Category: Norway

The solar eclipse over Europe (and where to see the next total solar eclipse)

The solar eclipse over Europe (and where to see the next total solar eclipse)

Cloud cover meant that a number of people – myself included – missed the recent solar eclipse over Europe whilst others who were more fortunate with the weather were treated to an amazing display. In case you missed it, here is footage from various places across the continent for you to watch at your leisure. […]

Photograph of the week: Polar bear in Svalbard

Photograph of the week: Polar bear in Svalbard

Polar bears, unlike their brown bear cousins, are active year-round, though they will often fast through the Summer months when restricted to land by the melting ice shelf. During the height of their feeding season an adult male bear can weigh up to 700kgs and measure up to 3 metres in length, making them the […]

7 ports for a superyacht charter in the Baltic Sea

7 ports for a superyacht charter in the Baltic Sea

From the illuminations of the Auroras Borealis to picturesque fairy-tale villages steeped in snow, the Baltic Sea is home to a plethora of rare wonders to delight and inspire. When planning a summertime holiday, consider chartering a superyacht to take you on an exploration of nature’s finest playground. With sumptuous surroundings out at sea, a […]

Top 4 unusual ski experiences

Top 4 unusual ski experiences

As soon as one winter season is over, talk quickly turns to the next for eager snow lovers. From world class après ski to skiing across untouched powder in remote fjords, feast your eyes over these incredible destinations, from Norway to Japan. They’re perfect for a more unusual ski experience. Fjord skiing in Lofoten, Norway For those skiers wanting […]

Norway - a dream destination

Norway – a dream destination

We were invited by travel rewards currency Avios to tell them our favourite travel destination in Europe and as someone who is more at home with the countryside than city life, it probably comes as no surprise that my dream destination in Europe is one that is perhaps better known for its rural qualities than for […]

 Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Considered to be one of the world’s most magical natural resources, the Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking wonder that colours the sky in a multitude of ethereal hues. Best seen between November and March, their spectacular appearance is created by solar particles drawn towards the Pole then crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere. Here is my […]

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 […]

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