Proud modern-day Vikings, the Lofoten Islanders make millions from cod and their cows give so much milk they have to wear bras.
Mythical creatures must surely inhabit the forests and river glens in this delightful part of Norway.
Melbourne-born Percy Grainger held a lifelong enchantment with composer Edvard Grieg's music and the interest was reciprocated.
It's hard to choose just six in this country full of spectacular sites.
Trondelag, and its capital Trondheim, wedged into the heart of the country, is Norway's quietly achieving region.
It has the air of a place gazing outwards - to adventure, danger, excitement and mystery - a springboard to the polar darkness.
Norway, land of 1000 waterfalls and possibly the world's most successful society, has a secret. It's called friluftsliv.
Two absurdly cute polar bear cubs cuddle each other, intertwined like little white clouds.