1. You’ll have to learn how to ski the second you walk off the plane.
You’re not Norwegian if you don’t know how to ski. This is a nation that perfected skiing, and they sure as hell are proud of it. As soon you show signs of walking as a child, you’re sent outside with a pair of cross-country skis to begin the process.
If you don’t know how to ski when you land in Norway, you’ll immediately be sent out to one of the famous ski resorts — Beitostølen, Geilo, or Hemsedal — and forced to learn how to ski until it hurts.