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Aurora, Helsinki, and the Numbers

FINLAND | Fri, 1 Apr 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [308]

Leaving Norway on an Aurora High My goal in going to Norway was realized in the end - I saw the northern lights!!! Going on guided light chases will certainly wreck your budget (see below), but it was totally worth it. You have to be able to get ... Read more >

Tags: aurora borealis, budget, finland, helsinki, northern lights, norway, sabbatical, solo, travel, tromsø

Arctic Norway: What Am I Doing Here?

NORWAY | Sun, 27 Mar 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [389] | Comments [2]

March’s full moon accompanied me on the last leg of my arrival in Norway, hovering just over the wing of the plane from Oslo to Tromsø and giving me my first view of the country. In the south, there was only patchy snow on the watery land, ... Read more >

Tags: aurora borealis, easter, northern lights, norway, population density, sabbatical, snow, solo, travel, tromsø

Beautiful Bergen

NORWAY | Thu, 8 Oct 2015 | By welcometomyworld | Views [363]

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and is on the south west side. It is surrounded by Fjords and mountains and is incredibly beautiful. I was luckily enough to have two nights there. Accommodation is ridiculously expensive in Norway (along ... Read more >

Tags: bergen, norway

Norway in a Nutshell

NORWAY | Mon, 5 Oct 2015 | By welcometomyworld | Views [346]

Struggling to write this as I'm sitting in my hostel bed with no sheets because an American girl stole my bed and blankets (She literally looks like the headmaster from Matilda, breathes like a dragon and I am just not going near her). AND if that isn't ... Read more >

Tags: fjords, norway, train

Alesund

NORWAY | Thu, 24 Sep 2015 | By brandonborn | Views [409]

Finally made it to Norway, after years of dreaming I’ve finally made it to the top spot on my bucket list, and so far it hasn’t disappointed. The trip here was incredible, five planes, 8 buses, 2 trains, 2 taxi’s and a ferry. For anyone ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, city, explore, fun, norway, school, travel

Trondheim

NORWAY | Sat, 12 Sep 2015 | By brandonborn | Views [308]

September 11th, Trondheim       Currently I am sitting in the old Vikhammer Hotel, just up the hill from where I pitched my tent for the two nights I'm here. First impressions of Norway are great, the landscapes are incredible ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, city, explore, norway, travel

Lingering Over a Late Lunch: Gamlastovo Farm, Norway

NORWAY | Sun, 22 Feb 2015 | By jgreghenry | Views [391]

To understand Norway, you need to spend some time outside Oslo. The Norwegians are people who enjoy the outdoors. Outdoor recreation and sports are popular. Skiing, fishing, hiking… But an outdoor life also includes work. Rural life is still a ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, norway, plums, pudding, recipes

Tax, Visas, Immigration, Bureaucratic Red Tape and other Certainties

NORWAY | Sun, 1 Jun 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [671]

A recent interaction with the UK’s HM Revenue and customs has reignited my underlying sense of contempt for bureaucratic organisations. It seems that no matter how far and wide you travel there are a few certainties: Whatever new country ... Read more >

Tags: beureaucratic red tape, immigration, immigration police, norway, tax, udi, uk, visas

"This is not Scandinavia" - 16 Things to do in Oslo and How I Came to Relate to a Sidewalk Poet

NORWAY | Fri, 16 May 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [628]

Some eight years ago walking home through the inner city suburb of Macdonald Town, Sydney, I stopped to read a few words etched in the cement.   “This is not Scandinavia”. The fact that someone had chosen preserve these precise ... Read more >

Tags: norway, oslo, this is not scandinavia

Finnish Lapland to Norway - Natural Perspectives

FINLAND | Fri, 5 Jul 2013 | By mrniles | Views [172]

Its uncanny how when you stand at the bottom of the well, and look up at the sky, during the day time,...and the stars are visible. Its a scientific fact that the tunnel effect of the walls of the well act as a natural telescope and light diffuser. This ... Read more >

