Surprisingly Norway has a mild climate, that is much more like in middle Europe then the Arctic. It owes this mild climate to the the Gulf stream. With its 387000 sqkm and population of 4.5 million it is rather empty. Norway is rich due to it's oil production. The thousands of Fjords make up much of the topographic characteristic. And it is one of the most expensive county in the world. Average cost are only topped by Oslo the most expensive city in Europe. A small take-away pizza cost around 15 USD and Cheeseburger 5 USD, a beer 5 USD to stay with basic food. Most of the 4.5 million people live in the capital Oslo. Grimstad is a little town in the south of Norway were it often rains - but not as often as in the east like in Bergen.
Greetings from the North