A native of Bodø, Norway, Christian André Pettersen celebrated his top spot on the podium in the Bocuse d’Or Europa culinary competition.
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.
On Sunday night, a polar bear broke into the dry food depot at the Svalbard hotel Isfjord Radio. After hours of chocolate munching, the felon escaped through a narrow window.
Outdoorsman and author Marius Nergård Pettersen has grown up in Norwegian nature. Here are his favourite cabin-to-cabin hikes.
These seven railway rides offer far more than just transportation.
Next year, Oslo will become an even greener city. The Norwegian capital will spearhead the development toward sustainability and environmentalism among the big European cities.
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.
Descendants of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg recently opened a luxurious new culture hotel in Bergen. Opus XVI is just one of several exciting hotel projects in Norway this spring.
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.
Crossing the Jostedalsbreen Glacier lengthwise is a true spring skiing classic.
For the Sami people in the north, the reindeer migration marks the transition between winter and summer and is a tradition dating back centuries.
All 26 municipalities of the western Norwegian county Sogn og Fjordane will open a cabin to the public this year. Common features are proximity to the city, spectacular view and a unique design.
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.
In Norway, reading crime stories during Easter is as natural as eggs and chickens. But to the outside world, the "Easter crime" phenomenon is – quite literally – a mystery.
“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.
An icy Lofoten provides the location for “The Arctica” – the first Nordic surf film focusing on a female surfer. Maria Petersson holds the north Norwegian waves among the world’s greatest.
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.
There aren't many places in the world where you can experience both the bustling city life and fantastic ski conditions on the same day, but Norway is one of them.
Oslo restaurant Maaemo keeps its three stars in this year’s edition of the prestigious guide, while Galt joins the exclusive club with its first Michelin star ever.
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.
The winners of the prestigious Nordic Nature Photo Contest 2018 has been announced, and Norwegian photographers won 8 out of 10 prizes – including Nature Photographer of the Year.
More than 100 million American viewers were introduced to the iconic Norwegian mountain plateau as a snippet from Mission Impossible: Fallout premiered during Super Bowl this weekend.
Under, the spectacular building designed by Snøhetta, is on course for opening it's doors in May 2019. Now you can secure seats at the table as well – the pre-booking opens today.
Lonely Planet has named Oslo as one of the top ten destinations for 2018. VisitOSLO and Innovation Norway are celebrating by inviting ten guests to the capital - and are therefore seeking local hosts who can guide them to the city's magic.
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.
Norwegian artist Sigrid is on the threshold of an international breakthrough after winning BBC Music’s Sound of 2018 poll. Here are some of the artists ready to follow her lead.
The waterfront promenade, speedy airport trains and a skating hall on Tjuvholmen is among the reasons that The New York Times are recommending Oslo as a place to go in 2018.
Henningsvær Lighthouse is located in the most beautiful part of the Norwegian coastline. This month, the quietly dazzling surroundings will provide the setting for art icon Yoko Ono’s latest project ONOCHORD (lighthouse).
No one knows Norway’s nature better than The Norwegian Trekking Association. This year, the organisation turns 150 – and celebrates with a number of outdoor activities throughout 2018.
The late Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher had an uncommon fascination with the Northern Lights. This Christmas, her daughter Billie Lourd went to Norway for a close encounter with the Aurora Borealis.
The people of Northern Norway stand at the ready to help travellers achieve the dream of seeing the Northern Lights. For some, it’s a lifestyle.
The different parts of Norway alle have their own unique Christmas traditions. Here are some of the tastiest and most distinctive Norwegian holiday rituals.
Resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud's dramatic escape during World War II has become the Norwegian movie of the year. Now, you too can retrace the breakneck route he undertook.
Thomas T. Kleiven has always prioritised security when he goes skiing. Still, he came close to losing his life when an avalanche overtook him.
Last summer, Fredrik Karlstad walked 2,800 kilometres from Nordkapp to Lindesnes.
From legendary hotdog stands to royal watering holes and prestigious hotels: These urban institutions are themselves worth a city vacation.
Majestic ships, a new Munch exhibition, ice domes and cheese championships: Here are some reasons to make next year’s holiday an urban one.
Norwegian traditions such as Christmas rib, straw goats and rice porridge is highlighted in a new Disney short based on the Frozen-universe.
