Perhaps no attraction is more spectacular than the wondrous aurora borealis – or as they’re more commonly known, the northern lights! As the lights are a natural occurrence, there is no absolute guarantee to see the lights at any time of year, but visiting during certain given periods will increase your viewing chances greatly.
Gorgeous, genetically blessed Norway ranks among the upper echelons of the world’s not-to-be-missed destinations. The beauty of the rugged-beyond-repair glacier-carved fjords can silence even the most jaded travelers who’ve been wearing the “been there done that” t-shirt for years.
Skien is the county capital of Telemark County in Norway. The city has around 50,000 inhabitants, and is beautifully situated between the two water reservoirs of Bryggevannet and Hjellevannet. The waterfront is an important part of the cityscape, which is a mixture of pedestrian streets, green areas and monumental buildings. Skien’s beautiful church with its […]
Located in West Telemark in the small town of Kviteseid, Morgedal is a small valley unspoilt by over-development, unlike many other tourist destinations. An active farming community, many people make their living farming the land here, and as such, it is a great place to experience a real piece of heartland Norway. There are approximately […]
If you treasure an awesome scenic experience, the North Sea Road is not to be missed! It can take you all the way from the southern city of Kristiansand to Stavanger and north to Haugesund. The main attraction is the everchanging panorama along the way.
Try a Norwegian Christmas this year. It will do you good, and it is for sure something different. Celebrating Christmas on board a ship sailing along one of the most beautiful coastlines of the world is an experience of a lifetime.
Each year the Northern Light Festival are held in January in Tromsø. In cause of that Hurtigruten arranges the Northern Light cruise for the fourth time. This year it is held at MS Trollfjord, the winter ship in the fleet of eleven ships.
No matter what time of year you travel the natural light plays an important role, dramatising the scenery and enhancing the experience. During the winter months a quiet, atmospheric darkness prevails, penetrated by warm embers of light from navigation beacons, clusters of houses and towns along the shore. If conditions are suitable the night sky will be illuminated by the fluorescent Northern Lights dancing on their black stage.