7 days in Norway: Land of the Midnight Sun

7 days in Norway is ample time to savour the highlights of this beautiful country, from the cosmopolitan delights of Oslo to the majestic views along the Norway in a Nutshell route, to hiking in fjord country, or if you’re visiting in winter, dogsledding or aurora hunting above the Arctic Circle. This itinerary is geared…

Running with the dogs at 70° N

“Yip! Yip! Yip!” There goes the cry and suddenly there is silence as the dogs fly off, their eager whines and howls quietened now that they’re doing what they love best.  The landscape is still, the only sound the drag of the sled, and the muffled rhythm of canine feet running. On the horizon, the…

Norway: How much does it cost, really?

The answer, not surprisingly, is a lot. There is a reason why Norway isn’t a backpacker haven like Thailand. Oslo consistently comes up tops in “Most Expensive Cities” lists year after year. People tend to use the words “astronomical”, “eye-watering” and “mind-boggling” when it comes to describing the cost of a pizza, a cigarette or…