Summer Chamber Music by the Moscow Chamber Music Academy

Lillehammer Church - Lillehammer

Summer Chamber Music in Norwegian Churches by the Moscow Chamber Music Academy: The Moscow Chamber Music Academy is doing a three-week tour of Norway, performing at various churches around this beautiful country. Under the baton of cellist Igor Bobowitsch, the  Academy will perform selected works by master composers such as Bach, Chopin, Haydn, Vivaldi and […]

Bergen – Famous for its Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf

Bergen Hanseatic Wharf

Norway’s first capital city and a town Famous for Its Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf: Bergen is a city best known for its Hanseatic heritage. The Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is a UNESCO World Heritage site, dating back to the days when Bryggen was a major Hanseatic trading centre. The city of Bergen enjoys a beautiful location – […]

The Legend of the Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters Legend

The Saga of the Helgeland Mountains: Fifteen minutes after our ship departed from Sandnessjøen, we see the mountain range referred to as the “Seven Sisters”. In summer, the waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are the most photographed as no less than seven waterfalls descend into the fjord. The falls are more visible in May-July during the […]

Airport Transfer – Bergen Flesland Airport

Bergen Flesland Airport

Bergen Flesland Airport: Arrival and Departure Transportation Bergen Flesland Airport has very good airport transportation options for arriving passengers to get to their end destinations.  Travellers at Bergen Flesland Airport can choose any of the following airport transfer options: airport express coaches, local buses, hotel buses, mini-bus services, taxis, rental cars as well as boats. […]

Petter Dass – a Poet and a Priest

Petter Dass Statue, Sandnessjøen

Alstahaug’s Famous Son: In Sandnessjøen town centre is the portly statue of Petter Dass, a poet and a priest who played a key role in Norway’s cultural history. Petter Dass lived and worked in the borough of  Alstahaug for 18 years and is one of the prominent figures who brought fame to the region. Considered […]

Taken for a Ride – a Kicksled Ride!

Kicksledding in Kirkenes, Norway..

A Winter Substitute for Bicycles: Sometimes it can be nice to be taken for a ride, especially when it’s your cruise director taking you on a ride on a kicksled. On the way to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel, we saw a few locals kicksledding their way on the road. It seems like a very nice […]

Bergen Fish Market

Bergen Fish Market

A Seafood Lover’s Delight: This place is a seafood lover’s delight and when the market is in full operation there is an abundance of market stalls selling all kinds of seafood that Norway is famous for. The Bergen Fish Market is a popular place for visitors and locals to buy snacks to have on the […]

Hurtigruten Cruise: A King Crab Adventure

King Crab Fishing, Norway

Hunting for King Crabs on the Hurtigruten Cruise: A King Crab Safari is one of the optional tours offered by Hurtigruten on its Norwegian Coastal Cruise. This excursion offers passengers a unique experience of watching the guides go ice fishing to catch the largest and freshest King Crabs in the world, after which the crabs […]

The End of the World’s Most Beautiful Voyage

Hurtigruten - Richard With

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage: The Last Leg of a Thoroughly Enjoyable Journey: Day 13: Ålesund – Torvik – Måloy – Florø – Bergen.The final day on board. Past Ålesund , Torvik, Måloy and Florø the ship patiently weaves its way through the skerries of the West Coast and by lunch, glides towards Bergen, the city […]

Norwegian Food on our Hurtigruten Cruise

Dinner on a Hurtigruten Cruise..

What to Expect of your Hurtigruten Cruise Foods On our winter Hurtigruten Norwegian cruise, there were only about 45 passengers doing the whole round trip journey from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. Along the way a few passengers joined, but generally there’s plenty of room to spread out and mealtimes were very casual.  This is […]