Norway has many surrounding towns, countries and even oceans. These being the capital of Norway Olso, Norway's neighbouring country's Sweden and Denmark and the capitals of Sweden and Denmark which are Stockholm and Copenhagen. The seas surrounding Norway are the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Norway is often regarded as a very cold and wet. If you were to visit Norway you'd better pack some VERY warm clothing because the lowest temperature ever reached there is -51.4 °C and the highest isn't any better either because the highest temperature reached is only 18.9 °C. The winters in Norway are extremely cold because of the ice and cold winds in the area. The average temperature in Norway is 7 °C.
The midnight sun is when the sun is seen midnight during the summer in either the Arctic or Antarctic Circle.
The polar night is when the night lasts for more than 24 hours. This event occurs only inside the polar circles.
The reason that the midnight sun and polar moon occur is because of the result of the earth’s axial tilt, the sun does not set in the Arctic circle region during the summer solstice and at the North Pole, the Sun does not set for 6 months. Similarly, it does not set in the Antarctic circle region during the winter solstice and at the South Pole, it does not set for six months.
The Northern Lights is a spectacular light show caused by the collision of electricity particles from the sun colliding with gasses such as oxygen and nitrogen.
These lights are usually to be seen around the Northern hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Northern lights that appear in the north are called auroras borealis. Northern lights that occur in the south are called aurora australis. Many colours can be seen in the Northern Lights such as green red yellow blue and violet.
Most Vikings were farmers. They grew crops such as barley, oats and rye and kept cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and horses. In most parts of Scandinavia, people lived in timber houses, but in places where wood was scarce they built with turf or stone instead. Some Vikings worked as fishermen, catching freshwater and sea fish as well as hunting for whales. Salt was a vital commodity, usually bought from travelling merchants. It was used to preserve fish and meat to eat during the long winters, when fresh food was scarce.
Viking clothes were made from wool, linen and animal skins.
The Vikings were skilful weavers and made their own clothes. Women, with the help of children, made the wool into yarn and used natural dyes from plants to give it colour. The Viking men would wear tunics and trousers, while women would wear long dresses with a pinafore over it, these clothes were tightened with belts and broaches.
Climate, lifestyle and isolation: these three factors largely shaped Viking food. Lengthy, dark and cold winter has always been and still is one of the basic facts of life in the Nordic countries that have to be dealt with seriously. Surviving through the winter depended on food supplies stored during the short growing season. Lack of plants due to specific climate is the reason why traditional Scandinavian cuisine still includes only small amount of vegetables.