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Snowfall in Trondheim

It’s Snow Joke in Trondheim

We are quite Oslo-centric on this blog. Take last month, when we proclaimed the arrival of spring after a beautiful weekend in the capital. Gerry, our resident blogger from Trondheim, has a different view… It might...
Me on my balcony, enjoying the spring sunshine

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

I have a confession to make: I've not really enjoyed the winter. Before all the Norwegians start piling in, I'm well aware it's been the mildest winter for many a year. But that doesn't change the fact...
Charlotte shopping in Grunerløkka

Markveien – The Best Street in Oslo

Today I want to tell you all about my favourite street in Oslo. It's not the grand Karl Johan, taking you from the Central Station all the way to the Royal Palace. Neither is it Aker...
Red wooden house in Kampen

A Stroll Around Kampen, Oslo’s Wooden Village

Something I’ve done a lot of since arriving in Norway is walking. I love to explore Oslo's neighbourhoods and I've discovered some of my favourite cafes and other places of interest just by walking around and...

Coffee, Books & Holidays – The Chillout Travel Centre Oslo

There is a strong cafe culture in Oslo; Norway is after all a nation of coffee drinkers. Close by, I have my regular spots (T18 on Torggata), my coffee-geek spots (Tim Wendleboe in Grunerløkka), my indulgent...

Tromsø Arctic Cathedral – Day and Night

This is the third and final part of the series about my first visit to Tromsø. Check out my posts about my winter weekend and the music scene in Tromsø, if you haven't already – thanks!...

Tromsø: Nighlife, Music and Culture in the Arctic

During my first weekend in Tromsø, I was determined to get under its skin. For a town of just 69,000 people it punches well above its weight in musical and cultural circles and I wanted to...
Snow in Slottsparken, Oslo

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I knew complaining about no snow in Oslo and visiting the arctic circle would work. Over the last few weeks (and last night in particular) we've had a sprinkling of the white stuff. Winter, and Christmas, is...
Storgata in Tromsø with Christmas lights

Polar Nights – My Winter Weekend In Tromsø

Ah the weekend. After a hectic few weeks at work, I chose to get away and continue my travels around this fine Kingdom of Norway. With several visits to Trondheim and a trip on the Oslo...

A Winter Walk Along Akerselva

This weekend there was still no snow in Oslo, so I decided to take advantage and go for a walk with my camera. Without making any real plans I took the T-Bane up to Nydalen and ended...