Scandinavia has always held this alien and mystical appeal for me. As a result of being seemingly untouchable I’ve never delved into its trove of otherworldly beauty until recently. It has truly been my loss and now I’d like to relocate my place of retirement to Norway.
Bloodlust-laden history, Vikings and culture put aside, this country is breathtaking. Due the large role they play in the terrain’s unique beauty the fjords of Norway are memorably hypnotizing. Formed by giant ice glaciers over multiple ice ages carving into the land, these are different than what a bay is because they are longer than they are wide. Other traits of this natural phenomenon are that they are narrow, deep and lengthy. The mountains edge and tower above the water with dramatic incline and dangerous allure.
True to its extreme nature, the weather follows suit. Summer tends to be a pleasant 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit; warmest from July to August with hardly any humidity, inviting swimmers to take to its shores. The midnight sun shines its light in the most northern part of the land above the Arctic Circle. However if trying to enjoy a warm summer this trek is not advised. Come Autumn the country is frosted cold and the temperature drops. Winter finds Norway a wonderland and a child’s dream. Bedecked with snow the cold is bitingly exhilarating, showcasing unfound treasures at any other time of the year. If you’d prefer a slightly tamer winter in Norway: hibernate in coastal areas. Spring is the crown jewel of Norway; ice melts away as snow draws back its veil, revealing flowers and trees as you’ve never seen hitherto. The climate alters from windy to warm to snow, a tug of war between the elements, illuminating inconsolable and harsh beauty. To witness a glimmer of this stunning landscape scroll down and follow us back to Newscom for more of Norway!
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