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This Is Viken: Norway’s New Super County

Viken will be the new name for Akershus, Buskerud and Østfold in south-eastern Norway. As part of Norway’s ongoing local and regional government reform, three counties surrounding Oslo will merge to form Viken from January 2020....
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...
Beautiful Nusfjord in Norway's Lofoten Islands

Nusfjord Locals: Enough Is Enough

Nusfjord’s 22 permanent residents have to deal with up to 50 tourist buses every day. It's about to get harder to visit, as the local community puts its collective foot down. Nusfjord is a small traditional...
Telemark forest cabin

This Is Telemark, Norway

The birthplace of skiing, Telemark is a vast region of southern Norway that’s skipped by many international visitors. Having travelled Norway extensively over the past years, it’s easy to forget that there are still massive areas...
Polar bear in Svalbard, Norway

Staying Safe on Svalbard

There are many dangers when visiting Longyearbyen and Svalbard. Here’s how to avoid getting into trouble. To experience nature in its wildest form, few places on earth are better than Svalbard. The Arctic archipelago at 78...
Hiking on Svalbard, Norway

12 Fascinating Facts About Svalbard

Impress your friends and family with these incredible facts about the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Located on a latitude of between 74° to 82° north, Svalbard is the very definition of remote. Top of so many...
The Sognefjord at sunset

This is the Sognefjord

Welcome to Norway's Sognefjord. One of the world's longest and deepest fjords, it is a true force of nature. Impossible to miss on a map, the epic Sognefjord splits apart the northwest and southwest fjord region...
Boat in Helsinki flying the Finnish flag

Helsinki Calling: New Direct Route from Trondheim

Finnair and Widerøe have teamed up to launch a new direct flight linking central Norway and the capital of Finland. Getting to Helsinki from Trondheim used to be a real pain. I know, as I've had...
View over Svalbard from SAS plane

Flying To Svalbard

Norway's Arctic archipelago can be reached easily thanks to the world’s northernmost airport that receives scheduled flights. A visit to Svalbard tops the bucket list of many travellers around the world – and with very good...
Polar bears are among the wildlife in Svalbard, Norway

The Remarkable Winter Wildlife of Svalbard

Meet some of the animals and birdlife that call the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard home. I went to Svalbard last month primarily for the landscapes and to meet the people. But it was some of the...