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Bryggen old town in Bergen, Norway
In pictures

Bryggen, the old heart of Bergen // In pictures

Along the waterfront in the Norwegian city of Bergen is one of its most historic and beautiful areas – Bryggen. A row of colourfully painted shopfronts face the wharf, but down the narrow alleyways in between you’ll find a…

Sailing out of Flam into the Aurlandsfjord, Norway
Travel tales

Sailing the Sognefjord in Norway

It is Norway’s longest fjord, ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful fjord landscapes and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site – the Sognefjord comes with a whole lot of superlatives and even more expectations, but it…

The Sognefjord as seen from Flam
In pictures

The fjords from Flåm // In pictures

Norway has no shortage of fjords, but the longest and deepest of them is the Sognefjord. It stretches over 200km inland from the ocean, and the tiny town of Flåm lies at the end of one of its most…

Flamsbana scenic railway in Norwegian fjords
Travel tales

The Flåm Railway: Norway’s most scenic train journey

From the train window I watched snapshots of Norway’s stunning scenery flashing by, one after another – steep rocky cliffs, deep blue fjords, lush green meadows, neatly painted red and white clapboard houses, mountains topped with a sprinkling of…