FAMILY ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS IN NORWAY
Family Holiday Overview
Norway is quite simply one of the most beautiful countries on earth. It is a land of huge natural drama; of majestic glaciers and epic fjords; of scenic archipelagos and modest fishing villages; of Polar nights and midnight sun. Raw, untouched nature at its very finest.
Steep-sided fjords pincer the west coast complete with vertiginous waterfalls that seem to drop from the clouds. Glistening glaciers perch high above whilst the mountainous interior is peppered with picturesque villages and bright red barns. Off the coast, pristine islands boast sparkling white beaches and rolling green hills whilst vibrant cities punctuate the landscape with centuries-old stave churches and bustling wharves.
Norway is a family-friendly country filled with folklore, legends and fairy tales. It is a country that appeals to outdoorsy folk, offering hiking, biking, kayaking and rafting in summer and dog-sledging, skiing and snowmobiling in winter. You can spot whales along with the coast and encounter wild reindeer, musk oxen, ponderous elk and beguiling Arctic foxes inland.
Norway is a huge adventure playground that encompasses landscapes of rare and dramatic beauty. It is a country that will capture your hearts and feed your souls.
- King Harald of Norway vowed to remain unmarried for life unless he could marry his true love, who was the daughter of a cloth merchant. They both later married with help from the Government of Norway and she became the Queen of Norway.
- To encourage more men to assume a greater share of care-giving responsibilities, Norwegian law states that 14 weeks of parental leave is reserved for fathers.
- The people of Oslo, Norway donate the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in London every year in gratitude to the people of London for their assistance during WWII.
- IKEA names sofas, coffee tables and bookshelves after places in Sweden; beds, wardrobes and hall furniture after places in Norway; carpets after places in Denmark and dining tables and chairs after places in Finland.
- Norway has won the largest number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals of all countries in the Winter Olympics.
- In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin.
- During the Nazi invasion of Norway, the Norwegian King was defended by some members of a local rifle club.