Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen

Bryggen is a historic harbour district in Bergen, one of North Europe’s oldest port cities on the west coast of Norway which was established as a centre for trade by the 12th century. In 1350 the Hanseatic League established a “Hanseatic Office” in Bergen. They gradually acquired ownership of Bryggen and controlled the trade in stockfish from Northern Norway through …

Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands are a mesmerizing archipelago that emerges from the Norwegian Sea like a rugged gemstone. Located in the northernmost reaches of Norway, these islands have earned a reputation as one of the most breathtaking and remote destinations in the world. With their towering peaks, quaint fishing villages, and pristine waters, the Lofoten Islands offer a unique blend of …

Nidaros Cathedral

Nidaros Cathedral is the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral and Norway’s national sanctuary. The Cathedral is the grave church of St. Olav, the patron Saint of Norway. In addition to it now being one of Europe’s major historical pilgrim destinations, coronations and royal blessings take place in the church.

The Vega Archipelago

The Vega islands are situated off the Helgeland coast and the whole archipelago was entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004. It was the first Norwegian cultural landscape to be entered. The UNESCO committee explained their decision to include the Vega Archipelago in the following manner: ‘The Vega Archipelago demonstrates how generations of fishing and farming communities have, …


The Geiranger Fjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality. It is a 15-kilometre -long branch off the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch off the Storfjorden. The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it.