Norway

Found out a little about Norway, enjoy our "fun facts" and print our flag bookmarks, colouring page, notebooking pages and more...

Cruise ship exploring one of Norway's beautiful fjords
Cruise ship exploring one of Norway's beautiful fjords

Learn about Norway

  • The Kingdom of Norway is a mountainous northern European country, which has a long and jagged coastline running from the North Sea to the Arctic Circle..
  • Norway's first King was a viking called Harald. Norwegian Vikings settled across the northern islands, founding cities such as Dublin.
  • Norway has had a union with Denmark for over 400 years and also had union with Sweden before declaring independence in 1905.
  • Oslo, the capital city, is home to 500,000. It was was once called Christiana after King Christian IV of Denmark.
  • Norway is called 'the land of the midnight sun', because the sun does not set in the extreme north of the country during the summer. You can play golf all night at the the Lofoten Island Golf Links!
  • The indigenous Sami people from Finnmark in the north speak their own language and make a living from herding reindeer and fishing. They even have their own parliament.
  • Soignéfjord is Norway's longest and deepest fjord. Cruise ship visitors marvel at the 1000m high cliff.
  • Bergen, on the west coast, was the largest Scandinavian city in the 17th century. It is very wet and rains about 240 days a year due to the mountains.
  • Norway's law allows access to any land considered unfenced. You may camp anywhere in forests, mountains and the countryside if your tent is over 150 metres from houses. You are even allowed to pick wild flowers, berries and mushrooms!
  • Famous Norwegians include composer Edvard Grieg, explorer Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole, and artist Edvard Munch.

About the Norwegian Flag

Norway Flag

The red, white and blue of the Norwegian flag is said to be influenced by the colours of the French Tricolore, and also the United Kingdom and United States flags, and these colours represent freedom and liberty. The current flag was officially adopted on July 17, 1821.


Our Norway Resources

Norway Booklet

Norway Booklet

Our booklets are available for many countries. They're a great way to encourage children to write. This one has the flag of Norway and can be printed lined or blank, depending on whether you want to mainly write or draw!

Norway Bookmarks

Norway Bookmarks

Your Norway bookmarks are here! Colour, black and white, or blank? We have all versions for you to print.

Norway Fact Worksheet

Norway Fact Worksheet

Use our Norway fact worksheet to prompt some geographical research, and for location practise too.

Norway Flag Jigsaw

Norway Flag Jigsaw

Here is the flag of Norway ready for you to make your own jigsaw. Use one of our cutting guides and follow the instructions to get you started.

Norway Flag Printable

Norway Flag Printable

Make your own bunting, or a flag for supporting Norway in a sporting competition using our printable flags.  Three sizes available, from larger (two per page) to tiny.

Norway Location Worksheet

Norway Location Worksheet

Use this location worksheet to help children find out and remember Norway's location within Europe, and its capital city. The guided worksheet includes country names and is suitable for younger children.

Norway Notebooking Page

Norway Notebooking Page

Notebooking is a great way of recording information on a subject and can be kept for future reference in a folder or file. Children will enjoy looking back on what they have learned! This page is for Norway and can be printed lined or blank.

Norway On Map Of Europe

Norway On Map Of Europe

It's sometimes easy to get Norway's location mixed up with its neighbour Sweden, so use our map with Norway highlighted in red to teach where it is on the map of Europe. 

Norway Worksheet

Norway Worksheet

Are you studying Scandinavian countries as a topic? This simple location and fact worksheet is a good place to start learning about Norway!

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