Located in the North West of Europe, Norway is a Scandinavian country that’s full of mountains, glaciers, coastal Fjords and borders the Arctic circle. This former land of the Vikings is full of history, natural landscapes, welcoming people, and distinctive cultures and traditions. Famous for fishing, hiking, and skiing, Norway is a sustainable (and safe) capital of the world.
Fly to Norway with Admiral Jet
Fly private charter jet to Norway with Admiral Jet to Norway. It takes two hours and twenty minutes to fly from London to Oslo (the capital of Norway). There 98 different airports to fly into within this long and diverse country. The most popular include:
- Oslo Gardermoen Airport
- Bergen Airport
- Stavanger Airport
- Trondheim Airport
No matter where you fly to in Norway, you’ll receive a warm welcome.
Norway is home to over one thousand Fjords, some of which are large enough to be used for cruise ships. The mountainous terrain has been influenced by glacial lakes, arctic temperatures and The Midnight Sun.
Common animals to see in Norway include:
- The Arctic Fox
- Polar Bears
- The Eurasian lynx
- Orca whales
In fact, the wildlife in Norway is so diverse, that you’ll understand why there were so many fairy tale stories
The Ice Bar and Ice Hotel
The Kirkenes Snow Hotel was established and created in 2006. There are more than twenty rooms in total, all sculpted from ice in the Nordic and Sami legend designs.
World-renowned ice carvers create Magic Ice (ice bar) every year. You’re given warm ponchos, gloves and blankets. Enjoy the artwork and have a drink in this unique North Norway bar.
Food in Norway
The food in Norway is more diverse than most countries. Old favourites, such as taco’s and pizza, are available. But you’ll need to at least sample the local cuisine. Norway’s national dish is called Fårikål, a sort of lamb and cabbage stew. It’s certainly what you need after a long day exposed to the cold.
Desserts are also popular in Norway; Lefse is a sweet flatbread, usually served with tea. The cinnamon in this will remind you of Christmas.
One of the most vital industries in Norway and one of the most popular activities is fishing. It’s no wonder that one of the most popular dishes includes fish. As well as fish, game is a popular staple, including reindeer, moose, grouse and deer.
On top of this, Norway prides themselves for their diverse culture and caters to all dietary requirements.
Skiing in Norway
Norway is one of Europe’s northernmost countries, and that means a long ski season (early November to April). There are plenty of slopes for beginners, intermediates, and pros alike. You’ll discover family-friendly resorts everywhere in Norway, with some of the best ski schools in the world.
Ski in the dramatic scenery of the Fjords, cross-country ski for spectacular views, enjoy the adrenaline of the more challenging pistes, or simply build snowmen. Whatever your ability, age, or adrenaline level, you’ll find something that suits you in Norway.
The Norwegian currency is NOK (Norwegian Krone)
The currency in Norway is often mistaken for the Euro, but in fact, it’s the NOK which exchanges at 11kr to the £1.
Northern lights aren’t visible everywhere
Even in the dark of winter, the Northern lights are only really visible in Northern Norway. Enjoy a spectacular view and see this show-stopping natural phenomenon.
The Midnight Sun
In the height of summer (1st June), North Norway is lit up by the sun for over twenty-four hours, meaning that you’ll see the sun, even at midnight (hence the name).