NORWAY

Information about travelling to Norway

Norway is located in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden

Facts about Norway
Population4,644,457 (July 2008 est.
CapitalOslo
Time zoneUTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begin
Location Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden

General info about Norway
Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. The current focus is on containing spending on the extensive welfare system and planning for the time when petroleum reserves are depleted. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU.
Languages spoken
Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities; note - Sami is official in six municipalities
Ethnic division
Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
0.1% (2001 est.)
Climate
temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast
Resources
petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower
Economy
The Norwegian economy is a prosperous bastion of welfare capitalism, featuring a combination of free market activity and government intervention. The government controls key areas, such as the vital petroleum sector, through large-scale state enterprises. The country is richly endowed with natural resources - petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals - and is highly dependent on its oil production and international oil prices, with crude oil, natural gas and refined petroleum products accounting for two-thirds of exports. Norway is the world's third-largest oil exporter as well as the third-largest gas exporter. Norway opted to stay out of the EU during a referendum in November 1994; nonetheless, as a member of the European Economic Area, it contributes sizably to the EU budget. In anticiipation of eventual declines in oil and gas prodution, Norway saves almost all state reveue from trhe petroeum sector in a sovereign wealth fund. After lackluster growth of less than 1.5% in 2002-03, GDP growth picked up to 2.5-6.2% in 2004-07, partly due to higher oil prices. Growth fell to 2.3% in 2008 as a result of the slowing world economy and the drop in oil prices.
Environment
water pollution; acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes, threatening fish stocks; air pollution from vehicle emissions

Cities in Norway

a     adalsbruk     agotnes     al     alnes     alsvag     alta     alvdal     alvik     amli     amot     andenes     andselv     aneby     aras     ardalstangen     arnes     aros     aroysund     arset     as     asen     asgardstrand     ask     askim     askoy     aukra     aurdal     austnes     bagn     balestrand     ballangen     ballstad     bangsund     barkaker     batnfjordsora     batsfjord     beisfjord     bekkjarvik     berg     bergen     berger     berkak     berlevag     birkeland     bjerka     bjerkvik     bjorkelangen     bjornevatn     bjornli     blakstad     bleik     bo     bodo     bogen     borgen     borkenes     botngard     brandal     brandsoy     braskereidfoss     brattvag     brekstad     bremsnes     bronnoysund     brumunddal     brusand     bryggja     bud     byglandsfjord     bykle     byrknes     dale     dalen     dimmelsvik     disena     dokka     dombas     dovre     drammen     drobak     egersund     eggkleiva     eidfjord     eidsvag     eidsvoll     eikeland     eikelandsosen     eina     elverum     ersfjordbotn     espeland     etne     evenskjaer     fagernes     fagerstrand     farsund     fauske     feda     fedje     fetsund     fevik     fillan     finnsnes     fitjar     fjelldal     fjellsrud     fjellstrand     flateby     flekkefjord     flesland     floro     folkestad     follafoss     folldal     follebu     forde     forset     fosby     fosser     fotlandsvag     frekhaug     frogner     fuglevik     furuflaten     fyresdal     geilo     gibostad     gilja     gjerstad     gjolme     gjovik     gjusvik     gladstad     glomfjord     gol     granvin     gravdal     grimstad     grinder     groa     grodas     grong     grov     grua     gryllefjord     gullhaug     gvarv     haddal     haga     hagavik     hakvik     halden     hallingby     hammarsland     hammerfest     hamnas     hansnes     hardbakke     hareid     harpefoss     harstad     hasvik     hauge     haugland     hauknes     havoysund     hegra     heias     hell     hellvik     hemnes     hemnesberget     hemsedal     henningsvaer     heradsbygd     heroysund     herre     hestvika     hillestad     hjelset     hjukse     hof     hole     holen     holevik     hollen     holme     holmestrand     holmsbu     hommelvik     hommersak     honefoss     honningsvag     horten     hov     hovden     hovin     hoyanger     hundorp     hvittingfoss     hyggen     hylkje     hylla     ibestad     ikornnes     indre arna     inndyr     innvik     ise     jessheim     jevnaker     jorpeland     judaberg     kabelvag     kalvag     karasjok     karlshus     kasfjord     kaupanger     kautokeino     kiberg     kil     kirkenaer     kirkenes     kjellmyra     kjollefjord     kjopsvik     klaebu     kleive     klofta     klokkarvik     knappskog     knarvik     kolvereid     kongsberg     kongsvinger     kopervik     koppang     koppera     korgen     korsvegen     kragero     kristiansand     kristiansund     kroderen     krokeidet     kval     kvalsvik     kvalvag     kvam     kvelde     kviteseid     kvithammer     kylstad     kyrkjebo     kyrksaeterora     laerdalsoyri     lakselv     lalm     langangen     langevag     langset     larkollen     larsnes     larvik     lauvsnes     leira     leirvik     leland     lena     ler     lervik     levanger     li     lia     liland     lillehammer     lillesand     lindas     lindeberg     loding     lodingen     lofthus     loken     lokken verk     lonevag     lopsmarka     lorenfallet     loten     lovund     lundamo     lyngdal     lyngseidet     lysoysund     magnor     malm     maloy     mandal     manger     maura     mehamn     melbu     melhus     melsomvik     midsund     miland     minnesund     misje     misvaer     mo     mo i rana     moelv     moen     moi     molde     mosjoen     mosterhamn     movik     muruvik     myklebost     myra     myre     mysen     naerbo     nakkerud     namsos     narvik     naustdal     nedstrand     nerland     nesbyen     nesjestranda     nesna     nesoddtangen     nodeland     nordfjordeid     nordkisa     nordkjosbotn     nordvagen     nordvik     noresund     norheimsund     notodden     nybergsund     nykirke     odda     ogna     oksfjord     olden     olderdalen     olen     oltedal     oppdal     opphaug     orje     ornes     orsta     os     oslo     osthusvik     otnes     otta     ottersbo     ovre ardal     oyslebo     oystese     pollestad     prestfoss     rafsbotn     rakkestad     ramsund     ranemsletta     raudeberg     raufoss     rausand     reine     reinsvoll     reipa     rena     rensvik     rindal     ringebu     risor     risoyhamn     rjukan     roald     rod     rognan     rokland     rora     roros     rorvik     rosendal     rosvik     rotnes     roverud     royken     royrvik     rubbestadneset     rypefjord     saebovik     saetre     sagvag     sand     sandane     sande     sandeid     sander     sandnes     sandnessjoen     sandve     sauda     segalstad     selbekken     selje     seljord     selvik     sem     setermoen     sigerfjord     siljan     sira     sirevag     sistranda     sjoholt     sjovegan     skage     skanevik     skarnes     skibotn     skjaerhollen     skjeberg     skjervoy     skjold     skodje     skogn     skoppum     skotterud     skreia     slevik     smaland     smestad     snasa     sogne     sokna     soknedal     solsvik     sommaroy     sorkjosen     sorland     sortland     sorumsand     sorvaer     sorvagen     sovik     sparbu     sponvika     spydeberg     stamsund     stange     stanghelle     stavanger     stavern     steinkjer     steinshamn     stjordalshalsen     stokke     stokmarknes     storas     storebo     storforshei     storslett     storsteinnes     strai     strand     stranda     straume     straumen     stromsnes     stryn     sulitjelma     sundvollen     sunndalsora     svarstad     sveio     svelgen     svelvik     svene     svenevik     sviland     svolvaer     sylling     sylte     taelavag     tananger     tanem     tangen     tau     tennevoll     terrak     tjome     tjorvag     tjotta     tofte     tolga     tomra     tomter     tonstad     tornes     torpo     torsken     tovik     tranby     tretten     trofors     trolla     tromso     trondheim     trones     tvedestrand     tveit     tveitsund     tynset     tyristrand     tyssedal     ulefoss     ulsteinvik     ulvik     undheim     uskedal     utgard     uthaug     vadso     vagamo     vage     vagsvag     vaksdal     valer     valvatna     vanse     vardo     varhaug     vassenden     vatne     veggli     velde     verdalsora     vestby     vestbygda     vestnes     vigeland     vigrestad     vik     vikedal     vikersund     vikesa     vikevag     viksoyri     vinstra     visnes     volda     voll     vormsund     vossevangen     yli     ytre arna    

