Telemark, Norway 🇳🇴 | Interesting facts about Norway: 30)The Norwegians founded Dublin, Ireland, in A.D. 836.d
31)Exiled from Norway and then banished from Iceland for three years for murder, Erik the Red set out in A.D. 985 with 25 ships, 14 of which arrived in Greenland, where two communities developed.
32)Norway has the highest gasoline prices in the world at US$9.79 per gallon, even though Norway is one the biggest exporters of oil in the world.
33)Norway’s first Christian king, Olav Haraldsson, was killed by an alliance of farmers and landowners at Stiklestad, the first major Norwegian land battle. In A.D.1035, Olav’s son Sweyn was made king, and Olav was eventually canonized as St. Olaf, Norway’s Patron Saint. St. Olav’s remains were reinterred at Nidaros, today’s Trondheim.
34)It was during the reign of Olav Kyrre the Peaceful that Norway built its stave churches, wooden structures resembling an upturned keel, which were lavishly decorated with dragon heads and scenes from heathen mythology.
35)A 1910 U.S. Census recorded 800,000 of its inhabitants as either Norwegians or natives of Norwegian parents. 36)Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most famous composer, was inspired by Old Norwegian folk melodies and composed some of his most famous suites for Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, including “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” Grieg was at the center of Oslo musical life between 1866 and 1874, and his debut concert was the first to consist entirely of works by Norwegian composers.
37)Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker, who is famous for his painting The Scream (1893).
38)Sig, Norman, and Edgar Hansen of Discovery Channel’s popular reality series Deadliest Catch learned how to fish the waters of the Bering Sea from their Norwegian-born father, Sverre Hansen, who died in 2001, just before Deadliest Catch became a smash success and made his sons celebrities. | #norway#visitnorway#norge#norgefoto#norges_fotografer#norge 🇳🇴 #norway2day#norwaytrip#norway 🇳🇴 #norwaynature#nortrip#scenic#scandinavia#landscape_captures#landscapephotography#naturewalk#hiking#fjord#mountains#solotravel#tlpicks#travelph#travelpic#aroundtheworld#backpacker