Norway: 25 Reasons

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Norway: 25 Reasons


Category: Airline / Travel

Norway’s not cheap. But it’s worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.

1. It’s actually one of the happiest places on Earth.

In the United Nation’s 2013 World Happiness Report, Norway took the second place spot. The report surveyed 156 countries and looked at a number of factors, including life expectancy and health, freedom and social support.

2. It’s really safe.

The crime rate in Norway is incredibly low. The murder rate is low. The incarceration rate is low. As one wise law student once said, “happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.”

3. There’s a law called “allemannsrett.”

Allemannsrett literally translates to “all men’s rights.” It’s a “freedom to roam” public rights law that allows the right of access to and passage through all uncultivated land. This means you can pitch a tent or hike through any land that is “utmark” (non-cultivated). Also, wild-berrying is permitted everywhere. This little rule is extra awesome because there tons of jaw-droppingly beautiful places to see in Norway and few barriers stopping you.

4. Trolltunga is the perfect photo op.

Trolltunga is one of those insanely gorgeous locations.

5. So is Kjeragbolten.

 See that boulder? You can stand on it. Where else can you hover thousands of feet above solid ground, suspended in the crevice of a mountain?

6. Even urban spaces are lush.

Such as Oslo, Norway’s capital. Forested hills rise above the city and there’s plenty of green space within Oslo — it’s definitely no concrete jungle.

Source: The Huffington Post

Published: July 1, 2014