.
Trolltunga is the perfect photo op: Trolltunga is one of those insanely gorgeous locations.
Even urban spaces are lush: such as Oslo, Norway’s capital. Forested hills rise above the city and there’s plenty of green space within Oslo it’s definitely no concrete jungle
Fredrikstad Fortress is an ancient wonderland: Fredrikstad Fortress claims to be one of the best preserved old towns in Scandinavia.
Fjords: Norway’s fjords are natural wonders that just beg you to go exploring.
Here are adorable fisherman’s cabins: They’re everywhere! You can even stay in one if your heart desires.
See the midnight sun: This natural phenomenon 24 hours of the visible sun occurs during the summer in northern Norway, which sits above the Arctic Circle. Not only is the midnight sun an incredible sight, it leaves more hours in the day for fishing, boating, climbing and exploring.
It’s regarded as the birthplace of skiing: Early evidence of modern skiing has been found in Norway. The word “ski” actually comes from Old Norse and roughly translates to “split a piece of wood.”
It has more lakes than Finland aka “The Land of 1,000 Lakes.”: While Finland has more than 60,000 lakes, Norway surpasses it. There are hundreds of thousands of lakes in Norway and they’re really beautiful.
Norway also boasts the world’s longest tunnel: Lærdal road tunnel is 24.5 kilometres (15.2 miles) long. Three colourfully-lit caves separate the tunnel into four sections in order to make passing through it less stressful on the driver. The drive through the tunnel takes about 20 minutes.
you can see the Northern Lights: Head to the Lofoten Islands for a spectacular view.
You can ski in the middle of the summer: Stryn Summer Ski Center opens in late May and welcomes skiers through late July or mid-August depending on the snow conditions. If you get a hankering for skiing during the warm months, you know where to go.
And finally, Norway’s geography includes 240,000 islands and a coastline that stretches over 64,000 miles.