Juvet Hotel Norway: setting of Ex Machina movie

Juvet Landscape Hotel in Northwestern Norway is a synthesis of raw Norwegian nature, cultural history and modern architecture. The first landscape hotel in Europe, Juvet Hotel is situated in the farmstead of Burtigarden farm at Alstad in Valldal, on a steep, natural levee amongst birch, aspen, pine and age-old boulders. In this little village in rural Norway, […]

Lofoten Islands Norway

The Lofoten Islands are located above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Norway, and are an excellent destination for hiking and cycling in the summer and for watching the Northern Lights in the winter. The Hurtigruten Ferry visits the Islands on its way along the coast from Bergen to Kirkeness.

The Thief Hotel Oslo: beautiful design, great location

The Thief Hotel Oslo is a fantastic place to stay because of its gorgeous interior (and exterior) design and its location, a new district called Tjuvholmen, which is still a short walking distance from the center of Oslo. Tjuvholmen has a 2-kilometre seafront (which is pedestrian and bike-friendly) with numerous restaurants and cafes, and the […]

Norwegian Air Shuttle 787 Dreamliner: Oakland, California to Oslo

This is a review of a Norwegian Air Shuttle flight in August 2014 from Oakland, California to Oslo, Norway, specifically the Premium Economy cabin and services. Norwegian began flying from Oakland airport in California to Oslo and Stockholm this year. Although it is a “discount” airline, Norwegian flies the latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, unlike traditional […]

First Hotel Grims Grenka: chic design hotel in Oslo, Norway

Selected as one of The Guardian’s Top 12 trips in 2008, Oslo is a city most people never think of visiting, but perhaps now is the time. If you decide to go, make sure you check out the First Hotel Grims Grenka has a total of 50 rooms which includes 6 suites, many of them […]

Hotel Union on the Geirangerfjord in Norway

If you are looking to get away this summer, far away from the beach crowds, consider the majestic fjords and the countryside of Norway. But if you don’t want to sleep in a tent, there’s the Hotel Union on the Geiranger fjord. The hotel was built in 1891 (although recently renovated), so it has a […]