Ten fun facts about Norway


Fact 1
Ironically, Norway has around half million identified lakes though Finland with its 60,000 lakes is called the “land of 1000 lakes”.

Fact 2
Food stores in Finland are not permitted to be kept open on Sundays, but kiosks that sell groceries and petrol stations are.

Fact 3
“Ostehover”- the original cheese slicer was a Norwegian invention. A carpenter Bjorklund created and patented it in 1925.


Fact 4
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.


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Short about Norway
Is a Scandinavian country which is located in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula.


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Population
5,137,679

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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