Category: Norway

Norway’s Top Sustainable Travel Destinations; David Nikel; Forbes

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Norway has long been a “sustainability trailblazer,” according to a leading travel consultant- Here’s four examples of Norway’s sustainable travel destinations.

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13 best places to visit in Norway; Lonely Planet

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Sewage washes ashore at Norway’s prehistoric World Heritage site; Frazer Norwell; The Local

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The most enchanting fjords of Norway; Times of India

Norway is a special place, for more than one reason. It is home to some of the most staggering views, and is an all-in-all outdoor destination for travellers. One of the highlights in Norway is of course the fjords, which are basically long, and deep bodies of water. Norway has about 1190 fjords in total, all of which are outstandingly beautiful.But, of course, you would require a very long vacation to cover them all. So, here Times of India has listed the top ones for you. The most popular, most visited, the most beautiful of them all.

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20 Famous Landmarks in Norway; Sarah Holmes; Travel  2 Next

A kingdom in Scandinavia stretching up into the Arctic circle, Norway is a truly magical country to visit. Known for its stunningly scenic fjords, other famous landmarks in Norway include the Nobel Peace Centre, the most remote island in the world and a curiously-named village called Hell. And thanks to Norway, Japan has a fresh salmon supply introduced to Japanese cooking for sushi and sashimi in the 1980s. Europe’s largest herd of wild reindeer roams Norway’s Hardangervidda, a gigantic mountain plateau. Known to rest of the world as Norway, the land is called Norge or Noreg by natives.

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The 16 Best Things to Do in Norway; Alison Ensign; FamilySearch

Don’t miss these top attractions and things to do in Norway. You don’t want to miss these historical sites and incredible landscapes on your next trip!

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The 12 most festive places in Europe that will get you in the holiday spirit; Katie Scott Aiton; Matador Network

Straight from a Hallmark Christmas movie.

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Stave Churches: Norway’s National Treasures; Wanda Marcussen; Ancient History

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The Best World Heritage Sites In Scandinavia; David Nikel; Forbes

UNESCO selects places of “outstanding universal value to humanity” in order to protect them for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Here are the best of Scandinavia’s World Heritage sites.

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Nærøyfjord: A Dramatic Fjord in Western Norway; David Nikel; Life In Norway

Archetypal steep sides, slender waterfalls, picture-postcard villages and a popular tourist ferry mean the Nærøyfjord is one of Norway’s most visited fjords. Not only is the Nærøyfjord one of Norway’s most visually stunning fjords, it’s also one of the most visited.

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Viking Settlements in Scandinavia and Beyond; David Nikel; Life In Norway

The Norsemen made their mark in northern Europe and beyond. Come with us on a tour of the best-known Viking settlements. Thanks in part to a slew of TV shows, Viking culture has never been more popular.

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The stave churches of Norway are the most fascinating medieval churches in Europe; Jacqueline Kehoe; Matador Network

Forget what you thought you knew about Scandinavian design.

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A Cruiser’s Guide to Bergen, Norway; Porthole Cruise

Bergen, Norway offers attractions both ancient and modern. Here’s a guide for what to see and do for those cruising to Bergen.

Source: A Cruiser’s Guide to Bergen, Norway | Porthole Cruise Magazine

Ultimate Norway: The 25 Things You Have to Do Before You Die; Vanessa Brune; Fodor’s

Summer fjord visits and winter northern lights excursions are musts, but Norway has other equally fantastic sights and experiences—in town and country and throughout the year.

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Bryggen: The Fascinating Story Of Bergen’s Hanseatic Trading District; David Nikel; Forbes

While Bryggen is linked with the German traders, Bergen’s status as an important port was in place for at least 150 years prior to their arrival.

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Things To Do In Bergen When It Rains; David Nikel; Life In Norway

Don’t let rainfall ruin your Norwegian adventure. Here are some ideas for what to do in Norway’s second city when the sky darkens and the rain falls. Take a close look at the photos of…

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Stave churches in Norway older than previously believed; Nina Tveter & Kjersti Lunden Nilsen; Phys.org

What’s the real age of Norwegian stave churches?

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Norway’s Historic Stave Churches Are Even Older Than Previously Thought; David Nikel; Forbes

Urnes Stave Church is one of Norway’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Researchers now believe it is around 60 years older than first thought.

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Bergen: How To Enjoy Norway’s Wettest City When It Rains; David Nikel; Forbes

From museums to an aquarium, here are the best things to do in Bergen, one of the rainiest cities in Europe, when it rains.

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Viking Monuments To Mining Towns: Scandinavia’s Top World Heritage Sites; David Nikel; Forbes

Scandinavia’s 32 UNESCO World Heritage sites include Viking era monuments, copper mining towns and World War II historical sites.

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