Norway is one of the most well balanced and culturally rich country in the world. Norway topped the Human Development index continually from 2001 to 2006 and was also voted as the most peaceful country in the world. Norway has over the years become one of the most admired countries in the world when it comes to tourism. There is something for every kind of traveler. Covering a good portion of the Scandinavian region, Norway is the northernmost country in Europe. This thinly populated country is bordered by Sweden in the east, Denmark in south and North Sea in the west.
There are many things to do and see in the wilderness of Norway, many of which are still to be explored. However it is the breathtaking feature of fjords (narrow inlet of sea between steep cliffs) that make Norway a virtual paradise for the tourists. Adorning the coastline of Norway, the fjord present an extraordinary level of natural beauty that is hardly seen anywhere else.
The Hardangerfjord and the Geirangerfjord are believed to be the most beautiful fjords in Norway and probably the world. On the banks of these fjords are high rising mountains that offer some splendid destinations for hiking in summers, skiing in winters, and horse riding throughout the year. Moreover, while indulging in such adventurous sports, one comes across tranquil villages that are a true reflection of Norwegian culture.
The most important city in Norway is Oslo, the capital as well as the largest city in the country. It is famous for all the heritage buildings, Vikingskiphuset, the Viking Museum and the one of its kind Vigeland Sculpture Park. Other famous cities of Norway are Tonsberg, Bergen,Kongsberg and Skien. Oslo has the largest and busiest international airport in the country and is conveniently connected to all other major cities of Norway.