Where to Find Scandinavia’s Unique Hotels

The warm lit igloos of Kakslauttanen, one of Scandanavia's most unique hotels

Lets take a look at a few of Scandinavia's unique hotels. Accommodation across the world has come a long way in recent decades: with the rise of poshtels, flashpackers and Air B’nBs; the diversity of accommodations for travellers has never been greater. Sure, the commonplace hotel continues to provide, but others have embraced the shifting industry by transforming their product and carving out ... Read Full Article

Top Coastal Attractions in Norway

First off, the Norwegian coastline is absolutely filled with picturesque villages, the most breathtaking natural scenery imaginable and ancient cities. This coast is spectacularly long—it extends for more than 25,000 kilometers (15,500 miles) from the Swedish border in the south to the Russian border in the far northeast. As great as that sounds, the downside is that you’ll most likely have to ... Read Full Article

Bergen the Beautiful: Its Art and Artists

Lille Lungegardsvann Lake, in the center of Bergen

The tourist website for Norway captures the spirit and history of Bergen with its description of this city as  “a spectacular amphitheater clambering up the mountainsides.” We were there at midsummer’s eve, a time of celebration with bonfires in the three hours when it’s actually dark. Okay, let’s say dusky. In addition to the topographical clamber, Bergen also clamors in ... Read Full Article

The Wonder of White Nights in Northern Europe

White Nights Hike

Come inside the Arctic Circle, where during most of the summer, the sun never sets. Northern European countries that lie inside the Arctic Circle provide some very interesting White Nights experiences. Because the sun does not set throughout the night, you can take the opportunity to change the way you travel…take a chance, do something you haven’t done before, stay up late (really late.) Start ... Read Full Article

Photo Essay: Norway

  Photographer Andrea Albertino chronicled his trip to Norway with these stunning photographs. Click on each photo to enlarge. Norway by Andrea Albertino First day in Norway: We landed in Oslo and we spent a relaxing evening visiting the Aker Brygge and enjoying a great dinner in a restaurant overlooking the sea. Second day: We reached Bergen travelling all day long by bus ... Read Full Article

Where to Stay in Oslo, Norway

 To help you make the right accommodation choice on your next trip to Oslo, here is a guide for where to stay in Oslo that considers every lifestyle and budget. Oslo, the capital of Norway, is the country's hub for culture, art, and industry, with sites like the main square of Stortorvet, Akerhus Castle, the National Museum, and the Basarhallene bazaar. Luckily, Oslo is a very walkable city with ... Read Full Article

The Fjord Paradise of Alesund in Norway’s Sunnmore Region

  The lovely city of Alesund is situated at the peak of the fjords in the Sunnmore region and consists of five Islands. Amazingly, there are subsea tunnel connections to/from the city centre to many of these islands. The city of Alesund, with a population of 40,000, is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords, and the high peaks of the Sunnmore Alps. This ... Read Full Article

Norway Tourist Information

Norway is one of the most stable countries in the world and it boasts an environment mostly protected from the ravages of progress and modernization. Norway is famous for its thousands of fjords, deep forests and snow-capped mountains. The early Norwegians were the first Vikings (along with the Danes) and when they ceased raiding the coasts, they built some of Europe's most unique temples to God, ... Read Full Article

Bryggen – Bergen, Norway’s Medieval District

Unesco plaque in Bryggen

It was on an icy, bright June evening that I reached Bergen, Norway’s second largest city. As I got off the ferry, pulling my suitcase behind me, the midnight sun greeted me, as did a row of intriguing colourful old buildings on the other side of the Bergen harbour. I had spent enough time pouring through guidebooks to know that this was Bryggen, a medieval district, ancient and full of character. ... Read Full Article

Top Sights of Oslo, Norway

Oslo is a city of culture and colour. With parks, museums and history all on offer, you’re never short of things to see and do. However if you are short on time, pull out the city map and head out to the following locations: Oslo Fjord and Islands Oslo experiences long cold winters. So when the sun finally shows up, the locals make the most of it and head to the Oslo fjord and its islands. ... Read Full Article