The wildest of virgin nature is never far away in Norway, land of rugged mountains and lonely fjords. From the stunningly rugged mountains, lakes and rivers of Jotunheimen (Home of the Giants) National Park to the craggy hills, sheltered bays and picturesque villages of the Loften Islands, this country’s natural riches are varied and endless. Venture into the Arctic Circle and marvel at the midnight sun or the aurora borealis in the land of reindeer. Even in the capital, the wild remains present in nearby forests and parks and the cold clear waters of the Oslo Fjord. Yet the city also offers a world-class opera, charming bars and cafés, and artistic attractions like the masterpieces at the Munch Museum or the fascinating outdoor statues in Vigeland Park. Discover the landscapes Ibsen describes in Peer Gynt or Norway’s famous wooden stave churches, like Heggal Church, which the troll Finn Fairhair built in three days in the 13th century. Taste the Nordic flavours of aquavit and lutefisk (pickled cod) or Norway’s famous smoked salmon.