Just like the Netherlands, Norway loves their drinking and celebration. They have stuck to their roots dating back to Vikings who often murder their enemies or rivals by poisoning their drinks. To make sure their drink wasn’t deathly they would cheers one another by smashing their glasses together to make sure they got their wine in the other glass. As they stared into each other’s eyes they’d look for a reaction to see if their drink was safe or not.
Skål – The Norwegian way to cheers is by saying Skål. It common to hear this at most bars as it’s an easy way to stir up a conversation and talk to the locals.