An 1849 painting by Hans Gude. The location is Tjugum, Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. | Nasjonalmuseet nasjonalmuseet.no - CC BY.

An 1849 painting by Hans Gude. The location is Tjugum, Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. | Nasjonalmuseet nasjonalmuseet.no - CC BY.

Where is Norway?

The Kingdom of Norway is a country in Europe’s north-western corner, covering the western and northern flanks of the long-stretched Scandinavian peninsula.
By LA Dahlmann | The Evergreen Post

To the east, Norway shares a long inland border with Sweden – and to the north-east, Norway borders sections of Finland and Russia.

Norway stretches from the arctic north – to the more temperate south.

To its north, west, and south – like a fortress wall – Norway faces the almighty forces of the Barents, Norwegian, and North seas.

Via its borders with Finland and Russia, the Norwegian territory connects to the northern section of the European continent.

Stretching across today’s national states of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, is also the historical and borderless territory of Sapmi, the cultural region of the Sami peoples.

With its fjords and islands – with all their nooks and crannies – Norway has the second longest coastline in the world; second only to Canada.

On the map, if you put your fingertip where the capital Oslo is, and then pull the whole country down like a lever, Norway’s northernmost section ends up in Rome.

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The Norwegians | Masters at sea

The Norwegians | Masters at sea

Throughout history and well into the 1900’s, the Norwegian fjords and the often ferocious waters along Norway’s long-stretched coastline were the country’s main “highway”.