Norway is located on mountainous land. Most of it lies in moderate climate zone however its climate is milder than in other countries on same longitude at least in southern portion. Western regions of Norway are under influence of warm Atlantic currents, while south-eastern part falls under air masses from above the Baltic Sea.
The territory of the country is stretched northwards and narrow. Such configuration causes variety of weather condition. Southern and south-western portions are falling under influence of the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Current hence having moderate maritime climate. Winters there are cold with temperature averages slightly below freezing and summers are cool.