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Visiting Norway

Though often associated with plundering Vikings and an arctic chill, Norway boasts phenomena bright enough to entice travelers year-round. Summer brings 24-hour sunshine and midnight tee times to the country’s north, and on winter nights, visitors venture outside for Northern Lights displays. By day, western fjords beckon, along with maritime traditions and hearty Nordic cuisine.... Read More Though often associated with plundering Vikings and an arctic chill, Norway boasts phenomena bright enough to entice travelers year-round. Summer brings 24-hour sunshine and midnight tee times to the country’s north, and on winter nights, visitors venture outside for Northern Lights displays. By day, western fjords beckon, along with maritime traditions and hearty Nordic cuisine.    Close

Stories and Tips Norway

The night I almost died

Written by dangaroo on 09 Nov, 2012

If you are thinking of heading to Finnmark in the north of Norway then this might serve as a good lesson to you! I'd made good progress in the day, having woken up in Rovanniemi in Finland, I had travelled up to Karasjok just over…Read More


Bergen

Written by Wasatch on 10 Aug, 2012

Norway is small country of about 5,000,000 people. There are no big cities. Olso, the biggest has about 500,000 people. Bergen, with 250,000 is the second largest. Bergen is on the west coast--- well, properly, Bergen is…Read More


Hurtigruten makes 34 stops. Here's what to see.

Written by Wasatch on 23 Jun, 2012

The Hurtigruten stops at 34 ports in 12 days. Some stops are 15 minutes or less, not enough time to get of the boat and explore, so I shall only comment on the major stops, stops lasting as much a six hours…Read More


Flooded glacial valleys and rugged mountain tops

Written by Wasatch on 19 Jun, 2012

The whole point of the 12 day Hurtigruten experience is to look at the spectacular scenery of Norway's West coast where the sea has invaded the valleys between seemingly endless mountain ranges. Most of the time, Hurtigruten travelers see the rugged, mountainous…Read More


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A Short Overview

Written by Koentje3000 on 24 Feb, 2010

Although Stavanger is mostly overlooked by tourists in Norway, rushing between the Norwegian capital Oslo and the fjord's gateway Bergen or hurrying upwards to Trondheim or the North Cape, it is definitely worth a visit. This friendly city is with its 120.000 inhabitants the 4th…Read More


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From Oslo to Hisoy: An Adventure In Itself!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 21 Jul, 2009

After spending a week in Oslo at the beginning of my Norwegian Odyssey, I took the train from Oslo to see my Norwegian relatives in the Sorlandet region of Southeastern Norway. I had spoken to my distant cousin Anne Cecile's husband Jon Aksel Mathiesen…Read More


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Travelling around Norway on a Modest Budget! 5 Tips!

Written by karly07 on 14 Jul, 2009

Norway is expensive - no one would quibble with you over that fact. When we travelled to Norway last July (2008) we had a modest budget to play with. We weren't at the point of staying in hostels along route or hitching…Read More


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Mount Fløyen Funicular - your ticket to spectacular views

Written by fizzytom on 20 May, 2009

The Floibanen funicular offers a quick and easy way to access some brilliant views of the city of Bergen from a purpose built viewing platform atop Mount Fløyen. While the mountain has lots of hiking trails and offers some great opportunities for scenic and rewarding…Read More


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Bergen - An Overview

Written by fizzytom on 20 May, 2009

Bergen is a very wet place. It's something to do with the seven mountains that surround the city which does something or other to do with low pressure and hey presto it rains all the time (something like two and a half metres of rain…Read More


Day Three: The Bird Island and Nordkapp

Written by sanjarasahityam on 14 Mar, 2009

Morning of day three, started with a bird cruise to Europe’s largest bird mountain on the Barent Sea. Our guide for the day equipped us with necessary waterproof safety clothing before setting sail. Apart from millions of birds, one can also encounter dolphins, seals as…Read More


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