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Norway Holiday Package
The Norway Holiday Package lures to visit Norway or officially the Kingdom of Norway, also a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises of the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the subantarctic Bouvet Island. The capital city of Norway is Oslo.The extensive coastlines of Norway, facing the North Atlantic Oceans and the Barents Sea, is home to its famous fjords. The country is acclaimed for its extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water and hydropower, with the highest per capita income.
Oslo has many diverse options ashore, and the Maritime Museums are a definite visit for those who are intrigued by the ultimate theory of exploring and adventure. The Urnes Stave Church is a World Heritage Site because of its legacy architecture whereas the Nidaros Cathedral, in Trondheim is the largest medieval building and a national shrine in Scandinavia, adorned with rows of ornate biblical, religious and royal stone statues, and magnificent stained glass windows, in some parts. The Vigeland Sculpture Park, also known as Frogner Park, has impressive stone and bronze sculptures to motivate the art intellect. The Norwegian Parliament at Storting is an impressive monument and Geirangerfjord is majestically beautiful with waterfalls and cliffs, which are hard to surpass in Norway, offering cruises and activities such as hiking, fishing, boating and a breath taking view! The dark brown twin towers of Oslo City Hall have an atrium inside decorated with some spectacular murals, worth a watch! There is the ancient Fortress of Akershus overlooking the cruise ship pier with its thick earth and stone walls, and is an informative historical guide! In Norway, the spacious Royal Palace Park is always open with the highly impressive `Changing of Guards’ ceremony held each afternoon, precious and rare!
The Norwegian Crown Jewels are on display in the summer months and Troms, a lively, cheery town regarded as the 'Gateway to the Artic', has wonderful scenery and snow-capped mountains interspersed with fjords and beautiful period buildings. They could visit The Northern Lights Planetarium on the Norway Holiday Package, the first of its kind in Norway, boasting of lots of visual and special effects. A trip to the Lofoten islands, which are a cluster of mountains, bring a beautiful surprise for the visitors! The Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Ski Museum are absolutely wondrous but to find a ski resort, the tourists should try a fjord cruise or a wildlife safari, or plan a short hiking or fishing adventure! The North Cape is a monumental natural experience offering breathtaking views, being the dramatic cliff itself. Another notable example of wooden architecture is Bryggen Wharf in Bergen, consisting of a row of narrow wooden structures along the quayside.
The tourists face a shopping delight on the Norway Holiday Package, available to them in the form of arts and crafts, books, music, clothes, accessories, electronics, groceries, health and beauty products, gifts and sports goods in Norway. The biggest quality souvenir shop is Briksdalsbre Fjellstove, with an impressive range of quality articles and souvenirs. There are home craft stores at Oslo selling the largest collection of Norwegian knitwear, embroidery,wool, textiles, souvenirs and products from the Dale of Norway, at competitive prices. You may also find time- oriented interior decoration, designer products, and warm, comfortable clothing in alpaca and merino fine wool in the shopping locales.There is the ocean of candles `Lyshaven’ , Candle Garden, showcasing a heavy variety of art candles. Shoes, purses and suitcases from well-known brands, for children, women and men are found in abundance.
In addition, The Galleri Gimle specialises in centuries-old furniture, antique chandeliers and paintings. Louis Vuitton has a store in Oslo selling luxury bags, accessories and shoes. Karl Johans Gate is the famous pedestrian street for shopping in Oslo, having handicrafts, clothes, jewellery and home accessories. The Paleet Shopping Centre has several shops selling trendy clothes for men and women, jewellery, sportswear, glassware, porcelain and flowers besides other things.
Food delights offered in Norway tend to be as vibrant and diverse as the history and culture of Norway’s inhabitants. Popular Norwegian culinary taste consists of fish, meat, meat sausages, pork chops, mutton stew mixed with vegetables, bread being a staple diet, sauces and marinades, fruits, desserts, dairy products, red and brown cheese, coffee and alcohol comprising of beer, cider, honewine. Dining in Norway is an enjoyable and rich experience as the food offers numerous styles along with thousands of excellent dining places in all the main metropolitan areas and towns of Norway. Furthermore, meals in Oslo and other Norwegian holiday resorts are not limited to typical home delights as food from all around the globe is available to cater to Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and other international tastes. There is a huge arena of Indian restaurants serving specific and varied North and South Indian cuisine.
Norway keeps the action and mood moving and shaking in the city's bars and nightclubs, as Oslo also offers countless pubs and places with live concerts promoting new and international bands, bringing in the most wanted and foot-tapping music, along with an interesting jazz scene. The Underwater Pub is unique with a small underwater world and the walls filled with aquariums, offer a cozy atmosphere and beer, enticing with an Opera Night every Tuesday and Thursday!
Norway is called the `Land of the Midnight Sun’ because there are large seasonal variations in daylight and the sun never completely descends beneath the horizon in the north from late May to late July, when the rest of the country experiences up to twenty hours of daylight per day as the weather is the warmest. In the autumn the landscape is painted in golden colours from August through September, conducive to picking mushrooms and berries. Conversely, from late November to late January, the sun never rises above the horizon in the north, and daylight hours are very short in the rest of the country,though winters in some parts become a snow-clad haven!
Temptation for another return trip on the Norway Holiday Package!