Nice picture of Norway in the summer. Part of Norway, as you know, is in the Artic Circle. Incredibly long nights and cold temperatures much of year. Doesn’t sound fun no matter how much public transit is available.
America may be barren but it’s not snow covered tundra much of the year. Prefer our beautiful hardy Saguaro Cactus in the Valley of the Sun. We have endless open spaces starting from 25-35 miles in any direction. No mountains or forests to block the fabulous sunsets. No humidity to ruin those 100 degree days.