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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 surrounded by breathtaking fjords like Bergen or Ålesund. To …

[ Written by Kathi | 14 Oct 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

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 of my last two winters in …

[ Written by Katja | 10 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]

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 people, eat local foods, …

[ Written by Frankie | 22 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

I don’t know about you, but every few months I am in desperate need of complete relaxation. It can get tough at times living in a metropolis like Berlin where it’s all about getting the job done, keeping up with social activities, having an open ear for friends and their problems and always working out your own. On top of all that you are trying to maintain a somewhat healthy …

[ Written by Katja | 2 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Snowboarding in Norway is good.
No, really it is.
I never thought I’d type that sentence after ten years snowboarding in the Alps and only in the Alps, but yes, snowboarding in Norway is good.
Now I know what you’re thinking, you don’t believe me, so allow me to answer some of your questions.

Where did you go?
We spent five days in Hafjell as part of an extended tour of Nordic Europe. Hafjell is …

[ Written by Frankie | 26 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Hemmed by kilometers of woodland and a fjord (which actually isn’t a fjord, but is pretty anyway), Norway’s capital is an easy-going city with the perfect size for exploring on foot. We were here for just a stopover after our stunning trip to Hemsedal, with just one day left before our plane would take us back home. Even though it was freezing cold back in January we very much enjoyed …

[ Written by guest | 26 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

When picking the right place to spend a ski holiday we are faced with a ton of options. It’s a bit like picking a place with a nice beach – just sun and the ocean is not enough, we also want a great hotel, vibrant nightlife and ideally a couple of cultural options. With the ski holiday that is not much different. Finding snow and ski pistes is not the …

[ Written by Katja | 15 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Imagine colorful and ornamented Art Nouvou bulidings framed by a postcard scenery of mountains and fjords. My hometown, Ålesund, has been voted the most beautiful town in Norway, and not without reason. Its beauty is widely recognized (I’m not just saying this because I’m from there), even The Times are big fans. Located on the Norwegian west coast, it’s just a short ride with the Coastal Steamer away from the unique UNESCO …

[ Written by guest | 31 Jan 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

Norway and I have a somewhat difficult past. About a year or 2 ago I had a flight booked to Oslo at 8am but coming home drunk at 5am I never made it to the airport in time. Then, a year later, I was given the opportunity to visit on three different occasions within a matter of just a couple of months but never managed to squeeze it into my …

[ Written by Katja | 17 Jan 2012 | 8 Comments | ]

“Does this city of 560,000 inhabitants have enough to offer a visitor? Does it really have to be so pricey? The answer is YES. And NO, not really. But when you take into consideration its fine dining and blissful boozing, its scenic splendors, its potent underground culture and, in particular, its booming live music scene, Oslo is a life-lover’s Garden of Eden, a bountiful feast of immense, sacred proportions. More …

[ Written by guest | 16 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
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