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Fall in Scandinavia - In Photos

Posted on 06. Sep, 2013 by .


I’ve mentioned this before - there are few things in life I hate most than hot weather. I would much rather move to northern Europe than tropical islands given the option. Feeling the crisp air brush against my cheeks while I venture on yet another leisurely  stroll is one of my favorite things, ever, perhaps [...]

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How To Spend 72 Hours In Oslo

Posted on 03. Jul, 2013 by .


While the countryside of Norway gathers far more attention than the actual capital, I, for one, find this highly unfair. Mind you - I absolutely loved the fjords, and it’s still today one of my favorite travel experiences. But I genuinely think that Oslo shouldn’t be left out, and shouldn’t be a simple transit stop. [...]

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Boarding Norway’s Most Famous Train: the Flåm

Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by .


Can you name the most famous train rides in the world? The reverie-inducing, slightly unattainable, bucket-list worthy type? I bet the Trans-Siberian, the Orient-Express, and the Swiss glacier come to mind. And then, of course, the Flåm train. I honestly didn’t know how my week in this country could possibly get any better. But again, Norway [...]

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Museum Crawl on Oslo’s Bygdøy Island

Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by .


The idea of a museum-crawl isn’t necessarily what I have in mind when exploring a new city. I usually concentrate my time on the architectural highlights, culinary specialties of the chocolate type and perhaps a stroll in a scenic park if Mother Nature is kind enough on that day. Museums though? Not my thing. Even when I [...]

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Cruise in the Norway fjords? Check!

Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by .


2012 was a year of firsts. And bucket list items. And the biggest one of all? Finally going on a cruise in the Norway fjords. This is, admittedly,  most amazing thing I have ever done, bar none. An early start at the Bergen train station to what seemingly was the middle of nowhere, and from [...]

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Why you should stay overnight in Flåm

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .


“You’re staying in Flåm…for the night?“, he said, unsure of himself, question marks in his eyes - mirroring my own. “Yes, that’s what my itinerary says“, I replied, also a bit skeptical. After all, Flåm is famous for one thing, and one thing only - its train. There isn’t a TimeOut for Flåm, nor is there a guidebook, [...]

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Where to stay in Oslo: Thon Panorama Hotel

Posted on 02. Nov, 2012 by .


The Thon Panorama Hotel in Oslo is definitely a great pick if you plan to stay in Norway‘s capital for a few days. Let’s see why. Thon Panorama Hotel - The Location View Larger Map As you can see, the hotel is ideally located in the center of Oslo - a few minutes walk from the [...]

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Where to stay in Flam: Fretheim Hotel

Posted on 16. Oct, 2012 by .


During my week in Norway, I had the chance to stay overnight in the teeny-tiny village of Flam, right in the heart of the fjords. While I was a bit skeptical about the quality of accommodation in such a remote place, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The Fretheim Hotel is, for lack of a better word, simply [...]

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Bergen, the most photogenic place on the planet?

Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by .


It’s hard not to like Bergen. It may not be Norway‘s most exciting city, nor the most historical. But I found it to be particularly interesting nonetheless, and most importantly, very pretty. It was the starting point of my love affair with Norway. And that alone is a good enough reason to go to Bergen, [...]

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Where to stay in Bergen: Scandic Bergen City

Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by .


The Scandic Bergen City is a great option to look into if you’re planning on staying overnight in Bergen. Here’s why: View Larger Map Scandic Bergen City: Location The hotel is located just outside the hustle of the town center, but close enough that it’s not very long to get to. I actually really liked [...]

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