From war provisions to beloved delicacy: Thousands of tonnes of stockfish make its way from the cold waters of Lofoten to Lagos this year.
Grand snow-filled adventures await you beyond the beaten trails. Here is a selection of them.
Two Rolls-Royce-designed new ships will be sailing along the Norwegian coast. The two-week journeys start in Amsterdam and Hamburg.
Ranked among the greatest culinary cities in Europe!
In two decades, ice hotels have become a hot travel trend in northern latitudes. In Norway you’ll find several, and not all of them requires a long, costly expedition to reach.
How Norway became an important cheese nation in Europe.
One of the spearheads of the original Bergen Wave, Ralph Myerz, unveils new music – and provides insider tips about the best concert venues in town.
This season - like last year and the year before - Hemsedal stands out as the undisputed victor in a recently published newspaper competition.
It’s orca season in Northern Norway.
Hundreds of thousands of Condé Nast Traveler’s readers have placed the city of Western Norway alongside Vienna, Florence and Barcelona.
For the production of BBCs Earth’s upcoming documentary series Blue Planet II, production teams spent several months filming both above and below Norwegian waters, capturing animal behaviours never before seen on film.
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.
From 7-9 November, Tom Cruise, along with 100 Hollywood crew members, will occupy the spectacular Preikestolen, sealing the area off from visitors.
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.
With the newly opened Stovner Tower, Oslo adds both an architectural spectacle and a new viewpoint to its long list of attractions.
In the following weeks and months, 200 plus ski-resorts will open its lifts and slopes across Norway. We´ve listed five destinations where the winter fairytale kicks off early.
Along Bore Beach at Jæren, surfers from all over Europe are gathered to conquer some of the Norwegian coast's most awesome waves. It is the first time the championship is being held here in Scandinavia.
… and three destinations stand out in particular.
Magnificent winter scenery in Rjukan has a starring role in the soon-to-be-released feature film, The Snowman.
A video of a New Zealand couple rescued from an overcrowded Paris tourist trap and spirited off to a capital with elbowroom - Oslo - has gone viral.
Assisted by the world's best underwater drone, Hurtigruten (i.e., Norway’s Coastal Express) hopes it can soon offer passengers live, true-colour streaming of images of whales, king crabs, and shipwrecks.
This autumn will be the high season for hikers in Helgeland thanks to the Fly & Hike concept.
Live cameras have followed the nesting season for months. Here are the highlights.
Oslo 2017 Homeless World Cup is happening in the city centre right now. Here’s what you need to know.
The greater Bergen area is offering visitors a virtual cultural smorgasbord while the city is filled with cycling enthusiasts in September.
Night hikes up Gaustatoppen Mountain are attracting thousands of visitors.
Nepalese Sherpas can carry their own body weight for days. This is beneficial for Norwegian hiking trails.
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.
«Iconic Norway» is among the three finalists. Watch the film here.
Lana Del Rey, The xx, Pixies and Danny Brown are among the artists who have been given their own specially prepared manuals to the Norwegian capital.
The world's hippest rainwear doesn't look like rainwear - and originates (obviously) from Norway’s rainiest city.
What is it that makes Norseman Xtreme the world's ultimate triathlon? We have spoken with one of the gold-medal-favourites.
After a one-hour boat ride from Oslo, you can eat freshly baked bread with Chèvre cheese. Both are made without using electricity.
Oslo's garden colonies are now fully in bloom. Did you know that you can walk through them to enjoy the colours, fragrances and pleasant tranquillity?
Experiencing Norwegian nature in the "downward dog" or "child's pose" can give your mountain trip a new dimension.
Since becoming employed full-time as an adventurer last year, he has walked all across Norway. This week, he concludes his journey at Vinjerock music festival.
In the newly opened Tingvoll Eco Park, you can eat the “world’s best” cheese while learning what really goes on under the ground.
If you enjoy peace, tranquillity and the feeling of exclusivity while on holiday, you might find your new favourite destination among the ones on this list.
Throughout Norway, you can experience a wide range of music, food, art and culture in some of the country's most magnificent natural surroundings.
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.
Indulge yourself with delicacies this summer! You will find food festivals from north to south, and this weekend Numedal is the tastiest place to be.
The world's most beautiful nature deserves gentle care. With the tourist ship "Vision of the Fjords", Norway is leading the way in environmentally friendly transportation.
