Norway in a snapshot


5.233 million


The climate of Norway is much milder than that of most other regions as far north, especially along the country’s west coast. The warm North Atlantic Current of the Gulf Stream keeps nearly all the seaports ice-free, even in the northern regions.


Norway has the highest concentration of fjords in the world. Two of these, the Geiranger Fjord and the Nærøy fjord, feature on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

When to go

Weather in Norway is best between May and September when it’s usually mild and clear. The chances of seeing the northern lights are highest between October and March.

National Food

Fårikål, or mutton stew, is the national dish of Norway.

Fact File

Norway was one of the founding nations of the United Nations in 1945.