Tribute to Scandinavia - Norway
In Iowa, United States
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This is one of five caches placed by Team Schnauzer as a tribute to the nations of Scandinavia. Most of these caches shouldn't be anything too difficult but some of them may be more challenging than others. Thank you for visiting the backroads of Story County! We hope you enjoy the series!
Of all the Scandinavian countries, Norway is probably the most independent and the wealthiest. The Norwegians are able to stand on their own economically primarily because of their vast oil reserves in the North Sea. There is practically no poverty in Norway, either, as every Norwegian gets a share of the oil revenue on an annual basis. Though Norway is known for being a nation filled with friendly people, there is a large hatred between the Norwegians and their eastern neighbors, the Swedes. Many believe this goes all the way back to the time of the vikings, though it was even more fortified in 1944 when the Swedes made a deal with Nazi Germany to stay neutral and allow German troops to march through Sweden and into Norway for purpose of occupation. Though this hostility remains, the two people groups are practically identical and more or less speak the same language (Swedish and Norwegian are very similar).
There are many stereotypes of Norwegians. They are great skiiers. They all live on, by or in a fjord. The eat lutefisk (it's kind of like fish jello), lefse, horse sausage and brown cheese. They drink loads and loads of strong coffee. They are known for being fishermen. Though many of these stereotypes are indeed true, Norwegians are amongst the most friendly anywhere on the planet. They are bustling with national pride and enjoy the fact that Norway is one of the most well-to-do nations in the world.
This cache is a camo'd magnetic matchstick container. You'll probably be able to figure out where it's hidden when you arrive at GZ. This one may take a little more time than some of the others. Remember what you're looking for here. Notice the D/T rating... there is no need to go down under the bridge.
For more information about Norway, please visit this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway
Last Updated: on 1/26/2016 4:28:44 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (12:28 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum