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Historic white houses in old Stavanger, Norway

The History of Stavanger

Stavanger is nearly 900 years old and one of the oldest cities in Norway. It's a city that has been built from many years of fascinating history – here is the story of the country’s oil...
Trondheim winter panorama

Nærturer: The City Walks of Trondheim

You are never far away from a forest hiking trail in Trondheim, Norway. But now to make it even easier to exercise, 10 marked urban trails mean there's never an excuse not to get off the...
Photo of polar bear swimming underwater

Polar Bear Pictures: Stunning Photos of Polar Bears

See stunning polar bear pictures from around the world’s polar region, where these magnificent creatures live in the wild. One of the world's most iconic creatures, the awe-inspiring polar bear lives in the planet's Arctic region....
Driving on the Svalbard archipelago

Svalbard History: The Fascinating Tale of Arctic Wilderness

High in the Arctic, a few thousand hardy souls and a bunch of polar bears call the Svalbard archipelago home. The history of these remarkable islands is a long and fascinating one. How does a collection...
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...