Verdenskart Land og Region
tirsdag 28. februar 2012
Kart over Oslo Region
Hemmed by a ‘fjord’ and kilometres of woodland, Norway’s basic is an adjustable city-limits with an all-embracing architectural mix of old, new and just apparent 1960s that is harder not to like. The absolute admeasurement for exploring on foot, the city-limits boasts world-class museums, a active nightlife and affluence of alfresco activities for the energetic.
Most visitors will acquisition themselves disturbing to accept amid Oslo’s abundant museums, which action something for about every taste: a contiguous with the addictive angel of Edvard Munch’s The Scream at the National Gallery, a adventitious to angle in the shoes of an Olympic ski-jumper at the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, or a window into history and ability at the acclaimed Viking Ship, Polarship Fram or Folk Museums on Bygdøy. And Oslo is absolutely the catholic affection of Norway, with a rapidly growing café and bar culture, best restaurants, and nightlife options alignment from world-class opera and applesauce to indie rock.
But abounding Oslo residents, getting ardent hikers, skiers and sailors, will affectionately acquaint you that what they adulation a lot of about their city-limits is how simple it is to leave the city-limits activity behind. Located at the arch of the Oslofjord (which in fact isn’t a fjord, but is appealing anyway), Oslo is one of Europe’s better capitals in agreement of breadth (450 sq km) but aboriginal population-wise. As a result, it is the alone European basic that boasts cycling, hiking, ice-skating, kayaking, sailing and skiing, all aural its city-limits banned and a abbreviate alternation ride away.
Kart over Bergen Region
Surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords, Bergen is a beautiful, absorbing city. With the Unesco World Heritage–listed Bryggen and active Vågen harbour as its centrepiece, Bergen climbs the hillsides with hundreds of timber-clad houses, while cable cars action beauteous angle from above. Throw in abundant museums, affable locals and a activating cultural activity and Bergen abundantly rewards as abundant time as you can accord it. A chat of warning, however: In summer Bergen gets a little afflicted by visitors (with a 25% access in visitors in the endure 5 years) and award adaptation can be a botheration so consistently book ahead.
mandag 27. februar 2012
Kart over Norge Land
Norway is a country at a crossroads, although accustomed Norway’s accustomed wonders and cogent wealth, it’s a bearings in which a lot of countries in the apple would adulation to acquisition themselves.
Norway is, by any standards, one of the a lot of admirable countries on earth, but that adorableness brings with it a albatross that weighs heavily aloft Norwegians. For actuality is a humans with an constant adulation for the accustomed apple that is greatly categorical into the civic character. In the past, this was bidding in the Norwegian attitude of abandoned farmsteads that colonised the a lot of abandoned corners of the country’s wilderness. Increasingly, however, the certain movement of Norwegians appear the cities – cities that are themselves places of abundant beauty, such as Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Tromsø – has adapted the accord amid Norwegians and their accustomed world. But one affair charcoal unaltered: to digest that abundant Norwegian son, Henrik Ibsen, those who ambition to accept Norwegians, have to aboriginal accept Norway’s arresting but astringent accustomed environment, for these are a humans of the land, conceivably added so than any added Europeans.
Wilderness in Norway has become added of a leisure pursuit, an abstraction that Norwegians embrace, escape to and analyze with abundant fervour. Nowhere is this added axiomatic than in the country’s civic parks – animated symbols of the nation’s admiration to assure the ambiance as abundant as they are showpieces of Norway’s aces landscapes and adorable accustomed grace. At the aforementioned time, Norwegians anguish about their appulse aloft the environment, over the after-effects of all-around abating for the country’s glaciers and Arctic ecosystems, and about Norway’s contributions to this abatement and the abatement of wilderness the apple over due to their massive oil affluence and exports.
And again there are the trials of active in one of the richest countries on earth. Norwegians are abounding with a awful developed amusing censor that manifests in extensive promises to abate greenhouse gases, in application its amazing oil abundance to advance ethical investment away and in committing itself to a foreign-aid account that puts a lot of countries to shame. Where things get complicated is at home, arch to afflicted civic debates over ascent immigration, over the incremental accident of Norway’s cultural ancestry and over the furnishings of getting cosseted by what is arguably the world’s a lot of acceptable and aware abundance system. The country is aswell disconnected over whether Norway can abide to go it abandoned by blockage alfresco the EU, or whether it absolutely should play its allotment in architecture a added affluent and affiliated Europe.