It’s an English name and comes from the Old English word Norþweg or Norðmanna land, and was referred to as thus by the (British) Anglo-Saxons as far back as 880 and means “northern way” or “way leading to the north!”
They speak Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk and the language of it’s indigenous people – Sámi
Pretty much everyone. And I do mean everyone, speaks English!
The Sámi people have been living in northern Scandinavia for more than 10,000 years and are known for their colourful clothes and huge herds of reindeer!
Moose, reindeer, deer, lynx, and foxes all roam freely. As well as wolves, black bears, polar bears and musk oxen. Gulp!
Whale watching, bird-watching, freshwater fishing and deep-sea fishing are all very popular activities
The Nobel Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize not awarded in Stockholm! The yearly Peace Prize laureate is chosen by the Norwegian Nobel Committee every year on 10 December in Oslo City Hall, the date on which Alfred Nobel died in 1896
Famed for their boat building and navigation skills, the Vikings also had a reputation as raiders. They were however, also traders, explorers and settlers, and the legacy from the Viking Age (AD 800–1050) lives on in Norway.
We visited the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo – which was fantastic and home to the world’s two best-preserved wooden Viking longships, going back as far as the 9th century!
If you’re not in Berlin in February, throw your skates on!
February is going to be thrilling!
See you soon!
Watch this space!
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