Archive of ‘Norway’ category

72 Hours in Tromsø

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As the capital of the Arctic Circle, and, to some, the quirkiest town in Norway, Tromsø has quite the reputation to live up to. This is the place where all Nordic adventures begin, where history meets Scandinavian art de vivre, and where thrill meets unadulterated awe. Tempted to explore Tromsø for a long weekend? Here’s everything you […]

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7 Stunning and Iconic Things to Do in Norway

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Norway is the type of country that must be experienced once in a lifetime. Where else can you find this unique mix of history, nature, food and architecture? This otherworldly landscape, this ancient Viking heritage? To this day, and despite having visited 20+ other countries, Norway still ranks pretty high up my list of favorite […]

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72 Hours In Oslo

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While the countryside of Norway gathers far more attention than the actual capital, I, for one, find this highly unfair. Mind you – I absolutely loved the fjords, and it’s still today one of my favorite travel experiences. But I genuinely think that Oslo shouldn’t be left out, and shouldn’t be a simple transit stop. […]

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Boarding Norway’s Most Famous Train: the Flåm

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Can you name the most famous train rides in the world? The reverie-inducing, slightly unattainable, bucket-list worthy type? I bet the Trans-Siberian, the Orient-Express, and the Swiss glacier come to mind. And then, of course, the Flåm train. I honestly didn’t know how my week in this country could possibly get any better. But again, Norway […]

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Bygdøy: Oslo’s Museum Island

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The idea of a museum crawl isn’t necessarily what I have in mind when exploring a new city. I usually concentrate my time on the architectural highlights, culinary specialties of the chocolate type and perhaps a stroll in a scenic park if Mother Nature is kind enough on that day. Museums though? Not my thing. Even when […]

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Underestimate Flåm

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“You’re staying in Flåm… for the night?“, he said, hesitant, question marks in his eyes – which only mirrored my own. “Yes, that’s what my itinerary says“, I replied, just as skeptical. After all, Flåm is famous for one thing, and one thing only – its train. There isn’t a TimeOut for Flåm, nor is there a guidebook, […]

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