Midsummer in magical ‘marka’

EXCURSIONS: Wednesday was Norway’s version of Midsummer Eve, known as Sankthansaften, and the weather was pretty close to perfect for the traditional boat rides and bonfires. We decided to head inland, though, to the forests called marka that surround Oslo, and it was a memorable afternoon and evening indeed. Norway’s capital, like most Norwegian cities […]

New era for Oscarsborg

Seventy years after playing a major role in Norway’s war history, the island that’s home to the Oscarsborg Fortress has been going through a renaissance of sorts. The former military installation is open to the public for historical sightseeing and a wide range of cultural and recreational activities throughout the year. Located in the narrowest […]