Destination Information for Norway
Visitors to the Scandinavian country of Norway are rewarded by the site of beautiful mountains, glaciers and fjords. This truly is a stunningly beautiful destination, which is a popular stopping point for tourist cruise ships. Norway is the land of the Northern Lights, the midnight sun, polar bears in the Arctic and striking, breathtaking waterfalls.
Norway’s capital city is Oslo, in the Southeast, where the majority of the country’s 5 million population live. Surrounded by forests, hills and lakes, Oslo is a pretty city, with plenty of museums and galleries, a lively restaurant scene and excellent nightlife. If you’re into walking or hiking, the city forest of Oslo is a good place to start, or for more experienced trekkers, try alpine climbing in Jotunheimen, part of the Scandinavian Mountains. Norway allows visitors to camp freely in the countryside, as long as not on cultivated land, so this is perfect for those wanting to explore this beautiful country on foot.
Tourists often head to Norway as a skiing destination, and it’s popular with both cross country and alpine skiers, particularly in the winter. There are a number of resorts in Trysil,Hafjell and Hemsedal in the Alps, and for summer skiing at Galdhøpiggen and Folgefonna.
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in Norway.