Norway

Bergen

on Thursday, 15 September 2011. Posted in Norway

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population of 262,900 as of September 12, 2011. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland county. Greater Bergen or Bergen Metropolitan Area as defined by Statistics Norway, has a population of 387,000 as of September 12, 2011.
Bergen is located in the county of Hordaland on the south-western coast of Norway. It is an important cultural hub in its region, recognized as the unofficial capital of Western Norway and sometimes also referred to as the Atlantic coast capital of Norway. The city was one of nine European cities honoured with the title of European Capital of Culture in the Millennium year.

Norway

on Tuesday, 04 October 2011. Posted in Norway

Norway is a long stretched country, reaching from an idyllic rocky coast with skerries in the south, to a wild and untamed meeting between land and sea in the north. The south coast is home to the Norwegian summer, the north is home to the Sami. Travel along the Norwegian coast and experience it all,last minute accommodation,

Life in the capital of Oslo, or the Hanseatic city of Bergen on the west coast, and life in a coastal fishing village in the Arctic seem like two different worlds. You can try both within a few days.

Fjords and mountains
On your way north you travel through untouched wilderness where the mountains dive hundreds of metres into the world famous fjords.

You see small farms spread out in the countryside, not clustered in villages like in the rest of Europe. Spend a night or two at one of them, and get to know a farmer. Farm holidays are very popular,hotel deals,

Midnight sun and northern lights
Further north you join wildlife safaris to see whales and eagles. During summer the sun never sets in Northern Norway, and in winter the magical northern lights light up the totally dark sky. Furthest north, you stand on the North Cape, the northernmost point on mainland Europe, and feel the breeze from the North Pole,motels,

Oslo

on Friday, 26 August 2011. Posted in Norway

Welcome to Oslo, the capital of Norway.
Oslo is home to museums and galleries, a royal palace, parks and public institutions, all of which are in walking distance apart
from centre.
The city enjoys an unsurpassed location. Within it's boundaries, it is possible to swim in Oslofjorden in summer and ski
on well-mantained ski trails in winter. Oslo as the capital of Norway belongs belongs to larger towns with plenty of department stores, shopping centres and markets. However, be aware that Norway is an expensive country and Oslo is the MOST expensive city in the world!
Opening hours
In most shops in Oslo the opening hours are weekdays 10-17, and Sat 09-15. Many shopping centres have extended opening hours from 10-21 on Mon-Fri and 10-18 on Sat. Most shops are closed on Sundays, but many souvenir shops are open. Thursday is generally the day for evening shopping. Shops, especially shopping centres and souvenir shops have extended opening hours until 19 or 21.
Shopping areas
If you don’t know what you’re looking for or if you’re into window-shopping, take a stroll in these areas:

Aker Brygge - the wharf next to City Hall. Expensive designer shops as well as regular shops, cafés, restaurants, theatres, cinema and bars.

Grønland - popularly called Little Pakistan. If you’re looking for cheap fabrics, fancy jewellery, spice, fruit and vegetable markets, this is where you want to be. From Oslo City, follow Steners gata and Grønlandsleiret, and within a few minutes you’re right in the middle of Grønland. Most of the stores are situated in the street Grønlandsleiret and Tøyengata.

Hegdehaugsveien, Bogstadveien and Majorstua - between the Royal Palace and the Vigeland Park lays one of the largest shopping districts in the city. Oslo is the city in the world with most designer labels relative to the population and most of them are situated in this area. Several posh little boutiques, where you should not enter with a backpack and smelly sandals, lay closely packed in Hegdehaugsveien and Bogstadveien.

Karl Johans gate - the most famous street in Oslo. Stretches from the Royal Palace to Oslo Central Station. Here you find hundreds of shops of all kinds and lots of street artists during summer. Cool your feet in the water fountain in Studenterlunden on sunny days.

Grünerløkka - the Greenwich Village of Oslo. Designer boutiques, small cafes, parks, need we say more? This part of town is certainly worth a visit. Walk from Use-It to the end of Møllergata, Brenneriveien, up Nordre gate to Markveien and Thorvald Meyers gate.


Stavanger

on Thursday, 15 September 2011. Posted in Norway

Domkirke of Stavanger, the oldest cathedral in NorwayStavangeris a city and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway.
Stavanger municipality has a population of 126,469.[2] There are 197,852 people living in the Stavanger conurbation, making Stavanger the fourth largest city, but the third largest urban area, in Norway. Stavanger is the centre of the Stavanger metropolitan area, which has a population of 297,569, and the administrative centre of Rogaland county. The city is commonly referred to as the Petroleum Capital of Norway.
Despite its age, dating back at least to the Viking Age, Stavanger only grew to its position among the most important Norwegian cities in the second half of the 20th century, after oil was discovered in the North Sea. Today, the city is marked by noticeable foreign influences as a result of the presence of several major international oil companies. Stavanger also houses the NATO Joint Warfare Center.
Norway's oldest cathedral, Stavanger domkirke, is situated in the city centre, right next to Breiavatnet lake. The two most popular recreational areas are situated around lakes, namely Mosvatnet and Stokkavatnet.

Trondheim

on Thursday, 15 September 2011. Posted in Norway

Trondheim  historically, Nidaros and Trondhjem, is a city and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. With a population of 173,486, it is the third most populous municipality and city in the country, although the fourth largest metropolitan area. It is the administrative center of Sør-Trøndelag county. Trondheim lies on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelva. The city is dominated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), SINTEF, St. Olavs University Hospital and other technology-oriented institutions.
The settlement was founded in 997 as a trading post, and was the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217. From 1152 to 1537, the city was the seat of the Archdiocese of Nidaros; since it has remained the seat of the Diocese of Nidaros and the Nidaros Cathedral. It was incorporated in 1838. The current municipality dates from 1964, when Trondheim merged with Byneset, Leinstrand, Strinda and Tiller

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