Manshausen, credit: Margo Pfeiff

The World Needs More of Norway's Friluftsliv

Margo Pfeiff spends time in the glorious outdoors of Norway and discovers that the world needs more of Norway's Friluftsliv. Friluftsliv, a word coined in 1859 by writer Henrik Ibsen, loosely means “free air life,” and it signifies a fundamental understanding of the healing effects of nature.

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Choosing your Hurtigruten Cruise excursions

Our guest blogger, Berenice shares her insight into the excursions on offer during your Hurtigruten Voyage.

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Christian Roth Christensen

My Norwegian Family Adventure: A Stay by the Fjord

This year, Ivy decided to take a deep Norwegian breath, a deliberate step back and explore a lesser known part of Norway, someplace where most Australians, like her husband and kids, had never been before.

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Per Lundström

A stay at the Treehotel, Sweden

Barry Stone's love of treehouses as a child had him primed for his stay at the Treehotel. He travelled through Northern Sweden last September and brings to you an account of his experience, wandering reindeers, installing gas stoves and all!

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