Norway in a nutshell:

  • Incredible coastal scenery
  • Country of Vikings
  • Midnight sun and northern lights
  • Majestic Norwegian fjords
  • Winter wonderland
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Lonely Planet: - Northern Norway will blow your mind

Lonely Planet: - Northern Norway will blow your mind

According to the magazine Lonely Planet, Northern Norway will "blow your mind" The famous travel guide has named the region one of the world's top ten regions to visit in 2015. "Northern Norway (Nord-Norge) will blow your mind with its heartbreakingly beautiful landscapes of glaciers and fjord-riven mountains, all bathed in crystal-clear light.

Gladmat Festival in Stavanger

Gladmat Festival in Stavanger

Stavanger invites 23-26 July 2014 to  Scandinavia's largest food festival  it’s a popular event, drawing some 250,000 visitors every year. Offering an arena for consumers and food producers to meet, the festival is a great place to discover niche products, taste local ingredients and get the lowdown on the latest culinary trends.

Oslo's funky new landmarks

Oslo's funky new landmarks

The downtown waterfront area in Oslo is reborn as a neighborhood blending museums, restaurants and chic urban living. The New York Times described Oslo as "ready to shine" including it on their list of top destinations of 2013. One of the reasons  is definitely  the new art island of Tjuvholmen, with Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art as the main focus point.

Restaurants keep their Michelin stars

Restaurants keep their Michelin stars

The three Norwegian restaurants that won stars in the prestigious Michelin Guide last year have won them again in the guide’s latest edition. Maaemo, the innovative Oslo restaurant that won two stars last year, kept both of them.

Norway’s only restaurant with two Michelin stars, Maaemo, has a very urban location at the top of these stairs in Oslo’s Grønland district, right next to the railroad tracks leading into Oslo’s central station.

The Thief Hotel Opens in Oslo

The Thief Hotel Opens in Oslo

Every designer-friendly city needs a boutique hotel. That's where The Thief comes in. The 120-room property opened its doors in downtown Oslo, Norway, near the waterfront and ground central for an urban-renewal project that has all of Scandinavia talking.

Curious about the name? It's actually rooted in history. During the 18th century in Oslo criminals were brought to the very island (then called "Thief Island") that the hotel now rests on, Tjuvholmen, now closer classified as a peninsula. Just steps from the hotel and in this up-and-coming area are car-free streets, art galleries, bars, cafes, restaurants, and eclectic shops—all the goods for an artsy stay.