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Choosing Top Places To See In Norway

I have a love/hate relationship with these lists of places to see in Norway. On the one hand, they highlight a few cool places a lot of people planning a trip to Norway would love to cross of their list. On the other hand it leaves everything else out! It’s like saying...

The General Regions of Norway

The counties of Norway are often divided into five traditional geographical regions called landsdeler (country parts). It is nice to have an idea of these regions because it may come up in conversation, making travel arrangements, or researching genealogy or history. The Five Regions of Norway Below the regions are listed in English then...

Official Flag Flying Days In Norway

The only thing prettier than a picture of Norway, is a picture of Norway with a Norwegian flag flying in it! On a flag day, Norwegian government agencies must comply and residents are also encouraged to participate. The Day of the Sami People is especially colorful because the Sami flag...

The Science of Northern Lights

The northern lights in Norway is especially remarkable because of the backdrop of scenery. Jagged mountains, seductive seas, and a high probability of a display, especially in Northern Norway. A great deal of what we now know about the science of northern lights actually began in Norway! Scientist Kristian Olaf Bernhard...

Northern Lights Make a Norwegian Night Bright

Through the ages, the aurora have created awestruck wonder in a variety of cultures. Among other things, they have been predictors of war, hope of an afterlife, and proof of dragons. In Norse mythology: “The Valkyrior are warlike virgins, mounted upon horses and armed with helmets and spears. /…/ When...

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Norwegian Culture and People

Norwegian Culture and People

CULTURE! The Kingdom of Norway has a long and storied past. It is also bright and beautiful now. Learn about the language, money, customs, recipes, and so much more!
Norwegian Regions and Places

Norwegian Regions and Places

REGIONS! Did your grandparents come from Rogaland? Thinking about taking your next vacation in Northern Norway? Learn about the places that make up this great country!
Norwegian-Inspired Gifts

Norwegian-Inspired Gifts

SHOP! From T-shirts and teddy bears to clocks and dog beds, browse the Norway At Home gift shop for yourself, friends, family, business associates, and others. Enjoy!