Norwegian culture should be understood within the context of its history and geography.
Being part of the Scandinavian peninsula a third of Norway is in glacial areas. Given this, Norway has preserved a rich popular culture that maintains elements of the Viking age, and is very high interest in the art and music of the ancestors.
Norwegian gastronomy is based largely on the raw materials available in that country, dominated by mountains, rugged landscapes and the sea. Focusing on hunting and fish, the cold climate completely dominates its culinary culture.