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.
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 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 traveled 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.
The place for Christmas gifts and seasonal cheer.
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?
From incredible shipwrecks to a rich biodiversity. Diving into the deep waters of Norway is on the bucket list for many divers.
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 he himself 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.
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.
In July, much of Norway simply stops as people take their summer vacation. It’s time to enjoy good food and good company – and get out in nature. Here are some pictures to help you find the summer mood.
Get a bird’s eye view of Norway in virtual reality with these immersive 360 panoramas.
See the highlights from #SheepWithAView on Instagram this far.
The Norwegian capital is changing rapidly. To see how it once was, try virtually walking the streets of 100 years ago. Also, explore these hundreds of old pictures and maps.
Approximately 60 lighthouses along the Norwegian coast are open for accommodation. They face increasing demand both from Norwegians and foreign travellers, reports NRK.
Expect sheep wordplays and jovial fun – but also sincere stories from Norwegian farmers, insight into local tradition, and discovery of “hidden gems” across Norway in our summer campaign.
You are evidently enjoying the long, lovely summer days in Norway, now that the sun is as its highest – based on the wonderful photo’s you’ve shared with us in the recent days.
“This is not what I imagined when I started at the Norwegian School of Economics”, says 23 year-old Andreas Orset. He’s landed a one-of-a-kind job, but not one that requires wearing a tie.
This refreshingly simple film of a dad “going for a walk” on his holiday is a YouTube hit. Here’s how to find the viewpoint – as well as three other notable ones in Norway.
Mountain summiting. The midnight sun. Bright colours. Peace and serenity. We need it all to make summer complete, and it’s all here in this week’s best pictures.
Almost 50K people are following his updates on Instagram. After 12 000 kilometres cycling through most of Europe, the 23 year-old has finally arrived in Norway.
Launching today, Outtt is the companion app for discovering Norwegian nature.
The summer is ahead of us, and both inland and coastal Norway have a lot to offer in exciting activities for those who can’t sit down.
Future generations should be able to enjoy the nature, traditional food and other gems found in Norwegian communities. That’s why Norway was first in the world to award a sustainability diploma.
The days are long and bright in Norway now, and that means we'll se more great pictures from the evening and midnight sun. Here are the top five picks of the week from our community.
Tens of thousands were interested in the Facebook event – long before there was a plan to make it happen. This Saturday, they’ll get to try a water slide running 300 meters down one of Oslo’s roads.
The new app from Hanen is your guide to local food, charming accommodation options and interesting activities across Norway – with great hosts at the centre of the experience.
Here’s five hiking trails from The Norwegian Trekking Association you probably haven’t heard of.
The video is seen 1.3 million times on Facebook – and perhaps five times as many times overall. The father and son from Sirdal are stunned by the attention the film has received.
Lofoten under the midnight sun. The narrow, UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord. The Norwegian west coast off Sotra. With Tomasz Furmanek’s kayak in the foreground, these are all getting a lot of attention on the world wide web.
In Norwegian, we have a word for the act of enjoying a beer outdoors on a sunny day. If you visit Norway this summer, you’ll want to know it.
More than 120 meters into the mountain, sheltered from nature’s temper and man-made disasters, you literally find the seeds of Earth’s plant life.
The apple trees bloom in Hardanger, while love blossoms under the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. Everywhere, the country turns bright green.
If you get the “job”, you and your family will get a rental car, accommodation, necessary equipment – and a GoPro camera. The tasks are to test the new flow trail and other bicycle facilities at Trysil, which at winter is Norway’s largest ski resort.
This weekend the Norwegian Alpine Centre opens with exhibits, a “mountain library”. Already, you can challenge your fear of heights in one of the country’s biggest climbing walls, and enjoy a brand new movie experience.
American filmmaker Raphael Rogers thought for about 15 seconds before accepting a trip to Norway. The trip of a lifetime, as it turned out. This is the film he brought back.
BeSafie is a new project that aims to teach common sense and safety precautions to those who travel in the wild and wonderful Norwegian mountains.
Thanks to the Pentecost and our National Day, Norwegians had a long weekend and a convivial mood this week. Now, another weekend is coming up already – with fresh hiking opportunities.
