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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...
Longyearbyen town on Svalbard

This Is Longyearbyen: The World’s Northernmost Town

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...