Information about Norway
The land of fjords, ice and the aurora borealis, Norway is probably the “Vikingsest” country in the whole globe. Only Vikings and Valkyries are born here, for which everything is in vain: cold, impenetrable forests, harsh northern nature. In addition, the Norwegians have a straightforward manic attraction to dangerous measures. Frithof Nansen, for example, when skiing from his native country at the young age of 27, walked across all of Greenland, and then headed an expedition to the North Pole and opened up a bunch of territories along the way. And not less famous Tour Heyerdahl not only lived like Robinson on a deserted island in the Marquesas Archipelago all year long, so after that the Pacific Ocean from South America to Polynesia (neither much nor 8000 km!) – and it is on a primitive raft on sailing draft. The secret of success that Norway shares with its citizens is most accurately voiced by Heyerdahl himself. “Borders?” He said. “I heard they existed, but I never saw them.”
Hotels in Norway
Accommodation in Norwegian hotels is more expensive than the average in Europe, but you do not have to despair: there are discounts on weekends, for large companies and families are offered special rates, and the choice of places to spend is huge. Demanding travelers should pay more attention to luxury chain hotels or historic De Historiske hotels in ancient buildings with carefully restored interiors. Ecotourism enthusiasts are encouraged to visit traditional farms and huts, as well as Rohrbach fishing lodges surrounded by fjords. The most affordable option is youth camps and hostels.
A bed at the Oslo Hostel costs from 500 NOK per day, a 2* room is from 700 NOK, and at a 5* rate is from 1500 NOK. You will have to pay from 500-600 NOK per day (rooms in private homes) for accommodation in Flom. Stavanger Three Rooms – 700-800 NOK per night, Historic Hotel Accommodations – 1100 NOK in Geilo and up to 3400 NOK in Beckyarwick.
Norway’s cuisine and restaurants
The harsh northern climate has forced Norwegians to eat well. Traditions are still preserved today: the main course at the local tables is fish and meat prepared with a simple recipe, as well as milk, bread, porridge and a minimum of sauces to preserve the natural taste of the products. In Norway, they love the gifts of the sea: herring, salmon, trout and halibut they put in soups, pies and hot dishes, except they do not put them in desserts.
The main delicacies are shrimp, whale meat, legumes and venison.
The most interesting of the traditional dishes – soaked in meadow and water cod “lutefisk”, fermented trout “rakfisk”, lamb with potatoes and cabbage “forikol”, smoked or fried salmon “lask”. For meateaters with strong nerves, we recommend stewed lamb’s head “smalahove”. Goat cheese “brunost” has a unique taste, reminiscent of salt condensed milk. Norwegian pork is almost never eaten, and vegetables are cooked except for potatoes – the most popular garnish and the main component of dry cakes “lefse”, which is here instead of bread. The first thing you should try is a fish soup, a snack – a cold sandwich “smørrebrød”, for dessert – a wafer cookie “krumkeik”.
The most common catering option in Norway is fish restaurants and homemade pastries that make all sorts of buns and pies. Fast food network points are closing in large numbers: conscious Norwegians are giving up fast food. There are plenty of bars where you can sample local beers or a warming jug. Popular cafes, as well as establishments with European and Japanese cuisines.
Materials are from the site: tonkosti.ru