Norway conjures up images of majestic fjords, marauding Vikings, the icy landscape of the Arctic Circle and, of course, trolls! Beyond these traditional associations, this modern country is home to a slew of appealing, cosmopolitan cities complete with all the usual accoutrements of world-class European cities. However, it’s not its urban culture that makes Norway stand out, but rather the remarkably diverse range of natural phenomena and wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. The winter months offer visitors in the north the exhilarating opportunity to traverse vast expanses of tundra by dogsled or to catch a glimpse of the incredible aurora borealis blazing across the night sky. Summer brings with it the astonishing spectacle of the midnight sun. Year round visitors can enjoy boat cruises to the Svalbard Archipelago to visit seabird colonies and to marvel at the magnificent beauty of the deep waters and towering cliffs of the fjords. With a bit of luck, you may even spot a polar bear!