Norway, the Happiest Place on Earth!

© Visit Norway. Humpback whale. Norway has officially won the title 'the happiest place on earth' with Denmark and Iceland as runners up. The World Happiness Report has been published for the past five years, during which the Nordic countries have consistently dominated the top spots. We dived into the question; why? Is it all about hygge? Norway is the happiest place on Earth according to the...

Read more

Rallarvegen – Norway’s Most Beautiful Cycling Route

Every year, in the short season from July to September, over 20,000 cyclists travel the 'Rallarvegen' route from the mountains to the Fjords of Norway, passing glaciars and fresh water lakes as well as boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants... If you are looking for an active holiday this cycling route is well worth considering. Rallarvegen was originally built in 1902 as a construction road in...

Read more

The worlds most beautiful hotel, the Walaker in Solvorn, Norway

Hotels doesn't come more beautiful than the Walaker Hotel. Hidden away in the deep fjords of Norway this historical boutique hotel offers guests a unique experience with unparalleled views. When visiting my in-laws recently they showed my pictures from a recent trip the the West Coast of Norway. In between all the holiday photos I came across a photo I at first glance thought to be a postcard...

Read more

From UK to Norway by car and ferry – this is how we travel to Scandinavia

No wrestling with limiting baggage allowance or going through the stress of airport security and passport controls. Instead you could travel from the UK to Norway in comfort by car, with the help of a few ferries. Unfortunately in 2017 there are no more ferries running between the UK and Scandinavia. Even the sailing between Harwich and Esjberg in Denmark closed down in 2014. And considering that...

Read more

Hurtigruten has suffered a 45 million pound makeover

Hurtigruten's MS «Kong Harald» has suffered a million pound makeover. What was intended to be a transition from being a old and outdated cruise ship to a fresh new and exciting explorer sea voyage, with a strong Norwegian identity has ended up more like a plain, floating motorway cafe. Hurtigruten has spent 550 million Norwegian kroner on renovating four of its cruise ships sailing the...

Read more

Boutique hotel; Juvet Landscape and Design Hotel in Valldal, Norway

In our series of posts on special places to stay in Norway we would like to share perhaps Norway's most stunning design hotel, Juvet Landscape Hotel. The hotel is build as part of an old Norwegian farm as a great example on how modern architecture can go hand in hand with heritage sites. The Juvet Landscape Hotel at Valldal, by the architect company Jensen & Skodvin, is build attached to a farm...

Read more

Boutique Hotel; Herangtunet design lodge in the Norwegian wilderness

As part of a series of posts on special places to stay in Norway we want to draw your attention to the unique Herangtunet Boutique Hotel, a family-run design hotel in a lodge style, surrounded by forest and lakes, on the footsteps of some of the tallest mountain areas in Norway, Jotunheimen. But don't let the traditional Norwegian timber houses deceive you. This 'tun' of buildings, looking like...

Read more

Bergen off the beaten track

© Visit Bergen / Photographer Per Nybø Because Bergen has a lot more to offer than exploring the famous Hanseatic wharf 'Bryggen', admire the view from Mount Floyen, visiting Edvard Grieg's home Troldhaugen, see 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch and visit the buzzing Bergen Fish Market. Discover one of Norway's most beautiful cities with this mini guide; Bergen off the beaten track. Stay at Hotel...

Read more

Norway steals the limelight from the new Ferrari in this official video

Sharp turns and wild nature is why Norway is regarded as some of the world's best road trips. And when launching the 488 Spider 2016 model, Ferrari chose to shoot the official video in... Norway! The video features top attratctions in Norway, such as the Atlantic Road, Trollstigen (the Trolls ladder), The Aurlands Tunnel (the world's longest road tunnel) and one of the worlds most beautiful...

Read more

The Viking Ship Museum – a top attraction in Oslo, Norway

The Viking Ship Museum is a must when visiting Oslo. Not only does it contain some of the world biggest Viking ship, but all the little objects from the Viking era alongside a highly interesting photo exhibition give visitors the feeling of peering through a window into the past. The Viking Ship Museum, 'Vikingskipshuset' is located on the peninsula Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway. The museum is part of...

Read more