Think ‘Norway’, and Northern lights, midnight sun, mountains rearing from the sea, icy Fjords and Edvard Munch’s iconic, haunting ‘The Scream’ are but a few striking images that spring to mind.

This sparsely populated northern Scandinavian country is home to a proud and fiercely independent people. Its thriving economy is firmly anchored in its oil and gas industry, fisheries and traditional industry. Norway’s heritage of enterprising Viking explorers is in evidence today, with the country’s explorative mind set now geared to technology, innovation and developing a knowledge-based society.