Breathtaking Norway

Breathtaking scenery, historic sights and modern cities are the big attractions for the traveler to Norway. Norway is synonymous with nature: abundant with majestic mountains...
A Rolling Railway Museum in Norway

A Rolling Railway Museum in Norway

In Vennesla near Kristiansand you’ll find a narrow gauge preserved railway line (3’6” gauge) using 100 years old steam locomotives and carriages. The 48.5 miles...

The Louisiana of Sweden

In 2012 a huge stone, wood and concrete building at Hållunden outside Stockholm opened its doors to the public. Artipelag, as the art gallery...
Environment Friendly Norway Loves Plug-in Electric Cars

Environment Friendly Norway Loves Plug-in Electric Cars

Last month Norway’s plug-in electric vehicle sales notched a strong 31.7% increase, hitting 4,339 sales and an awesome 30.6% market share. While reaching a 3%...
Norwegian Scientist Solved the Mysteries of Spectacular Aurora Borealis

Norwegian Scientist Solved the Mysteries of Spectacular Aurora Borealis

It is 100 years since Norway’s most famous physicist and industry researcher died. Kristian Birkeland was the world’s first space researcher and put Norwegian...
Norwegian Entrepreneur Thinks Inside the Box

Norwegian Entrepreneur Thinks Inside the Box

In October 2013, Norwegian entrepreneur Berta Lende Røed launched what has been called “love in a box”. Her Fuelbox was intended to teach couples...

Norway’s New Banknotes in Circulation

Last week two of Norway’s new maritime banknotes entered circulation, 100 and 200 kroner. Viking ships and fish have taken the place of cultural...

Scandinavian Places in a Nutshell

Whether you’re in a car or coach, on a bicycle, boat or train, on foot or on skis, the Scandinavian countries have an enormous...
Scandinavian Restaurants rank among the best in Europe

Scandinavian Restaurants Rank Among the Best in Europe

OAD (Opinionated About Dining) is the only dining survey that factors experience into its rating system. Its 2016 results are based on over 160,000...
Norway, Naturally

Norway, Naturally

Author Trygve Sunde Kolderup has produced an excellent guide to 60 unique Norwegian outdoor experiences and places to stay. Kolderup is manager of Hvitserk,...

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