My latest visit to Bergen coincided with Bergenfest and nearly the entire hotel capacity of the city was booked up. A huge tusen takk then to the First Hotel Marin for finding me a room at short notice! Location Pretty much spot-on for a couple of days in Bergen. The hotel is situated just behind [...]
Norway Travel Blog
FACT: Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but many travellers give it a miss due to the high cost. Of those that visit, many stick to the popular tourist trails or spend a weekend in Oslo before moving on.
It's my aim (no, my mission!) to travel to every corner of this vast land and take you with me through the power of words and pictures. Off we go...
After two years in Norway I finally made it to Ålesund, and enjoyed it every bit as much as I’d hoped I would. So join me now as I take you on an image-intensive tour of charming Ålesund. Because it’s impossible to visit this town without taking a whole bunch of photographs Getting “that” photo There’s [...]
Last week I spent a couple of days in Ålesund, somewhere I’ve wanted to visit ever since I arrived in Norway over two years ago. I was in Ålesund for InnoTown, and I had the pleasure of staying in the First Hotel Atlantica. The location is perfect, just a few steps from the bus station [...]
Okay so the title is a little white lie, I wasn’t literally lost in the mountains. It refers to the feeling of isolation on my recent trip to Rundtjønnhytta, the tiny cabin in the middle of the Geitfjellet mountain range. I talked about the cosiness of staying in a mountain cabin, but this can only [...]
“I’ve read your blog and you write about the cities really well, but you’re about to see real Norwegian life” So said my guide Kristian, as we jumped on a snowmobile for an 8km tour of Geitfjellet, the mountains that tower over Grong in Nord-Trøndelag. I say tour, but it was more of a one-way [...]
It covers 16,000 square miles of central Norway, but Trøndelag is a region many tourists miss. This despite hosting an award-winning World Heritage town, one of Norway’s best ski resorts, and the country’s capital during the Viking age. That’s Røros, Oppdal and Trondheim, if you were wondering But the area has a growing reputation for niche tourism, [...]
Regular readers will know I wasn’t blown away by Bergen on my previous two visits. Okay bad choice of words, I was blown away because it’s so bloody wet and windy! But what I mean is, Bergen didn’t left such a good impression on me as the rest of Norway. So, with a few people [...]
Last weekend I had the pleasure of staying in one of Bergen’s most historic and famous hotels – the Grand Terminus. I was in Bergen for many reasons. I was meeting a couple of fellow expats interested in helping out with XPAT.no, interviewing a Bergen startup for Startup Norway, and watching the opening Vålerenga game [...]
Having lived in the Norwegian capital for almost two years now, the time had come to cross over to the dark side and check out Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Some old friends from England were in town for the weekend so I decided to hop over and join them. The city’s tourism chiefs don’t [...]
I’ve had good experiences with the Rica chain in Norway, so when the chance came to stay in one of their hotels across the border I jumped at it. There are four Rica hotels dotted around Stockholm. I stayed in the Rica Hotel Kungsgatan, which sits proudly on top of PUB, one of Sweden’s oldest. [...]