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Nature of Norway - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Norway is a world of pristine Rocky Mountains, coniferous forests and transparent ponds. The cold northern climate does not treat the residents well: the temperature in winter drops to -40°C while in summer the air does not warm above 20°C. The mild climate in the central part of the country allows you to make leisure walks along narrow mountain roads. The northern extremity located beyond the Arctic Circle, pleases fans of active leisure with its pure snow and bright sunshine during the polar days. Everyone can go on a safari in the snow. There is also climbing and even parachute jumping into the endless smoothness of the snow. The administration of natural sites monitors safety; therefore all equipment is often included in the cost of the instructor’s services.
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Norwegians monitor their natural environment very carefully. In 1962, the first reserve “Rondane”, whose area is now 960 square kilometers, was opened here. Mountain ridges which bring to mind strolling dinosaurs, hills covered with lichen, and flocks of deer, are available to the guests of “Rondane”. Within the territory of the reserve you will come across residential huts for less demanding tourists. The administration of the park invites tourists from all over the world to take a hike through the impressive territory of the reserve. The constant desire of this northern people to protect and maintain their natural environment has led to the creation of many reserves, forest parks and the promotion of walking tours for the constant observation and appreciation of beauty.
Norway’s largest national park is Hardangervidda, which occupies 3,400 square kilometers on the borders between the cities of Hordaland, Buskerud and Telemark. The territory is equipped with small forest trails, a railway and a motorway. For fans of popular science films and lectures, a natural center is open on the territory. The building has a section dedicated to drama and film shows including also interactive zones for a “full immersion” in the world of northern nature. The guests of the complex will see how the glaciers melted more than 20 million years ago and can observe the “everyday life” of the reindeer family. Enjoying nature has never been more comfortable for tourists before. On the territory of the national park, you will find many kinds of polar birds and wild animals strolling unhurriedly through the fruit gardens and past the mountain waterfalls with its crystal clear spring water. Copyright
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“National Reisa Park” located on the border with Finland, was created to protect unique mountain ranges. However, the active policy of the Government of Norway to protect endangered animals has turned this place into a reserve of wild animals. At the moment, the Park boasts of about 500 species of endangered plants. In addition, the Park has in it, a 270 meters high waterfall consisting of three cascades of different sizes.
Lillehammer Bryggeri Another part of the natural wealth actively protected by the State and cherished by tourists are glaciers. The largest of them, the “Folgefonna” with an area of ​​more than 270 square kilometers, is now the center of the Folgefonna National Park. Ice formation is located at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level. Therefore, an 11 kilometer long tunnel was cut through it for the convenience of guests. In the National Park, you can “touch eternity” by feeling with your hands, one of the ancient glaciers.
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A protected area however, it is open to fans of extreme mountaineering under the guidance of experienced instructors. Fans of a relaxing holiday can visit an artificial stone park on the territory of the attraction. The state policy of Norway aimed at protecting natural resources, allows tourists from all over the world to enjoy the beauty of nature and the charms of active recreation in the protected area.
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♥   National Park 'Blåfjella - Skjækerfjella' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Breheimen' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Dovre' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Femundsmarka' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Folgefonna' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Forollhogna' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Fulufjellet' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Færder' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Gutulia' . On the map   Photos
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Preferred to Open 9 New Hotels in 2022

In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


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Cultural sights in regions of Norway

The guests of the city should definitely not forget to visit the Royal Castle, which was built in the middle of the 19th century. Many people say that it has much similar with White House, and some compare it to an old mansion of nobles. The magnificent monument is surrounded by century-old gardens. The main street of the city is called Karl Johans Gate. While walking through it you will see several important places of attraction of the city. On this street are located National Theatre and the … Read more
Speaking of city culture it's worth to mention the Ringve National Museum dedicated to national music. It hosts interesting collection of national music instruments, folklore costumes and other accessories associated with national musical tradition. Built in late 18th century, Stiftsgarden royal residence is a truly unique landmark. It is the biggest wooden palace in the Northern Europe. The magnificent royal residence surrounded by the beautiful garden is visited by hundreds of tourists every … Read more
St. Mary’s Church is a truly unique attraction. The beautiful cathedral was built in the 12th century. Surprisingly, the building has managed to preserve in its original form till our days. If the appearance of the building hasn’t been changed within 800 years is a wonderful example of Romanesque style, its inner premises have been remade several times during the history of the church. The latest changes took place in the 17th century, so nowadays visitors are welcome to admire a beautiful … Read more
Jugendstilsenteret is a no less interesting museum. It is open in a building that resembles a small and old castle. This museum is dedicated to the Art Nouveau style – it was decided to use this architectural style when the town was restored after the fire. In this museum, you can see the exquisite contemporary design, gorgeous antique furniture, and precious artifacts. Jugendstilsenteret features an interesting collection of artworks with multiple works of famous modernist painters from … Read more
In summer, the museum regularly hosts beautiful holidays dedicated to traditional culture. Historical reenactments are carried out here along with vivid parades of national costumes, musical and dance performances. The open-air ethnographic museum is located in an incredibly beautiful natural area, so lovers of pristine nature will surely appreciate the tour. One of the most unusual cultural centers in Lillehammer is the Norsk Kjoretoyhistorisk Museum. It houses a unique collection of old … Read more
Another interesting construction from an architectural point of view is Molde Radhus (Town Hall) built in 1966. Since its construction, it has not been almost changed. The main feature of the building is a rose garden on its roof. Once, the first rose bushes were planted in the city but specialists supported that they wouldn’t take root here due to harsh climate. Despite this, local climate conditions are suitable for roses. Now, the Town Hall is located in the territory of the biggest rose … Read more
In the 17th century, shipbuilding started its development in the city. A famous native of Larvik is the famous naval architect Colin Archer. Today, on one of the central streets you can find Larvik Sjøfartsmuseum whose exposition is devoted to the history of shipbuilding. Among its most valuable exhibits are models of old ships that were once assembled in a local port. The museum also stores an interesting collection of old shipboard equipment and nautical charts. Near the town, there are … Read more

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