Thinking of traveling to Norway? This travel guide to Norway comes to us from Marthe, a Norway-native! This is one of many Mini Travel Guides, in which we whet our collective appetites for international puddle jumping.
Norway is the land of trolls and Vikings. Norway is the country where the sun never sets (or never rises in the winter) and you’ll find spectacular mountains and fjords that will take your breath away. As a norsewoman, I simply had to reach out when Sarah requested a Mini Travel Guides. Here’s a bit about my cold home country, Norway.
Must go in Norway
Must do in Norway
Have a barbeque in a park
See the midnight sun or the northern lights
Go cross-country skiing
Skiing is a great way to enjoy the clear, fresh, Norwegian air. No matter where you are, you’ll never be far away from trails and mountains. Consider practicing on even ground, and keep safety in mind if you’re skiing in the mountains. Let someone know where you’re going and when you intend to get back. Dress according to the weather, and keep in mind that the weather changes fast in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring hot chocolate and oranges to keep your energy up!
Must Eat in Norway
It’s not exactly gourmet, but a lot of Norwegians would humorously consider this our national food. It’s a Norwegian pre-made pizza, featuring Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese. You can get it at any supermarket, and it’s worth a try if you’re interested in checking out what local Norwegians have for dinner.
Cultural Tips for Traveling in Norway
Norwegians are known to be introverted and shy (we blame it on the cold winters!) and we don’t normally talk to strangers. Don’t be offended if you try to start a conversation and you’re meet with a short and simple reply and no follow-up question to keep the conversation going. However, don’t let this stop you from trying, most Norwegians speak English and are happy to get to know you, once they get warmed up.
Travel on the Cheap in Norway
Any Norwegian travel tips to share? Questions for Marthe?
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