Norway: Waterfalls And Vikings

Norway comprises the western part of Scandinavia in Northern Europe. The rugged coastline include fjords and islands. Norway shares a border with Sweden, Finland, and Russia and is bordered by the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and the North Sea.  The Scandinavian Mountains form much of the border with Sweden.  Much of the country is dominated by mountainous or high terrain, with a great variety of natural features caused by prehistoric glaciers and varied topography. The most noticeable of these are the fjords: deep grooves cut into the land flooded by the sea following the end of the Ice Age.  Permafrost can be found all year in the higher mountain areas and in the interior of Finnmark county. Numerous glaciers are found in Norway.
    The land is mostly made of hard granite and gneiss rock, but slate, sandstone, and limestone are also common, and the lowest elevations contain marine deposits. Because of the Gulf Stream and prevailing westerlies, Norway experiences higher temperatures and more precipitation than expected at such northern latitudes, especially along the coast. This is why there are so many beautiful waterfalls, including the Seven Sisters in northern Norway, which is the 39th tallest waterfall in the country.
I was not able to do any hiking that I wanted to this last trip, however I did spend a fair amount of time in Oslo and really enjoyed it.  The city is beautiful, especially at night, and the shopping district has a lot more local shops than big name or american style shops, which made me happy.