Ten fun facts about Norway
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Ironically, Norway has around half million identified lakes though Finland with its 60,000 lakes is called the “land of 1000 lakes”.
Food stores in Finland are not permitted to be kept open on Sundays, but kiosks that sell groceries and petrol stations are.
“Ostehover”- the original cheese slicer was a Norwegian invention. A carpenter Bjorklund created and patented it in 1925.
Norway’s famous brown goat cheese called “gietost” is mainly eaten in sliced and on open sandwiches.Fact 5
The unofficial Norwegian national dish is the Grandiosa frozen pizza.Fact 6
This country is the considered to be where modern skiing originated. The word “ski” itself is a Norwegian one and means a piece of wood.Fact 7
The fearless and fierce Vikings of Norway are often depicted wearing helmets with horns on them. As a matter of fact, there is no clarity about whether they used helmets at all.Fact 8
The longest road tunnel in the world, the Leardal tunnel that is part of the E16 is 15-mile-long undivided highway. A separate ventilation tunnel is connected to the mountain valley that lies above it.Fact 9
Most Norwegians consume a mouthful of cod liver oil everyday, primarily for health reasons.Fact 10
Kaviar is eaten everyday in most homes but is the inexpensive variety. It is a mashed variety of cold roe that can be purchased at any grocery store. Click here for more country facts ❯
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