Norway

  • 1 10 winter destinations for the perfect weekend away
    Feeling spontaneous this winter? Whether you're craving some sun and fancy a trip to the gorgeous Turkish seaside, feeling adventurous and want to explore the northern lights in Norway, or...

  • 2 Top 10 music festivals in the world
    Celebrities such as Fergie, Emma Roberts, Kate Bosworth and Lea Michele donned daisy chain headbands and partied the night away at music festival Coachella in April. If you too want...

  • 3 2012 - a bumper year for the Northern Lights
    The aurora borealis: named for Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind, the bringer of winter, even the name of this...

  • 4 Celebrating an icy centenary
    2011 has been a big year for Norway: not only does it mark a hundred years since Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, but it is also the 150th anniversary...

  • 5 Oslo, capital of peace
    On the day of the award ceremony, all eyes wll be on Oslo Town Hall, the imposing red building where the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize will be presented to this...

  • 6 Europe's spectacular natural heritage
    Dramatic mountains – the vast Durmitor massif in the eponymous national park in northwestern Montenegro, the volcanic mass of Mount Teide, and the dramatic Dolomites in the Italian Alps where...

  • 7 Breathtaking road trips in Norway
    From the south all the way up to North Cape, the northernmost point of Europe, around the fjord region or through the quaint villages with their idyllic coloured wooden houses...

  • 8 The world's best sunsets
    Serengeti, TanzaniaPeople who have had the good fortune to visit the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania say that until you've seen the sun set over the great orange plains you...

  • 9 Take a Polar anniversary cruise
    This year marks the centenary of the first successful expedition to the South Pole, led by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, aboard the Fram; coincidentally, it's also the 150th anniversary of...

  • 10 Europe dons white for winter
    All across Europe, from Bruges to Copenhagen to Zurich, snow and ice are the protagonists, and white is being worn by cities, towns and villages. Picturesque scenes from the fairytale...

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    Icy encounters with polar bears

    Click on the photo for more amazing Arctic images...

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    The 'dont-miss' dates and destinations for 2011

    Capitals of CultureUntil 1812, the city of Turku, was capital of Finland. Now, in 2011, almost 200 years later, it's European Capital of Culture, an honour it shares with Tallinn...

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    The polar bear kingdom of Svalbard

    At the far limits of Europe, set in the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway and the North Pole, lies the archipelago of Svalbard, a wild and unspoiled wonderland of white...

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    See the Northern lights from a 'spa ship' hot tub

    Winter in Northern Norway is the most glorious season: you can go dog sledding, get to know the culture of the indigenous Sami people in Finnmark – the Norwegian Lapland...

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    The land of the midnight sun

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    Madonna's Mercy debuts cute braided 'do as family take sightseeing boat trip in Oslo

    As she tours Europe on her Sticky & Sweet tour with her children, Madonna is clearly determined to fit in as much family time as possible. With a day to...