Norway ”the way north”

Norway ”the way north”

According to ancient legend, the name Norway comes from the old norse word Norðrvegr, which means “the way north”, a name given to this long and craggy coast because it was largely ice-free in the wintertime. However, when comparing Norway, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia, Norway has friendlier climate than the latitude would indicate, and the coldest areas in the winter are often inland or far to the north.

Even right now, there are many tourists visit Norway for its charming features and characteristics. In the Viking sagas, winter time is often summed up as “that winter he stayed at home at the farm”. It was a time to stay indoors and rest up and spend time with the family. Nonetheless, in this decade, with the advancement of human knowledge and technology, people are fond of experiencing the snow, seasonal food and drink, and other features that Norway possesses.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle skiing norway

Furthermore, October, February and March are the best months for seeing the northern lights. The northern lights are most commonly seen in the north, but may on rare occasions be seen in all of Norway – even at the country’s southernmost point.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle northern lights norwayKuvahaun tulos haulle northern lights norway

Fresh fish is also at its best in the winter, and many restaurant in Norway offer cod, halibut, salmon and trout of the highest quality at this time. Dishes based on fish, mutton, pork or venison will also be popular christmas food, and can be found at many restaurants in the run-up to the holiday season. Some traditional Norwegian dishes you should try are the “smalahove” (sheep’s head), the “lutefisk” (cod soaked in lye) and the pinnekjøtt (dried, salted and steamed sheep ribs).

Kuvahaun tulos haulle smalahove



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