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  • The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    June 7th, 2017David Hillier
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    Festivals are a different beast in 2017. They used to be associated with drinking warm cider while watching crusty bands in your naffest clothes; now the best events are kaleidoscopic extravaganzas designed to tease out the hidden, spectacular you that doesn’t get aired in the office. From Morocco to Norway, we pick 10 summer festivals... Read more »

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  • Aurora Spirit: a magical journey to Norway’s Arctic north

    Aurora Spirit: a magical journey to Norway’s Arctic north

    February 7th, 2017Eleanor Aldridge
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    This year, there’s more than the aurora borealis to draw you to ethereally beautiful Arctic Norway. On the shores of Lyngenfjord, two hours from the city of Tromsø, a team of plucky entrepreneurs have opened the northernmost distillery in the world. We went to discover why this is a magical escape for whisky lovers and... Read more »

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  • Tromsø: why you need to discover Norway’s Arctic gateway

    Tromsø: why you need to discover Norway’s Arctic gateway

    February 3rd, 2017Eleanor Aldridge
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    Norway isn’t short of incredible landscapes. This is the country of majestic lakes, lush meadows and snow-covered mountains. Yet one part of Norway continues to hold unique appeal – the wild Arctic north where the mainland fractures into an intricate coastline of twisting fjords and remote archipelagos. At the heart of the region is one... Read more »

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  • 13 ridiculously gorgeous pictures of Norway

    13 ridiculously gorgeous pictures of Norway

    September 6th, 2016George Turner
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    From mountain landscapes to the midnight sun, photographer George Turner shares a selection of his best pictures of Norway. Norway, no matter the season, is an absolute dream for photographers. Whether you’re standing under the dazzling northern lights during autumn/winter or living in the landscape of the midnight sun in the summer, you’re in for a... Read more »

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  • Meet Norway’s new ambassadors: 4 sheep named Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari

    Meet Norway’s new ambassadors: 4 sheep named Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari

    August 1st, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    This summer, the Norwegian tourist board have taken a new approach to sharing their country’s magnificent landscapes. They’ve shunned slick ad campaigns in favour of enlisting the help of four woolly friends. Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari are four sheep who’ve just landed the job of a lifetime – and their own Instagram account. Roaming free in... Read more »

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  • A first-timer’s guide to the Faroe Islands

    A first-timer’s guide to the Faroe Islands

    June 7th, 2016Ros Walford
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    Way out in the cool North Atlantic Ocean, there’s a cluster of craggy islands inhabited primarily by sheep and puffins. The Faroe Islands are Scandinavia’s ultimate off-the-beaten-track destination. Here’s our guide to what to expect on your first trip to this remote archipelago. What and where are the Faroe Islands? Contrary to popular misconception, the... Read more »

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  • 7 reasons to visit Trondheim, Norway

    7 reasons to visit Trondheim, Norway

    December 15th, 2015Anita Isalska
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    Aurora-chasers venture to the Arctic north, while slick Oslo lures the arty crowd. In the stampede to these A-list destinations, the rest of Norway is often forgotten. But leave some space in your itinerary for Trondheim, the country’s former capital and third largest city. With Scandinavia’s largest medieval building, rocking nightlife, and museums to charm... Read more »

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  • Video: couple captures the romance of Norway’s wild storms

    Video: couple captures the romance of Norway’s wild storms

    November 11th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    If howling winds and unrelenting rains aren’t your idea of a romantic break, then perhaps this isn’t the trip for you. But watch this video, and it might change your mind… Norway‘s rugged coastline is battered by wild storms every winter, but that doesn’t mean adventure, and even a bit of romance, isn’t possible – as... Read more »

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  • Scandinavia for first-timers: 7 ideas for short breaks

    Scandinavia for first-timers: 7 ideas for short breaks

    October 9th, 2015Steve Vickers
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    On the face of it, Scandinavia isn’t a very sensible place for a holiday. For one thing, it’s almost always going to be colder than the place you’re leaving behind. And when it comes to basics like food and accommodation, it’s probably more expensive too. But if you don’t mind throwing a few warm jumpers... Read more »

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  • The Lofoten: discover Norway’s untamed islands

    The Lofoten: discover Norway’s untamed islands

    July 14th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle, Norway’s Lofoten Islands are, by any standard, staggeringly beautiful. In a largely tamed and heavily populated continent, the Lofoten are a rare wilderness outpost, an untrammelled landscape of rearing mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long, surf-swept beaches. This was never... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    March 20th, 2015Jessica Sinyor
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    Do postcards and travel posters paper your walls? Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge? We’ve selected ten of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights around the world to put you to the test. Can you identify the famous sight from the picture? Be warned, sometimes places can look surprisingly similar…

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  • 19 places for a digital detox

    19 places for a digital detox

    November 14th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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