The remoteness of the Lofoten Islands is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand you can find yourself alone on a spectacular secluded beach, where if it wasn't for the cooler temperatures you might think you were in the Caribbean (yes, really!) However, it also means getting to Lofoten is awkward. The islands have several airports served by … [Read more...]
Norway Hotel Reviews
As my team and I travel around Norway, we stay in many different hotels. Here's what we think of them...
It might not seem it at first glance, but there are many choices of accommodation in and around Vesterålen. Although there are just two hotels in Sortland, numerous campsites, cabins and guest houses across the archipelago offer a choice to visitors. After days of driving Lofoten, I wanted to stay in a town for an evening so I chose the historic … [Read more...]
When planning my recent trip to Lofoten I wasn't exactly sure where I would be spending my days, how long I would want to be in each area, what to see, and so on. So I decided to stay for two nights in the regional capital, Svolvær. As the biggest town on the Lofoten archipelago, Svolvær has everything you need for a short break and more, … [Read more...]
A welcome trend has hit Oslo over the last few years: good quality budget hotels. Although the prices sit somewhere between a bed in a hostel dorm and a room in a full-service chain hotel, the quality is most definitely towards the latter. On a recent research trip for Moon Norway, I took the opportunity to test out three of Oslo's best budget … [Read more...]
On the most recent leg of the Life in Norway Baltic adventure, we headed to the Latvian capital, Riga. We stayed for two nights in the Radisson Blu Latvija in downtown Riga, just minutes from the Old Town, train station, river, and pretty much everything else in Riga. Book your stay at the Radisson Blu Latvija with our partners Booking.com The … [Read more...]