Simply said, Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and one of the most beautiful countries on earth. Yes, it is one of the most expensive countries to visit, and yet another reason to save in planning the trip of your lifetime. This country celebrates local traditions of the Sami people of Norway, inhabiting northern Scandinavia for over 10,000 years. Norway showcases a vibrant cultural life, cosmopolitan cities, and architecture with Scandinavian design. Famous for its fjords, the two most popular are the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Sognefjord, the longest of them all, and the Hardangerfjord, famed for its cherry and apple trees, are among the most visited. While in Norway, observe the Northern Lights, a common natural phenomenon above the Arctic Circle between late autumn and early spring. There are a variety of forms, colors and intensities that the aurora can take on – sometimes they show up in all their glory, and sometimes they refuse to show up at all. To add to the excitement, the sun does not set in summer over the Arctic Circle, so you are able to enjoy 24 hours of daylight while visiting Norway.