Norway is a land of stunning scenery with mountains and glaciers, rivers and lakes, and of course, deep, imposing fjords created by retreating ancient glaciers. Located across the north sea from Britain, Norway is the western border of Scandinavia and has a land border with Sweden to the east, and Finland and Russia to the north east. Its coastline, which extends into the Arctic Circle, is rugged with thousands of islands scattered off shore. Norway is known as the land of the midnight sun as in the high latitude towns such as Hammerfest, the sun never sets from mid May to mid July. The converse is that from mid December until mid January, the sun never rises. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, in summer or winter, Norway can give visitors a holiday to remember.