These Norwegian cabins were honoured with four awards at «The Oscars of Architecture».
Climbing parks are great for body and soul. First and foremost, they offer tons of fun. Today the season starts at Oslo Summer Park, one park among dozens that have opened all over Norway in recent years.
This week, summer suddenly arrived in Norway. It’s green and lush and wonderful, and just in time for the 17th of May.
A culinarian or a foodie? Anyway, you’ve got a great summer ahead of you. In Norway you’ll find a food festival in almost every nook.
Standing 6’6” tall and with the body of a Viking God, Norwegian Lasse Matberg is a viral hit online.
The expressivity of Munch meets both naturalism and romanticism in these hand tinted photographs from the early 20th century.
The incredible film was shot from a rib at Lofoten this weekend. Now it’s spreading all over the world.
An Australian travel magazine went looking for the world’s most beautiful swings. One of them they found at a tiny, road-less village in the north-west of Norway, by the spectacular Hjørundfjord.
There’s an incredible amount of stunning pictures among the first million Instagram posts tagged #VisitNorway. Here’s a few of them.
This week’s best photos show off all of nature’s colours, from spring green to deep purple. Spring is still on the advance through Norway.
Summer’s coming, but the ski lifts don’t stop running. Soon you can experience the Hemsedal slopes on mountain carts.
Rising star Agnete defied a flu infection to record the music video for the hit song Icebreaker, in freezing temperatures in Finnmark.
This unique hotel will get sea spray up on the balconies. Norway’s westernmost hotel is opening this weekend, facing the open sea at Værlandet – offering both extreme weather and extreme calm.
The sun is warming, and many Norwegians have found their way to the water’s edge this week – though it’s probably a little early to dive in. Meanwhile, the mountains are still white, and patches of snow still cling onto the hills.
Fana in Bergen has a population of 40 000. Now two of them have become international music stars.
The filmmakers behind the runaway hit “Frozen” travelled to Norway for inspiration. Now, the imagineers of Disney World have done the same.
We are spoiled to see amazing Northern Lights in Norway. But for this perspective we must turn to NASA.
A focus on local specialties has elevated the breakfast at the Scandic Nidelven to a tourist attraction. Now, scientists have tried to figure out how.
This art installation was given to Trondheim municipality to mark the university’s 100th birthday. It’s also a popular spot for photographers.
A Norwegian outhouse is featured in Lonely Planet’s latest book. There’s no need to run the tap while conducting your business here.
Northern Norway in summer holds all the ingredients for magical moments. This video could not have been captured at any other time or place.
Norway has reinvented its kitchens to become a major food destination. These mouth-watering postal stamps were revealed at Maaemo, with its three Michelin stars.
There’s a few weeks left until the midnight sun appears. Still, there's nothing quite like a beautiful sunset to create an evocative photograph.
He skipped a party to film the northern lights. That’s a decision Nicolai (20) doesn’t regret.
Spectacular Norwegian nature tends to attract attention on social media. Here are some of our favourite pictures from the past weeks.
Tourists and tourism operators alike use drones to capture those holiday memories. The reason is the drone’s ability to create unique images.
The weather was unforgiving when kiters from all over the world took on harsh Norwegian plains.
The arrival of spring is evident in this week’s images from Norway, with warm colours and burning skies.
A modern, Scandinavian style inspired by the Arctic climate and waters. Explore Hurtigruten’s new fleet.
What happens when an extreme idea of Norway doesn’t quite live up to the expectations? This question is explored in a humorous new documentary.
Not for 1000 years has there been a Viking journey this ambitious.
No easter bunnies or eggs in sight in this week’s selection, but the beautiful landscapes are definitely setting a festive mood.
In Norway, reading crime stories during Easter is as natural as eggs and chickens. But to the outside world, the "Easter Crime" is literally a mystery.
No other country can match Norway’s proportion of all-electric cars, but mostly the e-cars are seen as an urban phenomenon. Luckily, several initiatives are trying to make it easier to travel more eco-friendly in sparsely populated areas as well.
