Sailing In Norway – A Destination
The first thing to get your head around is the vast scale of the Norwegian coastline. It stretches for well over 1600m or 2500km if very, very conservatively measured in a straight line. Other figures could be double and more. It is almost impossible to come up with a definitive measurement for the Norwegian coast line. If you want to know more there is information about the ‘coastline paradox’ on the Life In Norway website .
Next there are the thousands upon thousands of islands and skerries. We often joke that every Norwegian could be given an island, it’s just that some would not quite be allocated the island of their dreams.
Add to the islands some deep fjords, glacial landscapes, abundant waterfalls, green woods ashore and the midnight sun. You’ll start to build an image of a wild open spaces. Now intersperse that picture with names of some well known Norwegian cities such as Oslo, Bergen, Alesund and Trondheim, add in some small towns and smaller hamlets tucked in bays on islands or gaps in the mountains. Now the variety of the coast begins to take shape.