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Oslo Norway

Moon Norway: Oslo & Fredrikstad Travel Tips

Okay folks, the research phase for MOON Norway is up and running, and as I said previously, I want your help! In January I'll be heading back to my former home, Oslo, to spend a couple...
Reine Lofoten

Announcing Moon Norway

I'm thrilled to announce I've just signed a contract to research and write the first edition of Moon Norway, a brand-new travel guidebook to Norway 🙂 Moon Norway will be a different kind of guidebook, aimed...
Camping in Åndalsnes

Staying in Åndalsnes

The perfect base for exploring the north of the fjord Norway region. Last week I welcomed my brother to Norway for the first time. As well as taking in Trondheim's Pstereo festival, I took him on...
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....
Finnmark

Finnmark: The Last Gasp of Winter

I recently spent an extended Easter weekend visiting my girlfriend’s family in Finnmark, a county in the extreme north-eastern part of Norway. Before going, I only really knew two things about the place – it was...
Summer in Hammerfest

Hammerfest: A Richer Tale

Despite being situated 70° north, a visitor to Hammerfest will soon discover a surprisingly rich history and culture alongside its famous stunning scenery. Northern lights aside, amongst other attractions, the town boasts a polar bear club...
Norwegian Air

Is the Fairytale Over for Norwegian?

Norwegian's rise has been nothing short of an aviation fairytale, but what does the future hold? It is without any doubt one of the greatest success stories ever seen in the travel industry. From their humble...
Sunrise Lake Mjøsa

Life in Norway in 2015

Godt Nyttår / Happy New Year! Thanks to all of you who read and shared my Life in Norway Review of the Year. Although I'm trying to stay away from the insipid goal-setting and resolution posts,...
Hjørundfjord in Norway

The Ideal Time to Visit Norway

The biggest factor putting people off visiting Norway is undoubtedly the cost. Norway's reputation as an expensive place to visit is fully-deserved, as high labour costs and protectionist policies driving prices up, especially at the lower...
Trine Tromsø Friluftsenter

Chasing the Northern Lights

An Interview with Trine Risvik, Tromsø Friluftsenter If and when I leave Norway, I know for sure what my most enduring memory will be: my first and (still to this day) most spectacular sighting of the...