1. They have VIKING SHIPS.
It’ll be pretty clear from this list that Norway is thoughtful, sophisticated, and down-to-earth, but it’s also badass. The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, part of the local university, has three Viking ships, the Gokstad being the best-preserved in the entire world. Attention, humans: Zombies aren’t real, Harry Potter isn’t real, and LOTR isn’t real; viking ships? Totally real. In a way that matches the vibe of both the city and the people, it’s like Oslo said, “Nah, guys, we’re cool only having one cathedral. We’re just gonna be awesome instead.”