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.