• Oslo

    Vincent van Gogh – Homages Across Europe

    by  • January 19, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Milan, Mons, Oslo, Paris

    Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Great Painter’s Death in Milan and Mons, Paris and Oslo, Amsterdam and Arles. 2015 (29th July, 2015 to be precise) marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh, unquestionably one of the finest painters of the 19th century. In commemoration of his untimely passing at...

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    Oslo – Peace Applauded on the World Stage

    by  • December 9, 2014 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Oslo

    As Oslo prepares to celebrate its Nobel Peace Prize winners, I take a look at the Norwegian Capital’s City Break Credentials. The world’s attention turns to Oslo today as the city unveils the worthy winners of this year’s prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, so-named after the inventor-cum-businessman-cum-peace-lover, Alfred Nobel, whose 1895 will decreed that the...

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    Scandinavian City Breaks

    by  • June 17, 2014 • Copenhagen, Oslo, Scandinavia, Stockholm

    Scandinavian City Breaks from just £199pp COPENHAGEN Colourful gabled houses, narrow cobbled streets, fabulous architecture, quayside cafes and bars and a historical amusement park right in the heart of the city, it is easy to see why Copenhagen is frequently rated one of the best places to live. From £199pp  
 2 nights at...

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    Head to Oslo for Warm, Sunny Weather

    by  • June 1, 2014 • City Breaks, Nature, Oslo

    When we’re putting up with rather cool, damp weather in the UK in early summer, we tend not to think of Norway when we dream of warmer climes. Despite the Oslo’s status as one of the northernmost world capitals, the city tends to enjoy surprisingly warm summers thanks to the moderating effects of the...

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    Motivation for a Marathon

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Moscow, Naples, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Salzburg, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw

    If your Christmas indulgences have left you entering 2014 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit, then you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start your year, it’s often difficult to keep the training motivation levels high when the cold and dreary January weather offers little of an incentive to get outside and...

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    Oslo & Bergen with Norway in a Nutshell® tour…

    by  • October 29, 2013 • Bergen, Oslo

    Experience the extraordinary scenery of Norway, travel across the “roof” of the country by train from Oslo to Bergen and ride one of Europe’s steepest rail routes, the Flam railway from the high mountains to the water’s edge for a spectacular fjord cruise. Oslo &  Bergen with Norway in a Nutshell® tour – Save up to...

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    Happenings in Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo

    by  • October 4, 2013 • Copenhagen, Festivals, Film, Food & Drink, Helsinki, Music, Oslo, Sport, Stockholm

    It’s been a little while since our blog round-up took us to Scandinavia, so here’s a quick overview at upcoming events in Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm over the next few weeks and beyond. Baltic Herring Fair Helsinki’s oldest event, known locally as stromming, the annual Baltic Herring Fair dates back as far as 1743...

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