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Norway and the Schengen Area

What is the Schengen Area?

Norway's relationship with Europe is a complex one. Although not a member of the EU, the Scandinavian nation is part of the EEA and the Schengen area. Whether you live in Norway or you're just visiting,...
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Fishing in Norway

Fancy a fishing trip to Norway? The opportunities are incredible for the keen angler but there’s a few things you need to know before you start waving your rod around. Fishing in Norway has long been...
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15 Fun Facts About Denmark

Denmark facts: From historical nuggets to modern culture, Denmark provides a lot of fascinating general knowledge. If you’re looking for some new Scandinavian facts to throw around at parties, then you’ve come to the right place!...
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11 Fascinating Facts About Sweden

Impress your friends and family with these unique, quirky facts about Norway's close neighbours, Sweden. For many outside the region, Norway and Sweden are one and the same. While the two Scandinavian countries do share a...
Fun viking festivals in Scandinavia

Viking Festivals in Scandinavia

Fancy getting up close and personal with the Vikings? Maybe one of these festivals in Norway, Sweden or Denmark will take your fancy. Viking culture has always been popular but in the past few years that...
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Famous Norwegian Explorers

Norwegian explorers are some of the world’s greatest, especially when it comes to the polar regions. We take a look at some of the most famous names. We all like to take a holiday abroad now...
Evening panorama of Bergen, Norway

The Best Hostels in Bergen

Bergen has some great hostels to make staying in Norway’s second city a little more affordable for the budget-conscious traveller. A trip to Norway can be expensive compared with other European destinations. It’s worth it for...
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Famous Vikings from History

We all know the Vikings – history’s most feared and famous globetrotting pillagers. Our endless fascination with Norse prehistory makes them the ideal subject for the TV drama series that bears their name. But who were...
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Fridtjof Nansen: A Norwegian Legend

When we talk about great Norwegians, one name stands head and shoulders above almost all others: The explorer, scientist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Most people become famous for one thing. They’re the best...
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A Viking Funeral: Burial Rituals from the Norse Age

Join us on our quest to separate myth from reality in our search for the perfect journey into the afterlife. We all know Viking funerals, right? We’ve seen it on screen: a body – generally the...