Longyearbyen town on Svalbard

A Tour of Longyearbyen

Up here in the High Arctic, the 2,300 residents of Longyearbyen share their home with polar bears and go without sunlight for five months of the year. I'm just back from five days in Longyearbyen, the...
The spectacular setting of Funken Lodge in Longyearbyen

Funken Lodge, Longyearbyen

A comfortable accommodation choice with a touch of luxury in the world's northernmost town. When staying in Svalbard, comfortable accommodation is a must. Temperatures outside the summer season can be bitterly cold and after a day...
Oslo from the water

Best Hostels in Oslo

There are budget accommodation options in the Norwegian capital, but you may need to consider staying outside the central area. If you’re travelling on a shoestring budget, a trip Norway is probably not your best option....
Bergen Norway in the winter

Facts About Bergen

Impress your friends and family with this list of fun facts about the Norway's second city and the gateway to the fjords, Bergen. Hordes of tourists visit Bergen every year but how many of them know...
Wild camping in Jotunheimen National Park in central Norway

Jotunheimen National Park

Home to Scandinavia's tallest mountain, Jotunheimen National Park provides visitors with an experience of wild Norway at its absolute best. Incredible views, challenging hikes, free wild camping opportunities: Jotunheimen National Park is one of the best...
Water fountain outside the city hall in Oslo, Norway

11 Facts About Oslo

Impress your family and friends with these fun facts about the Norwegian capital, Oslo. If you’re a fan of pub quizzes or you simply love all things Norwegian, grab a notebook and get ready to learn...
The coastline of Norway's Hardangerfjord

Exploring the Hardangerfjord

Easy access from Bergen makes the lush green surroundings of the Hardangerfjord a popular destination for tourists. While not as long, deep or well-known as the mighty Sognefjord, the 179km-long Hardangerfjord is nevertheless an impressive waterway....
The green waterfront of Oslo, Norway

2019: A Green Year for Oslo

The Norwegian capital has begun its year-long tenure as the European Green Capital. In 2019 and beyond, Oslo will act as an ambassador for sustainable urban development, sharing and promoting best practices that have been tried...
Løpsvika is one of the great beaches near Bodø in northern Norway

The Beaches of Bodø

Giorgia joins a group tour to the beaches north of Bodø and finds herself learning so much more than she expected about the life and history of Arctic Norway. My first day in Bodø started around...
Stavanger city centre events

Major Events in Stavanger

What's on in Stavanger: All the big festivals and events to look forward to in 2019. Planning a trip to Norway this year? If you're passing through the Stavanger region on your travels, then why not...