Culture and history
It may be a new country, but much of the culture and much of the history can be easy to relate to, or to get used to. Norway with its long history, from before Viking times, has adopted influences from the international arena.
People in Norway appreciate the parts of Norway that are unspoiled with its rich variety of plant and animal life. NowGuide supports the view that the clean water and fresh air are some of the delights in Norway. In addition to this, winter sports and football are popular among the Norwegians.
What then are the hallmarks of Norwegian culture?
The following are often cited: the expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl, smoked salmon, lutefisk (cured fish), stave churches, bunad (our national costume), May 17th (Norwegian Constitution Day) reindeer meat, oil rigs, the midnight sun, the Aurora Borealis (Northern lights), skiing and cheese made of goat’s milk (brunost).
We recommend you get to know more about the Norwegian culture and take part in it.
You may also like to look into other well-known Norwegians like Henrik Ibsen, Edvard Grieg, Henrik Wergeland, Fridtjof Nansen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edvard Munch, Thorbjørn Egner and Anne-Cath Vestly. Sportsmen like Magnus Carlsen, Ole-Gunnar Solskjær, and Petter Northug and Norwegian artists like A-HA, Alexader Rybak, Sondre Lerche, Lene Marlin, Secret Garden and MadCon to mention a few.
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