Norway officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe that occupies the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, stretching from its northern extremity to its southern one. Travel north this year, to the Arctic Circle and even longer. Experience the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers.
The majority of the country shares a border to the southeast with Sweden; its northern region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. The United Kingdom and the Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea, and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. Norway's extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean, is home to its famous fjords.
The Filipino police said the Norwegian man, Kjartan Sekkingstad, whose fellow Canadian hostages were both beheaded this year, had been freed by Abu Sayyaf militants for a ransom.
The world famous fjords of Western Norway -
The Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord are on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Go on a fjord cruise or explore the villages and farms in the fjord areas.
Arctic Norway is the kingdom of light - The land above the Arctic Circle is known for midnight sun and northern lights, Sami people in Finnmark and polar bears at the Svalbard Islands.
There is a wide selection of international flight and ferry connections to Norway, and there are several ways of getting around when you arrive.