Norway is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy.
Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, forests, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. It is the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas per capita outside of the Middle East, and the petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the gross domestic product. The country maintains a Scandinavian welfare model with universal health-care, subsidized higher education, and a comprehensive social security system. From 2001 to 2007, and then again in 2009 and 2010, Norway had the highest human development in the world.
Norway is the country in the world, which has the most fjords. Several fjords, for example the popular cruise fjord Geiranger, are on Unesco's world heritage list.
Norway has a rich and amazing nature with mountains, fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, wild animal life and forrests. Norway is also known for the northern lights and midnightsun.
In Norway you find a unique combination of old historical building as the traditional fishing cabins, the famous Stave churches as well as modern day architecture, like the Opera House in Oslo.
Oslo provides good entertainment, concerts and nightlife. During the night in Norway you can also experience the nature phenomena northern lights and the midnightsun.
Freshly catched fish and seafood is the essence of the Norwegian cuisine. The modern Scandinavian cuisine is all about using fresh local quality products adjusted to the season.
In Oslo you can visit both cultural and historical musuems and the sculpture park Vigeland. Visiting Bergen you can take Fløibanen to have an amazing view over the city. Norway is suitable for being active, such as kayaking, snow scooters, skiing and hiking etc.
The Norwegian culture is visible in Norwegian design, art and industrial design. Norway is especially famous for the traditional knitwear.