Category: Norway

Fjord life in Norway

Fjord life in Norway

Lean back and take a break from all the stress. Wouldn’t it be nice to stay in a cozy and historical fjord hotel in peaceful locations between glaciers, waterfalls and stave churches? Guaranteed stress-free zone. The video focuses upon two hotels - Tørvis Hotell in Marifjøra and Walaker Hotell in Solvorn – as well as numerous attractions [...]

Top 6 Scandinavian cruise destinations

Top 6 Scandinavian cruise destinations

Despite inhabiting the same continent, the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are a world apart from places such as Barcelona, Lisbon, and Gibraltar. Scandinavia is a true blend of bustling cities, serene fjords, and fascinating Nordic history unique to Northern Europe, and cruises along the Baltic Sea are some of the most popular [...]

Impressive panorama of Preikestolen, Norway

Impressive panorama of Preikestolen, Norway

Regular visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog may recall the video I posted a couple of days ago, showing what it’s like to hike to Preikestolen in Norway, also often referred to as Pulpit Rock.  If you’re unable to get there to see the stunning views for yourself, then help is at hand in the [...]

Hiking to Preikestolen, Norway

Hiking to Preikestolen, Norway

The iconic Preikestolen – also known as Pulpit Rock – rises over 600 metres above Norway’s Lysefjord. Take the hike and enjoy the spectacular views from the top. From the closest car park, the hike takes around 3 to 4 hours. It is not recommended that you tackle this in Winter or Spring as the [...]

Northern Lights voyage with Hurtigruten

Northern Lights voyage with Hurtigruten

Ever wanted to see the Northern Lights? Sailing with Hurtigruten to Norway’s northern reaches, you can experience a magical winter wonderland and hopefully see them for yourself. This is an excellent chance to experience the magical Northern Lights as the spectacular colour show changes from light green to dark purple, flickering across the Arctic sky. [...]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Tokyo, traditionally regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world, no longer tops those rankings. The global cost of living survey conducted by ECA International sees them fall from 1st to 6th, whilst cities in Norway (due to the strong krone) and Africa are now regarded as the most expensive places to [...]

A fun commercial from Visit Norway

A fun commercial from Visit Norway

Join the longest Scream in the world and win a trip courtesy of Visit Norway. Watch the ad below or learn more by going to www.visitnorway.com/the-scream. Learn more about Edvard Munch himself, discover where you can see his art or submit your own ‘scream’ to be in with a chance of winning a trip to [...]

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

The perfect flakes of snow wandered past the hotel window, descending gracefully, almost reluctantly. They were things of beauty but they did not bode well for the night ahead. It is simply not possible to see the glory of the Northern Lights with snow spilling out of the sky, and we were due to hunt [...]

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Sick of the humdrum tourist destinations? Online travel agency ZUJI.com.au has searched the globe to come up with a list of the top 10 life-changing travel experiences, guaranteed to give you a new appreciation for planet Earth (and bragging rights).  So, without further ado, here’s the list: Admire the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala Once [...]

6 adventures to enjoy in Norway this Summer

6 adventures to enjoy in Norway this Summer

Fancy a break in Norway where there is no need to go to bed as daylight shines continuously and the ever-changing scenery is mesmerising morning, noon and night? Hurtigruten has launched a new summer short break programme, tying in with the midnight sun and new flights from Gatwick to Tromso, launched by Norwegian. A selection [...]

Cruising one of the most stunning fjords in Norway

Cruising one of the most stunning fjords in Norway

For the first time in two decades, Hurtigruten has expanded its sailing schedule by adding the Hjørundfjord, one of the most stunning fjords in Norway. Located in the Sunnmorsalp mountains, all ships will sail into the fjord between 1st September and 31st October 2013 as part of their daily journey up and down the coast [...]

Timelapse footage of total solar eclipse in Queensland, Australia

Timelapse footage of total solar eclipse in Queensland, Australia

On 13th-14th November 2012, the Australian state of Queensland enjoyed a rare solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. Here’s some great timelapse footage taken from Palm Cove Beach in North Queensland, along with some eye witness accounts of the experience. The next total solar [...]

Getting by in Norway

Somewhere on a mountainous road in Norway, a big rig and big bus have to pass each other.  They need to co-operate to succeed. Thank goodness it wasn’t in icy conditions, that’s all I can say…

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

As an unhappy accountant, an offer of a job as a ski guide in Kitzbuhel was just too attractive to turn down. In short, Richard Lumb was hooked on the travel industry instantly and never looked back. Finding new products, innovations and delivering the best service in his niche market keeps his job extremely interesting [...]

Northern Lights cruises

Northern Lights cruises

One area where cruises are really beginning to take off is in the number of ships voyaging up to view the stunning natural smorgasbord of the shimmering Northern Lights, and next year is proving particularly popular as NASA predicts 2012 to be the best year to view them. Northern Lights cruises usually run around February and March each year for [...]

The top 10 places for stunning Autumn colours

The top 10 places for stunning Autumn colours

It’s that time of year again when the foliage on the trees begins to take on all manner of dramatic colours, and budding photographers the world over try to make the most of the myriad of different hues. Tripadvisor have come up with a ‘top 10 spots for stunning Autumn colours’ list (see below). What [...]

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