• Goddag is a common greeting in Norwegian. We present to you some interesting information about Norway.

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    Norwegian (Norsk) is a North Germanic language with approximately five million speakers mainly confined to the Kingdom of Norway. Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a dialect continuum, meaning that different dialects of these languages are mutually intelligible to some extent.

    Here are some cool facts about Norway and the Norwegian language,

    Precisely, there are two standards for written Norwegian (and normative spoken language, as used in broadcasting): one called “Bokmål” (book language), based on written Danish, which was the official language of Norway for 400 years, and “Nynorsk” (new Norwegian), created in the 1850s combining Western Norwegian regional dialects.

    Most Norwegians love their language and they love talking about it – there is a long-running radio show called Språkteigen that deals with linguistic issues and answers questions from listeners, and there have been several TV series dedicated to making light entertainment out of language.

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    Oslo, the capital of Norway, is an interesting blend of traditional Scandinavian design and modern influences. Having always been an art and cultural hub, this is the place to visit to discover modern Norwegian artists. The city is dotted with art galleries allowing you to dive into this creative world. From Aker Brygge Wharf to Tjuvholmen, the harbourside is an interesting area with art museums and stunning modern architecture. To learn more about history, you could also visit the Royal Palace in Oslo. It is the home of the Norwegian King and Queen and the royal family. Apart from that, you can visit some other tourist spots in Oslo as well for example Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Akershus Fortress, Fram Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum.

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    Lofoten, an archipelago in Norway, is known for its dramatic scenery, but you can witness many mind-blowing museums here like Lofoten War Memorial Museum, Lofoten Museum, Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, Lofoten Stockfish Museum, Lofoten Aquarium, Magic Ice Lofoten, Malhaugen Park.

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    The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is a true Arctic haven. Two-thirds of the surface is protected by national parks, reserves, or sanctuaries. Experience the exclusive arctic wildlife by witnessing the presence of reindeers, arctic foxes, birds, walruses, whales, and Polar bears.

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    In Norway, the sun doesn’t set in summer, so you can enjoy the benefits of the midnight sun. In May and July, the sun only sets between 3-5 hours each night in the northern city of Tromsø. Tromsø is also one of the best places to witness the otherworldly northern lights along with the Lofoten Islands, and Svalbard – just make sure you visit the place during winter and awake around 11 pm to 2 am. You can also pay your visit to Polar Museum and the Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden here.

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    The world’s sixth tallest and Europe’s highest waterfalls – Vinnufossen is located in Norway.

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    If you are visiting Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), one of the most popular sights in Norway located near Stavanger, you may want to go to the Norwegian Canning Museum too.

    Modern skiing was pioneered by a Norwegian in the 19th century. You can visit the world’s oldest ski museum, the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, near Oslo. Another famous sport here is Football.

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    Norwegian cuisine is delicious and mainly focused on local and seasonal food. Seafood in Norway is amazing and fresh, this country even introduced salmon sushi to the world. An authentic Norwegian breakfast includes rye bread, cheese, meat, and smoked or pickled fish. Norway is also famous for its Grandiosa Frozen Pizza. To experience the authentic Norwegian food palette, you should try these mouth-watering dishes, like Kjøttkaker, Pinnekjøtt, Pickled Herring, Raspeballer, brunost, Lutefisk, Rakfisk, Klippfisk, Bergensk fiskesuppe and for dessert you can have Svele or Waffles with berry jam.

    Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Norway, let us all know!

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