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Svalbard and Arctic Islands
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Norway - Lofoten Islands
Norway - General, Resources, Tips, Lists
Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Winter & Holidays & Northern Lights

Norway - specific towns, features, regions

RAUMA LINE This short 90-minute journey runs from Dombås on the Dovre Line to Åndalsnes. Situated between Trondheim and Oslo, this scenic train trip can be combined with the Hurtigruten voyage and is linked by bus to bigger cities close by. Big panoramic windows will make sure that you can enjoy the splendid views on each side of this comfortable modern train - not to mention the view of the infamous Troll Wall (Trollveggen) where you might spot base jumpers taking the 'plunge'.

Norway's four most Scenic train journeys | 50 Degrees North

RAUMA LINE This short 90-minute journey runs from Dombås on the Dovre Line to Åndalsnes. Situated between Trondheim and Oslo, this scenic train trip can be combined with the Hurtigruten voyage and is linked by bus to bigger cities close by. Big panoramic windows will make sure that you can enjoy the splendid views on each side of this comfortable modern train - not to mention the view of the infamous Troll Wall (Trollveggen) where you might spot base jumpers taking the 'plunge'.

From the outermost island in the sea, to the large forests in our country, "Where no one should believe that anyone could live" wishes a peaceful and merry Christmas! Here are glimpses from the 2018 season - from Stokkøya, Sørøya, Tussøy, Finnskogen, Skorpo and Vinkenes!

7. Julehelsing

From the outermost island in the sea, to the large forests in our country, "Where no one should believe that anyone could live" wishes a peaceful and merry Christmas! Here are glimpses from the 2018 season - from Stokkøya, Sørøya, Tussøy, Finnskogen, Skorpo and Vinkenes!

Near Oslo: Solobservatoriet - Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

Snøhetta to design Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

Near Oslo: Solobservatoriet - Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

Near Oslo: The golden cupola of Snøhetta's planetarium will be orbited by seven "interstellar cabins" as part of Norway's largest astronomical facility.

Snøhetta to design Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

Near Oslo: The golden cupola of Snøhetta's planetarium will be orbited by seven "interstellar cabins" as part of Norway's largest astronomical facility.

This movie explores the undulating wooden form of the Snøhetta-designed Reindeer Observation Pavilion and its setting in Norway's Dovre Mountains

Timelapse movie tours Snøhetta's Reindeer Observation Pavilion

This movie explores the undulating wooden form of the Snøhetta-designed Reindeer Observation Pavilion and its setting in Norway's Dovre Mountains

the pavilion is a glass-fronted steel box. But inside, its features a rippled timber core constructed by Norwegian shipbuilders to match the surrounding topography.Visitors to the pavilion can sit on the wooden form, where they are warmed by a suspended furnace.

Timelapse movie tours Snøhetta's Reindeer Observation Pavilion

the pavilion is a glass-fronted steel box. But inside, its features a rippled timber core constructed by Norwegian shipbuilders to match the surrounding topography.Visitors to the pavilion can sit on the wooden form, where they are warmed by a suspended furnace.

summer, you can once again experience spectacular views, award-winning architecture and learn more about wild reindeer and musk on Dovrefjell.

Velkommen til viewpoint SNØHETTA på Dovrefjell — Norsk Villreinsenter

summer, you can once again experience spectacular views, award-winning architecture and learn more about wild reindeer and musk on Dovrefjell.

summer, you can once again experience spectacular views, award-winning architecture and learn more about wild reindeer and musk on Dovrefjell.

Velkommen til viewpoint SNØHETTA på Dovrefjell — Norsk Villreinsenter

summer, you can once again experience spectacular views, award-winning architecture and learn more about wild reindeer and musk on Dovrefjell.

BIG has completed The Twist art gallery that twirls "like a deck of cards" and bridges the river dividing Kistefos sculpture park in Norway.

BIG bridges river with twisting art gallery in Norway

BIG has completed The Twist art gallery that twirls "like a deck of cards" and bridges the river dividing Kistefos sculpture park in Norway.

