Norway, for a month in the winter
Norway is a great country for a number of reasons. The first reason is, thanks to its many fjords and incredible coastline, combined with the beautiful rocks and lush greenery, it is one of the most stunning areas in the world. The second is because it is such a rich country with so many well-designed economic policies. The list can go on and on, but what we will be concentrating on is the beauty of Norway in the winter, when the outside is slightly less cold than you would think, and the inside is the cosiest and most enjoyable places in the world. Many people think that Norway is not a welcoming place in the winter and that there is not much to do in the area during the cold times of the year and yet they could not be more wrong. Norway is a hotbed of activity, even when the cold keeps many people off the streets there are many things to do, places to go to and things to do at home.
Norway might be a cold place, but the Norwegians are warm-blooded people. They have to be, otherwise they would all be freezing throughout their existence the whole time. This sort of warm-bloodedness comes down to the simple fact that these guys do not like to stay put indoors too long. Who would? When you have the entirety of Norway to explore and camp out in. It is true that it is not recommended for inexperienced and underprepared people to try camping out in the nature during winter – the experience might turn out fatal. But if you are well versed in the art of camping and have prepared all of the necessary equipment, you are bound to enjoy the nature of Norway. Once you get up on top of one of the many hills, rocks or mountains, you will be able to see the endlessness of the landscape, and the sea, but also some of the most beautiful aurora borealis in the world, unhindered. With a fire going, a mug of hot chocolate or your other preferred drink and the muted conversation of men and women appreciating the power of nature, you are bound to fall in love life.
If camping is not something you want to be involved too much with, you might want to consider spending time on skis. Norway is known to be the place where most of the famous skiers come from, and there is a reason for that: the country is full of resorts and slopes to try coming down from. Skiing in the dark might be a little intimidating, but you won’t get to do it much as the primary skiing hours are during the daytime.
Homely and cosy home
After a day of staying out in nature or walking around Oslo in the cold, while enjoying the holiday spirit, many of us found ourselves craving some homely warmth of a hearth and soft blankets. The beautiful thing about Norway is that you can get that, and the experience will be more enhanced simply because you had such a long day of staying out. The homes are beautifully built and so well taken care of, any tourist is bound to fall in love and stay wherever they crash. If you get tired of watching movies and talking to your friends and wanted entertainment that is more involved, you might as well head online and spend some time playing some of the famous casino Norwegian games.
The Norwegian Oil fund has reinvested some of the revenue from oil into online gaming websites, specifically into Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto. These two companies are the only providers in games in the entire country, but they provide some high-quality gaming entertainment. Just sitting in front of the fire, with some of your favourite games on your phone and enjoying your fun while you’re drinking a hot mug of Irish coffee and munching on some Smultring might be the ultimate relaxing experience a person can attain in Norway. Although there are some limits on playing for money (specifically that you cannot lose more than the equivalent of $75 in a day or win more than $300 in a day), the entertainment is only made sweeter by the limited nature of it.
It is also possible to try gaming outside if you want to. There are no brick-and-mortar places to play, but there are those that specifically provide certain interface services. Most of these places also provide the ability to purchase drinks and some food, so you might be able to enjoy yourself while playing a warm public environment. If you end up playing for a while, you might even consider starting the night of partying there.
Majority of these venues are located in and around Oslo and, if you want, you could get started on your night of drinking and fun in one of them. There are many bars to go to after you start off because Norwegians do love to drink. While alcohol is relatively expensive, it also flows easily and deliciously, as they manufacture some great beer and other alcoholic drinks. Dancing is beloved by Norwegians (once they are drunk enough) and the tourists are all around for the holiday season. The nightlife is alive and active, so you definitely will have something to enjoy throughout the long nights of winter Norway.