Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby will be the first two women to overwinter in Svalbard on their own. Their goal is to conduct research and raise awareness about how climate changes affect Nordic life.
An archeological find of what may be the largest viking ship yet discovered in Norway is attracting global attention. However, close encounters with viking culture may be experienced several places across the country.
The modern art gallery and live venue Henie Onstad Kunstsenter celebrates half a century with new sculptures, a grand presentation of the museum’s art collection and a commissioned concert with space disco maestro Lindstrøm.
The mighty Vøringsfossen at the Hardangervidda plateau is visited by hundreds of thousands of hikers each year. After an extensive upgrade of the surrounding facilities, the site is ready for summer season.
Today is the International Environment Day. The Norwegian service business celebrates the event with the campaign “Cut Food Waste 2020”, where more than 1600 companies work systematically to reduce unnecessary discarding of food.
Plastic bags, plastic cutlery and plastic packing will soon be blasts from the past as Hurtigruten bans all single-use plastic from their ships. The environmental focus will be an important part of the total travel experience.
The last few years, Oslo’s Grünerløkka may have stolen the headlines when it comes to hip districts. But all the major cities in Norway have their own cool areas where locals go to hang out, eat great food and have a good time.
This spring, the exhibition “Andy Warhol – After Munch” assembles two of modern art’s major figures. Perhaps the Norwegian expressionist and the American pop artist aren’t as different as we might imagine?
From high-end rainwear to woolen gold: The last few years a number of Norwegian designers have stood out in the international fashion industry. The key to their success is a mixture of Nordic aesthetics and Norwegian lifestyle.
After a long and record-cold winter that will go into the annals of history as one of the great skiing seasons, Norway is ready for light and heat. Here are nine major signs of spring to look forward to.
Every weekend, hundreds of semi-nude people gather in the new heart of Norway’s capital to sweat it out – and cool down in icy water. This Easter, Sauna Day will be celebrated for twelve hours in five different saunas.
“One Strange Rock” tells the story of our planet – from space. Featuring Will Smith as host and Darren Aronofsky as producer, the series highlights the world’s most unique places – including the arctic magic of Svalbard and Kautokeino.
20 March is the International Day of Happiness. Every year, the world’s nations are measured and ranked by criteria that make for happy citizens. As in previous years, the Nordic countries are on top of this year’s World Happiness Index.
In the deep of the majestic Jostedalsbreen glacier, ice caves that will provide the most seasoned hiker with a happy shock are concealed. But unlike most glacier tours, they’re only accessible outside the summer season.
Every year, the World Cod Fishing Championship takes places in the waters outside Svolvær. The competition is a celebration of the traditional fishing season in Lofoten – and an opportunity to reel in some true whoppers in spectacular Arctic surroundings.
With the exhibition “The Commonly Owned”, the municipality of Oslo assembles some highlights from its vast art collection, consisting of 20 000 works. The overarching theme is the city’s place in art – and art’s place in the city.
For 25 years, the project Norwegian Scenic Routes has turned 18 stretches of road into a destination in themselves. This spring, several of them are upgraded with beautiful and thought-provoking art and architecture.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault celebrates its 10th anniversary this week. The tourism manager at Visit Svalbard marvels at how the the strictly inaccessible depot – and its mythology – has become the island groups biggest hit.
This year's cold and long Norwegian winter is far from over. Air from Siberia means that Southern Norway is sniffing at record-breaking low temperatures, and everyone who loves the snow, skiing and other refreshing winter activities in fair weather can look forward to good times ahead.
Norway's best restaurant is being praised by America's premier lifestyle icon. Join Chef Esben Holmboe Bang on his search for the raw materials - including insects and flowers - which have secured Maaemo three stars in the Michelin Guide.
The spectacular luxury hotel, Svart, is starting to take shape at the foot of the Svartisen National Park in Nordland. And it won't just have a beautiful exterior: The architects of Snøhetta promise that it will be the world's first energy-positive hotel above the Arctic Circle.
Ever more people are discovering the joys of getting out and exploring nature and the joys of hiking in the mountains together with like-minded people. Summit touring festivals are here to stay, and Norway offers a variety of them.
All along it’s historical landscapes, Norway sports an abundance of supernatural legends and eerie ghost stories. With Halloween coming up, we’re listing some of our most haunted – and haunting – destinations.
This morning, Oslo was included in Lonely Planet’s esteemed top-ten-city list for 2018. There’s never been a better time to visit the Norwegian capital, according to the publication’s editorial director.
Truls (18) is world champion in “dødsing” – or “death diving” in English – which is a peculiar kind of diving where the risk of doing a belly-flop is ever present. The annual championship garners widespread international attention.
It’s ten years since she climbed the Seven Summits, i.e. the highest peaks on the world’s seven continents. Now, Randi Skaug tells us how she bought her own island and started off on her eighth undertaking.
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