Sights of Norway
Norway is a country about which many myths are piled. Many people think that if Norway is located closest to the North Pole, then it is very cold and polar bears are walking around the streets. In fact, despite the fact that the country is located in Northern Europe, in summer, sometimes the temperature here can rise to +25 degrees. To see polar bears, tourists, probably, still have to visit the island of Svalbard, which is located closest to the North Pole.
Norway takes the first place in the standard of living in Europe and is not at all inferior to the southern resorts, and also skiing is very well developed here. This country can be considered the most visited Scandinavian state, because it surprises with its diversity of nature, famous fjords, which can already be considered the sights of Norway. Fjords call the beautiful mountain bays, which are the largest in Norway.
This country has absorbed the traditions of the ancient barbaric Viking tribes, it is a country of apple orchards and snow-capped peaks, as well as the best royal palaces. It is best to relax in Norway from May to September, here at this time nature blooms and amazes with its uniqueness. But the capital of the country – Oslo, you can visit at any time of the year.
Polaria – a landmark of the country
In the city of Norway Tromsø is one of the attractions of the country – Arctic Park Polaria. The park was established in 1997 and is part of the Polar Research Center. The building was built in the form of blocks of ice, inside there are aquariums with inhabitants of the northern seas, for example, the Barents Sea. Here is the layout of the coast, above which stands the Northern Lights, as well as a panoramic cinema.
Here among the animals there are so-called sea hares, which in scientific terminology are called Lakhtakh seals. They are very clever and intelligent, and also not at all afraid of people, so visitors love to watch them. Visiting this landmark in Norway, you will have the opportunity to watch a panoramic film in a cinema and take a helicopter trip over the shores of Svalbard, which is the largest archipelago of Svalbard. The shop at the museum will offer tourists souvenirs for the memory.
Bergen Cathedral – architectural monument of Norway
Another attraction of Norway, which is located in the city of Bergen, is the Bergen Cathedral. This Lutheran cathedral is located in the northwest of the city. A Franciscan friary was built near the cathedral during the reign of King Hokon the Sixth. In the 12th century, the time nature blooms and amazes of St. Olaf, and in the middle of the 16th century, after numerous fires, the temple had to be rebuilt. Fires chased this building quite often and in the 17th century, even after two fires, when the building was completed, the spire on the roof was replaced with a tower.
Until now, in the wall of the cathedral is a cannonball, which got there during the Anglo-Dutch war. In 1880, architect Christian Christie created a project according to which the style of the interior of the Rococo Cathedral was redone and the cathedral received the same look as it had in the Middle Ages. Today, this building also hosts organ music concerts.
Gudwagen Caves – Norway’s Natural Landmark
Gudvagen’s caves are another attraction of Norway. Gudvagen is a small village in the Nereifjord gorge among the rocks. Famous caves are located in the mountain Anorthosite, they are also called Magic. The mountains became famous all over the world for being the largest deposit of anorthosite, a white rock that is present on the moon. Regardless of the time of year, the average temperature in the caves is from 8 degrees Celsius. Cave tours are conducted only in special clothes: jackets and helmets.
Carpets are laid for tourists inside the cave, and the labyrinths themselves lead tourists to slightly different halls, and the carpets make it much easier to navigate the corridors of the cave. Tourists can also sit in the bar, where everything is made of stone, and the benches are covered with reindeer skins.