Norway: European Getaway

Norway: A One-of-a-Kind European Getaway

The sites in Norway are truly exquisite. There are a number of forest areas, waterfalls, beaches, and natural reserves in this country.

There are two major tourist spots in Norway: Northern Norway and Southern Norway. Northern Norway, also called the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun,’ include the counties of Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark. In this area, the natural lighting effect from the beautiful lights of Aurora Borealis can be viewed for about 20 hours. On the other hand, Southern Norway offers commercial establishments and buildings set in the middle of natural surroundings. It is also where the country’s capital, Oslo, is located.

4925032-lgFor those who want to soak up in the sun, it always feels great to head to the beach and enjoy the warm summer sun while doing beach-related games and other activities. The city of Oslo has a lot to offer when it comes to beaches. Bygdoy, the city’s famous peninsula features the best of the beaches in Norway. Langoyene, also situated within the area of Oslo, not only offers a number of beautiful beaches but also beachfront kiosks, shops and boat trips from Vippetangen. Meanwhile, Huk Beach, where everyone is allowed to sunbathe and swim without clothes, is the best place for those who love to go skinny dipping.

During the winter months, cross-country skiing is the best activity that you can do. Nordmarka, a wooded area in Oslo, has good skiing conditions that are best suited for both beginners and experts. A lot of people prefer to ski from Frognerseteren. Meanwhile, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump is a ski arena famous around the world. Various competitions take place in this arena during winters. It also holds a museum that reflects the history of skiing for the past 4,000 years. This arena is also popular during the summer season; skiing is done through a realistic simulator.

Aside from these areas that offer lively activities, Norway also has a lot to share to people who want to spend a quiet time along the park. Ekeberg Park offers an exceptional view of the city of Oslo as well as playgrounds for children, picnic tables, and pony rides. For golf lovers, this park has a long mini golf course with 36 holes. Another famous park is the Vigeland Sculpture Park located approximately 2 miles to the northwestern area of the city. This park features 212 sculptures in different sizes that are made in bronze and granite. The Monolith, situated at an elevated setting, is the most pictured site inside this park.





This country also features historical museums that reflect Norwegian’s rich culture. Other attractions found in Norway include the beautiful Oppland and Hedmark landscapes; Nidarosdomen Cathedral located in Trondheim; and Reros, which has been declared by UNESCO as a world heritage.

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