The Twist art gallery that twirls "like a deck of cards" and bridges the river dividing Kistefos sculpture park in Norway. Described by BIG's founder Bjarke Ingels as "an inhabitable bridge", the primary goal of the aluminium-clad art gallery is to improve the park's circulation by offering a new river crossing.

BIG bridges river with twisting art gallery in Norway

The Twist art gallery that twirls "like a deck of cards" and bridges the river dividing Kistefos sculpture park in Norway. Described by BIG's founder Bjarke Ingels as "an inhabitable bridge", the primary goal of the aluminium-clad art gallery is to improve the park's circulation by offering a new river crossing.

UNDER, an underwater restaurant, plunges from a craggy shoreline in the remote village of Båly, Norway. Designed by Snøhetta to resemble a sunken periscope, the 495-square-metre restaurant is fronted by a panoramic window on marine life. The building on Norway's southern coast seats up to 40 people and can be used for some marine research.

Europe's first underwater restaurant completed by Snøhetta

UNDER, an underwater restaurant, plunges from a craggy shoreline in the remote village of Båly, Norway. Designed by Snøhetta to resemble a sunken periscope, the 495-square-metre restaurant is fronted by a panoramic window on marine life. The building on Norway's southern coast seats up to 40 people and can be used for some marine research.

Under, the "world's largest underwater restaurant", which plunges from a craggy shoreline in the remote village of Båly, Norway. Designed by Snøhetta to resemble a sunken periscope, the 495-square-metre restaurant is fronted by a huge panoramic window that gives visitors a view of marine life. The building on Norway's southern coast, which can seat up to 40 people and will also be used as a marine research centre, is Europe's first underwater restaurant.

Europe's first underwater restaurant completed by Snøhetta

Under, the "world's largest underwater restaurant", which plunges from a craggy shoreline in the remote village of Båly, Norway. Designed by Snøhetta to resemble a sunken periscope, the 495-square-metre restaurant is fronted by a huge panoramic window that gives visitors a view of marine life. The building on Norway's southern coast, which can seat up to 40 people and will also be used as a marine research centre, is Europe's first underwater restaurant.

Visit Tromsø (@visittromso) is a wonderful set of photos in all seasons! • Instagram photos and videos

Visit Tromsø (@visittromso) is a wonderful set of photos in all seasons! • Instagram photos and videos

Finland

Top 20 BEST Traditional Finnish Food You Should Try

Top 20 BEST Traditional Finnish Food You Should Try

Finnish food – what is it? Here I wrote down some of the most popular traditional foods of Finland you must not leave without trying!

Svalbard and Arctic Islands

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Hurtigruten - Other Cruise & Boat Options

Knitting under the Midnight Sun with ARNE & CARLOSWe have the pleasure of inviting you on a Knitting Cruise under the Midnight Sub on the Coastal Steamer “Hurtigruten”. Our knitting cruises are a huge success

Knitting under the Midnight Sun » ARNE & CARLOS » Reisecompaniet

We have the pleasure of inviting you on a Knitting Cruise under the Midnight Sun on the Coastal Steamer “Hurtigruten”. Our knitting cruises are a huge success and this is our third cruise, but the first time under the Midnight Sun!

Snøhetta has designed a pair of grand stone arches as the entrance points for a 1.7-kilometre shipping tunnel on Norway's coast

Snøhetta designs terraced stone entrances for Norway's huge Stad Ship Tunnel

Snøhetta has designed a pair of grand stone arches as the entrance points for a 1.7-kilometre shipping tunnel on Norway's coast

Hurtigruten invests in the Norwegian coast: Launches spectacular plans for locally-directed development in Nordkapp and Honningsvåg, and an innovative Green district in Dokken, Bergen

​Hurtigruten satser på norskekysten: Lanserer spektakulære planer for Nordkapp, Honningsvåg og Bergen

Sammen med lokale aktører lanserer Hurtigruten spektakulære planer flere steder langs norskekysten. På Nordkapp og i Honningsvåg skal det skapes nye...

