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A view of Rampestreken viewing platform and the Romsdal valley, mountains, and fjord below.
Åndalsnes, the mountaineering capital of Norway, known for iconic spots such as Rampestreken and Trollveggen has added something exciting to its offerings for tourists and nature-lovers alike, the Romsdal gondola. The Romsdal Gondola The gondola, which opened in May of 2021, offers a new way to experience the world-class views of the Romsdal Alps and...
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A birds-eye view over the beautiful Lodalen valley and Lovatnet.
One of our favorite regions to explore is Stryn municipality, especially in the summer. Sadly, it’s another season where we haven’t been able to welcome you, our beloved guests, due to the pandemic. So in the meantime, we keep exploring and revisiting some of our favorite places so that we’re able to continue to offer...
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a bonfire next to the ocean during midsummer
Summer is finally here and in Norway that means it’s time for Midsummer celebrations. In fact, Midsummer has been celebrated throughout Europe for thousands of years. It’s a joyous way to mark the end of the cold, dark days of winter and celebrate the return of the long, warm days of summer filled with endless...
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A close up view from the crowd marching in the Syttende Mai parade in Oslo, Norway pre-pandemic.
Norway is gearing up for its biggest annual celebration and we thought we’d take you along as our plus-one. Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway celebrated every year on the 17th of May. It is simply referred to as “Syttende Mai” (17th May) and is a colorful celebration of Norway’s independence. History The...
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a windy road through a snowy landscape to get to a cabin, Norway.
Easter is one of the most important holidays in Norway. Despite being a very secular country, this holiday is an important part of Norwegian culture. Easter is a time for Norwegians to celebrate the last days of winter as well as the arrival of spring after a long period of cold and darkness. And celebrate,...
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A view over Geiranger and Geirangerfjord in Norway.
As most of the world is spending time at home right now in quarantine, we’ve spent a lot more time watching movies. Films have been a wonderful way to escape the heaviness in the world right now by providing a way to venture outside the confines of our homes. We thought it would be fun...
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Scenic view into the Efjorddalen valley wilderness in Norway in warm autumn light with Kuglhornet summit in background.
Autumn is a special time in Norway. The tourists have gone back to their respective homelands, the days are growing shorter again, the air is crisp and cool, and the natural landscape is filled with reds, golds, greens, and browns. We’ve put together a list of the best things to do during autumn in Norway....
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A train journeying through a beautiful Norwegian landscape.
Norway has arguably some of the most stunning scenery in the world. As a result, it offers some amazing train journeys along its fjords and through its wild and dramatic countryside. We’ve put together a list of what we consider to be the  5 best train journeys in Norway. Flåm line The Flåm railway might...
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Detail of a Viking decoration Inside the Longhouse in the Lofotr Viking Museum in the town of Borg in the Lofoten Islands, Norway
The interest in Vikings has permeated pop culture in recent years with numerous video games, TV shows, and films paying homage to Norse mythology. Many new people have now set their sights on the land of Odin as a vacation destination and it’s no wonder. With its stunning natural landscape, friendly people, and rich Viking...
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A view looking over Lillehammer from the Lysgardsbakken ski jumping arena in Lillehammer, Norway.
Does the town of Lillehammer sound familiar? It should. It was home to the Winter Olympics in 1994, where the infamous ice-skater Tonya Harding complained of a broken shoelace after a failed first jump. Tonya Harding earned notoriety when her ex-husband hired a hit man to assault fellow Olympian Nancy Kerrigan at the Olympic trials...
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