BDPNEXT – Norway
Hetta began her career in the DMC industry in 2000. She then lived and worked for a while in Denver, Colorado, but returned to Scandinavia with her now 13 year old daughter in 2013. Since then she has worked with incentive, meetings and special interest groups across Scandinavia.
Norway – Where Stunning Fjords are Everyday Sights
Norway is known for its breathtaking natural scenery, which includes fjords, mountains, glaciers, forests, and pristine coastline. Norway’s fjords are perhaps its most famous natural feature. These deep, narrow inlets of the sea are surrounded by towering cliffs and dramatic mountains. Some of the most popular fjords include Geirangerfjord, Nærøyfjord, and Sognefjord.
Norway offers an endless range of activities and attractions for visitors. Here are some of the most popular: fjord tours, Northern Lights viewing, hiking and trekking, skiing and winter sports, cruising along the coast, Viking history, wildlife safaris, hot springs, the Midnight Sun, and historical sites.
Norway has a rich Viking heritage that is deeply rooted in its history and culture. The Viking Age in Norway is typically dated from the late 8th century to the early 11th century. During this period, the Norse people, including those from what is now modern-day Norway, engaged in exploration, trade, raiding, and settlement across Europe, Asia, and even North America. Norway’s Viking heritage is still celebrated and remembered today. The country’s national symbols, such as the Norwegian flag and the national anthem, reflect this heritage. Additionally, there are museums, historical sites, and festivals dedicated to preserving and showcasing Viking history and culture.
Oslo, the capital city of Norway, is a vibrant and diverse destination known for its rich history, stunning natural landscapes, and modern urban culture. It’s a city that seamlessly blends tradition and innovation, making it a captivating place for visitors from around the world. Oslo boasts a wide range of cultural attractions, including world-class museums and galleries. The Viking Ship Museum, Munch Museum (dedicated to the famous painter Edvard Munch), and the National Gallery are must-visit destinations for cultural enthusiasts.
In addition to the dramatic and stunning Norwegian fjords, there are many other natural attractions, including:
Lofoten Islands: Located in northern Norway, these islands are known for their dramatic scenery, with jagged peaks rising from the sea. They offer great hiking opportunities, fishing, and the chance to witness the Northern Lights during the winter.
Bergen: While not a natural attraction per se, Bergen is a gateway to many natural wonders in Norway. The city is surrounded by stunning fjords and is known for its colorful historic buildings and vibrant cultural scene.
Atlantic Ocean Road: This scenic route takes you along the Norwegian coast, offering breathtaking views of the sea and numerous bridges that seem to leap from island to island.
Vøringsfossen Waterfall: One of Norway’s most famous waterfalls, Vøringsfossen drops dramatically into the Måbødalen canyon, creating a stunning natural spectacle.
Quality of Life
Norway consistently ranks among the countries with the highest quality of life in the world. Several factors contribute to Norway’s exceptional quality of life, including the country’s economic prosperity, universal health care and education, low crime, clean environment, gender equality and quality of natural and outdoor activities.