Category: Norway

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

A ‘skateboard/punk rocker’ in his youth, David Sutcliffe is now one of three partners who run a small travel agency in Harrogate, England called Traveltalk. Specialising in luxury, tailor-made and adventure travel, Traveltalk was created 25 years ago by David’s colleague, Christine Thompson. After much hard work establishing the company in the area they developed […]

Create your own Northern Lights with Visit Norway!

Create your own Northern Lights with Visit Norway!

The magical Northern Lights have bewitched humans since time began. Now you can create your own Aurora Borealis, against a fairytale Norwegian backdrop at Visit Norway.  Paint the sky above a dramatic northern Norwegian coastal landscape with your mouse, or use your astrological constellation, in a palette of colour reflecting your mood, to create your […]

Why not visit Norway?

Why not visit Norway and  return to nature with the most breathtaking scenery, spectacular fjords, dramatic waterfalls, white sandy beaches and the freshest of mountain air? In Norway you’ll find wonderful places to stay, historic towns, charming villages and unparalleled hospitality wherever you go. Whether you take a coastal voyage, a touring holiday or stay […]

Tourist attractions in Norway and Spain

At work we’ve recently completed two new European travel  sites, providing tourist information for Norway and Spain (sites for other countries in Europe are being worked upon as I type). A Norway Attraction and A Spain Atraction have information on over 1600 and  2500 tourist attractions respectively and, we think, are the biggest resources of […]

See the Northern Lights! Two for the price of one

See the Northern Lights! Two for the price of one

Experience a spectacular Norwegian coastal voyage aboard Hurtigruten. Known internationally as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage”, this enchanting vacation showcases Norway’s dazzling scenery of fjords, snow-capped mountains, bustling villages and picturesque towns. Winter may be the most special time to experience the Norwegian Coastal voyage – a hidden gem. A truly spectacular time to see […]

2 for 1 special offer with Hurtigruten‏

2 for 1 special offer with Hurtigruten‏

Book selected 12, 7 and 6-day Norwegian Coastal Voyages with Hurtigruten‏, departing in October, November and December 2008 and your companion travels FREE. Offer is not valid on suites and cannot be combined with any other discounts. Offer is valid for bookings made by 31st August 2008.

A moment you’ll never forget

An email just in from the Norwegian Tourist Board has reminded me that it’s almost 20 years since I last went to Norway: The first time you see the fjords is a moment you will never forget. Visit Norway and your senses will literally come alive – you’ll return to nature with the most breathtaking […]

A stunning Norwegian cruise

Enjoy this seven-minute clip of “the world’s most beautiful sea voyage”, courtesy of Hurtigruten.

Beautiful footage of Norway

It’s been nearly 20 years since I visited Norway. I really ought to visit again soon, and Franco Tenelli’s video gives ample inspiration to do so.

Get snapping...

Get snapping…

Fancy a trip to Arctic Norway or the Galapagos Islands?    National Geographic, famed for its own stunning travel photography, is running  its 19th  World in Focus photography competition. First prize is a trip to your choice of the above two destinations.   If instead you just want to gawp at the amazing images from […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Visit Auberge des Templiers  – just 1 hour from Paris! Discover the best in travel with Billionaire 500 Magazine The Oyster Circle:  exquisitive luxury, exclusive places Historic hotels and restaurants in Norway: De Historiske

News from The Other Side

News from The Other Side

A new member of design hotels is coming to Norway. The Other Side is a stylish 12-bedroom hotel  in the tiny village of Neiden, tucked high up in Norway’s Arctic tundra which is expecting to open next year.   Whether you’re after midnight sun, the Northern Lights, or dog sledding, there’s something here for all […]

A year of island hopping: August

A year of island hopping: August

This is post  eight of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For August, the following are recommended: Bay Islands, Honduras: Palmetto Bay Plantation and West Peak Inn Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island and Heron […]

Bergenfest 2006, Norway

Bergenfest 2006, Norway

One of Norway’s finest festivals is about to take place in the heart of Bergen. Starting on 28th April and running until 6th May 2006, Bergenfest was originally a blues festival but has since grown to accommodate other types of roots music. It is a festival with artistic impression and a wide music profile offering […]

Quintessentially Norwegian

Quintessentially Norwegian

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, Quintessentially has secured some of the best rates for the finest hotels and travel organisations around the world. In many hotels you receive an automatic upgrade, late checkout or even exclusive gift, treatment or excursion. This private members’ club and concierge service was launched in Oslo last month, […]

Oslo – the most expensive city in the world

Welcome to Oslo, the most expensive city in the world, where a pint costs between £5 and £7 and a packet of cigarettes £6. Yes, that’s right… according to a biannual survey by the Economist Group, Tokyo no longer ranks as the world’s most expensive, after a reign of some 14 years at the top. […]