Mention European capitals and Oslo, Norway, doesn’t usually spring to mind. Except, perhaps, on December 10, when the Nobel Peace Prize is handed out in Oslo City Hall. But it’s precisely this lack of knowledge that makes visiting Oslo so spectacular. Once you spend a few days in this waterfront metropolis of 480,000, you’ll wonder […]
Norway on the Scandinavian Peninsula is synonymous with the fjords that define its wild beauty. When I visited last June, the weather was warm, compliments of the powerful Gulf Stream, and the days were gloriously long because during summer the sun never sets. I got a taste of fjordland, Nordic history and way of life, and […]
Storybook scenery. Spellbinding history. Stylish cities. Reindeer. Puffins. Trolls. Who knew Norway was so fascinating? I sure didn’t—until last summer when I sailed through the Norwegian fjords and into the Arctic Circle with Hurtigruten Cruises.
Trying to fulfill a bucket list often involves a lot of money and traveling for most people, but in order for me to check another off the list, it meant taking a big chance. Visible during a winter’s night, in what I like to call the top of the world, are the northern lights (also […]
There is no appropriate way to describe how I ended up in Oslo, Norway, but I will make a very desperate attempt to not sound as aloof as my decision might appear. I had a friend in college, Birk, from Stockholm who was working in Oslo over the summer. Upon my acceptance at Regent’s College […]