Why take a Ferry to Norway?
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Highlights of Norway
The fjords are famous around the world and Norway’s biggest attraction for the millions of tourists that visit each year. Tourists flock to marvel at the stunning deep water inlets towered over by imposing cliffs. There are over 3,000 fjords in Norway and there are a number of ways to enjoy the Fjords, the most popular by far is to take a cruise by boat which is an unbelievable experience. Norway is definitely a country for outdoor pursuits like hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, and camping and is a wonderful Country that can be enjoyed equally both in summer and winter.
No trip would be complete however without a trip Arctic Circle where you are able to take part in the incredible and exhilarating activity of dog-sledding, where you will be pulled through the snow by a pack of huskies. During the summer you can view the midnight sun that never sets and in the winter months tourists hope to see the amazing Northern Lights that spectacularly illuminate the sky. Year round you can witness the amazing Arctic wildlife with a cruise to the Svalbard Archipelago to visit seabird colonies where you may also spot with a little luck polar bears or puffins.
There are so many other things to do in Norway and just to give you a few more ideas, why not take a cruise boat and go whale watching in northern Atlantic Ocean or take a relaxing drive through the wonderful Norwegian towns enjoying the food, drinks, festivals and culture.
The Culture, Food and Drinks
There are a number of food specialities of Norway and as you would expect they include fresh seafood, king crab, salt fish, herring, cod, salmon and trout, which they have been farming for centuries. Fish is often served cured such as Gravlak (sweet and salty cured salmon), and in the case of herring, pickled and herrings can be served with a huge variety of sauces.
Cheese is also a specialty in Norway and the most famous cheese is Jarlsberg, (not to be confused with the Danish beer of a similar name) a medium hard, nutty cheese. Bread is also eaten with meals either as toasted biscuits or soft baked the most popular variety being Grovbread a dark brown bread. Norway is also well known for serving to be game meats, and reindeer and moose are the local specialities, to complement the strong taste, the meat will be crushed with juniper berries and sweetened lingonberries, this is then served with potatoes and root vegetables. In the many restaurants in Norway you can also enjoy the world famous Smorgasbord, a variety of fish, meats, hot dishes, cheese and sweets, normally served buffet style so you can return as many times as you wish.