Weather in Scandinavia is never something that's easy to predict, but July has been a more confusing month than most. Sunshine in the Arctic The Arctic archipelago Svalbard enjoyed its warmest ever month since records began 105 years ago. A high of 14.5C (58.1F) was recorded at the beginning of the month, while the average temperature was 9.0C … [Read more...]
The Bergen Blog
Norway's second city revealed by expats in Bergen.
The 2016 edition of the Bergen International Festival gets underway this week. The annual arts and culture festival was established in 1953 and is one of the biggest of its kind in the Nordics. Visitors can enjoy art in all its guises from music to theatre, dance, opera and visual art, as the whole city comes out to play. Around 250 events will … [Read more...]
This is the final part of a three-part series about how to see the best of Norway on a budget. Read part one: Oslo, part two: Flåm. -- Obviously, the Norway in a Nutshell folk have another surprise up their sleeve - once you disembark the ferry at Gudvangen if you don’t want to hang around, you can head straight for the bus to Voss where you … [Read more...]
I keep my eyes on the major concerts, festivals and other big events happening around Norway so you don’t have to! Whether you're a resident of Bergen or planning a trip, check out this guide to make the most of your time. Blastfest 18 - 21 February Following a successful debut year, Blastfest returns to Bergen in 2015. The metal festival … [Read more...]
For a city which isn’t much larger than Aberdeen or Southampton, Bergen is remarkably well-served by all forms of transport. This is partly, of course, due to its being the second city in a country larger than Great Britain and Ireland combined with a population which only reached five million last year. Small towns which probably wouldn’t even … [Read more...]