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Winter in the Norwegian capital

Winter in the Norwegian capital

Blog posts   •   Nov 07, 2019 07:00 UTC

​Oslo in December is a feast of Christmas shopping and festive preparations. The first weekend of Advent will see the centenary lighting of the huge Universitetsplassen Christmas tree. The Jul i Vinterland Christmas market, in the middle of Spikersuppa, welcomes Christmas shoppers up until 22 December, with stalls, festive workshops and entertainment.

Dogsledding and gourmet dining

Dogsledding and gourmet dining

Blog posts   •   Nov 01, 2019 07:00 UTC

The party city

The party city

Blog posts   •   Oct 25, 2019 08:00 UTC

​Aberdeen’s lively social scene is an intoxicating mix of traditional pubs and cool clubs, with establishments offering a cocktail of classic favourites and modern fusion.

Bringing new life to an old mining community

Bringing new life to an old mining community

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2019 09:50 UTC

Around 90 km from Bodø, surrounded by majestic peaks, glaciers and one of Norway’s largest untouched mountain landscapes, lies the old mining community of Sulitjelma. The area, nicknamed “Lapland’s hell”, came to be the second largest industrial workplace in the country in the early 20th century. Everything here was owned by the mining company.

Across the pond

Across the pond

Blog posts   •   Sep 30, 2019 11:35 UTC

Do it your way is the message from Visit Liverpool, promising that you really can come as you are – whether you’re here for the museums and galleries, some football, The Beatles, or some crazy Bongo’s Bingo.

​Underwater Joy

​Underwater Joy

Blog posts   •   Sep 25, 2019 08:28 UTC

The area around Mo i Rana is a paradise of caves, with several water-filled caves and around 200 dry caves. Jordbrugrotta is the largest water-filled diving cave in Northern Europe. Cave divers come here from around the world to experience the uniquely clear water, marble formations and Norwegian nature.

City of music

City of music

Blog posts   •   Aug 23, 2019 08:00 UTC

Throughout the year one festival after another takes place in this lively city, and autumn is no exception. From 18–21 September, the annual Reeperbahn Festival takes place. Over four hectic days, 360 concerts take place featuring everything from heavy metal and punk to indie, hip-hop, jazz and soul.

​The city between seven mountains

​The city between seven mountains

Blog posts   •   Aug 20, 2019 11:15 UTC

There’s a lack of consensus as to which of the mountains surrounding Bergen actually belong to the “seven mountains”, but everyone can at least agree that Ulriken and Fløyfjellet are two of them, so we decided to take the kids on a hike ‘across Vidden’, as the locals say. This walk is around 15 kilometres, and can comfortably be done in a day, even with a 10-year-old and an 8-year-old in tow.

Out in the forest

Out in the forest

Blog posts   •   Aug 20, 2019 10:58 UTC

​Let’s be honest here: Stedsans in the Woods is not for everybody. If, however, you’re dreaming of getting back to nature with a touch of hippy chic, this glamping site in the middle of the woods in Halland province, is a thought-provoking experience.

Adults only

Adults only

Blog posts   •   Jul 04, 2019 07:00 UTC

​Do you dream of falling asleep to a lion’s roar and waking up to the sound of cackling parrots and flamingos? If so, spend the night at Gir Lion Lodges at London Zoo the next time you’re visiting the city. As well as private guided tours around the park after closing, the price includes a welcome drink, dinner buffet and a full English breakfast.

Archipelago landscape

Archipelago landscape

Blog posts   •   Jun 27, 2019 07:00 UTC

​Vega is like a blue shadow out at sea. The myriad of islands that make up the Vega islands off the Helgeland coast form one of Europe’s most extensive archipelagos. Out here in the blue await great experiences on a small scale.

Around the streets of Copenhagen

Around the streets of Copenhagen

Blog posts   •   Jun 14, 2019 10:57 UTC

​Every third tourist in Copenhagen comes for the food, according to the head of local tourism. Consequently, foodie walking tours have become hugely popular.

Lofoten’s wild west

Lofoten’s wild west

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2019 07:00 UTC

The Lofoten wall extends over 100 km out into the Norwegian Sea. Out towards its tip lies Moskenes island with its green meadows, white beaches and majestic mountains. A tour of Moskenes takes 2 to 5 days, depending on how many detours you’re tempted to make and how much time you have at your disposal.

​Out in the open sea

​Out in the open sea

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2019 09:00 UTC

If you zoom in on Helgeland on the map, the Træna archipelago appears as a dot, 33 nautical miles due west out in the open sea.

Vibrant big city

Vibrant big city

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 06:00 UTC

Munich and its 1.5 million inhabitants really like to celebrate summer. Open-air restaurants, music festivals and bathing activities along the Isar river make Germany’s third largest city a real summer hotspot.

Lighthouse holiday at the mouth of the fjord

Lighthouse holiday at the mouth of the fjord

Blog posts   •   Apr 17, 2019 09:00 UTC

Off the Trøndelag coast lies the large island of Hitra. A little further out is the beautiful island of Frøya. A boat ride beyond is the little island community of Mausund, and another boat ride takes you to Vingleia lighthouse, at the mouth of the fjord.

Couples therapy in Gothenburg

Couples therapy in Gothenburg

Blog posts   •   Apr 10, 2019 09:30 UTC

What about surprising your partner with a mini-break to Gothenburg this spring?

Kids dream holiday

Kids dream holiday

Blog posts   •   Apr 04, 2019 09:00 UTC

Say the name Billund, and the first thing that enters the heads of families with children is Legoland. And yes, the amusement park which last year celebrated 50 years of fun is definitely worth a visit. But after that you should head to the North Sea.

A family in the wilderness

A family in the wilderness

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2019 09:00 UTC

​High waves, heavy snowfall, small children and lots of luggage to transport over the icy sea. The trip to Nordkvaløya island in Troms began as a real challenge for Selma (3), Alice (6) and their parents Martin and Helena.

Joys of the mountains

Joys of the mountains

Blog posts   •   Mar 13, 2019 09:00 UTC

​The sun hasn’t yet risen, but the moon is showing the way. It’s winter, but our cheeks are rosy. It’s dark, but still not gloomy. We are in the heart of Sunnmøre, where the peaks rise around us on all sides like mighty fortresses. Now is the time! This is what I’ve been waiting for: The first peak tour of the year.