Norway - Driving Road Trips and Trains

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Norway - Lofoten Islands

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Norway - General, Resources, Tips, Lists

top 4 recommendations for train travel in Norway

Norway's four most Scenic train journeys | 50 Degrees North

top 4 recommendations for train travel in Norway

"Quick Clay" landslide hazard areas in Norway affect 90,000 people's homes. | The landslide in Gjerdrum is a disaster that has been warned and feared for many years

Raset i Gjerdrum er en katastrofe som har vært varslet og fryktet i en årrekke

Kvikkleireraset på Gjerdrum er en varslet katastrofe. I en årrekke har man kjent til faren for slike ras i mange norske boområder.

Denmark, Finland, Sweden

Bits of Finland and anything Finnish around the world, in the past or in the present. Tumblr

Bits of Finland and anything Finnish around the world, in the past or in the present. Tumblr

Winter & Holidays & Northern Lights

Ultimate Lofoten Winter Guide: What to Do in Lofoten in Winter

Ultimate Lofoten Winter Guide: What to Do in Lofoten in Winter

Going to the Lofoten Islands in winter can be a good idea if you like fun and the northern lights. This is a guide of things to do in Lofoten in winter.

Considering a trip to Norway in winter? This guide will walk you through the best places to visit in Norway in winter and tell you the pros and cons of each. Tromsø excluded! | Places to visit in Norway | Norway in winter | Norway winter trips | Norway winter destinations | Tromsø | Lofoten Islands | Bergen | Oslo | Northern lights in Norway | Where to see the northern lights in Norway | Visit Norway | Winter in Norway | Christmas in Norway | Norway in December | Norway destinations | Norway…

14 Places to Visit in Norway in Winter (That Aren't Tromsø!)

Considering a trip to Norway in winter? This guide will walk you through the best places to visit in Norway in winter and tell you the pros and cons of each.

A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Photographing The Northern Lights

A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Photographing The Northern Lights

Dean J. Tatooles specializes in fine art panoramic landscape photography, wildlife photography, and indigenous portraiture from remote locations around

Just because you're stuck at home, doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. Not only can you take virtual tour

Live stream the Northern Lights from your couch tonight

Just because you're stuck at home, doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. Not only can you take virtual tour

RAUMA LINE This short 90-minute journey runs from Dombås on the Dovre Line to Åndalsnes. Situated between Trondheim and Oslo, this scenic train trip can be combined with the Hurtigruten voyage and is linked by bus to bigger cities close by. Big panoramic windows will make sure that you can enjoy the splendid views on each side of this comfortable modern train - not to mention the view of the infamous Troll Wall (Trollveggen) where you might spot base jumpers taking the 'plunge'.

Norway's four most Scenic train journeys | 50 Degrees North

RAUMA LINE This short 90-minute journey runs from Dombås on the Dovre Line to Åndalsnes. Situated between Trondheim and Oslo, this scenic train trip can be combined with the Hurtigruten voyage and is linked by bus to bigger cities close by. Big panoramic windows will make sure that you can enjoy the splendid views on each side of this comfortable modern train - not to mention the view of the infamous Troll Wall (Trollveggen) where you might spot base jumpers taking the 'plunge'.

top 4 recommendations for train travel in Norway

Norway's four most Scenic train journeys | 50 Degrees North

top 4 recommendations for train travel in Norway

"Quick Clay" landslide hazard areas in Norway affect 90,000 people's homes. | The landslide in Gjerdrum is a disaster that has been warned and feared for many years

Raset i Gjerdrum er en katastrofe som har vært varslet og fryktet i en årrekke

Kvikkleireraset på Gjerdrum er en varslet katastrofe. I en årrekke har man kjent til faren for slike ras i mange norske boområder.

From the outermost island in the sea, to the large forests in our country, "Where no one should believe that anyone could live" wishes a peaceful and merry Christmas! Here are glimpses from the 2018 season - from Stokkøya, Sørøya, Tussøy, Finnskogen, Skorpo and Vinkenes!

7. Julehelsing

From the outermost island in the sea, to the large forests in our country, "Where no one should believe that anyone could live" wishes a peaceful and merry Christmas! Here are glimpses from the 2018 season - from Stokkøya, Sørøya, Tussøy, Finnskogen, Skorpo and Vinkenes!

