Norway

Meet the girl who lives in a mountain hut in Norway

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I met Johanna during a media conference in Berlin this summer where she spoke about what it's like to live in the Norwegian mountains by herself. She had an incredibly calm way of speaking; her talk was by far my favorite. A few months later, we're close to Christmas now and I'm rushing from the office to a dinner in Kreuzberg, when I ring her for an intervi[...]

A Local's Guide to a Perfect Day in Oslo with Siv Jakobsen

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No one knows a city better than its locals. We asked musician Siv Jakobsen - who just released her debut album The Nordic Mellow - to share with us her favorite places in Oslo.  Oslo is one of my favorite cities in the world. It is perhaps my favorite city, as I was born in it, and have since been living in a suburb of it. After taking a 5 year stint [...]

Avoiding the 'Venice Effect': Off Season in Bergen, Norway

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I went to Bergen, Norway in the summertime this past year and I liked it well enough. But then I returned to Bergen this winter - and absolutely I loved it. It was colder, it was rainier and it was darker, but it was also better. I couldn't stop gushing afterwards about the city, its charm and all its gorgeousness. I certainly registered those before, just n[...]

Fun in Trysil - exploring Norway's largest ski resort

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My fourth trip to Norway and I couldn't have loved it more. When I was younger, I never really understood why people went to a place more than once or twice. My logic: if you have time and money to travel, why not go see different places each time? Now, at 33, I know there is something unique and soothing about returning to a place you already know. You alre[...]

12 hours in Oslo

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Norway has this thing where the countryside is so beautiful that you almost want to get out of its cities as soon as possible. Except that Norwegian cities are also pretty stunning. So what do you when your plane landed, that backpack is ready for serious action and you still want to sip some coffee in the coolest part (Grünerlokka!) of Oslo? Well, you squee[...]

Planning a Hiking trip to Stolsheimen, Norway

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I genuinely believe that hiking in Norway is one of the best things a human being could possibly do on a long weekend. Walking through, wait for it, 50 shades of green for hours and hours, armed with a map, a bottle of water and a camera, and then finally arriving at the hut completely exhausted, you will feel like you've just discovered a whole new level of[...]

26 awesome things to do in Trondheim

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Can you name two things that Norway is famous for? Exactly, fjords and northern lights. As Trondheim isn't particularly famous for either of them (unless you are very lucky in the deepest of winter), this city in central Norway, in a region called Trøndelag, is rarely found on traveller's itineraries. It is not the Capital of Northern Lights like Tromsø, or [...]

Return to Norway - the snow in Hovden

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Man, I love Norway. Like really love it. As in, Icouldlivethere love it. This January was my 3rd time there and never cease to be amazed at the gorgeous landscapes, the lovely people, the amazing food, the whole thing. It  just never gets old, even when I'm visiting a place that is really just made of snow and a few wooden houses. After spending parts[...]

World's Coolest Internship: Husky Dog Handler

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Amalie is a young Norwegian girl. She is twenty years old, has long straight hair and bright green-grey eyes. She loves animals, she likes to run and to swim and she smiles when she receives messages from a boy she likes. One day she'd like to travel the world. "I'd like to see more of South America." She says. "I want to travel around, meet the local[...]

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