Tagged: Ålesund

One day in Ålesund: the top three

Quick visit only? Try this relaxing itinerary Elisabeth Beyer Vancouver, B.C. Ålesund is known for its Art Nouveau architecture, the surrounding Sunnmøre Alps mountains, and a stunning fjord landscape. There are plenty of activities...

Celebrating Norway’s rural traditions

Explore traditional folk art and rural life in Norway with Phillip Odden and Else Bigton this summer By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s cultural identity is rooted in its rich rural traditions,...

Nortura divisions closing down

Norway’s leading supplier of meat and eggs, Nortura, has announced that it is closing down its slaughterhouses in Sortland, Haugesund and Ålesund, reports the Norway Post. Nearly 500 employees will lose their jobs. The closing...

Norway on the cover of National Geographic

Norway is on the cover of National Geographic Adventure Magazine, November issue Bike until you’re breathless. Hike until your legs melt. Base jump (or don’t). Look out, Chamonix. Norway is Europe’s new home for...

Hurtigruten offers Reindeer Races and Ice Hotels

This winter, Hurtigruten invites guests to experience Norwegian culture with six distinctive theme vacations, each of which feature a sailing along Norway’s stunning 1,250-mile west coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, above the Arctic Circle,...

Bus trip over snow-covered mountain turns fatal

One passenger was killed and several were injured when a bus with 40 passengers slid off the road, and nearly rolled over, on highway R15 near Grotli north of Lillehammer early Tuesday morning. The...