Norway Favorites

  • Kristiansten Fortress
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  • Fish Market
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  • Tours and Activities
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Norway Favorites

  • Buildings, streets and Alleys

    Bergen Favorites

    I found the old building beautiful and interesting. They are all around, in the city centre, in the Brygeen and even when getting further up the hill to the Floyen direction. So I added here few examples.

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  • City center general

    Stavanger Favorites

    Stavanger city centre is covered by free wireless internett access. Send an SMS from your mobile phone to 04005 with the code word WIFI and your mobile number, you will be sent a password. then choose the wireless network named Bynett, write your password and you're online. If you are using a non-Norwegian mobile phone operator send for the...

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  • Kristiansten Fortress

    Trondheim Favorites

    We went here and had a great view, I could even see the tower where we had dinner. It's quite interesting but the fortress is undergoing some restauration so there are fences and stuff disturbign the nice images.

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  • Tours and Activities

    Bergen Favorites

    This is the sight of Bergen Harbor in summertime (photo was taken July 2012). In the summer months of June, July and August every year one can observe Luxury cruise liner docked at Skolten, Vågen Harbor. Various ships of sizes and catamarans (domestic ferry) can be seen. In winter months of December, January and February, the Harbor is almost...

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  • Oil installations

    Stavanger Favorites

    One of the major industries of Stavanger is that of servicing the off-shore oil industry. A major need is that of safety training. In the event of emergency evaquation of an oil rig workers need to know what it feels like to drop like a stone in a survival boat or raft.

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  • Bakklandet, gamle bybro and the wharfs

    Trondheim Favorites

    Trondheim is a seaport located at the mouth of a river. Buildings sit right on the waterfront. I recommend renting a car. The city is just big enough to make it difficult to get around but not big enough to have a great transportation system.

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  • Tourist Information

    Bergen Favorites

    There are many cruise lines that visit Norway, while we were in various ports we saw Costa, Princess, P&O, Azamara Club, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and many other smaller ships. The prime cruise season is short, when we asked about going in early September most advised against it because of the cooler weather, shorter days and as I've found after,...

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  • Prekestolen & Kjeragbolten

    Stavanger Favorites

    We where not in Stavanger but we make a great walk to.. Preikestolen.towering 604 m above the Lysefjord .is by far the best know tourist attraction in the Ryfylke region.The platau at the top.wich measures about 25 *25m, was most likely formed by successive periods of 10.000 years ago.The clim to the top is 2 a 3 ours.But it is a must ..It is...

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  • Nidaros Cathedral

    Trondheim Favorites

    Visit the cathedral, the resting place of St. Olav. Trondheim used to be Norway's capital - it was called Nidaros at the time - and the cathedral was the coronation place for Norway's kings.

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  • City centre / Waterfront / Parks

    Bergen Favorites

    This is the central square and pedestrian street in the city centre. It seems that everything starts from here with crowded people, shopping, eating or just hanging around. Not sure how lovely it will be on a rainy day.

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  • Swiming

    Stavanger Favorites

    If you come here during the summer and if it has been warm for a while, it will be worth going to the beach. It might sound strange but we do have very nices beaches here but the water can be pretty cold at times. Sola beach is the closest and the most crowded. But if you go further out (Hellestø, Vigdel & Bore) you will find beaches that are less...

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  • Tirpitz

    Trondheim Favorites

    Here are some pictures of the area of Trondheim.This one shows a part of a little Picnic area behind a Store at the Trondheim-Fjord. We went inside, and buy a cup of coffee and at the walls inside of these store we seen many Photos from the former German Battleship'Tirpitz'. And the Owner told us that this ship lies here in the WW II,behind his...

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  • Surrounding areas

    Bergen Favorites

    The snow has laid a blanket over the landscape. It really lightens your mind as it lightens up the dark months of winter. Some times I feel it's a shame the snow doesn't last longer, but on the other side we do have a mild climate here on the coast View over the "Grimstad Fjord" from the Mountain "Knappen" a short walk from my home.

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  • Stavanger kulturhus

    Stavanger Favorites

    Stavanger is a great city. I like it a lot. The city centre is quite pretty, especially the old part with its little white house built all close to each other. In the centre of Stavanger is the Kulturhuset which you can't really miss. It's right in the heart of the city centre. It's really here that you want to go when you are looking for a cinema...

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  • City center

    Trondheim Favorites

    If you have only a short time in Trondheim, go for a walk passed this square with St Olav looking out at his town, and up to the Nidaros Cathedral. Depending on your time schedule, see the Archbishop's Palace. Afterwards you walk down to the river, cross the Bybroa bridge and have a stroll in Bakklandet. I enjoyed the friendly and helpful people...