The “Veko” Extreme Sport festival at Voss is commemorating its 20th year. This year's anniversary festival kicks off tomorrow, with something for teenagers, retirees and everyone in between.
Today is the start of this year's Oslo Pride. A festival where you get to be yourself, and enjoy music, art, debate and a spectacular parade.
The Oslo ferries have started services along their summer routes with far more frequent departures each day. This is a guide to some of the best stopping points.
The summer festival season is already underway, and here come this year’s urban music festivals like pearls on a string.
Norway’s latest climbing park just opened in Trysil. Below are a titbit and tips about where to for that butterflies-in-your-tummy sensation.
Here is a new festival for film lovers in Norway’s capital city. Get more details on both Oslo Pix and other Norwegian film festivals – and a few sneak peeks.
Scandinavian Airlines’ pilots recently selected Norway’s most beautiful approaches. Watch them here and judge for yourself.
He was formerly called Georg Hansen, but he now prefers “Olafr Reydarsson”. Here, the chieftain of the Gudvangen Viking town of Njardarheimr tells us how he earned such an impressive title.
“You owe me a cod!” For the first time ever, the Bank of Norway is issuing a series of banknotes without human faces depicted.
This is the new and high-reaching tourist attraction in the village of Loen in Nordfjord: The cable car Loen Skylift brings you from fjord to mountain-top in 5 minutes.
Whether you are ready to wed or not, these wedding photos from around Norway – and the photographers' tips – can be well worth a look.
… or call it a peaceful peak hike with amazing views. Norway is full of uphill runs, with catch phrases such as “Norway’s most beautiful” or “Northern Europe’s steepest”.
“Scream”, “Madonna” and other well-known paintings have been removed. Author Karl Ove Knausgård wants us to see the painter Edvard Munch in a new light.
Åshild Garvik Pedersen was formerly the right hand of the head of Statoil. In June she opens the Stranddalen Tourist Lodge in Suldal for a new season, as manager. Below, she tells us how this came about.
Keen to hike a classic tour route this summer? If so, be sure to check this overview.
Hundreds watched the first eagle egg hatch. Curious to see how the nest life unfolds? Follow the feathered family live right here.
Norway jumped from fourth to first place as the world’s happiest country. But why, and has it always been like that?
Gone are traditional features like log walls, tiny windows and grass roofs. Here are DNT’s newest lodges. And a few we can look forward to.
Ferryboat or kayak, bus or bike? It’s not just where you go, but how you get there, that will define your trip.
Drop everything you’re doing and gaze slack-jawed at these images from one of the most stunning places on Earth.
Going green isn’t always the easiest option. On the other hand, an electric car might be the very thing that makes you enjoy your holiday that much more.
As a child, game designer Gøran Myrland learned all about fishing from his grandfather. Now, he’s made a fishing game about making your grandfather proud.
In 1852, Marcus Selmer became Bergen’s first permanent photographer. Today, his images offer a unique eye contact with the past.
In the mood for a close encounter with Norwegian nature during your lunch break? These VR experiences will take you to Norway right now.
Forget skis. Forget snowboards. Forget skates. It’s time to dig out your toboggan and sled down the best hills Norway’s cities have to offer.
Randonnée, the big new ski trend in Norway, is a lot of fun. Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure your hike to the top of the mountain is a good one.
The Myklebust ship is Norway’s largest archaeological Viking ship find. Soon, it’ll be the main attraction of a brand new Viking center.
This Wednesday, one of the largest winter sports events in the world kicks off in Hafjell. X Games Norway is shaping up to be a unique experience.
Forget sleeping bags on the ground. Structural engineer Sondre Ertshus is building a proper cabin on top of four pines.
Sure, the bells of Oslo City Hall still play Grieg. But they also feature renditions of Kraftwerk, the Ramones and video game music.
Right now, Norwegian acts like Kygo, Alan Walker and Aurora are taking over the world with their music. This weekend, say hello to the next batch of stars.
They blew up the cellar that could have provided Hitler with his atomic bomb. Now, a new museum is being built around the excavation.
Three skiing professionals and one surfer headed up to Unstad beach in Lofoten to combine their passions in one day.
Hybrid engines and sustainability meet traditional cruise luxuries with Hurtigruten's big push into polar waters.
Oslo has seen a host of foggy mornings lately. The capital’s trigger-happy photographers have not let that opportunity slip by.
