Polar bear attacks campsite, insults tourist in Norway

Officials in Svalbard, Norway, said a French woman was mildly injured when a polar bear attacked the tent campsite of a group of tourists on an Arctic island. Mike Lockhart PA A French tourist was mildly injured when a polar bear attacked a campsite in a remote part of Norway, officials said. A tour group … Read more

Polar bear attacks campsite, insults tourist in Norway

Officials in Svalbard, Norway, said a French woman was mildly injured when a polar bear attacked the tent campsite of a group of tourists on an Arctic island. Mike Lockhart PA A French tourist was mildly injured when a polar bear attacked a campsite in a remote part of Norway, officials said. A tour group … Read more

5 new airlines to book in our post(ish)-COVID world

5 new airlines to book in our post(ish)-COVID world

Considering the chaos that’s accompanied this summer’s travel season, it would be easy to think it’s the worst time possible to launch a new airline. But from Scandinavia to Alaska, far-sighted aviation entrepreneurs are setting up new carriers to destinations very far and very wide. Some of the newcomers — such as Salt Lake City-based … Read more

Reconnect With Nature In A Scandinavian Treehouse Hotel

Reconnect With Nature In A Scandinavian Treehouse Hotel

The mirrorcube room at the Treehotel in Northern Sweden. Universal Images Group via Getty Images Even if you don’t actively seek it out, it’s hard to avoid nature in Scandinavia. On a typical summer weekend, Stockholm locals empty out into boats and head to the relaxing islands of the archipelago. In Norway, every city is … Read more

Why Svolvaer Is The Ideal Base For A Lofoten Road Trip In Norway

Why Svolvaer Is The Ideal Base For A Lofoten Road Trip In Norway

The charming harbor of Svolvær is overlooked by typical Lofoten mountains. David Nikel A road trip along the national scenic route E10 in Northern Norway’s Lofoten islands is a wonderful way to spend a week in the summer. Driving along the coast-hugging road you’ll see jagged peaks rising from the ocean, incredible beaches, turquoise waters, … Read more

I tackled the ‘road to hell’ and discovered a surprising side to Norway

I tackled the 'road to hell' and discovered a surprising side to Norway

Room with a view They must have heard the crash at Hotel Union Oye, which waits three miles further on. Remarkably, this senior citizen pre-dates the lake, having opened in 1891. I doubt the commotion disturbed its composure, because little else has in 131 years when it has flung wide its doors to royalty, explorers … Read more

Play Airlines Is a New Budget Option for Iceland Travelers

Play Airlines Is a New Budget Option for Iceland Travelers

Jonesing for a getaway? PLAY Airlines will whisk you away to Iceland, Norway, and beyond. Until this point, taking a spontaneous trip to see the Northern Lights or the famous thermal waters at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon required ample planning. The country is on the bucket list of many due to its many natural wonders, yet … Read more