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Experience Norway 2016: Harvest impressions and experiences in spectacular sceneries The outdoors is an important part of the Norwegian identity. Widely famous for its breathtaking nature and sceneries, Norway has it all. So what better way to embrace nature’s beauty than by immersing yourself in all the adventures it has to offer? By Vilde Holta Røssland | Photo: Alex Conu/Visitnorway.com
If you want to experience Norway and its beautiful nature up close, there is nothing better than a ‘rorbu’. Fishermen traditionally used these small houses by the waterside as seasonal homes, and today many of them are used to house tourists who want to see a different side of Norway. The houses are typically located in fishing villages, giving visitors the opportunity to explore several aspects of Norwegian culture and tradition. With rich fishing traditions, angling is an integral part of the Norwegian lifestyle. Countless lakes and rivers and an extensive coastline make for several opportunities for getting that big catch. All of Norway is inhabited and largely accessible, and therefore there are myriads of 74 | Issue 86 | March 2016
possibilities for both deep sea and freshwater fishing. At some point in life, everyone should try their luck fishing in northern Norway. Nothing compares to going to sea at night with the midnight sun present in all its glory. And while we are on the subject of northern Norway, we cannot help but mention the northern lights. Probably the most spectacular and fascinating natural phenomenon there is, witnessing the aurora borealis is an unforgettable experience. If you want to make sure to catch the northern lights, you should go to northern Norway in the period from early September to early April, as the northern
lights are visible up to 90 per cent of all the clear nights in this period. Why not combine nature’s light show with another activity, such as an intriguing hike or a trip on a local fishing boat? Nordland is located in northern Norway and has a coastline with several fjords, making it one of the most beautiful places in the country. No other place in Norway has deep water as close to the coastline as Nordland, and because of this, fishing is ideal and very popular. Lofoten, one of Norway’s most famous fishing spots, is located here. We can harvest from nature not just fish, berries and flowers, but also impressions and experiences. And for this, Norway is perfect. Go explore!
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