Sushi master Roger Asakil Joya is combining Norwegian nature with Japanese traditions. Today, Sabi Omakase received its first Michelin star.
When photographer Kjell Sæther threw a quick glance out the window before bedtime, he found himself captivated by a unique phenomenon.
The path leading up to the iconic Preikestolen mountain plateau is often frozen and slippery during the winter months.
If you want to go skiing during the Norwegian winter holidays, there is no better chance of snow than at an alpine resort.
French translator Pauline left Berlin to go on an ancient Norwegian pilgrimage – and got the tattoo to prove it.
Tired of regular sleep? Try a self-driving robot bed at the Henie Onstad art museum or sleep on a mountain shelf underneath The Pulpit Rock.
The director behind the hit documentary "Siblings are forever" is extending an invitation to US descendants of Norwegian immigrants.
There can be no better way to prepare for the 2017 World Cod Fishing Championships than this immersive experience.
In Norway's capital, you can go skinny dipping in ice cold water during the day – and have aquavit with foxberries in a secret bar in the evening.
One of the main players behind Bylarm and the Træna festival is rebulding Norway's northern coast right next to the Oslo Opera House.
This rare photo can only be taken twice a year. One Norwegian Parliament member snapped it by coincidence.
Icy harps and frosty saxophones – at the Ice Music Festival in Geilo, the sound of frozen nature is the real star of the show.
Some of Norway's most talented baristas and roasteries are going head to head at food expo SMAK 2017 this week.
The photographer behind the mysterious golden fog videos returns to show the magic surrounding kids' football practice in Lofoten.
In 1979, a tiny town in Norway became an iconic part of the "Star Wars" franchise. Now, Finse is getting ready for an exclusive fanfest.
This May, a glass floor at the Cobalt Mines in Modum will allow spectators to float above the blue abyss.
A married couple tired of city life sold their home, moved to Aurland, renovated an old farm and built a unique hotel.
Per Roger Lauritzen is the man in charge of Norway’s most popular road book. Here, he shares his best views from the road.
The people behind the film production company Falkeblikk moved to Sogndal so they could live on location.
Morten Rustad is back with his most ambitious film to date – one whole year of Norwegian nature condensed to seven minutes.
International triathletes want nothing more than to face the extreme weather conditions of the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon.
Check out the beautiful shots of the Norwegian west coast by photographer Kyrre Lien, who just made Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list.
A band of brave souls have started their own whisky distillery on an abandoned NATO base, with reindeer and whales as their closest neighbours.
Adventurer Brody Leven brought a pair of skis and a bike up north to ride through Lofoten in a beautiful new documentary short.
With her blog “Reiselykke”, Mette Solberg Fjeldheim has gone all over the world. Here are her top picks when travelling closer to home.
Head out for an urban art stroll with an interactive map detailing the very best of Oslo’s murals and graffiti.
A custom built camera makes it possible to watch the aurora borealis in Northern Norway live in HD around the clock.
A Norwegian avalanche expert wrote a book on minimising the risk without spoiling the fun.
British photographer Emile Holba fell in love with the winter resort town of Geilo and spent a year documenting its people.
The British newspaper follows in prince Harry's footsteps, heading north to see some of Norway's wildest sights.
Robert Johansen went from digging coal on Svalbard to starting the world’s northernmost brewery against all odds.
One Sogn og Fjordane native has assembled nearly 100 photos into a virtual journey quite unlike anything you’ve seen.
After ten years of northern light photography, Marius Birkeland finally caught the movement of the colours without time-lapse.
A cryptic lead from the popular BBC series suggests the famous detective may be headed to Norway for the first time since 1904.
The true story of the royal family’s escape and bravery during the second world war was last year’s smash hit in Norwegian cinemas.
The Norwegian seed bank is designed to protect the world’s plant life. Now, a short documentary from VICE explores the inside.
Next year, this unique hotel will be open for check-ins, showing off the green shift and snatching a world record at the same time.
The world’s best mountain runner has moved to Norway. Now, he’s trying to conquer his neighbourhood armed with nothing but skis and chocolate.
Famous authors like Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Sjón are all contributing to a forest of books on the outskirts of Oslo.
No one believed in Ørjan Hansen’s shack. Now, it is bringing bird lovers closer to nature than they had dreamed was possible.
When she settled down in a tiny town in Norway, travel blogger Silvia Lawrence feared her audience would fade away. Instead, the interest exploded.
