Norway's new Vy brand

NSB & Netbuss Rebrand to Vy

Norway's long-distance bus and train companies are uniting a new brand, Vy, but not everyone is happy about it. The NSB Group operates rail and bus services in Norway and Sweden including Norway’s largest bus company,...
Norwegian Max airplane flying to Norway

Norwegian Grounds 18 Planes

Following recommendations from the European aviation authorities, Norwegian has temporarily grounded its 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The move follows last weekend's air disaster in Ethiopia, which involved a MAX 8 aircraft. The cause has...
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....
Nigardsbreen glacier in Norway

The Best Glaciers in Norway

Many of Europe's most impressive ice caps are in Norway, and some are surprisingly accessible for ice-hiking tours or simply the opportunity to see these awesome sights. Sometimes, nature reminds you who's in charge. Rarely can...
A flying cat

Loganair Take Over Oslo & Stavanger Routes

Two key routes for the energy industry are to be resurrected by Loganair after the collapse of Flybmi at the weekend. When Flybmi announced its sudden end to operations and bankruptcy at the weekend, two key...
Tipping small change in Norway

Tipping in Norway

Service charges and gratuities are the bane of travellers the world over. How should you approach tipping in Norway? The question of how much to tip in Norway is one that all first-time travellers – and...
Norwegian cabin in Reine, Lofoten

New Travel Record in Norway

Measured by the number of guest nights in Norwegian hotels, Norway's travel industry enjoyed its fifth record-breaking year in a row in 2018. 33.8 million. According to figures released by Statistics Norway today, that's how many accommodation...
MS Vesterålen entering Sortland

MS Vesterålen Ship Tour & Review

A 23-minute guided video tour of the second oldest ship in Hurtigruten's coastal fleet. Twelve days of diary entries weren't enough it seems! Many people have asked me for a more thorough review of the Hurtigruten...
Hurtigruten arrival in Bergen, Norway

Day 12: The Journey’s End

Day 12: Twelve days that seems more like a month comes to an end as we pull back into Bergen and bid farewell to the MS Vesterålen. Today was something of an anti-climax as we spent...