Norway and nature have always been intertwined. Norway’s history is one of farmers, fishermen and seafarers. We have learned to explore, use and respect nature through hard work in a harsh climate, and we understand that sustainability is more than an abstract concept. Norway is powered by nature because our mountains and rivers have made us self-sufficient in hydropower, and our coastline and fjords have made us a world leader in ocean industries. Norway is a country of natural beauty, with some of the most spectacular and unique qualities offered by nature. Norway is also powered by culture with award-winning museums and architectural masterpieces to renowned food, film and music festivals.