The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo are expanding with a brand new attraction – a wraparound video experience that brings history to life.
Liquor, computer controlled nozzles and some sweet engineering – William Kempton has a new spin on an old tradition.
Simen Staalnacke built a successful fashion brand on his love for his home town. Here are his three tips for visiting Stryn.
As is customary, the Oslo Airport Express train won’t charge you a ticket if you are (or claim to be) Santa Claus.
Samuel Heins forever strengthens bilateral relations between the US and Norway through the gift of Christmas caroling.
In 1966, Trysil opened their first ski lift. 50 years later, the town is gearing up to celebrate the start of their alpine adventure.
When photographer Lars Korvald ducked into the lake, he found ruins, a magic forest and the story of one hyperlocal apocalypse.
Photographer Grim Berge had shot one hundred destinations all over the world. The most beautiful one was waiting at home.
After the Second World War, Norway decided to repay their British allies with a very special annual gift – a tree.
Two Norwegian photographers and one Australian world champion surfer travelled to Lofoten for one spectacular shot.
He is the man behind the telemark ski. Now, a new video from Visit Telemark celebrates the ingenuity of Sondre Norheim.
The web site you’re reading right now just won a Golden Adrian Award. And to top it off, our sheep took home silver.
As bike hotels are added to a number of Norwegian train stations, one of them is raising eyebrows for all the right reasons.
In the tiny town of Rindal in Fjord Norwayl, one hundred volunteers are running a ski museum of international renown.
“Shame”, a Norwegian series about teens, has taken the world by surprise. Now, fans are making their own subtitles and travelling to Norway.
What is the perfect gift for the winter city that has it all? In the new year, Tromsø will have its very own pop-up ice hotel.
To the naked eye, nature moves slowly. Time-lapse photographer Morten Rustad is breathing life into what would otherwise seem static.
Kvinesdal’s local businesses were facing an untimely end. The solution they came up with is nothing short of amazing.
Viewpoint Gaularfjellet is not your average rest stop. Now, the futuristic concrete flake in the middle of the mountains is winning awards.
The Norwegian Trekking Association reveal their best tips for those looking for a special Christmas spirit.
This steep Flåm railway ride may be the prettiest VR experience we’ve seen.
Never pick the wrong clothes again. And what exactly is the right to roam?
Action sport documentary “Supervention 2” features Olympic gold medallist Aksel Lund Svindal, snowboard legend Terje Håkonsen and X-Games competitor Anders Backe, who have all opted for extreme lives where pushing boundaries is the norm.
Witness the Christmas magic.
Plenty of snow for Jon Snow.
Soak up the atmosphere at one of Norway’s many Christmas fairs.
Tiny cheesery beats world elite.
Widerøe aims to defeat the clouds by offering a one-hour sightseeing trip.
X Games will be held in the alpine paradise Hafjell in 2017.
Norwegian videographer Alejandro Villanueva has battled heavy weather to film a stunning time-lapse video of the Trollstigen Visitor Centre in rural Norway.
Thousands of skiers and snowboarders have been playing and enjoying themselves in newly opened resorts this weekend. A new set of simple rules will make the experience even safer and more fun for everyone.
The Oslo-based financial newspaper Dagens Næringsliv just published their top 25 Norwegian ski resorts. Several of the large ones are opening this weekend.
A UFO pub and “lavvo” tents with glass ceilings seek to attract travellers to the small village of Hessdalen and their world famous light phenomenon.
No need to worry – There won’t be less northern light in Northern Norway in the years to come, according to solar experts.
Snøhetta wins yet another great award. Now, The Wall Street Journal tells their story and shows pictures of future projects.
Large parts of the country will experience snow and freezing temperatures this weekend. And if you want to go skiing, that may be possible as well.
Local food and Norwegian food traditions are the focus during the Norwegian Rakfisk festival in Valdres. Do you know what rakfisk is, though?
64 Norwegian restaurants are featured in the 2017 edition of the White Guide, one of the most important culinary guides for the Nordics. A sushi restaurant in Stavanger is the big surprise of the year.
He just won the “European championships” of nature photography in Germany. Not bad for a professor who picked up the camera mostly for fun.
It’s been a busy year for the rescuers at Trolltunga. Per Magne has even had to rescue children.
This image is making the hearts of Norway’s alpine skiers and snowboarders beat just a little bit faster.