National airlines
SAS Scandinavian Airlinesairline website


Airports in Norway
VigraAES
AltaALF
AndenesANX
FleslandBGO
Metropolitan AreaBGO
BatsfjordBJF
BronnoyBNN
BodoBOO
BerlevagBVG
Dagali AirportDLD
ListaFAN
BringelandFDE
FloraFRO
Klanten AirportGLL
HasvikHAA
HaugesundHAU
HammerfestHFT
Hamar AirportHMR
ValanHVG
HoeybuktmoenKKN
KjevikKRS
KvernbergetKSU
BanakLKL
LeknesLKN
MehamnMEH
KjaerstadMJF
AroMOL
Mo I RanaMQN
NotoddenNTB
FramnesNVK
Oslo AirportOSL
NamsosOSY
StolportRET
RorosRRS
Rygge Civilian AirportRYG
SandaneSDN
SkienSKE
SkagenSKN
HaukasenSOG
SorkjosenSOJ
StokkaSSJ
SolaSVG
HelleSVJ
Tromso/LangnesTOS
VaernesTRD
SandefjordTRF
ValdresVDB
VadsoVDS
StolportVRY


Beer in Norway (0.33l)
Alesund~ 6.1 EUR
Bergen~ 4.8 EUR
Bryne~ 3.4 EUR
Fredrikstad~ 3.7 EUR
Halden~ 4.5 EUR
Haugesund~ 4.2 EUR
Horten~ 3.6 EUR
Kongsvinger~ 3.8 EUR
Kristiansand~ 4.6 EUR
Kristiansund~ 4.2 EUR
Lillestrom~ 5.3 EUR
Oslo~ 4.3 EUR
Oslo~ 4.3 EUR
OSLO~ 4.3 EUR
Sandnes~ 4.4 EUR
Sogndal~ 3.9 EUR
Stavanger~ 4.8 EUR
Tingvoll~ 4.8 EUR
Tonsberg~ 5.2 EUR
Tromso~ 5 EUR
Tromso~ 5 EUR
Trondheim~ 4 EUR

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