Best things to do in Flam and Gudvangen in Norway

(This post about things to do in Flam and Gudvangen was updated in September 2019)   For most visitors to Norway a trip to experience the fjords is a must. As such Flam and Gudvangen in the Aurland municipality are popular destinations offering a gateway to one of the most beautiful and popular fjords in western […]

Top 9 best books about Norway (or set in Norway)

Best books about Norway

Think of Norway and immediately snow covered peaks, glaciers, stunning fjords, the northern lights and of course fearsome Vikings spring to mind. And possibly the term Nordic Noir!   Norway with its population of just over 5 million receives 9 million plus visitors a year with the majority of those arriving over the summer months. […]

15 photographs that will inspire you to visit Laerdal Norway

The village of Laerdal in Norway

(This post about Laerdal in Norway was updated in 2019)   If there is one country in the world consistently on bucket lists it is Norway. With stunning scenery, majestic fjords, quaint towns and villages, the northern lights and more in this beautiful northern European country planning to visit Norway should be on every European itinerary. […]

An ultimate guide to visiting Bergen in Norway

houses in bergen norway

(This post about visiting Bergen was updated in January 2019)   Bergen is a beautiful Norwegian city and also a designated UNESCO World Heritage City, a European City of Culture and the Gateway to the Fjords! Bergen was founded in 1070 and is Norway’s second largest city with a population of approximately 280,000.  It is situated […]

5 reasons visiting Laerdal in Norway should be on your Scandinavian itinerary

If you are planning to visit Norway and spend some time exploring this beautiful country there are so many wonderful places to add to your Norwegian itinerary. With some of the most spectacular scenery in the world including fjords, snow peaked mountains, stunning villages and towns, as well as iconic train journeys, the northern lights […]