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Budget Travel Guide to Bergen

Budget Travel Guide to Bergen

Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, situated tranquilly surrounded by mountains and overlooking the sea. For several hundred years, Bergen was the centre of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. Nowadays, Bergen is a vibrant, youthful city that offers art museums and galleries, a wide selection of cultural events (like the popular Bergen International Festival held annually) as well as exquisite dining opportunities. Planning to travel to Bergen on a budget? This guide will give you loads of useful budget tips and a full list of Bergen experiences and explorations that won’t break the bank! Plan your trip to Norway Need data for your trip to Norway? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared!…
21 Things to do in Bergen - That People Actually Do!

21 Things to do in Bergen – That People Actually Do!

Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen, is a harbourside medieval wonderland. The former capital city is now a laid-back haven of colourful wooden houses, picturesque fjords, and a myriad of museums. The streets are brimming with history from the Hanseatic League, and the city’s port has been a major trading hub since as early as 1020. Although it has a reputation as one of the rainiest cities in Europe, there are many wonderful indoor attractions to keep you occupied. Surrounded by green mountains, Bergen is picture-perfect at every turn. Ready to get started on your sightseeing adventures? Here are 21 things to see and do when you visit Bergen. Plan your trip to Norway Need data for your trip to Norway? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get…
Budget Travel Guide to Tromso

Budget Travel Guide to Tromso

Tromso is one of the most spectacular Arctic cities in the world. Tromso is located far in the north of Norway, deep into the Arctic Circle, and it’s a destination that’s surrounded by fjords and mountains and steeped in culture and history. This is quintessential Norway, where in summer, the midnight sun never sets, while in winter, the landscapes are layered in snow, ice and an ethereal darkness that’s only brightened by the Northern Lights. But is Tromso expensive? Unfortunately, the short answer is yes. This is Norway, don’t forget, and this is not a cheap country by any standards, even Scandinavian. Accommodation is expensive, while food and drink in this remote part of Norway is pricey even in comparison to cities such as Oslo or Bergen. But while you’ll never be able to experience Tromso on the same backpacker budget that you might take to Southeast Asia, there are…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Tromso

Ultimate Travel Guide to Tromso

Located in the far reaches of Northern Norway, deep into the blisteringly remote and extreme depths of the Arctic Circle, Tromso is one of the most adventurous, beautiful and enthralling destinations to visit in Scandinavia. Despite its extreme northern location, Tromso is one of the largest cities in Norway and one of the largest cities within the Arctic Circle, anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. That makes Tromso Norway the best base to explore the icy tundras, to see the Northern Lights in winter, and to have a polar experience like no other. Outside of the cold of winter, in the summertime, the sun never sets, and you can hike into the wilderness or into the mountains, explore the fjords by kayak or boat, and enjoy the great outdoors. Tromso also has a fascinating history, excellent museums and a vibrant, modern culture, as this is the heart of the north of…
Where to stay in Tromso

Where to stay in Tromso

Tromso Norway is quickly becoming a popular destination in Scandinavia. This city in far northern Norway attracts tourists in every season, from the Northern Lights of winter to the midnight sun of summer. It’s a unique destination, at 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle, yet a relatively mild climate thanks to the Gulf Stream coming off the ocean. While Tromso city has a lot to offer in terms of culture and cuisine, the real draw of this region are the outdoor activities, like dog sledding and cross country skiing. In this article, we break out some of the cool places to stay in Norway, and where to find the best place to stay in Tromso. Once you’ve decided where to stay in Tromso, we also provide options for Tromso accommodation, including budget friendly and family friendly hotels in Tromso Norway. We will cover off all types of Tromso accommodation…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Bergen

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Bergen

Built amongst the fjords of Norway’s west coast, Bergen is one of the country’s most important and historic cities. The former medieval capital of Norway, Bergen now plays the role of second city to Oslo, but in terms of culture and heritage, this is a city that’s really second to none. Bergen is home to some of Norway’s most fascinating museums, while culturally this has always been and remains the most important musical and artistic centre in the country. More than this though, Bergen is renowned for its dramatic location, and you’ll find colourful houses built along the shorefront of fjords that are framed by imposing mountains on all sides. This is the gateway to the west coast, and from Bergen, there are endless opportunities to explore Norway's unbeatable outdoors. This is one of the best places to visit in Norway, and to inspire your trip, here’s our ultimate guide…
Where to stay in Bergen

Where to stay in Bergen

Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and the starting point of the popular “Norway in a Nutshell” tour. Set amidst a dramatic background of deep fjords and mountainous peaks, Bergen can be a jumping off point to exploring deeper into Norway, or your final destination in Norway. Bergen city center is relatively compact, leaving most Bergen hotels within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Using our guide to Bergen accommodation, you can easily decide where to stay in Bergen, Norway. We will cover off all types of Bergen accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Bergen hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Bergen, the best Bergen hotels, best places in Bergen to visit, the best places to stay in Bergen, hotels near Bergen attractions, Bergen neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays. Plan your trip to…
20 Things to do in Tromso - That People Actually Do!

20 Things to do in Tromso – That People Actually Do!

Tromso (written as Tromsø in Norwegian) is the cultural hub of Northern Norway. Located on the island of Tromsøya above the Arctic Circle, it is known for being one of the top spots to see the Northern Lights. Although fairly small by international standards, Tromso is quite a populous urban city considering its remote location. From the charming wooden houses in the historic centre to the one-of-a-kind summer festivals, there are countless reasons to choose Tromso as your next travel destination. Interested in learning more? Here are 20 exciting things to do in Tromso, Norway. Plan your trip to Norway Need data for your trip to Norway? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel…
Where to stay in Oslo

Where to stay in Oslo

The capital city of Norway is the perfect combination of urban chic and easy access to outdoor adventure. Whether you are visiting for a weekend getaway or an extended Norwegian vacation, there are many cool places to stay in Oslo. We’ve rounded up the best districts of Oslo to help you decide where to stay in Oslo. Once you find the best Oslo neighborhood for you, we have Oslo hotels to suggest for every budget.  We will cover off all types of Oslo accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Oslo hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Oslo, the best Oslo hotels, best places in Oslo to visit, the best places to stay in Oslo, hotels near Oslo attractions, Oslo neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays. Plan your trip to Norway Need data for your trip…
Luxury Travel Guide to Oslo

Luxury Travel Guide to Oslo

Oslo has long been on the lips of luxury travellers, being one of Europe’s wealthiest cities where you can experience gourmet-cuisine, chic and effortless style whilst being a short distance away from  wild, rugged nature. Oslo is the fusion of history and modernity with plenty of character, with features in the historic city centre alongside modern, slick architectural design in famous buildings such as The Opera House. The perfect year-round destination, summer brings warmer weather and an increase in outdoor activities, whilst in winter the ski season and you can hit the slopes at Holmenkollen, just a short metro ride away from the city centre. The best thing about Norway is that it is suitable for all kinds of travellers, families with children, solo travellers, friends travelling together and couples seeking a romantic getaway. It has something to cater for all your desires, whether it be a nature escape, foodie…