Tag Archives: Bergen

Everything Points To Nostalgia These Days

I don’t know about you but I seem to be spending more time these days on random internet rambles. It’s not surprising that some of these trips down the rabbit hole lead to serendipitous bits of nostalgia. Somehow I recently … Continue reading

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Not just the Gateway to the Fjords

Bergen has to be one of my favorite small European cities. The beautifully situated and stunningly scenic city has long been promoted as “the gateway to the Fjords” with much success. But now the tourism professionals at Visit Bergen have … Continue reading

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Library Trip

This award-winning animated short by Norwegian students Tord Torpe and Magnus Nyquist is a psychedelic celebration of the library at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

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Just Norway

Norway: a time-lapse adventure is the result of a five month, 15,000 kilometer road trip across Norway from the southern fjords to the Russian border in the Finnmark. This extraordinary video is the work of the gifted young photographer Morten Rustad, … Continue reading

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Mapmania

You won’t find any of these marvelous one-of-a-kind maps in your typical travel guidebook, but they make exceedingly clever ways to interact with geographic places. Some of the very talented creators of these diverse and idiosyncratic maps are professional illustrators … Continue reading

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Hurtigruten Redux

One month ago today we posted a link to the historic live broadcast and webcast of the Norwegian Coastal Express 134 hour voyage from beautiful Bergen to arctic Kirkenes. The Guinness Book of Records has now certified the braodcast as … Continue reading

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Hurtigruten: the world’s most beautiful voyage

Lucky travelers have been taking the “world’s most beautiful voyage” along Norway’s coast on the Hurtigruten line since 1893. Now, we can all travel along with the world’s longest continuous live TV program. Beginning on June 16th and running until … Continue reading

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