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Kingdom of Norway
Kongeriket Norge


Things to Know

Norway is a constitutional monarchy.

Capital: Oslo

Norway is located in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.Norway is a Scandinavian nation. The Scandinavia Peninsula in Northern Europe consist of Norway, Sweden, and a small part of northwestern Finland.


Languages: Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official) small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities. Norwegian basic phrases.

Norway is home to some 30,000 Sami, or Lapps, the largest population of the Arctic reindeer herders.

Industries: Metals, pulp and paper products, chemicals, shipbuilding, and fishing are t traditional industries of Norway.

Norway's emergence as a major oil and gas producer in the mid-1970s transformed the Norwegian economy. Norway - Industry

Major milestones in Norway's history.

Animals

In the north and mountains are reindeer, polar fox, polar hare, wolf, wolverine, seals, walruses, and polar bears. In the south, are moose, deer, fox, and otter.

Climate

Norway is cold with snow covering most parts of the country during the winter months.

Artist

Munch Museum
Learn about the life and paintings of Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch is regarded as a pioneer in the Expressionist movement in modern painting.

Land

The people of Norway are spread out in small towns and communities. Three-fifths of Norway is covered my mountains. Norway is dominated by high mountains, farmlands in the valleys, fishing villages, and fjords. Fjords are narrow inlets of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes. Click here for pictures of fjords in Norway.

In the north, is a vast region of fjords, mountains, islands, and the Svalbard archipelago. In the south is rolling farmlands, beaches, and the Western Fjords.

Further north and above the Arctic Circle you will find the land of the Midnight Sun. Where the sun shines day and night for part of the summer.

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are a colorbul display of lights that
can be seen usually in the north polar region.

Games

There is an expression that "Norwegians are born with skis." They love to ski.

Trysil Twintip
Sky online the biggest mountain in Norway.

Stories

"The Three Billy Goats Gruff'" is a Norwegian fairy tale. The author is unknown, tt was collected by Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe who first published it.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics)

 

The Husband Who Minded the House

A husband gleefully trades places with his wife, only to find that her work is not as easy as it looks.
(Nordic Folk Tale)

The Ram and the Pig Who Set Up House (Nordic Animal Tale) A ram, a pig, a rooster, a goose, and a hare leave the farmhouse to build their very own home in the woods.

Twelve Wild Ducks (Nordic Magical Creatures) To break an evil spell that was cast on her 12 older brothers, a princess must face frightening trials and dangers.

Boots and His Brothers (Nordic Adventure Tale)

The king announces that half the kingdom will be awarded to anyone who can chop down a giant oak and dig a well in deep rock, and three brothers answer the call.

Make

Scream Blow Painting
After looking at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” create a painting to show how much expression can be created with lines and color.

 

 

 

All About Norway paper craft quilt-print and complete.

Color Pages

Polar Bear

Gray Seals

Edvard Munch: The Scream

Norway Flag

Puzzles

Norway Flag

Recipes

Norwegian Recipes in English

Wallpapers

Polar Bear

Fox

Fun Facts

The Vikings
You may think of cutthroat pirates when you think Viking but most were farmers looking for more farmland. Your guide Thorkel will teach you about the Norse people.

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