Tags: finland, finnish, lapland, norway, roadtrips

Oslo

NORWAY | Fri, 29 Jun 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1440]

Day 1 A short 1 hour flight from Copenhagen and we land in Oslo at 1130, where I get a train direct to Oslo S(Central). At the ticket machines, I get my ticket and it reminds me to "validate" the ticket before getting on board. There are ... Read more >

Tags: akershus, art, castle, munch, norway, oslo, rain, sightseeing

Feeling the Fear in the Arctic Tundra

NORWAY | Fri, 2 Mar 2012 | By jchesters | Views [195]

Feel the fear, but do it anyway. This is about how I felt “the fear” but said screw it, and spent 5 days in the Arctic wilderness of Norway, driving a pack of huskies across the tundra. It’s an often-repeated mantra, but it has become ... Read more >

Tags: arctic, arctic circle, dog sledding, norway, tundra

Update: Travel Alert - Norwegian Bomb And Shooting Attacks Leave 76 Dead

NORWAY | Sat, 23 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3314]

Norway is reeling after a twin attack involving a large bomb blast on its capital, Oslo, and a vicious shooting rampage on a youth camp. The carnage has left at least 76 people dead. The shooting attack was carried out at a youth camp in Utoeya - ... Read more >

Tags: blast, explosion, norway, travel-alert

Wildlife Safety Issues In Norway

NORWAY | Wed, 21 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [399]

In Norway man shares the country with several wildlife species which are beautiful to observe but have their own specific hazards.  Wildlife In Norway Deer can be seen all over Norway particularly in the country areas and tundra. In deer country ... Read more >

Tags: europe, norway, travel-safety, wildlife

Petty Crime And Scams In Norway

NORWAY | Wed, 21 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [487]

In general crime rates in Norway are very low compared to the rest of Europe. Like anywhere, visitors just need to pay attention to a few areas and be aware of some of the common scams.  Petty Crime Theft of credit cards, passports and other valuables ... Read more >

Tags: europe, norway, scams, travel-crime, travel-safety

Road Safety Issues In Norway

NORWAY | Wed, 21 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [311]

In Norway there were 212 deaths from road accidents in 2009. This equates to 4.4 deaths per 100,000 on the roads compared to a UK average of 3.8 per hundred thousand. The distances and times taken to travel across the country are often underestimated ... Read more >

Tags: europe, norway, road-safety, travel-safety, travel-transport

Norway's Mountains And Wilderness

NORWAY | Wed, 21 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [298]

Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and many visitors come to see the mountain scenery and the wilderness of the Arctic tundra. There are miles of countryside that have no humans living there and this wilderness is one of the things ... Read more >

Tags: europe, hypothermia, norway, travel-health, travel-safety

Drinking And Drug Safety Issues In Norway

NORWAY | Wed, 21 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [721]

Drink and drugs related issues are an increasing problem in Norway. Visitors need to be aware of areas of general concern and should also acquaint themselves with local legislation.  Drugs in Norway Oslo earned itself the title of “Drug Death ... Read more >

Tags: drink, drugs, europe, norway, travel-health, travel-legal, travel-safety

Fjords Galore!

NORWAY | Sun, 16 May 2010 | By neil_loewen | Views [648]

I left Copenhagen after two days there, and set my sights on Sweden.  It was kind of a big deal to cross the bridge from Denmark to Sweden (longest in the world?), because I had seen it on Discovery Channel many times!  We left Copenhagen, on our way ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful, bergen, fjords, gothenburg, neil loewen, norway, sweden

Photos: Cycling around Trondheim

NORWAY | Wed, 21 Apr 2010 | By downunder81 | Photo Gallery

Took the bike out to test it, to see what I need to repair; took some photos along the way.
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Tags: bicycle, fjord, norge, norway, sykel, sykle, trondheim

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