Nordkapp – Feeling on Top of the World at the North Cape!

Nordkapp Globe Monument

Nordkapp or North Cape is Europe’s Northern-most Inhabited Point: Reaching the North Cape (Nordkapp in Norwegian), gives us a sense of achievement – not that we’ve scaled the steep cliff to get up here nor did we do it tough like the early explorers. On the contrary, our very comfortable coach from Honningsvåg deposits us […]

Tromsø – Hunting the Northern Lights

Statue of Roald Amundsen, Tromsø

Tromsø has Many Northernmost Claims: Tromsø is a town that can boast of many things. This capital of Arctic Norway is the gateway to the Arctic Ocean and is the largest town in the polar region of Scandinavia. Tromsø is a very important research town and at Polaria, the national centre for research and information, […]

So What’s a Trollfjord Drink?

Hurtigruten cruise

A Hurtigruten Tradition on Crossing the Arctic Circle: We reached the Arctic Circle this morning and as we pass the entrance of the Trollfjord, it is a tradition on  a Hurtigruten cruise that you have a Trollfjord drink. Our invitation says to put on warm clothes and to be out on the deck at 23:30 […]

Trondheim – Norway’s Coronation City

Var Frue Kirke, Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim has a special place in Norwegian culture and history. As Norway’s first capital, Trondheim is up till today Norway’s Coronation city and a popular destination for pilgrims.

Norwegian Christmas Traditions

Christmas Street Decorations, Norway

Christmas is a very special time for Norwegians and in many parts of the country it is still celebrated in a very traditional way. With the whole country pretty much covered in snow, it’s a truly White Christmas in Norway.