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  • Hansa Bryggen

    Bergen Favorites

    An important part of Bergen's identity is the old wooden warf buildings called "Bryggen" Bryggen was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 1979 and is now one of 4 sites on that list from Norway. These old warf buildings date back to the 14th century when Bergen was part of the Hanseatic League's trading empire. Another known (and the...

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  • Tourist information

    Stavanger Favorites

    In this place you can get information and guidence about more or less everything that can be done in Stavanger and in the area. They have brochures, information about activities, souvenirs, maps, postcards and you can buy tickets to different sightseeings. Here is the address and contact information: Rosenkildetorget 1 N-4005 Stavanger tel: +47 51...

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  • Stiftsgården

    Trondheim Favorites

    Stiftsgården Where our royal princess wedding was celebrated in May(congratulations Märtha and Ari!). I visited Trondheim only a couple of days later, and there was still flower decorations on the balcony. I found the garden with its benches a lovely place to sit down and enjoy the beautiful weather.

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  • Mount Fløien

    Bergen Favorites

    This is a view of the city of Bergen from the top of Mount Floyen...there are some great views up there...I totally recommend it! It was quite windy when we were up there though, enough that I even felt like I would be blown off the edge of the platform. ;) I'd recommend you take a good jacket to break the cold wind.

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  • Ullandhaugtårnet

    Stavanger Favorites

    This TV/Radio tower is the highest point in Stavanger (199 meters above sea level). From here you can see Stavanger and the area around. There is also some trails around here through the forest that the local people like to take walks in (called Sørmarka).

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  • 17. mai/May 17th

    Trondheim Favorites

    If you're going to Trondheim in the summer, you have to take one of the sightseeing boats out to Munkholmen. It's a tiny island right outside of the city centre, and the boat trip takes appr. 15 minutes. The history of the monastery that is situated there is quit interesting, but for those who prefer to relax, Munkholmen also has a quite nice...

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  • History and facts

    Bergen Favorites

    I could not find any information as to the significance of the design or colors, except that it was designed in such as a way as not to be that similar to the Danish Flag. Denmark ruled Norway for a number of years and the designers of the Norsk flag wanted to be sure that their sovereignty was recognized!

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  • Tonstad

    Stavanger Favorites

    This is from a small village called Tonstad in Sirdal, its about 100 km east of Stavanger. My brothers daughter had her adult-celebration (confirmation) there late april 2001. See the pictures here

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  • Torget

    Trondheim Favorites

    A central meeting point in Trondheim. From this point most attractions are within easy reach, included the charming pedestrian street with lots of good book shops. The statue on the middle of the place shows the viking king Olav Trygvasson and was made in 1921 by the sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen.

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  • Fish Market

    Bergen Favorites

    I just enjoyed this fantastic part of the world. My ship was Trollfjord, I understand similar to Midnatsol. My trip was from June 23rd to July 4th.,Bergen to Bergen. It was summer, yes, but we still had some cold days. On these (cold) days, the cabin was always at a nice temperature. Besides, they have extra blankets in the closet, or otherwise,you...

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  • Stavanger domkirke

    Stavanger Favorites

    The cathedral in Stavanger is a nice place to visit. They started building this church back in 1125 if I'm not mistaken and it took quite a while to finish it (and it burned a couple of times). The result is a church in both gothic and roman style and you don't see that very often.

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  • Skiing

    Trondheim Favorites

    The most wonderful thing is skiing around moutain area, you can go there by free bus in the morning, it will take you to the top of hill then you can ski across country. Take some lunch by yourself and take a break in the cabin amongst mountains. You can also spend a whole weekend on the top of the hill, there is a big cabin which can offer a big...

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  • Museums / Memorials

    Bergen Favorites

    This is very large and impressive art museum of Bergen. Located just by the small lake not far from the city centre. OK, I admit it, with the great sunshine I had outside during my visit, I thought to leave this one for the future visit on a rainy day. Bergen Kunstmuseum

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  • City Square

    Trondheim Favorites

    Look at the statue of the King Olaf Tryggvasson who chose Tromdheim as his capital. He was the first christian king of the Wikings. He has a dove on his hand. At the bottom of the column, there is a small market.

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  • Fantoft Stavkirke (Stave church)

    Bergen Favorites

    We had never seen a stave church before and weren't quite sure what it actually was so we headed out to the Fantoft Stave Church. After catching a bus out to a 'suburb' we had a 10 minute hike into the 'woods'. The cute stave church was hidden away amongst the trees. We also found some really nice people along the way who were great help! The...

