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Travel and Safety Tips for Oslo, Norway – Scandinavian Travel Article

Travel and Safety Tips for Oslo, Norway Credit: PixabayThe awe-inspiring landscapes and mesmerising fjords of Oslo make it the perfect holiday destination. Oslo is a very safe city and is also ideal for solo women travellers. However, it’s always prudent to exercise caution, so we’ve rounded up some safety tips for your trip to Oslo.Weather in OsloCredit: Max PixelYou will need to be cautious about the cold weather in Oslo, especially during the winter when temperatures fall as low as…

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Stockholm for Fashionistas: A shopaholics guide to getting head-to-toe in Swedish fashion – Scandinavian Travel Article

Stockholm for Fashionistas: A shopaholics guide to getting head-to-toe in Swedish fashion Stockholm for Fashionistas: A shopaholics guide to getting head-to-toe in Swedish fashion Alaine Handa will fill your closet with stylish Swedish fashion with this list of stores that will give your credit card a workout. Stockholm is a fashion-forward city but with restraint in Swedish design. Swedish fashion is not flashy and can be seen as effortlessly cool. As an avid traveler, I like that Swedish fashion is…

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My Berlin: interview and travel tips for the German capital – Scandinavian Travel Article

My Berlin: interview and travel tips for the German capital I’ve called Berlin my home for going on 3 years now, and those years have been the most crazy, fun and challenging of my life. To me, Berlin, has a very special vibe that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, and for now, I’m happy to call it home. So when I had the opportunity to do an interview with the Danish Berlin-blog Vild med Berlin, I grabbed…

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Danish Interior for Kids – Discover Scandinavia – Scandinavian Travel Article

Danish Interior for Kids – Discover Scandinavia Since 2004, Danish design company Sebra has been designing quality furniture, textiles, toys and accessories for children. If you have kids you are likely to have come across the distinctive colorful designs from Sebra Interior for Kids. Sebra was founded in 2004 by Mia Dela just a few years after she graduated from the School of Design in Kolding, Denmark. It was the birth of her first son Gustav which led her to…

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ICEHOTEL 30 – a sneak peek – Scandinavian Travel Article

ICEHOTEL 30 – a sneak peek It’s that time of year again, when we enjoy a first tantalising glimpse at the final designs for next season’s ICEHOTEL. And, this year promises to be extra special, as the Swedish icon looks forward to its 30th birthday celebrations.As ever, the hotel invited all-comers to submit their designs for the winter hotel. But, with just 15 suites and, as it turned out, 126 entries, the competition was fierce. Among the winning entries, and…

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Surströmming: trying Sweden’s stinkiest food – Scandinavian Travel Article

Surströmming: trying Sweden’s stinkiest food Some say it smells like a dead body. Others liken it to a dirty nappy. Or a dog bin that hasn’t been emptied for months. However you describe it, the Swedish delicacy known as surströmming (fermented herring) is pretty much the world’s stinkiest food.The world’s smelliest food I know this really isn’t selling it, but it is a well-known local delicacy and (some) Swedes will assure you it tastes much better than it smells. Curious?…

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10 Items Under 10 Eur, Small photo Accessories for Travel Photography – Finland Travel Blog – Best Places to Visit in Europe – Finland Travel Article

10 Items Under 10 Eur, Small photo Accessories for Travel Photography – Finland Travel Blog – Best Places to Visit in Europe Inexpensive, small photo accessories can contribute to your photography far beyond their price. In this post, I have gathered 10 items that I carry in my bag. All the accessories are small, and therefore, suitable for travel photography. This post has affiliate links under every item. Buying from those doesn’t cost you extra, but leaves me a small…

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New Year’s Traditions in Finland – Finland Travel Article

New Year’s Traditions in Finland In Finland the celebration of the New Year is a very boisterous event. The official holiday is New Year’s Day 1.1, but Finns celebrate it on the last day of December. This day is called New Year’s Eve. Of course, the Eve is there to celebrate the changing year. When the year changes, people wish to each other “Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!”, which means ‘’Happy New Year’’ in Finnish. There are many kinds of celebration styles…

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Eight handpicked favourites from the archipelago – Finland Travel Article

Eight handpicked favourites from the archipelago Bengtskär – The Nordic region’s most magnificent lighthouseWith the sea surrounding you on every side, it feels very wild. Under feet is stone that’s around 1.8 billion years old, formed when the Ice Age past by the same spot about 11,500 years ago. As you stand and gaze up at the handsome and imposing grey stone tower before you, rugged and beautiful in equal measure, there’s plenty to make you ponder your significance. Bengtskär…

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Tasty and Traditional – A Small Guide for Celebrating Christmas in Finland – Finland Travel Article

