Norway

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Sep082014

Think before you eat whale meat

Norway, Iceland and Japan still hunt whales each year, despite a worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling instituted in 1986. I have seen several restaurants in Oslo advertising whale meat on the menu. The good summer weather is attributed for a record whaling season in Norway with 729 minke whales killed in 2014. This is the…

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Aug152014

Best Western hotels in rural Norway

Best Western Hotels offer far more choices in rural Norway than Radisson and Choice Hotels when traveling away from the major cities in the fjord country and northern Norway. Assuming you want to spend points for your rooms rather than $200+ per night for many hotels, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges and Club Carlson provide…

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Aug092014

Norway Environmentally Friendly Train Travel

Yesterday, I received suggestions on train travel as a better alternative to air travel between Oslo and Bergen, Norway. This led me to spend time on Norway’s train travel website. Norway environmentally-friendly train travel is promoted on the nsb.no Norway rail website.  You can also find fine images of Norway landscapes on NSB Facebook, even…

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Aug082014

Norway in the rainy season

Bergen, Norway averages around 80 inches of rain per year. September and October are the rainiest months with more than 9 inches on average. When I booked my Norway trip last March, I had no idea September meant touring Norway in the rainy season. As I have put in place tentative plans for two weeks in…

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