The Norwegian Archipelago is the largest archipelago in the world, according to number of islands. It consists of at least around 240,000 islands, coral reefs, cays, and islets, located off the coast of Norway in northern Europe.


The archipelago was formed by glacial retreat at the end of the last ice age. The islands are diverse in size and landscape, from small, rocky islets to large, mountainous islands. Over 60% of the area of this archipelago is protected as either a national park or nature reserve, which are home to the Arctic fox, reindeer, and polar bear. Additionally, these islands are important breeding grounds for a number of migrating seabirds.

The Norwegian Archipelago is a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and whale watching. The archipelago is also home to a number of important historical and cultural sites.


According to worldatlas