Tasty and Traditional – A Small Guide for Celebrating Christmas in Finland Despite the modern times we live in, Christmas in Finland is all about traditions that have been passed down through generations. Unlike most Christian countries where Christmas Day, December 25th, is the primary day of the Christmas celebrations, Finnish families traditionally gather together for festivities on Christmas Eve, December 24th. It’s also the day when the most famous person living in Finland, Santa Claus, visits well-behaved Finnish children…

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What’s a Midnight Sun? | Scandinavian Tours : Sweden, Norway, and Denmark : Guided Tours – Sweden Travel Article

What’s a Midnight Sun? | Scandinavian Tours : Sweden, Norway, and Denmark : Guided Tours In Scandinavia there is a thing called the “Midnight Sun.” It’s pretty much as it sounds, the sun at midnight. Finally we have a tour highlighting just that- the sun that is at midnight.We see the land where the sun doesn’t sleep, well not for long.  Interact with the people who are used to this. It’s a wonderful chance to learn something pretty different. It’s also a great chance…

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Tutta la famiglia i Lucca – tips på saker att göra – Sweden Travel Article

Tutta la famiglia i Lucca – tips på saker att göra Sponsrat av Airbnb När jag och mina två systrar var yngre brukade pappa och mamma packa in oss i en hyrbil i Italien. Vi har slingrat oss fram längs med Amalfikusten, hållit andan genom Neapels trafikkaos och passerat hundratals trullihus i Apulien. Vår allra första utlandsresa gick till en vingård i Toscana, och i juni i år var det dags för en repris. Sådär tjugofem år senare. Hela familjen…

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Travelettes » » A weekend in Boston – Sweden Travel Article

Travelettes » » A weekend in Boston Boston is a city of firsts – it’s home to the first public library, the first institution of higher education, the first subway system and the first marathon was run in Boston. It was also in Boston that Alexander Bell invented the first ever telephone. Because of this, the city is steeped in history and has a rich heritage which surpasses that of many other US cities. Only a few hours from New…

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Practical things I wish I knew earlier – Sweden Travel Article

Practical things I wish I knew earlier Sometimes, things are different. Different than you are used to from home. Different than expected. Different cause you have not even thought about it. I will share some of my “I wish I knew that earlier” in this blog post. Second hand shops It took me a while to pay my first visit to a second hand shop, unfortunately. Sweden is definitely a second hand shopping paradise! This also implies that there is…

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August- a Busy Month in Stockholm! – Sweden Travel Article

August- a Busy Month in Stockholm! Free concert with the Royal PhilharmonicPhoto by Jeppe Wikström/mediabank.visitstockholm.com July is the month when most Swedes take their holidays and flee the cities… either heading to summer homes or even further abroad. Because of this, no festivals, events or major concerts are generally scheduled for this month. Instead, the months of June and August are full of festivals and events. Below is a calendar for August and the beginning of September on what is…

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Watch the 2018 Nobel Banquet live – Sweden Travel Article

Watch the 2018 Nobel Banquet live Stockholm is getting ready to welcome the Nobel Prize Laureates for the Nobel Award Ceremony this afternoon and the Nobel Banquet tonight, December 10. Alfred Nobel was a dynamic scientist, inventor and industrialist. Nobel Banquet on Monday, December 10, 2018 The Nobel Banquet with the laureates, the Royal family and many celebrities takes place in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall tonight at 7.00 p.m. (19:00) CET. Webcast: Watch the 2018 Nobel…

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Read More Books—Bookstores We Love in Stockholm – Sweden Travel Article

Read More Books—Bookstores We Love in Stockholm Read More Books—Bookstores in Stockholm Looking for good bookstores in Stockholm? There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book. But before you log onto an online retailer, embrace the fantastic independent bookshops the city has to offer. Here are some of the finest independent bookshops in Stockholm that you must check out. Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons #1 Hedengrens Hedengrens is a bibliophile haven and an independent bookshop favourite for many locals…

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The Busiest Airports in the World 2019 – Sweden Travel Article

The Busiest Airports in the World 2019 Curious to know which is the busiest airport in the world? It can be measured in two ways, but the most common is to count the number of passengers flying to and from the airport annually. In this article, you’ll find out about the busiest airports in the world by passenger traffic as well as the largest airport in the world by size.The Busiest Airports in the World (by passenger traffic)1. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International…

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Hello Helsinki! – Norway Travel Article

Hello Helsinki! Helsinki is a modern city with over half a million residents and is situated on the Baltic Sea. With a history stretching back to its foundation in 1550, it has been the capital of Finland since 1812. The summer in Helsinki is bright. The days are at their longest in the second half of June, when the sun stays above the horizon for 19 hours. The evenings grow cool towards the end of September, and the days grow…

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How to get from Tromsø to Lofoten (and what it all costs) – Norway Travel Article

