Get spellbound with Lofoten

As part of my work as a travel agent, I do get to check places out to see how they are.  We want to be able to match the right products to the right clients.  So we visit different destinations, eat in restaurants, try out the excursions, check out the surroundings.  This is what got…

Recharge yourself on board Norway’s Coastal Cruise

I have taken the Hurtigruten (or Coastal Cruise in English) about three times already.  All of them in Norway.  In this post, I will be focusing more on the last trip, from Bodø to Tromsø.  The thing about Hurtigruten, even if you take only a short cruise, it gives you a feeling of being totally…

New Year’s traditions in Norway

Godt nytt år 2017! “Godt nytt år”! That’s how we say Happy New Year in Norway. In previous years, families usually attend mass on this day. Fewer and fewer do so nowadays. Norway prohibits firecrackers on this day, or any other day for that matter. Fireworks are allowed but those who sell it have to…

Norway in a rush – 7 hectic days

This itinerary is for you who hasn’t been to Norway, first time visitor, have only one week in the country, and a moderate budget.  You are also here around spring to avoid the high cost of airfare in the summer.  You get to sample a little of mountain and fjord, Coastal Norway, perhaps see the…