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Atlantic City Blew Away

The Day Atlantic City Blew Away

Norwegian researchers are working on mapping the geology of Jan Mayen Island, Norway’s most northwesterly territory. In the process, they also found ruins from Atlantic City, an American base from the Second World War. During the...
Vemork hydroelectric plant

Another UNESCO World Heritage Award for Norway

The Rjukan/Notodden Industrial Heritage Site has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The site includes hydroelectric power plants powered by the powerful natural waterfalls of the area, along with the transmission lines, factories, transport systems and towns....
Arctic sunset

Vincent Hunt – Author of Fire and Ice

It was impossible to ignore the reminders of World War II on my recent visit to Kirkenes. Just before my trip, I had the pleasure of speaking to Vincent Hunt, British journalist and author of Fire and...
Munkholmen Trondheim

Visiting Munkholmen

To round off a lovely week in Trondheim for Steve & Georgia, the four of us took to the high seas for the day! There's two options for boat trips from outside the Ravnkloa fish market....
Oslove

Oslo’s Inferiority Complex – 55 Years On

Cast your mind back 55 years. Can't do it? No, me neither, I wan't born then! But stick with me for a while. Last week the New York Times website published an article about Oslo, part of...
Norwegian Church in Minneapolis

Discovering Minnesota’s Norwegian-American Community

The Norwegian-American roots in the Twin Cities are clear for any visitor to see. I previously talked about the surprising number of Americans with Norwegian heritage, more in fact, than the native population of Norway today....
Aker Brygge

Two New Museums for Oslo

Oslo's art community and tourism chiefs are celebrating as not one, but two major museum projects are given the go-ahead. The Munch Museum As the Munch 150 exhibition gets underway in Oslo, the brand new Munch...
Munch Museum Oslo

Munch 150 Gets Underway

The works of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch are in the global spotlight as Oslo welcomes visitors to its “Munch 150” exhibition, open from this week. Munch 150, a collaboration between the Munch Museum and the National...
Bergen Bryggen

Exploring Historical Bergen

Regular readers will know I wasn't blown away by Bergen on my previous two visits. Okay bad choice of words, I was blown away because it’s so bloody wet and windy! But what I mean is,...
Bærums Verk Village in the Winter

Christmas Time at Bærums Verk

Oslo has its fair share of Christmas markets, but this one ranks as my favourite. It's been a right royally cold week in Oslo! The temperature has been below -10C for most of the week and...