Easter is on its way, and the best pictures of the week gives us a mixture of sun, ocean and the snow starting its silent retreat in large parts of the country.
An award-winning French photographer travelled to Northern Norway to document the joy of surfing in extreme, but beautiful surroundings.
Do you want to eat in a local's home, instead of in a restaurant? Or go on a trip with a Norwegian? A new website now makes it a lot easier to find extraordinary activities when you're out travelling.
Marica smashed the 46 year old record on a fishing trip to Finnmark.
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan in Oslo fine-tunes the guest experience with an in-house studio and treasures from the history of music.
Read the story, and see our picks for the best pictures of the week.
See the amazing images from his recent expedition to Norway.
The very first image from a new European Space Agency satellite shows Norway at dusk – and more images from above.
Cold and hilly? Sure, but Norway still wants to spend serious money on bicycle expressways to facilitate green and healthy commutes.
Late winter may be the most photo friendly time of the year in Norway.
Starting this summer, 23 year-old Andreas Orset will crisscross our rugged country on foot. Competing among 1,030, he was chosen for possibly the most unique job in Norway.
This ludicrous PR stunt connects Norwegian nature, e-sports and some of the country’s most popular Youtube stars.
The Norwegian movie The Wave is released in the US this week, and will soon hit theatres across the world. Even though it presents the Norwegian fjords in a … let’s say not so calm and peaceful light, there are still many who hope to see positive effects for tourism in the area.
Progressive architecture has put Varanger on the map as one of the Arctic’s premiere bird watching destinations. See the awe-inspiring pictures!
Tourism in Northern Norway is thriving, and the opportunities for whale watching is seen as part of the explanation.
Oslo is a city vibrant with life and parties this weekend. And we’ve got beautiful sunsets too.
Sunday night, this movie can be handed two Oscars. However, “Ex Machina” has already proven extremely effective in promoting one of Norway’s most distinctive hotels.
Futuristic architecture meets a magnificent view of the green and fertile landscape at Viewpoint Gaularfjell.
The latest Michelin guide for the Nordic countries was unveiled today.
Almost like a fairytale.
Tourists from all over the world have spoken: These are the best places to visit in the Norwegian cities of Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.
Enjoy three minutes of impressive aerial footage, where hundreds of reindeers migrate in a dramatic and frozen landscape.
The British tv presenter Tim Lovejoy visited Trysil, and gave a glowing report about it to The Daily Mail.
With frisk strides, tight turns and some very weird outfits, the World Championship of Kicksled sets off in snowy Hurdal.
Has the unique atmosphere of the northern winter ever been captured as spectacularly on film? Goosebumps guaranteed.
With Norway's most celebrated contemporary building as its scenery, and international press on site, Oslo's fashion days was kicked off yesterday.
You can only hope that they will be as cool as Scandinavian ski pride, held in the weekend that was. See the pictures here.
Edvard Munch and Robert Mapplethorpe were both brilliant artists, working with highly different subjects and mediums. What happens when their works are displayed side by side?
Snow and ice are normally treacherous conditions for skateboarders, but Gard Jenssen Hvaara decided to do it anyway. See the video!
The major Hollywood movie «The Danish Girl» is supposed to tempt tourists to come to Denmark. So, why is a Norwegian mountain included in one of the key scenes of the film?
Known for their coastal steamers and Arctic exploration voyages, Hurtigruten now embark on a range of exotic adventures.
One of the world’s largest airlines went to Norway to film people and landscapes using a drone. See the goosebumps-inducing result.
See the tranquil beauty of the winter landscape.
1000 people applied. Would you take this job?
When nature cuts to black.
Done for the very first time, Red Bull claims. Se the video here.
This weekend, one of the most unique music festivals in the world was arranged in the Norwegian mountains at Geilo.
Hear the bells at Oslo's City Hall ring to the tune of David Bowie and Mötorhead songs.
The website Hotels.com crown Oslo the top Scandinavian destination for American travellers in 2016.
After months of darkness, the people of Tromsø today celebrate the fact that the sun is back and showing its beautiful colours.
Italian comedy Quo Vado? grossed in three days what Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed in three weeks. Here are its exotic locations.