How to get from Tromsø to Lofoten (and what it all costs) Read on for an overview of all transportation options when it comes to getting from Tromsø to Lofoten, complete with duration times and costs.Granted, once you’ve first made your way to Northern Norway, chances are that you might want to stay and explore the area a little longer. Get the most out of the time and expense it takes to get there in the first place. And what…

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Summer Festival Fun in Oslo – Norway Travel Article

Credit: PixabaySummer sees Norway spring into action as Norwegians step out to enjoy the endless sunsets. Take a trip out to see the midnight sun or just immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant summer festivals; there is so much to do in Oslo this season.  THIEF Music FestivalThe THIEF is a distinctive and timelessly elegant hotel at Tjuvholmen which hosts the THIEF Music Unplugged. Jam to great tunes as the festival brings to you budding and well-known artists atop the…

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CELEBRATING ‘FARSDAG’ IN NOVEMBER WITH VERDENS BESTE KAKE! — Unique Travel to Norway – Norway Travel Article

I just finished a double batch of Verdens Beste Kake, Norway’s newest traditional cake that is frequently made for celebrations. It’s November and it seems as though I find myself baking more during these two coming months than the rest of the year. It’s cold outside and the smells in the home bring comfort and warmth. As I am baking, my mind begins to travel back in time to my own family, here and in Norway. Bringing out the old…

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Norway Travel Blog – Tourism & Travel Guide: Car Rental Norway: Car Comparison by price in Norway – Norway Travel Article

Driving is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore the non major cities of Norway. Initially prices may seem exorbitant, but it is more affordable and even less strenouns to get a vehicle or even go by public transport. There are numerous car rental companies in Norway, so surely you can work out an interesting deal which for sure will not be as expensive as travelling by bus. Learn about Car Rental Norway with us! The broad variety of…

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Entering Norway’s Hidden WWII Heavy Water Factory – Bilivoka – Norway Travel Article

A large piece of Norway’s war history was assumed lost forever, until it was re-discovered in 2017. We have entered the infamous cellar where the heavy water for Germany’s nuclear bombs was produced. It is the night to 28th of February 1943. In the small industrial town of Rjukan in Norway all is cold and quiet. But that is about to change. Eleven members of the Norwegian resistance movement are climbing the steep ice-covered cliffs towards the hydrogen factory located…

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Badeferietips! Verdt å huske på før du reiser på badeferie – Norway Travel Article

Mange blir solbrente når de snorkler. Solkrem på ryggen men ikke i ansiktet før snorkling. Sjekk om solkremen har amerikansk faktor eller europeisk. Mange har trodd at de har god beskyttelse men blir brente likevel. Det kan skyldes at solkremen har amerikansk faktor som er forskjellig fra europeisk. Amerikansk faktor 30 tilsvarer faktor 15 i Norge. Nye dykkermasker dugger nesten uten unntak. Derfor får dykkere et slags kjærlighetsforhold til dykkermasken sin! Eller i hvert fall nesten! Jo eldre jo bedre.…

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Norway Discount Cards | Northern Lights & Norway – Norway Travel Article

If you’re staying a couple of days or more in Oslo or Bergen and intend to experience some of the great museums, attractions and tours, we recommend the Oslo Pass and/or Bergen Card. These discount cards allow you to avail of free city transport and discounts and can really save you money. Both cards are available for 24, 48 or 72 hours and are activated from the first time you use them. They may be purchased in advance by customers…

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Western Norway’s Secret Island: Utsira — Nordic Wanders – Norway Travel Article

Another hike you should definitely do is the Viking Path (Vikingløypa) which leads you over rocks and marshland (careful, though: I hurt my ankle when jumping off a rock!), past several stunning bays that invite for a swim in the summer to remains of Iron Age settlements. The hike starts in the neighbourhood above the grocery store and leads to the lighthouse. It takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on where you depart and whether or not you…

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The Changing Face of Gaming in Norway – Norway Travel Article

Credit: PexelsGaming as we know it has changed tremendously over the last decade. Advancements in technology have been a significant factor in the rise of the gaming industry, along with an increase in the variety of games that people can play. Moreover, thanks to mobile phones and devices, a whole new category, that of mobile gaming, has come up, allowing people to engage in their favourite pastime from anywhere in the world, and at any time they like. Norway has always…

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CEVICHE IN THE CITY – THE RAW TRUTH SURROUNDING PANAMA’S FAVOURITE DISH – Travel Article

The way to a Panamanians heart is, I’m sure, through raw fish! Ceviche or cebiche is to Panama what pasta is to the Italians or baguettes are to the French, and I was determined to find the reason behind the popularity of this cured cuisine! This lovely, simple dish comes in many different forms and I made it my culinary mission whilst in Panama to attempt to sample as many versions of them as possible! Similar to tartare or Tahitian…

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