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Norwegian Air

Norwegian To Launch New American Routes in 2014

Norwegian Air will fly directly from Oslo to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando from next year, the airline announced today. An announcement of new long-haul destinations had been expected given the airline's investment in Boeing's...
Road Trip

A Norwegian Road Trip – Day 1

It was long overdue. Finally, after more than two years of living in Norway, I got behind the wheel of a car for the first time! Living in Oslo for two years I had little need...
Guest room at The Thief in Oslo

The Thief: Waterfront Luxury in Oslo

This Tjuvholmen hotel is perfect for those who want to treat themselves or a loved one. Check availability and rates at this hotel Tjuvholmen is Oslo’s brand new fjordside neighbourhood, an extension to Aker Brygge, and...
SAS Norway

Frequent Flyer Points Back in Norway

Finally, Norwegians can earn frequent flyer points on domestic flights. The month of May brought great news for those of us who travel a lot within Norway – the ban on earning frequent flyer points on...
Rome

A Postcard from Rome

Tiny toy cars, mopeds, cyclists, speeding locals, bumbling tourists, chatter, horns, scorching 32C heat – welcome to summertime in Roma, Italia. Rome was delightful, it really was, but just too busy for me. On Saturday we travelled...
Midnight in Bergen summer

First Hotel Marin, Bergen

My latest visit to Bergen coincided with Bergenfest and nearly the entire hotel capacity of the city was booked up. A huge tusen takk then to the First Hotel Marin for finding me a room at...
Cruise ship in Trondheim

Welcoming A Cruise Ship Into Port

Thanks to a hat-tip from Visit Trondheim, I spent some time on Friday morning watching the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship arrive at Trondheim Port. I didn't expect much other than seeing a new part...
Minnesota

Heads up America, I’m coming!

I'm thrilled to announce that this October I'll be visiting the heartland of the Norwegian-American community… Minnesota. Gerry is in town for a conference so I'm taking the opportunity to join him and visit somewhere I'd otherwise...
Sun setting over Geitfjellet

Lost in the Mountains

Okay so the title is a little white lie, I wasn't literally lost in the mountains. It refers to the feeling of isolation on my recent trip to Rundtjønnhytta, the tiny cabin in the middle of...

A Day and Night in a Mountain Cabin

“I've read your blog and you write about the cities really well, but you're about to see real Norwegian life” So said my guide Kristian, as we jumped on a snowmobile for an 8km tour of...