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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…

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…

The Flam Railway: Norway's most scenic train journey
Travel tales

The Flam Railway: Norway’s most scenic train journey

Snapshots of Norway’s scenery flashed past the train window – steep rocky cliffs, deep blue fjords, lush green meadows, neatly painted red clapboard houses, snow-sprinkled mountains. I was expecting the Flåm Railway, or Flåmsbana, to be impressive – it’s…