The Norwegian airline Widerøe is establishing direct flights from Oslo and Tromsø to the Lofoten Islands, making the dream of visiting the spectacular islands even easier to fulfil.
Artists hailing from Norway revolutionized the urban club music scene in the 90s and 00s. A new movie explains how that could happen.
On a windswept, yet beautiful island south of Bodø, some of the world’s most renowned architects have designed boxes meant for contemplation. Now, you can rent them.
Bodø is know as a vital cultural city. Here, the city’s most acclaimed young band shares their local tips on what you should see and do while visiting Bodø.
300,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveler have spoken. They have named The Thief, located at the hip, recently developed Tjuvholmen in Oslo, the very best hotel in Northern Europe.
Alon and Chen decided to go to Norway after seeing a photo on Instagram. Now, the video they made from their own trip surely deserves to be a viral hit.
In a few years, you might be able to sail across a 1.7 kilometre long tunnel in the mountains. That guarantees not only convenience, but also a unique experience.
A clear sky and an intense solar storm made perfect conditions for northern lights enthusiasts and amateur photographers.
More than 40,000 objects associated with the famous painter Edvard Munch will be moved to the upcoming new Munch Museum in Oslo. But first, a few historical treasures are to be buried at the building site.
Tiny Svolvær beats the hotels located in major cities such as Oslo and Bergen. The Northern town can now claim to have the best hotel breakfast in all of Norway.
Art inspired by Norwegian nature is much more than just spectacular landscape paintings. A new exhibition in Oslo wants you to think, as well as feel the beauty.
With a warm heart and sharp pen, the American blogger Nevada Berg shows the world just how exciting traditional Norwegian cooking can be.
Films from the South let you experience momentous films from other corners of the world than those that usually dominate Western cinemas.
Many Norwegians are on autumn break, and some have even found their way to the ski slopes – having a great time in last year’s snow.
Madden is the name of Norway’s newest musical export. His latest music video gives a taste of the stunning nature of Lofoten.
As some destinations approach the last days of the season, others are preparing for their season opening.
Her new boyfriend is showing her Oslo. What attractions has he taken her to see? Watch the video and see for yourself.
As the Høstscena festival manager, it’s his job to ensure great cultural experiences for others in town. This is where Sindre Stølsdokken goes to enjoy the city.
Longyearbyen, Lærdal and Geilo each claim a spot among the top 100 sustainable destinations in the world.
This video from Dovrefjell captures the dramatic nature surrounding Viewpoint Snøhetta and the building's unique design.
Chinese Pi Yang (38) and Li Weri (24) are doing a round trip in Norway. Everywhere they go, they take a picture of her in a wedding dress.
Hurtigruten’s new environmentally sustainable ships can give tourism a new dimension, according to the environmental organization Bellona.
Loen will be the home of one of the world’s steepest cable car rides. Some believe it may be the number one tourist attraction in Fjord Norway in the coming years.
In one room you will venture into a dark room with an artist. In another, you’ll witness a play by a renowned writer.
5,000 people gathered on a mountain-top this Saturday, for a one-of-a-kind experience, drawing attention to the UN’s sustainability goals.
A former footballer wanders around Norway, photographing nature in in 360° for the technology giant Google. Now, he’s gone to Trolltunga.
Five years after it opened, Viewpoint Snøhetta sees significant growth in its number of visitors.
The upcoming video game Civilization VI is met with enormous expectation. Central to its game play is Norwegian viking culture, stave churches and a famous king.
The Skålatårnet tower is located 1843 metres above sea level and has been a welcoming sight for tired trekkers for more than a century. Now, the iconic building is about to get a neighbour.
The young American traveller Addie Minnis was overly confident before tackling Norwegian nature. That could have ended really, really badly.
We could stare at the image above for hours, not least because of the fantastic colour of the sea. However, more astonishing colours have been caught on camera by readers this week.
Fantastic design and green technology in turquoise water: The Norwegian ship Vision of the Fjords is gaining international recognition.
A new book presents the most important attractions along the Norwegian road stretches called National Tourist Routes. And tomorrow, we´ll see the opening of yet another great project.
“Norway are girls who love girls, boys who love boys and boys and girls who love each other”.
Clean air, the chance to see a falling star – and to experience nature’s own rythm. Saturday, hordes of Norwegians are going to take their sleeping bags outside.
