Europe has so many countries that are famous among tourists. One such European country is Norway that is severely popular for its coastal fjords, splendid mountains, and sediment glaciers that often attract visitors. So, when you are in Europe then why not explore this city closely. In this blog, we will tell you what makes Norway different from other European countries. Also, we will discuss some unique and famous facts about Norway. There are some really undistinguishable facts associated with Norway that make this a famous place in Europe to visit. So, while you are in Europe and planning to visit Norway you should know about all these interesting things about Norway and Know why tourists so much appreciate this place for tourism?
List of things that makes Norway popular
1. There are 1700 Fjords in Norway
Fjords are a vital part of the Norway ecosystem. There are more than seventeen hundred fjords in Norway and each one of them is distinct from the others. Fjords are narrow rivers or streams that flow between high cliffs. There are plenty of such places in Norway that look like a fjord, hence Norway is home to more than a thousand beautiful fjords. The cliffs on both sides of the stream are so high that it gives a clear view of the entire city from the top. So, if you want to get an aerial view of Norway then heading to these fjords is the best way to witness the pristine beauty of the city.
Famous Fjords in Norway: Sognefjord is the king of Fjords in Norway. Apart from this, Nærøyfjord, Hardangerfjord, Nordfjord, Aurlandsfjord, Geirangerfjord, Hjørundfjord are some other attractive fjords that you can visit in Norway.
2. Norway is famous for its beautiful capital – Oslo
Oslo is the capital of Norway and a beautiful city with multiple fantastic locations for visitors. If you are planning a trip to Norway then make sure to include Oslo in your travel list. Oslo has a vibrant culture and top-notch architecture that makes it a praiseworthy place to visit. The massive harbor on the coast of Oslo features extraordinary flora and fauna that you’ll get only in this country. Apart from the landscape, there are some historical museums, temples, churches in Oslo that are famous across the globe.
3. Norway has plenty of polar bears
The Moderate climate of Norway isn’t perfect for arctic life but there are some places in Norway that remain covered with thick ice and home to white polar bears. If you haven’t seen any polar bears in real life then heading to Norway is the best way to witness snowy Polar bears. Svalbard is an arctic place in Norway where you will see most of the arctic species including, seals, polar bears, reindeer, walruses, whales, and Arctic foxes. But the serene white color of these plumpy polar bears will actually attract you to play with them or roll over the fluffy ice bed.
4. Cheese Slicer was invented in Norway
Norwegians are just not fond of eating cheese, they are more into making it comfortable for others to slice and eat cheese. Most of you are not aware of the fact that the cheese slicer was invented by a Norwegian carpenter in 1925. Thor Bjørklund observed the struggle of people behind slicing cheese into thick slices. He gets irritated when he isn’t able to slice a uniformly thick portion of cheese with a regular knife hence he invented a ‘Cheese Slicer’. Now you can use a cheese slicer instead of a normal knife to cut a uniform slab of cheese
5. Christmas celebration in Norway
Though there is a scarcity of Christians in Norway, Norwegian believe in celebrating every festival with joy and enthusiasm. Everywhere in the world, the celebration of Christmas starts a few weeks before the actual festival. But in Norway, you will get to see the actual glimpses of Christmas on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Eve celebration in Norway is known as “Julaften”. This is the time when people gather on a common point and enjoy food, drinks, dance, sing, and play games. Everyone in the hall has to join the Christmas celebration. They all hold each other’s hands, sing, and dance together.
6. Glare at the sky to get a glimpse of mysterious Northern Lights
Norway is also famous for its mysterious Northern lights that are also known as “Aurora Borealis’ ‘. There is nothing mysterious about these northern lights but these are just a result of atmospheric phenomena in the sky that create different colors of flames in the atmosphere. If you have not watched anything amazing like this till now then you should definitely visit Norway to witness the spectacular view of the Northern Lights. Also, we would like to tell you that there are no timings of these lights and you have to be fortunate enough to witness this unmatchable beauty of northern lights in Norway.
7. Norway is the land of the midnight sun
Don’t you think that it’s surprising why people call Norway the land of the midnight sun? when the sun in Norway rises normally just like it rises in any other country. The only difference is that Norway lies beyond the Arctic Circle due to which people in Norway have to witness the night of 24 hours in winter. Similarly in summers, the sun never goes above the horizon hence Norwegians experience a 24 hour day in summers.
8. Norway is famous as the coldest European country
How can we miss the climate of Norway when we are talking about all the famous things of Norway that make it different from other European countries. Norway lies in the proximity of the Arctic circle due to which people in Norway sense the coldest climate. So, if you love cold temperate places then Norway is the perfect destination for you. On the entire Norway coast, you will get to see snow everywhere. So, if you love snow-covered areas then Norway is the perfect destination for you. Here you will get to see a lot of ice and Arctic fauna rolling on an ice bed. Additionally, make sure to carry some extra woolen clothes to keep yourself protected from the cold in Norway.
9. Norwegian Eco-friendly electric cars are admired globally
No other country other than Norway is a giant manufacturer of electric cars. Yes, these cars run on electricity and generate minimum pollution. This is the main reason why the air in Norway is so fresh and pure. According to a report. It has been announced by the Norwegian Road Federation that they have planned to put a stop to the manufacturing and sale of petrol and diesel engines by 2025. The Norwegian area is famous for buying the largest number of electric cars in the world.
10. Norwegian won the maximum number of medals in the Winter Olympics
It is completely unjustified if we don’t mention the winter Olympics while talking about the most famous things in Norway. Norway is the original winner of the winter Olympics. Norwegians are of competitive nature, they have better sportsmen spirit that always inspire them to win the game. Norwegian have won the maximum number of gold, silver, and bronze medals than any other country in the world.
There are so many other things that we can appreciate about Norway. You will get to know about them once you reach the country. But if you are planning to visit there soon then you should be aware of these few famous facts about Norway prior your visit. This article will help you to know Norway better than before and visit there comfortably.