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Illustration of the new National Museum in Oslo

Previewing the New National Museum in Oslo

Scheduled to open sometime in 2021, Norway's new National Museum is set to become one of the most important cultural buildings in the Nordic region. Oslo's new National Museum has been on the horizon for some...
The waterfront of Lærdal village in Norway

Lærdal: A Historic Port on the Sognefjord

A former trading port between east and west Norway, the Lærdal of today is a picturesque part of the fjord Norway tourist trail. Lærdal is a Norwegian municipality on the south side of the Sognefjord. Known...
Norway's Hardangerfjord from space

Why Norway’s Fjords Are Turning Green

Look closely at this spectacular satellite photo of Norway taken last weekend. The cloud-free sky allows us to see the distinctive green colour of one of Norway's famous fjords. The Hardangerfjord in western Norway currently has...
Hiking in Rondane National Park in central Norway

Norway’s Rondane National Park

Tall mountains, wild reindeer and one of Norway's scenic road trips await visitors to Rondane National Park. Here's what you need to know to help plan a visit. Why visit Rondane? Many Norwegians return here year...
Alesund Norway city centre

Ålesund: Things To Do In Norway’s Most Beautiful City

Ålesund, Norway: Travel guide to one of the country's most unique towns. See fairytale architecture in a remarkable natural setting on the coastline of Norway. If you're looking for something truly different on your next trip...
Hiker looking over the Lysefjord near Stavanger, Norway

Hiking In & Around Stavanger

Are you planning a trip to Norway’s oil capital to hike the famous Pulpit Rock? Find out what other hiking trails the Stavanger region has to offer. Whether you're renting a car or using public transport,...
Viewpoint from a hike in Oslo, Norway

Hiking in Oslo: The Best Trails Around Norway’s Capital

There are so many beautiful hiking routes in and around Oslo. Discover some of the best in this quick guide to the Norwegian capital’s great outdoors. It’s true, Norwegians love the great outdoors and most like...
Norway National Day May 17 Parade in Stavanger

5 Reasons I Love Living in Stavanger

A German living in Norway gives her verdict on living in Stavanger. What's it like to live in Norway's energy capital, especially compared to life in the north? Let’s find out. After living in Tromsø for...
Snowscooter life in Svalbard

Living on Svalbard

Moving to Svalbard is an enticing thought for many, but the reality can be a real challenge. We look in detail at what living on Svalbard is really like. Over the last few years I've had a...
The mountains of Senja island in northern Norway

The Best Places to Visit in Northern Norway

Are you planning a trip to Scandinavia? If so, you probably already have a bucket list. But here's my take on some of the best places to visit in northern Norway that may be new to...