Norway is, in every way, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Wilderness areas in Norway have become the center of the adventure and leisure activities of the country. This becomes even clearer in the country’s national parks , greatest symbol of the will of the nation to protect its environment.
Fjords, lakes and mountains
The Norwegian landscape is generally rugged and mountainous, topped by glaciers and its coastline of over 20,000 km is spoted with fjords as well as a multitude of islands and islets.
Some of the areas around the fjords and mountains of the west coast of Norway are part of the World Heritage List of the UNESCO. The colors strength and the fresh air make this place, for many people, one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Galdhopiggen is the highest mountain in Norway and northern Europe and is located in Lom, Jotunheimen in the Oppland Province. Jotunheimen National Park is located in the south-central part of Norway and has more than 200 peaks above 1900 meters. The Lyngen Alps or Lyngsalpene are certainly a unique mountain destination in Europe, with mountains over 1,500 meters high that seem emerged from very bottom of the Norwegian Sea.
In this country , the Gulf of Mexico Stream causes the climate to be milder than would be normal. During the long winter months, the air is cold but dry making it more enjoyable and tonic, as in many other regions of the world. Furthermore , it is common that the sky remains clear. In summer temperatures are recorded rather pleasant, even further north temperatures can reachcan 25 ° C.
On winter, most of Norway is transformed into a snowy paradise. The lower-lying inland areas in southern and northern Norway register very low temperatures, temperatures that can drop to -40 ° C in the inner regions .
Norway has about 30 national parks, the most important being Blåfjella – Skjækerfjella , Rondane , Dovrefjell- Sunndalsfjella , Saltfjellet -Svartisen and Hardangervidda.
Aurorae boreali and midnight sun
Northern Norway is known for the northern lights, the midnight sun and wildlife safaris. Here live the Sami, indigenous Norwegian.
In the summer, the midnight is an attenuated version of the day. The light of the midnight sun gives the landscape a magical and romantic shape. It’s a strange feeling to walk in the sun at three in the night.
In winter the sun never rises, allowing you to discover the magical Northern Lights, a spectacular display of lights and colors dancing in the sky.
Vegetation and fauna
Norway is a sparsely populated territory. Most of its land is very tough for humans to settle, much of it is still not intervened by human action. Forests cover about 30 % of the territory, to which must be added the tundra meadows and the ice lands
The wildlife we may found here, and are common are the bear, lynx, fox, wolf, marten, mink or weasel, and herbivores such as reindeer, deer, elk, rabbit, mouse or hare. Under the water we find salmon, trout, haddock gray, perch and pike. On the coast we find herring, cod, halibut and mackerel.
Meet the Sami, the indigenous Norwegians, who have their own language and culture. These Indians have established traditions of fishing, hunting and reindeer herding, but also have adopted new technologies and modern lifestyles.
Discover Norway with X – plore, the countre of the midnight sun, the northern lights , mountains, fjords, lakes and forests…
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