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Åre Sweden

A Day Trip to Åre, Sweden

Åre is a ski resort in Sweden within easy reach of Trondheim, but what's it like in the summer? Time for another road trip! This time I was joined by Gerry, my brother Steve and his...
Attractive Kongsberg

Where is Norway’s Most Attractive Place?

If asked to name Norway's most attractive place, I would bet my house (if I owned one) on you not coming up with these five: Mandal, Vest-Agder Jessheim, Akershus Holmestrand, Vestfold Kongsberg, Buskerud Svolvær, Nordland But that's...
Beautiful Riga

A Postcard from Riga

Most Norwegians spend their Easter break tucking into oranges and Kvikk Lunsj bars after a day of skiing in the last of the season's snow. Not being Norwegian, we flew to Latvia instead! Riga, the nation's...
Radisson Blu Riga

Radisson Blu Latvija, Riga, Latvia

On the most recent leg of the Life in Norway Baltic adventure, we headed to the Latvian capital, Riga. We stayed for two nights in the Radisson Blu Latvija in downtown Riga, just minutes from the Old...
Lusail City 2022 Stadium

Qatar – A Country Under Construction

This week I went somewhere totally new, in every sense of the word. Not only was it my first visit to the Middle East, the furthest east I've travelled (and after checking a map, the furthest...
Trondheim Tourist Office

A new look for Trondheim Tourism

Trondheim's main tourism centre has had a long-overdue makeover. The old centre on Torget was small, cramped, and not well advertised. The new premises on Nordre gate is light, airy, and somewhere you actually want to...
A Weekend in Tallinn

A Postcard from Tallinn

My first trip to Estonia, in fact my first trip to any of the Baltic states, saw me fly with Estonian Air to the charming capital city of Tallinn. Is it worth a weekend trip from Norway? One...
Radisson Lounge 24 Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia

When travelling, sometimes I want to stay somewhere unique, off the beaten track, or in the cheapest possible hostel. Other times, I fall for the comfort blanket of familiarity. Staying at Tallinn's Radisson Blu definitely falls...
Estonian Air plane

Flying to Tallinn with Estonian Air

Those who follow Life in Norway on Facebook or Twitter or saw my exploring the Baltics post last month will know I recently visited Tallinn. I chose to fly with Estonian Air for not only my first visit to...
Bergen airport entrance

Rebuilding Flesland – Norway’s worst airport

BOOM! If you’re anywhere near Bergen Airport Flesland in the evenings these days, you’ll feel at least one “rumble”. It’s the vibrations from ground being blasted away to make room for a brand new airport terminal,...