Hi, I am a 46 year old man, presently university student. I live in Norway, in the country's 3rd largest city named Trondheim. It has approx. 150.000 inhabitants. Norway's total population is approx. 4,000,000 people.
Norway is the land of beautiful scenery. The west coast fjords are a must to see for everyone. The Norwegian mountains are not so very high. The highest peak named "Galdhapiggen" is only 2469 metres high. But because many of the Norwegian mountains rises direct from sea level, climbers from throughout the world comes here to climb many of the longest walls in Europe.
Norway has become known in the world the recent 20 years because it now is the world's second largest oil exporting country. Thereby it follows that Norway is wealthy.
Never the less, Norwegian citizens pays heavy income taxes, have the most costly automobile fuel in the world and is quite heavily regulated both individually and industrial-wise.
In spite of this, Norwegians love their country and believe that it is the best place on earth next to Eden (and no one knows where that is nowadays) . We have very good social benefits and there are no really poor people in Norway. But then, our winters are so cold that it's hard to survive on the streets anyway. We all believe that our medical system is the best in the world, that our schools are the best in the world and so on. Quite selfish, but in an innocent naive manner I think.
In the summertime we have midnight sun north of the polar circle. Even in early august, we have sunset at 10 PM and sunrise at 4AM in the morning here in Trondheim, quite far south of the polar circle.
In Norway you can go from lodge to lodge in the mountains and eat food from the cabins stores and leave money in a box. You do not need to bring food supplies. It is all based upon honest guests. No other country matches that!
Visit Norway next time you go to Europe and it will be a memory for life, I assure you.