Norway Travel Tips
Norwegian Maritime Traditions from Vikings to Kon Tiki
The location of Norway on the northwestern fringe of the Eurasian landmass has probably played a large role in the seafaring culture of the country. Even to this day, many of the world’s largest ships — cruise liners, super tankers and container vessels — are helmed by Norwegian skippers. Much evidence of the long and murky history of their love for long sea journeys abound, and to this day archeological evidence of a ship-centred culture emerges from excavations from time to time. In modern times, explorers such as Thor Heyerdahl and Roald Amundsen have graced the annals of daring maritime discoveries, even within the age of steam, electricity and radio.