Cultural Info: Norway

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Norway's only active volcano is Beerenberg, located on Jan Mayen Island. It stands 7,306 feet tall and is Norway's only active volcano.

 Norway is the world’s largest exporter of salmon and Grandiosa frozen pizza is Norway’s unofficial national dish. Norway’s national drink is akevitt, or aquavit. It is a potato-based spirit seasoned with caraway seeds or sometimes dill, fennel, cumin, star anise, or orange peel.

The official Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London has come from Norway every year since 1946.

Ancient rock carvings at Rødøy in Nordland county shows that Norwegians used skis as far back as 4,000 years ago. The oldest preserved ski excavated is a 2,300-year old one found in Finnmark in far northern Norway

Norway’s Hardangervidda Plateau is the biggest mountain plateau in Europe and home to the continent’s largest herd of wild reindeer.

According to the 2013 Global Peace Index, Norway is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, ranking 11th out of 162 countries.

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Page last modified January 24, 2020