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...

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Eckers – a must visit lunch spot and coffee bar in Oslo

Trendy coffee bar opens in fashionable Frogner in Oslo, adding a new vibe to the area. By entering the well lid coffee bar in one of Oslo's more fashionable areas, Frogner you'll meet the founder of the coffee bar, Philip Fjellberg Wibe behind the coffee machine. Philip makes a wide range of excellent coffee based drinks, using coffee beans from leading Scandinavian coffee roasters. When we...

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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...

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Summer in the City, Tjuvholmen and Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo

Nothing is more inviting than the capital of Norway, on a sunny day in Oslo. Modern architecture, deep blue ocean, a vibrant marina with its new city beach, lots of high class restaurants and small cafes, all with outdoor seating. Pop in to the stunning Astrup Fearnley Museum for a cultural experience or head into the shopping streets to source Scandinavian design. Oslo is relaxed, modern and...

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Seaside Restaurants from the Great Gatsby times in and around Oslo

In the times of the roaring 20's and the Great Gatsby soon to launch in cinemas, you can't help to admire fashion and design from the decadent times of the 20's and the 30's. In fact Oslo, the capital of Norway boots of several charming seaside landmarks with historic flair. These places offers an exceptional recreational seaside experience, for the whole family. Ingierstrand Bad Ingierstrand Bad...

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Visit Norway – Family Summer Holiday in the land of the Fjords

Norway, with its name meaning “the path to the North", is known for the Fjords and the Midnight Sun. With a sparsly population of 5,000,000, Norway offers peacefulness and endless of unspoilt nature; A rugged coastline with thousands of islands, and deep fjords. The fjords dramatically cut into the land and were flooded by the sea following the end of the Ice Age. Today Norway have the world's...

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Oslo’s hidden treasure – the Open Bakery

Norway is known for their bakeries and in one of Oslo's tranquil streets you'll find Åpent Bakeri (Open Bakery), one of the best bakeries in Oslo. Åpent Bakeri is a hands-on bakery, baking with old traditions and simple, natural ingredients.The Scandinavian Dad and I visited the bakery today, pics is taken at 4pm -and no problem with getting a table. Not that easy on a Saturday morning when the...

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