A Mountain Bike Paradise

Skibotn in Northern Norway is probably the best place around the Lyngenfjord to go mountain biking. Here you will find a wide range of...

National Parks in Scandinavia

The Scandinavian region has many national parks, each with its own claim to unique native flora and fauna. Denmark’s parks are very new – the...

Four Seasons at Juvet Landscape Hotel

Juvet Landscape Hotel at Alstad in Valldal, Norway is a synthesis of raw Norwegian nature, cultural history and modern architecture. The man behind the idea,...

The Inland Counties in Eastern Norway

The counties of Hedmark and Oppland are found in the heart of Norway, a vast area where Mother Nature offers large variations.  In Hedmark and...

Hitting the Walking Trails in Scandinavia

The Scandinavian region is known for its great open landscapes and is a mecca for hikers and backpackers. Waymarked footpaths are found in scenically...

Mountain Hiking in Norway

Fannaråken is one of the most well-known mountains in Norway. One reason is that the mountain is very visible, either you drive across the...

Oslo – on a budget

Oslo is the smallest and quietest of the Scandinavian capitals and also a familiar name on Europe’s top 10 most expensive cities. However, thanks...

Freedom to Roam in Scandinavia

The freedom to explore nature is considered a birthright of most Scandinavians, and the politicians have seen fit to put that inheritance into law....

Norwegian Mountain Hikes

Snøhetta (the Snow Cap) is the highest mountain on Dovrefjell - a mountain region southwest of Trondheim and northwest of Lillehammer. Dovrefjell is known for its beautiful...

Five Star Camping in Norway

Bring your own caravan or mobile home, or rent a luxurious caravan or a high standard camping cabin. All is possible at the Hallingdal...

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