It is said that the name Norway is actually shortening of Norðurvegur, that is Northern Way. It refers to a sailing route between the island Karmoy and the mainland of Norway. The whole area is actually aligned N-S, as can be seen here:
The N-S oriented tectonics have their origins in the symmetry of the relevant polygon.
Here it is marked with red:
The coasts of Karmoy are at the central axis of the relevant polygon.