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The Ofoten line – wild, beautiful and important

One of Europe’s most awesome railway lines crosses Norway in less than 43 km, going from the fjord up into the mountains. The...

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VIDEO – Norway – Ofotbanen

The Ofoten Line (Ofotbanen) is a 43 km long railway from the port of Narvik to the Swedish border. It continues into Northern Swedish...

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The seabird colonies at Røst

We are going on a boat trip to the large bird cliffs at Røst. There we will encounter mighty nature, majestic eagles, colourful puffins...

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Røst lies at the extreme edge of Lofoten, Norway

Whoever sets foot on Røst will only have the mighty ocean on all sides. On the other hand you get around on your feet or bicycle,...

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Pietro Querini’s amazing journey

Pietro Querini is the Venetian nobleman who in the early summer of 1431 in Chania, Crete embarks on a ship loaded with wine and spices,...

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Doors in the city of Stavanger

Doors are among the most fascinating objects one can observe by walking around in a city centre. Building facades with windows and doors...

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VIDEO – Norway – Røst in Lofoten

A boat trip to the seabird colonies of Røst in outer Lofoten, home to the largest population of sea eagles in the world and the largest...

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World Heritage #1486 – Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site

Yes, it’s an industrial heritage but it is also the site of one of the most spectacular commando operations during World War II. The...

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The resurrection of the Hafrsfjord Vikings

Hafrsfjord saw in 872 AD one of the most decisive battles in the history of Norway. King Harald Hårfagre defeated a number of petty kings...

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Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom

Outside Bodø in Northern Norway we find the strongest maelstrom, or tidal current, in the world. Four times a day enormous quantities of...

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Sculptures in the centre of Oslo, Part 2

The second and last part of this walk from Oslo Central Station to the Royal Palace takes us from the Storting and up the hill to the...

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Sculptures in the centre of Oslo, Part 1

Whoever walks from Oslo’s Central Station to the Royal Palace will find a large number of sculptures of various kinds. Here you can...

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The Broken Column sculpture project in Stavanger, Norway

The art project “Broken Column” (popularly known as Rusty Men or Iron men) was completed in 2003 as an installation at 23...

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Street Art in Stavanger, Norway

Try this unusual city walk in Stavanger. Search for large murals on building facades and understand why Stavanger has become...

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The Gladmat festival in Stavanger, Norway

In late July each year 250,000 gather in Stavanger to take part in Scandinavia’s leading food festival.   Gladmat, literally meaning...

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Imagine standing on top of the world’s most famous ski jump – Holmenkollen

The view from the tower on the Holmenkollen hill is tremendous. Behind us is the huge forest of Nordmarka, ahead is Oslo and the wide...

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Celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day

This year’s National Day celebration was even more spectacular than previously. The Norwegians are celebrating the 200th anniversary...

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Hardanger Road Trip (6) Sørfjorden, Odda and Røldal

The ingredients of the last part of our road trip in Norway are fjord, snow, fruit trees, industrial plants, a waterfall and a stave...

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Hardanger Road Trip (5) Agatunet

Heading south on the Sørfjord on our Hardanger road trip we paid a visit to the unique hamlet of Agatunet, one of the very original farm...

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Hardanger Road Trip (4) Utne

There is more to Utne than we imagined before arriving here. The evening we spent was perfect and the next morning offered an insight into...

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Hardanger Road Trip (3) Rosendal to Utne

Our second day on the road in beautiful, sunny Hardanger, Norway offered blossoming fruit trees, snowcapped mountains, a blue fjord, and a...

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Hardanger Road Trip (2) Rosendal

It was a beautiful morning in Rosendal, on the second day of our Hardanger Road Trip. After a lovely breakfast at the centrally located,...

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Hardanger Road Trip (1) Stavanger to Rosendal

Read about two and a half days on the road in picturesque Hardanger, Norway. It is spring, the fruit trees are in blossom, the snow has...

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Norway – Førde in the crossroads

Førde was previously rated the ugliest town in Norway. There are unfortunately many contenders for this unfavourable title and I sincerely...

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VIDEO – Norway – Førde

Førde is a medium-sized town in Western Norway. It is set at the end of Sunnfjord, amidst high mountains. Førde is now transforming into a...

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