Norwegians boldly claim that they live amongst the most comfortable and interesting places to see the northern lights. That’s important to know since experiencing the unbelievable colours that move across the Arctic sky is on many travelers’ bucket lists. Few places on earth offer more ways to witness the aurora borealis than Norway.
The Midnight Sun Isn't a Different Sun.
During winter, northern Norway has polar nights; a period where the sun never rises above the horizon and you have 24 hours of darkness. During summer, however, it’s the exact opposite; the sun never sets. You might have heard of the midnight sun before but this is not a different sun as some tend to believe. It’s just the same sun as during the rest of the year but it doesn’t go down causing the country to get 24 hours of daylight.
Norway is Green.
The country had the fourth highest per capita income in the world, based on the World Bank and IMF lists. Norway powers its economy from oil and gas, but it doesn’t power their homes. Almost all of in fact, 98-99% of Norway’s domestic power usage is drawn from hydroelectric power, more than any other country.
How interesting is this fact? The fancy Voss water is just water from the municipal water supply aka. pipe water from Iveland, Norway.
The Norwegian Krone.
The currency used is the Norwegian Krone, although they do accept Euros.
Always Bring an Extra Layer of Clothes.
The climate varies a lot from country part to country part, and there can be large variations within the separate regions as well There’s no reason to stay indoors when you’re in Norway. Always pack an extra layer of clothes and it’s wise to bring a rain jacket and a fleece.
Norway has the Best Salmon.
It’s true, Norway has the best salmon. In fact, it was Norwegians who introduced the Japanese to Salmon Sushi in the 1980’s. That’s how good their salmon is. While salmon isn’t cheap, make sure that you have at least one proper salmon meal even if you’re traveling on a budget.