I realize traveling with kids to the grocery store can be a chore at times, so can traveling abroad with kids really be fun? Children see things in a different way than adults. As Andrew Evans the Digital Nomad explains, traveling with kids can reveal things in a fresh new way. We’ve been following National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, as he travels through Norway.
His most recent blog post highlights why it’s so much fun to travel with children, especially in a kid friendly place like Norway.
Follow along with Andrew and take a trip to the Science Factory, which serves as a high-tech playpen, or visit an Iron Age Farm. Andrew points out that Norway is listed among the 100 Places that Can Chance Your Child’s Life, and as schools begin to let out, it’s the perfect time to plan a trip!
Fun Facts About Norway
Norway is regarded as the birth place of modern skiing.
Norway is home to about 450,000 (half million) lakes. That’s a lot!
The original cheese slicer (“ostehøvel”) was invented and patented by Bjørklund, a Norwegian carpenter, in 1925.
The official name of Norway is ‘Kingdom of Norway’.
It is believed that the name Norway means “Path to the North”.
As per Encyclopedia Britannica, Norwegians read more than any other population in the world.
Norway was rated the most peaceful country in the world, in a survey conducted by Global Peace Index in 2007.
We can’t wait to see what Andrew discovers next! Noway has just been bumped to the top of our list of places we want to visit. Have you ever traveled abroad with children? What was your experience?
Andrew will be exploring Norway for the next few weeks. Follow the adventures of National Geographic’s Digital Nomad via Twitter @WheresAndrew.
I want to go to Norway now!! Thanks for sharing this!
Sarah BB says
My in-laws went there a few years ago and loved it! Now I wish they would have taken us.
wow, cool facts about the Kingdom of Norway… I didn’t know any of those things, I would love to go… hmm maybe even move there being that it is one of the most peaceful countries on Earth.
Wow that’s cool. I should tell my 9 year old about this – he loves interesting facts!
Mickey Coutts says
One of my best friends lived there for many years growing up and tells such wonderful stories about it.
I love these pictures. What fun!
Rachel Cotterill says
I’m hoping to get to Norway this summer – it’s the only Scandinavian country I haven’t visited yet, and I’ve loved all the others, so I have high hopes! 🙂