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No other European capital has as much to offer the urban skier as the Norwegian capital Oslo. You can be that categorical when you...

From Architect in Pakistan to Cubist Painter in Norway

Amar Aziz (65) earned his bachelor in architecture at NCA.National College of Arts, Lahore in Pakistan and started working in his father’s architectural firm....

Scandinavia – Top Nations for Girls

Last October, Save the Children released the report 'Every Last Girl' for the International Day of the Girl Child Advocacy organizations around the world have spotlighted girls’...

Indoor Skydiving in Norway

Voss in Western Norway is arguably the top winter destination, especially when it comes to fresh track skiing. But Voss has something to offer...

Scandinavian Adventure Activities

Scandinavia makes a thrilling playground for the adventurous in any season, and every year activity companies offer better and better access to wilderness. The region’s...

Norway’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

More than 100,000 visitors are expected to visit Troll’s Tongue in Hordaland this year – in spite the fact that it was considered a...
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14 Funny Facts about Scandinavia

Usually Scandinavia is associated with winter sports and fjords; countries inhabited by tall, statuesque blondes and Vikings.  Yet there is so much more to...

400 Norwegian Gems Online

Tourists from all over the world want to experience real and exciting Norwegian traditional destinations when they travel. 400 of Hanen’s rural gems are...

Life in Lapland

The indigenous Sami of northern Scandinavia, a hardy semi-nomadic people, can trace their roots back thousands of years. The Sami call themselves “the people of...

Ten Hours with the Trolls in Norway

My heart sank as I looked at the itinerary. Saturday 4 June – leave hotel 7.45am, arrive at next hotel 5.45pm. In between, two...

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