Norway

The Viking Star is a ship that really celebrates Norwegian heritage. If you’re really into all things Norse,  you can get a Swedish massage at the Liv Nordic spa and plunge into an ice-cold pool before heading to lunch, where you can have a plate of herring and …

I guess necessity and thrift were what drove Norwegians to build their houses out of wood and sod in a climate that faced incredibly cold, dark winters. Stone and brick were too expensive for home building in earlier centuries, when the economy was based on catching and drying …

It seemed like a mission impossible. Trollfjord is a passage so narrow you can’t even see it between the mountains that surround it until you’re right alongside it. How could our long, wide ship make the tight squeeze into the slender dead-end fjord– let alone …

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