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5 Things I Like About Norway

February 22, 2017

Norway has its ups and down as every country in this world. This will be the first of two posts where I will write about the things that I like and the things that I dislike about Norway. I am a very positive person and that is why I will start with 5 things that I like about Norway.

Norway is a wealthy country with a lot of benefits for its citizens and the crime rate is pretty low so it is a safe country to live in. However, below I will list the 5 things that I like about Norway.

  1. The nature

Norway has an impressive nature with fjords and beautiful mountains which makes it perfect to go to enjoy the nature in both summertime and wintertime. In the summertime it is lovely to go to the many fjords like Geiranger and enjoy the marvellous view. In wintertime there are a lot of nice destinations to bring your skies and enjoy the mountains. I like go snowboarding despite not being very good at it I like to spend the day with friends and get really exhausted. In the evening there are many after ski parties where you can enjoy some beers and get to know many nice people. It is said that Norwegians can be a bit cold and that it might be difficult to talk to them but on the mountains everyone knows everyone and the coldness disappears haha.

2. The system

There is a good safenet if troubles appear which I like very much about Norway. If you loose your job there is such thing called NAV where you can get help financially. They also help you getting a job while you are unemployed and put you through relevant courses which might strengthen your chances of getting a job for a cost of zero. This makes Norway a very safe country compared to many other countries that don’t provide such help.

3. Low crime rate

Crime is present in every country in this world but Norway has a very low rate compared to my home country which is a thing that I appreciate. Here I can go out without being afraid of getting robbed. Off course it happens here as well but the likelihood of such event is very low.

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4. Freedom of speech

In Norway the democratic rights are pretty strong and you can opine and demonstrate as much as you want. That is a value that I really like and it is good to have to opportunity to be able to influence politically.

 

 

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5. The national day

17 of May is the national day of Norway which is quite special compared to many other countries. Norwegians use the occasion to celebrate their constitution and the day is packed with a lot of events in the whole country. In many countries this is a day that is only celebrated in the capital of the country with prominent guests but in Norway it happens in the smallest town to the capital Oslo. People wear traditional suits called bunad and children eat a lot of ice cream.

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38 Comments

  • Reply paintdigi August 2, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    very nice

  • Reply michnavs August 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I love the fact that you made mention of the low crime rate ..

  • Reply Darren Robinson August 2, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I need to visit!

  • Reply alvarezgalloso August 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply emotionsoflife2016 August 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I love Norway, I wish I could visit

  • Reply Rajiv August 2, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    One day, when I have the money, I will visit

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel August 3, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Well, it is expensive in Norway but if you are fortunate you can get some good deals on hotels etc 🙂

      • Reply Rajiv August 4, 2016 at 12:02 pm

        Hm… Some day!

  • Reply kbeezyisviral August 2, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Norway is definitely much safer than most countries in the world, which has to do with how they manage their economy. Definitely a place I’ve always wanted to visit.

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel August 3, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Well, yeah I guess I agree with that. I believe that the equality among the population is contributing to the low crime rate 🙂

      • Reply kbeezyisviral August 4, 2016 at 8:33 pm

        That’s a good thing, considering equality among populations in other nations is dwindling or non-existent.

  • Reply A Girl that Blah 👅 August 2, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Call me to Norway please 😍😍😍😍 I am in love with it more more and more

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel August 3, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Come and visit any time 🙂 It is a great country with a lot a nice things to do and attractions to visit 🙂

  • Reply Jim August 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    wonderful post.

  • Reply gunnardeckare August 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    The nature in Norway is spectacular!

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel August 3, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Yes I agree. However in the everyday life here I don’t have the time to visit those places as often as I would have wanted 🙂

  • Reply blog da anokas August 3, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Acho que depois de ler este post muita gente deve ter ficado com vontade de visitar a Noruega como eu fiquei. Pela sua descrição nota-se que é um país seguro e com bastante liberdade de expressão e de opinião é de certeza que é um dos melhores países da Europa para se viver.

  • Reply V.J. August 3, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Amazing photo of the fjords! I loved Norway, but have to say that we were pickpocketed in Oslo, and it did leave a black mark on my memory. Bergen, however; is breathtakingly beautiful at sunset. My husband and I hope to return.

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel August 3, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      I am sorry for your experience. I would recommend other places than Oslo as a tourist destination. If you want to see the city life then it is great but for the nature I would recommend the tourist to go to Bergen, Stavanger and the North of Norway 🙂 You are welcome to come to Norway again for a visit

  • Reply jrhandleyblog August 3, 2016 at 4:15 am

    A national holiday that embraces icecream as a part of the celebration? Sign me up, I’m moving over!!!

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel August 3, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      haha yes it is crazy how many ice creams that are sold on that very day 🙂

  • Reply dilipnaidu August 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Beautiful post. Norway is a paradise on earth. 👌😀

  • Reply aline angoustures August 3, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    I’ve been there and the strongest feeling was that it looks like an empty country ! Lots of water and beautiful nature, very few people …

  • Reply Lexgo August 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Looks like an awesome place

  • Reply Grandtrines August 4, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Reblogged this on Still Another Photoblog.

  • Reply Grandtrines August 4, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Reblogged this on Still Another Writer's Blog.

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel August 13, 2016 at 4:41 am

      Thanks again 🙂

      • Reply Grandtrines August 13, 2016 at 4:49 am

        You are welcome!

  • Reply Lu August 5, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Aw, this makes me want to go to Norway. Thanks for sharing the things you like and don’t like about Norway, Roberta!

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