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Happy Syttende Mai!
If you have Norwegian roots, 17 May, aka Syttende Mai, is a day to celebrate. On this day in 1814 the Constitution of Norway was signed, declaring it an independent kingdom. Today we honour this stunning country by flying over the town of Ålesund, nestled amid the mountains and fjords in the western part of the country. This port stretches across several islands linked by bridges and is known for its charming Art Nouveau architecture. In ordinary years, Ålesund draws hordes of tourists and serves as a gateway for visitors to explore the bird island of Runde as well as Geirangerfjord, considered one of Norway's most beautiful fjords.