Historical House in Norway restored to former glory

Why would a family in London find a derelict house in rural Norway for sale, thinking it would be a great idea to buy it to use every holiday and spare time to restore it to its former glory? The house was on the market for over a year before we finally decided to put a bid in. What really persuaded us in the end would be the history of the house. What it once was. Villa Wessel was build in 1898...

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Villa Wessel has a new roof

Our Norwegian house project: a log house from 1898 that we bought in a derelict state in 2017 with the wish to transform it into its former glory. The big project this summer was to change the roof, to replace the old with fresh, new wood shingles. 16,000 shingles to be exact which all have to be laid, one by one, and hammered using one nail on each shingle. Our labour of love in other words -...

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Fly to the Scandinavian Mountains

Scandinavian Mountains Airport, also referred to as Sälen Trysil Airport, is an airport under construction in Dalarna, Sweden, close to the Norwegian border. And the new airport has just announced its opening date! With 6,400,000 guest nights, 100,000 beds and 3,300,000 ski days, every year - Scandinavian Mountains is already an established tourist destination. Especially in winter as a ski...

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Best Ski Destinations in the Nordic Region

Escape the crowds in the alps and head to Scandinavia. We want to share the the best of the best, from worlds class, high-profile winter hangouts to remote, off the beaten track destinations. Before you plan your next snowy adventure, read this guide to the top resorts across the Nordic region. Norway Norway is known for its wild and beautiful nature, its mountains, glaciers and deep coastal...

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Trysil, a Magical and Family friendly ski resort

We've just returned from our skiing holiday in Trysil, Norway and I just wanted to share this amazing Winter destination and ski resort with you... Trysil is situated in the heart of Norway, merely a 2 hour drive north from Oslo Airport (watch this space as they are building a second airport only 45 min away - ready for travellers for the winter 2019/2020 season) with airport transfer directly...

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The Arctic Challenge Junior TAC JR Dates and Destinations

Eat healthy, be a kid and play, have fun in the snow with your friends -do you take the challenge? The Arctic Challenge Junior is a event and concept that aims to promote a healthy childhood and its' a chance for kids 8 to 12 years to snowboard alongside some of the greatest names currently on the winter sports scene, even Terje Håkonsen himself. And it's all for free. Rider: Ben Ferguson...

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Family Winter Holiday in Norway – Top 5 Ski destinations

Are you dreaming of a week of winter wonderland and family fun outdoors, hot chocolate and evenings spent in front of the log fire? Why not consider some of the most fabulous ski resorts in Scandinavia? Scandinavians are known for being family oriented, for their tall mountains and snowy winters. All you'll need to create that memorable winter family holiday. You've probably heard that all...

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Skiing with kids? How to dress your child in the cold.

Planning a family ski holiday this winter? Here is our quick guide, on how to keep your children dry, warm and happy out in the snow by dressing in layers. And also a few general recommendations on how to get the most out of skiing with children. We've also recently come across some very useful advice on what to wear on the snow, here - including the differences between snowboard and skiing...

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