Category: Travel

Wintertime magic exploring the fjords

Fjord Norway news Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Fjords, the soul of Norway, are certainly a magnificent attraction any time of the year, but some might argue that the most special time is...

Malmö

Over the bridge for a day in Malmö

Guidebook writer David Nikel takes a break from Copenhagen to spend a day in Malmö David Nikel Trondheim, Norway Last month I took you on a quick trip around the history and culture of...

Norwegian culture meets Mickey

Visit Walt Disney World’s Norway Pavilion Liliane Opsomer Birmingham, Ala. Showcasing Norway’s culture for 30 years, the Norway Pavilion continues to attract crowds. Located between Mexico and China inside Epcot’s World Showcase, it is...

Go Viking to Scotland: part three

Time Travel tours and archaeological chocolates bring Orkney’s Viking past to life Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Travel widens your horizons and introduces you to interesting places and people. A highlight of my...

Go Viking to Scotland: part two

In the Orkney Islands, Vikings left traces in cathedrals, settlements, and humble grains Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American The imposing St. Magnus Cathedral, in the heart of bustling capital Kirkwall’s town center, dominates...

Charmed by Copenhagen’s history & hygge

Beyond Norway David Nikel Trondheim, Norway If my last column about the failed ship, subway art, idyllic archipelago, crime fiction tours, and ABBA museum of Stockholm didn’t inspire you, perhaps Copenhagen will be more...

Go Viking to Scotland: part one

From the Galloway Hoard exhibit in Edinburgh to the Viking-established Orkney Islands Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American “To go Viking” was originally a verb phrase used by Scandinavians to describe traveling overseas. I...

Sightseeing in the Stockholm archipelago

Beyond Norway David Nikel Trondheim, Norway After so many monthly columns about destinations in Norway, I feel it’s time to spread my wings. Because of the excellent transportation links, many people visiting Norway look...

A major milestone for Norwegian hikers

150 years of trekking Maureen B. Larson Decorah, Iowa The Norwegian Trekking Association, Den Norske Turistforening (DNT), is a national organization in Norway that was conceived by Thomas Heftye on Jan. 21, 1868, making...

Visit a Soviet ghost town in Norway

Pyramiden is an abandoned Russian mining town in Svalbard, at the top of the world Elizabeth Bourne Seattle “Ghost town” evokes images of the Old West towns where the gold rush came and went....