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About Norway

Geography

Norway is situated in the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula. It extends about 1,100 mi (1,770 km) from the North Sea along the Norwegian Sea to more than 300 mi (483 km) above the Arctic Circle, the farthest north of any European country. It is slightly larger than New Mexico. Nearly 70% of Norway is uninhabitable and covered by mountains, glaciers, moors, and rivers. The hundreds of deep fjords that cut into the coastline give Norway an overall oceanfront of more than 12,000 mi (19,312 km). Galdhø Peak, at 8,100 ft (2,469 m), is Norway’s highest point and the Glåma (Glomma) is the principal river, at 372 mi (598 km) long.

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Places To Go Fjords Nor way

National Geographic recommends Fjord Norway as one of 20 Best Trips for 2011. The fjords are water canals that penetrate from the coast and far into the mountain wilderness. Where the plains end, the mountains dive several hundred meters into the ocean, forming the famous Norwegian fjords. Each fjord has its own characteristics. The tallest waterfalls are in the Geirangerfjord, and the Sognefjord is the world’s second longest fjord. The mountain formations around the Lysefjord are famous; especially Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is fascinating. Visit www. fjordnorway.com

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Alesund Norway

Bergen Norway

The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps.

Bergen is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding mountains and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.

Learn more at www.visitalesund.com

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Learn more at www.visitbergen.com

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Things To Do

The World Ocean Space Center Concept

Constituting around 90,000 square meters of land specifically altered to be simulating as per the oceanic tableau, the world space centre stands to revolutionize the concept of marine studies because of the extent of the interest and effort involved to convert this research module into a reality. And when it comes to the simulating adaptability of this space centre, it has to be mentioned that even the Arctic climate zone will be a part of the simulating module thus allowing the researchers, scientists and analysts to carry on with their studying and observations without having to worry about the omitting the influence of oceanic degeneration in the polar region from their researching.

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Bird Island of Runde

Runde is an island in the municipality of Herøy in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The island has a population of 102 people (as of november 2011), and it’s connected by the Runde Bridge to the island of Remøya to the south. Runde is famous for its enormous amount of birds. It is said that there are about 500,000 to 700,000 seabirds inhabiting the island, most of them are to be found in the cliffs. Runde lies on the west coast of Norway, close to towns like Fosnavåg, Ulsteinvik, Volda, Ørsta, and Ålesund. This region of Norway is famous for its long fjords and steep, snowclad mountains.

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Where To Stay Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Norway’s Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is a beautiful ice hotel found 15 kilometers outside the town of Alta, in the region Finnmark (northeastern Norway). From here, it’s only 3 hours to the North Cape. The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta offers ice hotel lovers in Norway over 2,000 square meters of guest rooms, amenities, an ice bar, a chapel, and an impressive ice gallery that will take your breath away at night. It’s the northernmost ice hotel in Europe. The front door of Norway’s Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta would be indistinguishable from the rest of its snowy surroundings were it not covered in reindeer fur. Step through the door and you enter a long corridor leading to a bar, chapel, gallery and 30 bedrooms; all are carved from ice.

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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel opens its door in January each year and melts away again in the spring. Book a reservation at www.sorrisniva.no

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Kråkenes Fyr Lighthouse The lighthouses’ extraordinary locations and striking designs have enormous evocative power. In Norway the sense of history is especially powerful. After all, the sea and ships have for ages been the very lifeblood of the coast. The lighthouse Kråkenes Fyr is located in the community Vågsøy between Ålesund and Bergen and invites you to an overnight stay right by the wild atlantic ocean. You can stay several nights at one of the most weather-beaten places in the whole of Norway, taste the salt in the air and feel the waves in the whole body. Book a reservation at www.krakenesfyr.no

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