forms the top part of the Scandinavian
Peninsula. It stretches out like a long
thin crescent, in sort of the same shape
as a banana. Since the country touches
the ocean it has a lot of coastline but
it is very thin. It is considered an excellent
place to live and a wonderful place to
take a vacation. Because Norway is so
close to the Arctic it can get very cold,
but for those who enjoy the winter the
country is breathtaking. Norway is often
called the “Land of the Midnight
Sun” because at certain times of
year the sun never sets… ever.
When most people think of Norway they
usually think of men leaping out of long
thin ships in horned helmets… Vikings.
Over one thousand years ago Nordic peoples
formed tribes known as “the Vikings”;
it is no myth that these Vikings get on
ships to cause havoc over any part of
Europe that touched water. There are even
stories of Vikings coming up the River
Thames and trying to sack London! They
did not wear horns though, at least not
on their hats.
thing Norway is known for is its Fjords.
A Fjord is a very narrow valley that has
very steep sides. This is caused by melting
glaciers and hot they melt when they come
in to contact wit the sea. Norway has
many, many of which are unique as well
os fantastically beautiful.
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The Norway of today is a “Constitutional
Monarchy”, which means that it still
has a King but it is also democratic (like
the United Kingdom). Norway is also practices
“Social Capitalism”, which
means that there is a free market system
but the government is involved on many
levels of commerce. Norway decided not
to be a part of the European Economic
Union, and did not adopt the Euro as its