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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…
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…
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…
48 hours in Bergen - A 2 day Itinerary

48 hours in Bergen – A 2 day Itinerary

Bergen is an urban city that is full of life but also has plenty to offer those looking for a more peaceful experience. The city is steeped in history and has a lot to offer those who want to learn more about Norway’s past. With its natural beauty, friendly people, and great food, Bergen is one of the best cities in the world to visit. 48 hours in Bergen has something for everyone. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the scenery, then you should visit the mountains and fjords. But if you are more interested…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Why you have to Visit the Lapland in Norway

Why you have to Visit the Lapland in Norway

It’s a picturesque sea of white mountainous terrain and winding fjords that some of the scenes in the movie “Frozen” were based on it. The Norwegian Lapland - also known as Finnmark - is a land of frosted woodlands, iced lakes, and pure magical wonder. At the edge of both Russia and Finland and found at the northeast tip of Norway, Finnmark presents a paradox as sweeping as its land mass - it’s a barren county filled with action and adventure. Also included in the Lapland is Tromsø and Rovaniemi. While its climate can be extremely cold, you can bask…