Dog-sledding in Svalbard, Norway
Sep02

Dog-sledding in Svalbard, Norway

After a late night wandering the streets of Longyearbyen, under the midnight sun, I was up early. Waiting in the crisp Arctic morning air, my breath visible despite it being June, I could see the tour van driving towards the guesthouse that I was staying in. This was the start of an amazing day in Svalbard. I had wanted to go dog sledding for a long time. Probably because it is so different to anything that I had grown up with in...

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Hurtigruten Celebrates 120 Years
May25

Hurtigruten Celebrates 120 Years

Hurtigruten Celebrates 120 Years Cruise Norway Tromsø, May 2013 – This summer, Hurtigruten invites its guests to join its 120th anniversary celebrations taking place on July 2. In all those­ decades of sailing the idyllic Norwegian west coast, with its many scenic fjords, charming villages and modern cities, Hurtigruten has garnered numerous recognitions, including being named “the world’s most beautiful voyage” by Lonely Planet. The...

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Watch “A Norway Passage” on PBS
Feb05

Watch “A Norway Passage” on PBS

A Norway Passage: The Most Beautiful Voyage is a film that takes viewers on an 1,100-mile odyssey, showing off Norway’s spectacularly scenic west coast and describing the country’s 120-year history of coastal ferry service, vital to the people living along the 34-port route. The film follows a sailing aboard the 451-berth MS Nordnorge, one of 11 Hurtigruten ships that make the 12-day round trip between the cosmopolitan city of Bergen...

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Hike the Uncrowded Faroe Islands this Summer
Jun18

Hike the Uncrowded Faroe Islands this Summer

GJOGV, FAROE ISLANDS — At 62 degrees north latitude, in the heart of the North Atlantic Gulf Stream, lies a remote cluster of islands known as the Faroes, virtually unknown to North Americans. Lying halfway between Iceland and Norway, this archipelago boasts towering volcanic mountains, waterfalls that cascade from cliffs directly into the sea, paintbox houses, and only 50,000 inhabitants.   The Faroes were settled over a...

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Dive Into Norwegian History with 7-Day Ice Breakers Voyage
Jun23

Dive Into Norwegian History with 7-Day Ice Breakers Voyage

New York, NY, June 2011 – Hurtigruten invites guests to be immersed in Norwegian culture of old and present during the “Year of Nansen-Amundsen” with the seven-day Ice Breakers Voyage, carving the same path forged by the celebrated maritime pioneers.  As the 691-passenger MS Nordkapp wends her way along Norway’s fjord-filled west coast, travelers are privy to the expertise of Scandinavian historian Arne Kertelhein, whose lectures...

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A Whiskey in Svalbard

It felt kind of weird fleeing a hot Swedish summer and going up north to the cold regions of the North Pole. Nevertheless, going to Svalbard during the sunny period, where temperatures are only a few minus degrees below-zero Celsius instead of the usual minus 30 degrees during the dark period, seemed like a much better option. I wanted to experience the northern Frontier, the wild untouched areas of the arctic pole, its life and the...

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A New Year’s Travel Resolution

All good travel starts with an idea. And what’s a more comfortable way to gather those ideas than armchair traveling with In The Know Traveler? To get your adventures started, let In The Know Traveler and a list put together by the United Nations help. While the UN is an organization that you don’t usually associate with travel recommendations, each year they rank their 175 member countries on living standards such as real income,...

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The Kingdom of Norway

Norway is a monarchy situated in Northern Europe. The Kingdom of Norway consists of the western and northern parts of the Scandinavian peninsula as well as the northern territories of Jan Mayen and the Svalbard archipelago, and Bouvet Island, Peter I Island, and Queen Maud Land in the southern hemisphere. Europe’s sixth largest country in terms of land mass, Norway is sparsely populated and ranks only 28th in terms of population. The...

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