introduction• Official called as “Kingdom ofNorway”• Part of Scandinavian Country.• Best known for the complex anddeep fjords along its west coast• Population density is only 16inhabitants per km2 (2nd in europe).• 4th highest per capita income in theworld.• worlds 2nd largest producer of oiland natural gas.• Won the No. 1 award for BestCountry in Travel Awards 2012.
Some other Information• ElectricityElectricity in Germany is at 230V, 50Hz (European Plug)• Health & HospitalsHealth certificates are required.• Safety & SecurityEmergency dial 112• VISAVISA – Schengen Visa for Indians
Getting tonorwayOslo Airport (60 Km N)IATA Code: OSLBergen AirportIATA Code: BGOTrain & Bus Services ServicesInternational service from SwedenFerry ServiceRegular service fromBelgium, Germany, Denmark, England & Iceland.
Oslo• Capital of norway.• Demographic, economic and political centre of Norway.• Founded in 1048, by the king Harald Hardråde.• It is one of the largest capitals in the world by area. 453 square Km.
AkershusCastle• It is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo.• It has also been used as a prison.• The first construction on the castle started around the late 1290s, by King Haakon V.• It has been used for official events and dinners for dignitaries and foreign heads of state.• This fortress has never been successfully captured by a foreign enemy.
City Hall• It houses the citycouncil, cityadministration, and artstudios and galleries.• In June’2005 it wasnamed Oslo’s “Structureof the Century”• Its characteristicarchitecture, artworksand the Nobel PeacePrize ceremony, held on10 December, makes itone of Oslos mostfamous buildings.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump• Holmenkollbakken is alarge ski jumping hill.• It hosted the 1952 WinterOlympics.• The Holmenkollen SkiFestival is an annualNordic skiing event.• The last Tower extended60 m above ground.• Crowd have beenincreased to over 1 lakh.
RoyalPalace• It was built for residence of Norwegian King.• The palace has 173 rooms.• Built in (1825-1849)• Official residence of the present Norwegian monarch
VikingShipMuseum• The main attractions are the Oseberg ship, Gokstadship and Tune ship.• It is part of the Museum of Cultural History ofthe University of Oslo.• It houses archaeological finds from Tune.
Karl Johans Gate• It is the main street of the cityof Oslo.• The street was named in honorof King Charles III John.• In its current route, itconnects Oslo CentralStation, the main railroad stationin Oslo, & the Royal Palace.• The street is 1,020 metres long.• The street includes many ofOslos tourist attractions.
FrognerparkVigelandSculpturePark• It is a public Park which houses the Oslo city museum.• It contains, in its present centre, the world famous Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement.• It consists of various bridges, fountains and a well known picnic area.• It is popular in the summer for games and relaxation.• The park is the worlds largest sculpture park made by a single artist.• The Park has its Theme, What could be “Human Condition”.• Main Attraction is monolith – over 14 m tall covered with entwined human bodies.
Parliamentof NorwayBuilding• It is the seat of parliament of Norway.• It was taken into use on 5 March 1866.• The building is located at Karl Johans gate 22
FlamRailway• Total length 20.2 Kmcover waterfalls deepravines, rivers &snow cappedmountains.• Railway linebetween Myrdal &Flåmin, Aurland.• It has 10 stations, 20tunnels and 1 bridge.• 3rd most visitedtourist attraction inNorway.• It is the steepeststandardgauge railway inEurope.
FlamValleyFlåmAurland• It is beautiful valleysurrounded by hills& sea.• A former railstation building inFlåm now houses amuseum dedicatedto the Flåm railway.• The harbour ofFlåm receives some131 cruise ships peryear.
FjordCruise• Fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides orcliffs, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.• Village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjordwhere the Geirangelva river empties into it.• It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bergen• Most popular gateway to the fjords of West Norway.• 2nd largest city in Norway.• It is renowned for its beautiful nature and offers excellenthiking opportunities in its immediate surroundings.• Also famous for its cultural life and underground/indiemusic scene.
Bryggen• It is also known as Tyskebryggen.• It is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings.• UNESCO World Cultural heritage Site.• City was founded in 1070 AD.• Bryggen houses tourist, souvenir, and gift shops, inaddition to restaurants, pubs and museums.
Floibanen• It is a funicular in Bergen, which runs up the mountains of floyen.• Trip takes approximately seven minutes with stops at all stations,and 3 min. 20 secs. non-stop.• Line length is 850 metres.
MountFloyen• It is the most visited of the seven mountains that surround thecity centre of Bergen.• Highest Point is 425 mtrs.• Floibanen is the easiest mode to reach there in 8 minutes.