What you may not know about Norway: it's a Scandinavia country, way up North in Europe. It's expensive country, too. They found oil, and the cost of living went waaaaaaaaay up. If you are considering a visit--and you should, the natural beauty is beautiful--be aware that a beer anywhere will set you back at least ten dollars American.
If you are rich enough, or wise enough to make Norwegian friends to stay with, you will have a great time.
Check out Kristiansand, which is a small city on the south tip of Norway. It is a pretty nice place for some light hiking.
There are some old WWII bunkers. As my guide told me, "the Nazis used to like occupying us."
|Hexagons are strategic, apparently.|
|Rocks and water!|
But wait! There's more. Don't feel like being around unscripted nature? Try the zoo!
Kristiansand has one of the largest zoos in Norway, which is the Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park, called Dyreparken. It offers a huge range of animals for your viewing pleasure, both local and international. PLUS a huge amusement park section of children's stories from Norway.
You can take a ride on Captain Sabertooth's boat.
|Heave o hoy!|
Oh yeah. They sing pirate songs in Norweigian.
Not pictured: the huge Ikea sign a little to the right that breaks the mood.
|If Pirates hoard pacifiers, do they become pacifists?|
|Serious Goat is not kidding around.|
Now, did I mention that there is hiking?
|Norway: contains nature.|
Oslo, the largest city in Norway, I only passed through to train in and train out. It seemed much like a city. And it had a tiger statue.
|Not a native Norwegian animal.|