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Notes from the field – Svalbard, Norway

Our Greece expert, Stella, swapped the golden beaches and olive-clad hillsides of her beloved Greek islands to holiday in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago 807 miles south of the North Pole. Svalbard is the northernmost settlement in the world and is known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers

Notes from the field – The Northern Fjords

In this edition of  ‘Notes from the field’, our two Scandinavia experts Michelle and Rosanna went on an exciting trip to the Northern Fjords in Norway and shared their insights with us. They are located between Bergen and Trondheim and offer dramatic scenery of carpeted green mountains,

‘Holiday at the Extreme’ with Sunvil

Have you been watching ITV’s series ‘Life at the Extreme’ with Davina McCall? I’ve been hooked due largely to the fabulous cinematography and because each episode is packed full of interesting facts about animals who survive, and thrive, in some of the world’s harshest conditions. I’ve been

Things to do in Norway while waiting for the Northern Lights

While the reason most winter visitors to northern Norway brave the chilly temperatures and long nights is to get a sighting of the mysterious aurora borealis (or Northern Lights), there is plenty to do in the region while you’re waiting for nature’s greatest light show to begin

Driving bliss: the National Tourist Routes in Norway

Within a few minutes of leaving the airport in Tromsø I was experiencing those two magical ingredients that anyone who has driven in Norway will immediately recognise. The contrast between the traffic I’d faced on the way to Stansted that morning and the empty road I was

Wild landscapes of Svalbard – a photo post

  If you travel to a place that’s 80 degrees north of the equator and only 800 miles from the North Pole, there are certain things you can expect to find: snow, ice, polar bears, and a distinct lack of people. True, the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

10 Fabulous Photos of the Northern Lights

A magical night under the Arctic skies experiencing a multi-coloured display of the Northern Lights is high on many people’s bucket lists. For those fortunate enough to have seen them, the hype is more than justified. Norway and Sweden are two of the most popular destinations for

7 Facts about the Northern Lights

1. What are the Northern Lights? “High energy protons and electrons spill over into our atmosphere; they get through our magnetic shield where it’s weak, at the poles.” “I don’t care what causes it… it’s still beautiful.” Fans of the 1980s film Local Hero might recognise the

10 reasons to go to Norway on your next holiday

In this post we take a look at 10 reasons (of course there are many more) why Norway offers so much as a holiday destination, whether you’re looking for activity, culture or just world-class scenery. Here are some of our highlights:   1. Oslo for Scandinavian sophistication

The joy of a Norway road trip

There are surely few better countries for a road trip than Norway. The journey from the capital Oslo to Kirkenes near the Russian border high above the Arctic Circle covers over 2,500 kilometres. Along the way it passes through what is without doubt some of the world’s