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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...
Mathew at sverds i fjell in stavnager

Why I Moved from Oslo to Stavanger

After just one year in Oslo, I'm moving from Norway’s vibrant capital to Stavanger. Here's why. My Norwegian adventure is rarely dull, that much I can say for sure. It's exciting and fun but so far...
The mountains of Lillehammer in the winter snow

Lillehammer, Norway: An Introduction to Norway’s Olympic Town

Thanks to the 1994 Winter Olympics, everyone of a certain age knows the name Lillehammer, Norway. Let's take a look at what the town is like today. Decades before the 1994 Winter Olympics put Lillehammer on...
Panorama of Reine in Norway's Lofoten islands

Reine, Norway: The Popular Lofoten Destination

When it comes to photogenic destinations, few places can rival Reine, Norway. This Lofoten pearl is a popular draw for photographers and hikers. Here's everything you need to know. The island village of Reine is one...
The Plus forest factory in Norway

The Plus: Norway’s Sustainable Furniture Factory in a Forest

Urban furniture manufacturer Vestre will soon move into what architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) claims is the world's most sustainable furniture factory. Come take a closer look. Walking through a Norwegian forest, you might expect to...
The waterfront of Hammerfest in Finnmark, Norway

Hammerfest: The Town of Norway’s High North

There is no bigger town farther north in Norway than Hammerfest. About 8,000 people live in this northern outpost, a number that regularly swells with tourists travelling on the Hurtigruten coastal ferry or on their way...
Ancient rock carvings in Alta, Norway

The Prehistoric Alta Rock Art

If you are passing through Alta in northern Norway, a trip to the World Heritage Rock Art Centre is an absolute must. Here's what to expect at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fascinating collection of...
Panorama of Voss in western Norway

Voss: Western Norway’s Outdoor Sports Destination

Nestled in a western Norwegian valley, Voss is an outdoor sports hub for all of Norway. Whether you prefer skiing, hiking or something more extreme, Voss has something for you. If you've ever taken the Oslo...