Study Abroad in Norway
Norway is situated in Scandinavia and shares a border with Finland and Sweden. Norway is most well-known for its fjords, northern lights and the midnight sun. The weather in Norway is much milder than one would expect. Temperatures along the coast of Norway are 41-46°F higher than at comparable latitudes elsewhere such as Alaska, Greenland and Siberia because of the Gulf Stream and warm air currents caused by the Coriolis-effect.
Norwegians are very fond of nature and spend a lot of time outdoors – even in winter. The ski season usually lasts for six months and includes downhill, cross country, “telemark” snowboarding and snow skiing, named after the Telemark region of Norway where the discipline originated. There is even a summer ski season at high altitudes on glaciers. The summertime offers numerous festivals and opportunities to experience the midnight sun in areas above the Arctic Circle.
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