Land of the Midnight Sun
By Andrea Lorena Larrañaga Aleman (Cultural Exchange Student)
I am about to share with you information on an amazing country. Can you guess from the title, Land of the Midnight Sun to which country I am referring to? Relax if you do not, as I will continue to reveal some clues about this beautiful land.
The people there are known for their kindness. They will help you in any way they can, although they are a little bit shy at first. Sometimes known as the “land of the midnight sun”, this great land has drastically changing weather. Inhabited by trolls at night, this land of Vikings is populated be outdoor-lovers. Do you know which country I speak of yet? If you don’t, I bet you will by the end of this article. You will learn pretty much everything you need to know about this magical land and might even find yourself booking your next adventure to it.
It is located on the western side of Scandinavia, in the northern pole, and surrounded by huge fjords. It has Sweden as its neighbor, and is quite comfortable during summer, with the high of 26°C (78.8°F). The winter, however, averages around -1°C (30.2°F), dropping as low as -10°C (14°F). Snow is very common, and instead of making people stay inside their houses, it is really common to go out and participate in snow sports.
The population is another important part. In this land the people, as you read before, are commonly shy, and do not stereotype at first sight. They might seem unfriendly at the beginning, but it is because they never interfere in other peoples’ lives. Once you get to know them better, strong ties of friendship might blossom. They are also really used to hanging out and enjoying what nature has to offer. They also posses a great knowledge of information, are open to any other kind of culture, and will be more than happy to share their opinions.
Changing to the food now! This mysterious country provides huge amounts of fish during the year. It is usual to eat boiled potatoes, salmon, good bread, and salad. They have many types of bread, even some of them are homemade. If you are a meat lover, you must keep in mind that here the meat is really expensive, and people tend to reserve that to big celebrations like Christmas.
Be patient, we are getting closer to the answer! This country occupied the first spot on Human Development Index. Many people from around the world travel here to stay and take advantage of the better opportunities. This land is also characterized by its security, even in the capital, walking at night is something you must not worry about, it stays calm and safe.
So, enough of mysteries, lets go to the answer: Norway. Where you right? Hopefully you have heard about it before.
Before reading this, what did you know about Norway? Did it include trolls and vikings? Well, if I got interested, do not think twice and pack you bags! Words can not show you the beauty and wonder of Norway.
Now, lets go further in depth and see what else an explorer like you must keep in mind.
It depends on you. I explained some of the characteristics of Norway, but it is worth it to see and experience it in person. If you love to travel, Norway and its beautiful places is a good option. I know you will like it as much as their natives do, and probably at the end you will finish your journey wanting to explore more the Nordics countries.First, you need to be sure where you want to go. After that, you must look at what kind of person you are. Do you prefer the warmth, do you play on the cold team. Spending some time skiing in the mountains is something unforgettable, but the sun at summer is something you will not regret either.