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  • Groceries

    Trondheim Favorites

    There is also a beer called Munkholm, and it was launched in 1992. It is without alcohol, but tastes quite good. Today it stands for more than 50% of the non-alcoholic beer sold in Norway. It is brewed after old traditions from the monks. The name is from the island Munkholmen outside of Trondheim. The monks in the monastery on the island used to...

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  • Ole Bull / Lysøen

    Bergen Favorites

    The picture is of Ole Bull (1810-1880) and can be found at Ole Bullsplass, Bergen. To be honest when I took this picture I had no idea of who 'Ole' was, I just thought the statue and fountain were beautiful. It was only when I got home that I found out Ole Bull was/is a famous violinist from Bergen who "entertained a strong conviction that Norway...

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  • History

    Trondheim Favorites

    The picture shows Tordenskiold, who was born in Trondheim in 1690. His real name was Petter Wessel and got the name Tordenskiold after he was knighted for great service at sea as an officer in the Norwegian fleet.

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  • Mount Ulriken

    Bergen Favorites

    Bergen is a gem of a city. Its location in a beautiful harbor hemmed in by mountains is reminiscent of Vancouver Canada, and it has the added charm of a well-preserved medieval core, the Bryggen District. You'll have to take the cable car to the top of Mt. Ulriken for postcard views of the city, harbor, and surrounding hills.

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  • Fjords

    Bergen Favorites

    Visit the fjords - that's the single most important thing that makes Bergen so unique and a 'must se' destination'. You can choose: take a cruise (long or short), view them from above, take a scenic rail journey - it's up to you! Definitely the view of the fjords!

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  • Looking for work in Norway.

    Here are some links to finding a job in Norway. We went there to look for job and signed up with several job-agencies, and I found Jobbsafari to be one of the best agencies. And Orcus was very good as well.The first thing to do is to go to Nav "The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation" and EURES which is a job-search facility and a CV...

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  • My experience of 17 Mai.

    Norway is a very beautiful country and very proud people. They celebrate their national day very good and I am jealous of them to be a Swedish citizen. We dont celebrate out national day in the same way. In Norway it is a big cultural party and people dress up in folklore dresses and everybody has a flag in their hand. Proud people celebrate their...

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  • Norsko 2010 - Oslo

    Oslo je hlavní křižovatkou tras v Norsku, hlavním přístavním městem a hlavním turistickým místem. Zejména proto je tu také centrum všeho dění, včetně cíle mnoha přistěhovalců. To lze poznat téměř jako v Londýně na každém rohu, kde jsou ruzné pro nás nezvyklé etniky od klasických...

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  • Reasons to visit Norway

    If you like sceneries and history I can understand why you're coming in Norway.The sceneries here are unique and breathtaking. You'll find also some relics from the late history (middle age and modern period.I wouldn't reccommend you to come here for architecture.Usually, for architecture you'd rather choose Italy or Spain, France, Russia, Germany,...

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  • Going to the kindergarten in Norway

    I was impressed to see now, in 21st century, that somewhere in that crazy World, the six yrs. old kinds are going unaccompanied to the kindergarten.I still remember that it was the same in Romania only (!) 35 yrs. ago. I have stopped my car in Sola in Rogaland, one year ago, only to follow with my sight the small group of kids with their push-bikes...

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  • Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Tourist Information Offices in Oslo

    1) Tourist Information Office located at the Central StationAddress: Jernbanetorget 1, Oslo (inside the Trafikanten Service Center)Tel. +47 815 30 555. Fax +47 23 15 88 11Opening hours:Monday - Friday 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.Saturday - Sunday 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (October to April)Saturday - Sunday 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. (May to September)Please...

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  • Few words in Norvegian

    Below few words in Norvegian that you can use while visiting Norway.Where is ...?: Hvor er ...?How much is the fare?: Hvor mye koster billetten?One ticket to ..., please.: En billett til ..., takk.Train: TogBus: BussSubway, Underground: T-baneAirport: FlyplassTrain station = JernbanestasjonBus station: BusstasjonAre there any vacancies for...

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  • Nice beaches and skerries

    It all depends where in Norway you are planning to go. It the southern part it can be very sunny and mild in October. Oslo has a microclimate and is pretty much protected compared to other places.The southern part of Norway has beautiful beaches and skerries where you can swim out directly from the cliffs. The water temperature can rise to about 22...

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  • Great online weather service

    Hi If you are planing a trip to Norway, you might be interested in checking the weather forecast. We have a great new service for that. Here is the link to a page containgin information in English, which explains how to use the site. http://www.yr.no/om_yrno/1.2025949

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