Best known for its impossibly steep-sided fjords that stretch north along it’s rough and rocky coast from Norways southern tip, high into the romantic arctic; land of the enchanting northern lights. Behind the coast lies charming wooden fishing villages and postcard perfect landscapes pleading to be explored by foot, ski, boat or bike, even husky-drawn sled!! So it’s no wonder the Norwegian’s have a passion for the outdoors!
Norwegian cities are sophisticated and attractive which reinforces the world-renowned Scandinavian chic design and host many annual festivals for art, music and the Nasjonaldagen (national day) celebration held on May 17 each year. Despite abundant wealth in Norway, it wasn’t always this way. Prior to the discovery of oil and gas in its waters in the 1960’s, and the fortuitous injection of wealth it brought, Norway was considered to be severely impoverished relying on fishing and timber production for national income.
Nowadays, Norway is regarded as one of the most expensive destinations, especially for the intrepid traveller on a budget, however it’s worth every cent as it’s also one of the most beautiful countries on the earth.
After the epic voyage around the top of Norway, I left Tromsø by bus for the 250km trip to Narvik where I would meet up with Jim who is a member of Couchsurfing; a community of... Read more >>
Have you ever wanted to see the Northern Lights? The midnight sun? To see Norway and Europe’s most northerly point - Nordkapp? Or wanted to explore the northern coastline of ... Read more >>
Stavanger on the south-western coast of Norway is the home of Norway’s North Sea oil industry and its third largest city. As a result, Stavanger and the surrounding region, has undergone... Read more >>