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Longyearbyen's Svalbar on a frozen day

Svalbard: One of the World’s Northernmost Bars Could Be Yours For $1m

Here is a rare opportunity to buy an established business in the world's northernmost permanently inhabited town. Longyearbyen's Svalbar is up for sale. Cheers! Looking for a new investment? The general manager of one of the...
Longyearbyen cityscape in the winter

Svalbard: World’s Northernmost Bank To Close

The Longyearbyen branch of Norway's Sparebank1 bank is set to close. This will leave the few thousand residents of Svalbard without a bank. One of the claims to fame for residents of Svalbard is that they...
A boat sails on the Nærøyfjord in western Norway

Nærøyfjord: A Dramatic Fjord in Western Norway

Archetypal steep sides, slender waterfalls, picture-postcard villages and a popular tourist ferry mean the Nærøyfjord is one of Norway's most visited fjords. Not only is the Nærøyfjord one of Norway's most visually stunning fjords, it's also...
A boat with a Norwegian flag sailing into Norway's Trollfjord

Trollfjord: The Famous Fjord of Northern Norway

The Trollfjord is a completely unspoilt fjord in the north of Norway. Its natural environment makes it a thriving habitat for various species of birds and sea life. The fjord also has a fascinating history, with...
Stavanger Cathedral east side

Stavanger Cathedral: Memories of Medieval Stavanger

From devastating fires to hidden crypts, the story of Stavanger’s medieval cathedral is a fascinating one. Let's take a look at the city’s most treasured building through the centuries. Stavanger’s most cherished and best-preserved building is...
The remarkable exterior of the wooden Heddal stave church in Norway

Heddal Stave Church: Photos of Norway’s Remarkable Wooden Masterpiece

These wonderful wooden structures are a real highlight for anyone touring rural Norway. Today we take a closer look at Norway's biggest stave church at Heddal. The largest of Norway’s remaining stave churches, Heddal stave church...
Summer weather in Oslo along the waterfront

The Weather in Oslo: What to Expect in Norway’s Capital

Planning a trip to Oslo and wondering what to pack? Considering the reputation of Scandinavia, the weather in Oslo can be surprising! Let's take a look at what to expect in all seasons. If you've never...
Lake in central Stavanger, Norway

The Best Museums in Stavanger

Stavanger is a cultural melting pot of trendy bars, international restaurants and many different cultural institutions. Here's our guide to Stavanger's best museums. Stavanger’s position on Norway’s west coast means it sees more than its fair...
A panorama of Bergen in twilight

43: Life in Bergen

Life in Norway Show Episode 43: Tour guide Emma Vestrheim joins the podcast to chat about moving from Australia to Norway, the experience of living in Bergen, and working as a tour guide in Norway. Norway's...
Bygdøy peninsula in Oslo, Norway, from above

Bygdøy: Oslo’s Museum Peninsula

This green, leafy peninsula in the Norwegian capital is home to some of the country's best museums. Here's our guide to the upmarket district of Bygdøy, Oslo. I'd been living in Oslo for less than two...