Norway officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the Kingdom included the Faroe Islands (since 1035), Greenland (1261), and Iceland (1262).You Should Travel Norway This Holiday Season.
Called everything from “postcard looking” to “idyllic,” Reine is a small Norwegian fishing village nestled in the Lofoten Archipelago, a picturesque string of islands within the Arctic Circle.This touristic destination is visited by thousands people each year who come to gaze upon its natural beauty. You can camp under the stars on nearby beaches, catch a ferry to a neighboring village or conquer some of Norway’s best hikes. One, which takes hikers up the mountain called Reinebringen, leads adventurers to breathtaking views of the island chain from above. You’ll also catch aurora borealis from about September through April on chilly, clear nights.