From Nøtterøy in the East to Senja in the north – here are five evocative images sent to us this week.
This month, Oslo is boiling with tastes, sounds and performing arts of the highest caliber.
Many tourists are worried about the future for Norway’s majestic glaciers. Some fear they may have to hurry if they’re going to be able to marvel at the massive power of the ice.
Northern light hunters rejoice! The nights are getting darker and colder.
Josh Joshua and his friends decided to visit the most dramatic attractions in Norway. The drone and cameras they carried with them came to good use.
Most tourists might bring a miniature troll or a fenalår (leg of lamb) home from their visit to Norway. But it’s definitely possible to find even more unique memorabilia.
Jeff from England fell in love with Northern Norway. After seeing this video, it’s quite easy to understand why.
Movie insiders Tor Arne Øvrebø and Per-Henry Borch tells of high international demand for access to scenic filming locations in the Norwegian wilderness.
Though the days are still long and bright, incipient autumn colours start to appear – making August a fantastic month to experience Norwegian nature.
The masts will be built near one of Norway’s most famous tourist attractions.
Explore the hiking trails around Lysefjorden with one of Norway’s most distinctive mountain lodges as home base.
The Finns have the sauna and the Scots have their caber tossing. In Norway, we have “dødsing”.
A new television series shows the lives of people who have made the northernmost city in the world their home.
The weather has quickly become noticeably colder in the mornings. The sun sits lower in the sky in the evenings and has given perfect conditions for some beautiful pictures this week.
Two daredevils have set a new world record ─ almost 300 meters below sea level.
The fourth annual Arctic Race of Norway starts tomorrow. And the three counties of Northern Norway have just extended their contract with the race for another three years.
The Norwegian word for mountain is “fjell”. Hence the “fjellfie” trend on social media that you can’t miss in Norway this summer.
Watch knitting or salmon fishing in real time or sit through a 7-hour train ride across the Norwegian mountains on Netflix.
The general holiday of 2016 is over, but here are some good memories from the last month in pictures.
Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz have spent the week in the Lofoten Islands to record a new Hollywood movie.
According to The Norwegian Trekking Association, there has never been more activity on their cabins.
For four years a group of trickers planned, filmed and edited a movie with breathtaking tricks from all over Norway.
For the 44th consecutive year, thousands of kids and adolescents have gathered at Ekebergsletta in Oslo to compete in the world’s biggest football tournament.
They say faith can move mountains. In this case, a centenary is all it takes.
With so many cold months during a year, one must seize the opportunity to be outside when the weather is warm. Here are some good tips to museums where you can spend and enjoy most of the time outside.
All thanks to a guild of urban beekeepers, businesses and locals, the bees of Oslo can safely fly across town, all the way from Holmenkollen to Nøklevann lake.
Helmut Bickel from Austria has travelled Norway and played his ukulele with gorgeous scenery as backdrop.
Tunnel project with a budget of NOK 210 billion can be a reality, according to the public roads administration.
The Arctic Race of Norway kicks off in less than three weeks, and the biggest Norwegian bike hero through all times gives his assessment.
“Fly” across northern Norway in these fantastic videos.
A Norwegian in America has started a fundraiser to realize her book project about Norwegian traditions and superstitions.
A lot of magnificent stunts are done during the Extreme Sports Week, and these videoes makes it all a little more spectacular.
For almost a full year, Mats Grimsæth has sailed up and down along the Norwegian coast to photograph magnificent scenery, meet people and learn about himself.
This year you can even eat the plates.
The fjords of Norway will take your breath away, and this video is almost as stunning as the real deal.
The weak oil market these days makes space for more tourists at Norwegian hotels.
Norway is a hilly country, but the treshold for doing a roundtrip on a bike isn’t necessarily high.
Join a sailtrip on the world’s oldest running paddle steamer from the comfort of your own living room, between Tuesday and Saturday this week.
The ten-week long festival Grieg in Bergen is held for the 20th successive year in the “capital of Fjord Norway”.
33 candidates from all over Norway is in the competition to become a local food beacon.
Based on a number of factors, a psychologist declares The Atlantic Road to be the stretch of road that suits most people’s desires for a roadtrip.
A new Norwegian app makes it easy for you to experience a new city as if you were a local.
Norway has some spectacular nature to show off, and the British newspaper The Guardian seems to have discovered that as well.