Norway is one of the three Scandinavian countries in the Northern part of Europe. With a population of 4.9 million Norway is not among the most crowded places on the planet. Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometers and it shares a long eastern border with Sweden. Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak Strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Today, Norway is a modern country where our explorative mindset is geared towards technology, innovation and developing knowledge based society. We also continue to further develop our oil & gas industry, fisheries and traditional industrial areas.
Norway is a European country even though it is not part of the European Union. But through the EEA-agreement it is fully integrated with the large European community in regards to everything from trade and economy to education and research. And as a participant in the Schengen agreement, travel to and from Norway is easy for people with legal residency in another Schengen Country. For such a small population, Norway has an incredibly rich accomplished and varied cultural scene.