Archive for the 'Norway' Category

Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand, Norway

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Are you going to see the fjords in the western part of Norway? Lucky you! The Norwegian nature is beautiful, and if the weather is nice you will have a marvellous time. But where to stay? Some of the Norwegian hotels are small gems, but can be hard find sometimes. If you search for hotels […]

Knaken café in Kaupanger in Western Norway

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Kaupanger is one of my favorite places near Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. When I read in the Norwegian magazine, D2, about Knaken café, I knew that this would be my pitstop next summer. It is a family run café located in the old sheepbarn belonging to Kaupanger Manor, an old titled […]

Patina in Evanger, Voss

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Are you going to the western part of Norway this summer? Why not have a pitstop at Patina café in Evanger near Voss? Here you can enjoy homemade cakes or lunch and have a stroll through their second hand shop. This year you can even stay overnight. They have two lovely apartments for rent. See […]

Restaurant Meieriet in Herand in Hardanger

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Soon the summer holiday starts! In my opinion the best place to spend it is in Norway. Our country has a lot to offer, and the best time to see it is during summer. Why not choose Hardangerfjord? It is one of my favorite fjords. These photos are from Herand, a small village in Hardanger. […]

Bark Bar & Brasserie in Arendal

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Update: This restaurant is closed, unfortunately. I have still kept the blogpost here, so you can enjoy the atmosphere which once where there. Last week I was in Arendal, in the southern part of Norway. We had dinner at an excellent restaurant called Bark, situated in “Langbrygga” in the center of Arendal. The place has […]

Finally – Hotel Guldsmeden opens in Oslo!

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

One of my favorite hotels in Copenhagen, Hotel Guldsmeden, now has opened in my hometown, Oslo, too! That´s good news for all travellers who want a personal hotel, with nice rooms and friendly service. The hotel in Copenhagen is famous for its nice breafast – hope the Oslo-hotel will follow-up! All photos: hotelguldsmeden.com

A visit to Strand Restaurant

Friday, October 1st, 2010

By the seaside just outside Oslo, at Høvik, you find Strand restaurant. The old restaurant from 1924 is now stylishly renovated, and is taken over by brilliant young chefs from Flavours. Around lunchtime last Saturday I went for a visit with two friends. Only the bakery was open at lunchtime (except for Sundays), but we […]

Vågå gardshotell

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Fancy a trip to Norway this summer? In Gudbrandsdalen you can experience the true Norwegian fairytale at Vågå Gardshotell. Stay in historic buildings in unique farms. Take a trip in the neighbouring area and visit Lom, where you can have a look at the old church and not to miss: eat at the famous bakery […]

Kanon Bistro

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Next to Lørenparken is Kanonhallen, which is Oslo´s new culture scene. The house restaurant is called Kanon Bistro – and it´s worth a visit. I had lunch there on Saturday, which was nice traditional Norwegian beef soup with vegetables. The bistro is a nice place to take a coffee after a stroll in the park. […]

Lørenparken

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Last weekend I visited a nice place here in Oslo – Løren. It is Selvaag´s new housebuilding project. It includes a nice park with playground for children with nice sculptures called the “Peer Gynt-Suite”. They represent a presentation of the Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen’s, famous work Peer Gynt. Most of the sculptures are acquired through […]