Knitting under the Midnight Sun with ARNE & CARLOSWe have the pleasure of inviting you on a Knitting Cruise under the Midnight Sub on the Coastal Steamer “Hurtigruten”. Our knitting cruises are a huge success

Knitting under the Midnight Sun » ARNE & CARLOS » Reisecompaniet

We have the pleasure of inviting you on a Knitting Cruise under the Midnight Sun on the Coastal Steamer “Hurtigruten”. Our knitting cruises are a huge success and this is our third cruise, but the first time under the Midnight Sun!

Ultimate Lofoten Winter Guide: What to Do in Lofoten in Winter

Ultimate Lofoten Winter Guide: What to Do in Lofoten in Winter

Going to the Lofoten Islands in winter can be a good idea if you like fun and the northern lights. This is a guide of things to do in Lofoten in winter.

Considering a trip to Norway in winter? This guide will walk you through the best places to visit in Norway in winter and tell you the pros and cons of each. Tromsø excluded! | Places to visit in Norway | Norway in winter | Norway winter trips | Norway winter destinations | Tromsø | Lofoten Islands | Bergen | Oslo | Northern lights in Norway | Where to see the northern lights in Norway | Visit Norway | Winter in Norway | Christmas in Norway | Norway in December | Norway destinations | Norway…

14 Places to Visit in Norway in Winter (That Aren't Tromsø!)

Considering a trip to Norway in winter? This guide will walk you through the best places to visit in Norway in winter and tell you the pros and cons of each.

A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Photographing The Northern Lights

A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Photographing The Northern Lights

Dean J. Tatooles specializes in fine art panoramic landscape photography, wildlife photography, and indigenous portraiture from remote locations around

Just because you're stuck at home, doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. Not only can you take virtual tour

Live stream the Northern Lights from your couch tonight

Just because you're stuck at home, doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. Not only can you take virtual tour

Near Oslo: Solobservatoriet - Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

Snøhetta to design Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

Near Oslo: Solobservatoriet - Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

Near Oslo: The golden cupola of Snøhetta's planetarium will be orbited by seven "interstellar cabins" as part of Norway's largest astronomical facility.

Snøhetta to design Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

Near Oslo: The golden cupola of Snøhetta's planetarium will be orbited by seven "interstellar cabins" as part of Norway's largest astronomical facility.

Snøhetta has designed a pair of grand stone arches as the entrance points for a 1.7-kilometre shipping tunnel on Norway's coast

Snøhetta designs terraced stone entrances for Norway's huge Stad Ship Tunnel

Snøhetta has designed a pair of grand stone arches as the entrance points for a 1.7-kilometre shipping tunnel on Norway's coast

This movie explores the undulating wooden form of the Snøhetta-designed Reindeer Observation Pavilion and its setting in Norway's Dovre Mountains

Timelapse movie tours Snøhetta's Reindeer Observation Pavilion

This movie explores the undulating wooden form of the Snøhetta-designed Reindeer Observation Pavilion and its setting in Norway's Dovre Mountains

the pavilion is a glass-fronted steel box. But inside, its features a rippled timber core constructed by Norwegian shipbuilders to match the surrounding topography.Visitors to the pavilion can sit on the wooden form, where they are warmed by a suspended furnace.

Timelapse movie tours Snøhetta's Reindeer Observation Pavilion

the pavilion is a glass-fronted steel box. But inside, its features a rippled timber core constructed by Norwegian shipbuilders to match the surrounding topography.Visitors to the pavilion can sit on the wooden form, where they are warmed by a suspended furnace.

summer, you can once again experience spectacular views, award-winning architecture and learn more about wild reindeer and musk on Dovrefjell.

Velkommen til viewpoint SNØHETTA på Dovrefjell — Norsk Villreinsenter

summer, you can once again experience spectacular views, award-winning architecture and learn more about wild reindeer and musk on Dovrefjell.

summer, you can once again experience spectacular views, award-winning architecture and learn more about wild reindeer and musk on Dovrefjell.

Velkommen til viewpoint SNØHETTA på Dovrefjell — Norsk Villreinsenter

summer, you can once again experience spectacular views, award-winning architecture and learn more about wild reindeer and musk on Dovrefjell.