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Flames at Trondheim’s main city square

Trondheim in Flames

We dig into the city archives to bring you these historic shots of fires in Trondheim over the years. Welcome to the first in a new series here on Life in Norway. I’ve teamed up with...
Street with white wooden houses in the old centre of Stavanger

Gamle Stavanger: A Walk Around Stavanger’s Wooden Old Town

A short walk from central Stavanger, sits the rustic cobbled streets and perfectly preserved wooden structures of Gamle Stavanger. Stavanger is Norway’s fourth biggest city, behind Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Situated in Rogaland county on Norway’s west...
The new metrobus in Trondheim, Norway

The All-New Bus System in Trondheim

From 3 August 2019, the entire bus network in Trondheim changes with new buses, stops and routes. Here's everything you need to know. After years of planning and months of roadworks, Trondheim's brand new bus system...
SAS planes at Oslo Airport Gardermoen in Norway

The Best Hotels Near Oslo Airport

Early flight or late arrival? Here are your accommodation options at or near Norway's biggest airport. Welcome to Oslo Airport! The Nordic region's second busiest airport is the first port of call for most international travellers...
Outside Vålerenga Stadium in Oslo

Oslo’s Intility Arena: The Home of Vålerenga

After decades of playing in other stadiums, Oslo's main football club Vålerenga are back in the east of the city with a home to call their own. When I arrived in Oslo back in 2011, I...
Oslo T-Bane network

Fornebu Line: Financing Agreed for T-Bane Extension

Financing for the new Majorstuen-Fornebu light rail extension is now in place, meaning the long-awaited line is a step closer. The long-awaited plans to extend the Oslo T-Bane metro network to Fornebu reached a new milestone...
Andøya island in the Vesterålen archipelago

Driving the Andøya Tourist Route

One of the most remote of Norway's 18 National Scenic Routes, the Andøya route in the Vesterålen archipelago is one of my favourites. Norway's Lofoten islands get so much of the attention in northern Norway. But...
Residential Housing in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

The Housing Crisis In Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Longyearbyen is one of the world's most fascinating places to live. Anyone can move there, but there's just one problem… This article was first published on Forbes.com At 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is the world’s northernmost...
Map of Viken county, Norway

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...