Articles Tagged ‘Norway’

Slideshow: The Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Slideshow: The Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland June 21, 2012 | Featured | Read More
Aurora borealis, or the northern lights, is a phenomenon that occurs at very high latitude around the Arctic circle. Named for the Aurora (the Roman goddess of the dawn) and Boreas (the Greek term for the northern wind) the lights can only be seen after dark. You can spot the spectacular light show throughout...

Postcard Perfect: Olden, Sogn & Fjordane, Norway

Postcard Perfect: Olden, Sogn & Fjordane, Norway December 7, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Though Norway is the second least-populated country in Europe, its extensive coastline offers both locals and tourists a magnificent waterway to see and experience. The tiny town of Olden in the county of Sogn & Fjordane is just one of hundreds of picturesque hamlets along the fjord Nordfjord in...

Postcard Perfect: Pulpit Rock, Norway

Postcard Perfect: Pulpit Rock, Norway September 26, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Though Norway may be better known for Vikings and salmon, Pulpit Rock is one of its most famous attractions. Located in western Norway, visitors must hike about two and a half miles, climbing about 1,982 feet along the way, to reach the gorgeous views afforded at the edge of this cliff. When the winter...

Backcountry Wednesday: The Midnight Sun

Backcountry Wednesday: The Midnight Sun June 8, 2011 | General | Read More
The Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months, in locations north of the Arctic Circle and South of the Antarctic Circle. During this special time, the sun never sets on the horizon, and is visible at midnight local time. Although we’re pretty sure this wreaks havoc...

Woman Dropped Into Ocean During Medical Transfer Dies

Woman Dropped Into Ocean During Medical Transfer Dies May 3, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A nightmare cruise vacation doesn’t get much more nightmarish than this. Janet Richardson, 73, from Penrith, Cumbria in the UK, was on a vacation with her husband, George, aboard the cruise ship Ocean Countess, when she fell so ill she needed to be evacuated in an emergency procedure. According...

Norway Number One in Quality of Life, Tech-Savviness

Norway Number One in Quality of Life, Tech-Savviness February 4, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
When it comes to smartphones these days, if you’re somewhere between a Luddite and a technophile then you’re probably doing OK. You’ve managed to download a few cool apps like Hipstamatic, Angry Birds or the Kindle and you may have used Yelp and Google maps to find a good restaurant...

Leaps of Faith: 8 Famous BASE Jumping Spots

Leaps of Faith: 8 Famous BASE Jumping Spots August 24, 2010 | Featured | Read More
When most visitors go to the top of places like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, or Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, they’re in search of awesome, sweeping views and gorgeous photography opportunities. However, there are a select group...

NileGuide 5 with Chris Noble of WorldNomads.com

NileGuide 5 with Chris Noble of WorldNomads.com July 15, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
Chris Noble is the General Manager of WorldNomads.com, a leading global travel insurance company and a co-founder of The Footprints Network, an alliance of e-commerce businesses funding community poverty alleviation around the world. Chris and his team have combined their love of travel, marketing,...

Rehabilitate Me, Please: Norway’s Newest Prison Offers Luxurious Amenities

Rehabilitate Me, Please: Norway’s Newest Prison Offers Luxurious Amenities May 4, 2010 | Norway, Offbeat | Read More
American prisons offer the finest in concrete and steel construction. But if you commit a criminal act in Norway and are sentenced to the country’s newest prison, you might find the accommodations better than the hotel room you were just occupying. Norwegians have the advantage of a very low number...

Like John Candy On Acid: 15 Far Out Volcanic Detours on Boats, Trains, and Automobiles

Like John Candy On Acid: 15 Far Out Volcanic Detours on Boats, Trains, and Automobiles April 23, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Europe, Travel News | Read More
“It’s like John Candy on acid,” a spokesman for Virgin Group Ltd. said, referring to “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” the 1987 film in which the late Mr. Candy and Steve Martin play stranded travelers trying to make it home for Thanksgiving. While volcanic ash shut down...