Family friendly European resorts near beautiful natural parks

Good family-friendly resorts make everything easy. It’s sometimes tempting to stay put for the whole holiday. But if you’re up for a bit of an…

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What to expect from Bergen, Norway

Bergen, the ‘gateway to the fjords’ on Norway’s south-west coast, is the country’s second largest city. It has a population of fiercely proud inhabitants, and…

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Fjord Norway: Flåm Railway, Fjordsafari and Vatnahalsen Høyfjellshotell

Flåm, in western Norway, is a picturesque village where wooden houses nestle between the fjord and mountains. I’ve already written about Flåm’s historic Fretheim Hotel,…

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Bergen: Troldhaugen, the Edvard Grieg Museum

Even if you think you don’t know Edvard Grieg’s music, you’re likely to recognise it. In the Hall of the Mountain King, one of the…

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Exploring Norway in Mountain Warehouse skiwear

Last week, I travelled to west of Norway. Mountain Warehouse invited me to try out some of their snowy weather clothes while I was there.…

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Fjord Norway: Flåm, Stegastein, the Fretheim Hotel and Ægir …

Last week I spent four days exploring the mysterious wilderness of Norway’s western reaches, with Visit Norway and Fjord Norway. We were in the area…

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Coffee and cake: European style

Coffee and cake, anyone? This Europe-wide tradition transcends age divides, and is a fall-back for almost any occasion. From bright young snowboarders taking a break…

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A walk in Oslo’s Nordmarka Forest

I recently spent a weekend in Oslo, the capital of Norway, where some good friends of ours have settled. The whole experience was utterly relaxing,…

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Seven relaxing things to do in Oslo, Norway

Last weekend I visited Oslo, the capital of Norway. I was there for less than 48 hours, but the trip was utterly relaxing. The crisp…

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