Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.
Capital and largest city: Oslo; 59°56′N 10°41′E / 59.933°N 10.683°E
Currency: Norwegian krone
Official minority languages: Kven; Romani; Romanes;
Official languages: Norwegian, Bokmål, Nynorsk, Saami, North