Highlights of Norway
The slender Kingdom of Norway,
situated where Northern Europe meets the Arctic Circle is a truly
exhilarating and hospitable destination. Largely dominated by
mountains and the deep, ocean-filled fjords that were created by
the retreat of ancient glaciers, Norway's pristine, unspoilt beauty
demands admiration and exploration.
Visitors expecting intolerable,
year-round wintry conditions may be surprised by the mildness of
Norway's climate. Admittedly the weather can be unpredictable, but
cold extremes are limited to just a handful of locations in the
depths of winter. Summer in Norway is generally sunny and warm with
temperatures reaching the mid-twenties between June and August. As
inland temperatures are cooler in spring and autumn, Norway's long
western coast is almost always the warmest place to be.
Norway is a safe, tolerant and
relatively laid-back country. Major cities are both friendly and
cosmopolitan and guests enjoying a rail tour with Rail Discoveries
will find a wealth of wonderful attractions to explore and enjoy
including galleries, museums, historical buildings, theatres and
public gardens. Norwegians take their leisure and recreation
seriously, and the country offers some of Europe's best café's bars
and restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.