REASONS TO VISIT NORWAY
Norway or the Land of the Midnight Sun has everything a nature lover wants in a destination: the large deep and extensive fjord systems, the incredible mountain range with the rugged coastline, and magic. Magic is the soul of the beautiful destination that Norway is. And that is one major reason it has been in the list of “places to go or see before you die” of mostly all the bloggers around the globe. Today, TravelSole will be discussing the few extraordinary and magical Reasons to Visit Norway.
Reasons to Visit Norway #1: Experience the Midnight Sun |
Have you ever really looked at the sun while it’s rising, it looks smaller, so much less bright – weaker. One can easily look at it without squeezing your eyes. But when slowly and steadily it starts to rise above our world, the rays coming from it goes brighter, so much that you can no longer look at it directly, it becomes stronger. Like a king, it slowly and silently controls the world. It rules it. And then as the night arrives, it goes to sleep, to rest.
Imagine the bright ruler of our world rising in the morning and not setting even when the night arrives. Imagine a place where the “sun never sets”, where it gloriously shines throughout the day and throughout the night as well. This phenomenon of the midnight sun is seen and experienced in Norway for a few months every year; hence the name, The Land of the Midnight Sun.
The midnight sun is basically a natural – quite magical – phenomenon which occurs in the places situated at the south of the Antarctic Circle and north of the Arctic Circle. In the most basic sense, the reason this happens is due to the physics of earth and the sun. During the summers, when the Earth’s hemisphere tilts towards the sun, the poles start to experience a 24 hour full sunlight: or the Midnight Sun phenomenon. There are a few places where the sun never sets but Norway’s location is ideal to experience the beautiful phenomenon mostly around the months of late April till August.
Where to Experience: Tromso, Hammerfest, Lofoten Islands
When to Experience: Late April till Early August
Reasons to Visit Norway #2: Aurora Borealis
Pic By Marcelo Quinan | Unsplash
These magical lights begin real high in our atmosphere, when the charged particles coming from the sun become trapped under the magnetic field of the earth. It results in the rise of the Northern lights.
Reasons to Visit Norway #3: Whale Watching
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Reasons to Visit Norway #4: Drinking World’s Best Hot Chocolate
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Do you know that a chocolate contains phenylethylamine – the same chemical which is released in our brains when we fall in love? Hence, chocolate is love. It makes us feel good. And Norway is one of the best places to fulfil your choco-desiring sensations.
The hot chocolate found in parts of Norway is considered to be the best in the world. This “best in the world” hot chocolate is prepared by using Belgian Chocolates, real whipped cream and whole milk. Nothing artificial is added in it whatsoever. Neither too thick like a pudding, nor too light like some chocolate water; it’s just a perfect balanced and oh-so delicious Hot Chocolate made with love. Norwegians refer to it as the varm sjokolade.
Where to Experience: Stavanger
When to Experience: Winters
These are just a few Reasons to visit Norway, the Homeland of the Vikings. It should definitely be in your places to visit before you die, because it is beautiful and massively majestic and magical.