Category: Norway

How water has shaped Norwegian culture

How water has shaped Norwegian culture

We all know that water sustains life. But for Norwegians, whose population is concentrated along the coasts where the famous fjords dramatically cut into the landscape, water has literally shaped their culture. It’s in their heritage—Vikings, after all, were incredibly successful seafarers. They colonized as far away as Greenland and the country of Georgia navigating […]

10 of Scandinavia's top luxury hotels and experiences

10 of Scandinavia’s top luxury hotels and experiences

Scandinavia has had something of an awakening over recent years, with adventure-seeking travellers being opened up to its innovative hotels, gourmet food and spectacular landscapes. Whether it’s a log cabin or luxury glass igloo, this region offers some of the world’s best and most memorable hotels and experiences. Take a look below for our top […]

Photograph of the week: Stegastein viewpoint, Norway

Photograph of the week: Stegastein viewpoint, Norway

A must-stop for anyone travelling between Oslo and Bergen, Flam sits plum in the middle of UNESCO World Heritage fjord territory. The Stegastein viewpoint, near Flam, offers the best views of those fjords. Stegastein is likely one of the most photographed viewpoints in Norway, a veritable Mecca for avid Instagrammers seeking selfie-stardom. But don’t let […]

Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Perhaps your idea of happiness is a pristine beach off the Caribbean, a glass of vintage red on the French Riviera or an unexpected hotel upgrade, but what about the happiness of a nation? The winner of this year’s World Happiness Report may come as a surprise to some. For the second time in a […]

Active luxury in Norway

Active luxury in Norway

As a whole, Scandinavia offers some of the most incredible scenery in the world, and Norway is no exception. For those in search of luxury with a taste of adventure, a private yacht charter here will deliver an unforgettable experience: the unrivalled ability to access so many natural bounties with ease is the real deal. […]

Iceland versus Norway

Iceland versus Norway

These two Nordic countries share some characteristics including dramatic landscapes, Viking history, and beautiful trails. But once you scratch the surface, each is distinctively unique. Iceland is wildly popular (for good reason), while Norway—still a bit under the radar—is more recently becoming the regional darling. Can’t decide which trip is for you? Maybe you’re intrigued […]

The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

Rough Guides has announced its annual list of must-see destinations. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that it would be best to see in 2019. The list comprises 8 top towns and cities, 6 top regions, and 5 top countries. Below is a selection of the Rough […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

A guide to skiing in Norway

A guide to skiing in Norway

The Swiss Alps have long been the byword for luxurious European skiing, but those in the know are heading further north to Norway. This land of pine forests, towering peaks and deep fjords offers an abundance of varied terrain, making it perfect for mixed ability groups. Despite Norway’s long cultural association with the sport – […]

Top 7 fjords of Norway

Top 7 fjords of Norway

Western Norway is famed for its spectacular and easily accessible fjords and mountains, which form a dramatic landscape and pave the way for myriad adventures, a plethora of picturesque towns and villages, and some excellent food. With snow-covered peaks, wild waterfalls, lush vegetation, shimmering glaciers, precipitous viewpoints and charming mountain communities, Norway’s fjords are a […]

Geilo, Norway

The top 5 European ski resorts for couples

Heading away on a ski trip together with your loved one is guaranteed to be romantic. Discover snow-covered, enchanted kingdoms and let the open fires and candlelit dinners work their magic. Here are our top five European destinations to fall in love with. Escapism in Geilo Skiing in Norway is more relaxed than much of […]

Experience South Norway by luxury superyacht

Experience South Norway by luxury superyacht

Stretching 25,000km, Norway’s rugged coastline is broken by huge fjords ad thousands of islands that are perfect to explore by yacht. Allowing you to cruise between stunning fjords and unforgettable landscapes, you can spend your holiday exploring new places before heading back to stay in complete luxury onboard your own private yacht. You also have […]

Video of the week: Norway 8K

Video of the week: Norway 8K

Norway 8K shows the wild landscapes of Norway in ultra high resolution. From the coastal peaks of the Lofoten and Senja Islands to the fjords and highlands of southern Norway, this video was shot by Timestorm Films over a 4 week period whilst driving over 8000km.

Panorama

5 of this season’s best ski destinations

Are you trying to figure out where to ski this winter? Perhaps you’re considering the wide, open skies of Canada or the Alpine slopes of France? Take a look at our pick of the hottest places to ski during the upcoming season to help you decide. Panorama, Canada To truly feel like you’re walking in […]

5 of the best hotels in Arctic Europe

5 of the best hotels in Arctic Europe

The region of Arctic Europe includes Finnish Lapland, Northern Norway and Swedish Lapland, the most Northern parts of each of the three countries. This is a region of spectacular natural beauty, gourmet food, Northern Lights and White Nights. The Arctic Circle is the land of the midnight sun. The Summer solstice in June is a […]

9 secrets of Spitsbergen

9 secrets of Spitsbergen

What a difference a century makes. In the early 1900s, Spitsbergen and the Arctic regions were spoken of with awe and a fair amount of fear. Only the world’s greatest explorers dared take on the northern reaches in the hunt to find the Northeast and Northwest Passages first, and of course the North Pole itself. […]