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My Trip To Norway
Climate & Physical Features

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Tundra in Autumn

Even though Norway is as far north as Canada, it has a relatively mild climate. The mountainous terrain and the colder weather inland result in a lot of winter sports. Norwegians love outdoor activities. Most ski, snowboard, tobaggan, or ice skate. Skiing is Norway's national sport. For this reason, they do very well in the Winter Olympics.
 
       Norway is part of the Scandinavian peninsula, which it shares with Sweden. The Kjolen Mountains run down the center of Norway. There are many ski and vacationing resorts in the mountians. The terrain is glaciated, mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; the coastline is deeply indented by the fjords; and there is arctic tundra in the extreme north. 
 
       The highest point is in the Kjolen Mountains. 
Galdhopiggen is 2,469 meters above sea level. The mountains cover about 2/3 of the country and there are some 50,000 islands off the indented coast.  Because of the mountainous terrain, rockslides and avalanches are not uncommon.

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View of Innvikfjord, Norway

Norway's long, rugged coast is indented with millions of fjords. They were carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago at the end of the ice age. There are many cruises and tours that go through these breathtaking landforms. Oslo, Norway's capital, lies at the end of a big fjord.

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Glacier in Jostedalbreen National Park

In the spring, when the snow and ice melts, glacers are a dominant landform in the Norwegian arctic.