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Norway in winter

An Arctic Railway for Norway?

The government is considering plans to extend the railway northward to link Bodø & Tromsø. Apart from a line from Narvik into Sweden, Norway's railway network ends at Bodø. The Government has announced it will spend...
Tromsø in winter

Everyday Life in Arctic Norway

Vanessa is a 25 year old German who decided to move to the Arctic in 2014. She now lives in Tromsø and has also travelled to Iceland and Greenland. She is fascinated by the High North,...
An iceberg in Svalbard

My First Trip to Svalbard

A British TV producer travels to the High North for the first time. Not being the adventurous sort a trip to The Arctic was never top of my list of things to do. There would always...
Tromsø in winter

11 Reasons to Visit the Norwegian Arctic

Recently I published an article proclaiming now as the ideal time to visit Norway. The exchange rate movement, driven by the rapid decline in the oil price, means Norway is much cheaper to visit than this time last...
Andrea Hill in Norway

Andrea Hill – Journalism in the Arctic

I recently discovered the Barents Observer, a bilingual English/Russian internet newspaper reporting on news from and about the Barents Region and the Arctic. The site is run by the Norwegian Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes. Joining me...
Mack Brewery sign

Raising a Glass to Ludwig Markus Mack

Tromsø is famous for its cultural scene, the northern lights, and its nickname “the Paris of the north”. But did you know Tromsø is also famous for its beer? Way back in 1877, Ludwig Markus Mack founded the Bavarian-influenced Macks Ølbryggeri (Mack Brewery)...
Aurora Borealis Norway

The Night The Northern Lights Came Out To Play

When friends and family from the UK ask me about life in Norway, they don't ask me how I cope with the winter, or how I cope with the cost of living. The first question is...

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!...
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...