Before reading this, please read these three key points first: a) This post has nothing to do with things I do or don't like about living in Norway. If you're curious about what those are (which, I love living in Norway, so they are basically all positives), you can find those articles here. b) This post is not meant for Norwegians. So why haven't we had the pleasure of your company yet? You might have thought that Norway is far away and hard to get to, but you'd be wrong: There are direct flights from many places around the world, and if you live closer by, you can take a boat, a train, or a bus - or even drive. The history of Norway has been influenced to an extraordinary degree by the terrain and the climate of the region. About 10, BC, following the retreat of the great inland ice sheets, the earliest inhabitants migrated north into the territory which is now Norway. They traveled steadily northwards along the coastal areas, .