Articles for the Norway Category


Norway, Raros

A visitor's guide to Raros, Norway

A visitor's guide to Raros, Norway

by Nick Ford Røros is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was once the centre of a vast copper mining industry. The wooden industrial buildings remain like a stage set and evocate an industrial age of former years. Røros was once called Bergstad which means mountain city. It lies in a little hollow on a […]

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Bryggen, Norway

Being there: Norway — Bergen — gateway to the fiords and more

Known affectionately as the “Seattle of Europe” or “City of Rain” because of its annual precipitation average of 88 inches, Bergen is one of Norway’s warmest cities. For some years, Bergen had umbrella vending machines on its streets. A favorite story has a tourist asking a local boy whether it ever stopped raining. “I don’t […]

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