You might not expect it
You’d be forgiven for underestimating just how far north Norway actually reaches. After all, Oslo and Southern Norway aren’t that far away from the European continent. But travel way up north, and you’ll be closer to the North Pole than to Paris. It’s way more remote, and more extreme than most people realize. It gets extremely cold. The sun disappears for months every year. The landscape is inhospitable and wild. You might not expect to see a lot of life up here, let alone human settlements. Yet here we are.