Where to stay and other tips

KEEN TO TRY? The writer with a whale-steak dish at Emmas restaurant in Tromso.


    Aug 07, 2013

    Where to stay and other tips


    Bergen's Hanseatic Hotel

    is located on a Unesco World Heritage site, and is just a stone's throw from the city's attractions. To find out more, go to

    In Tromso, the Radisson Blu Hotel

    is much more modern and geared towards business travellers, but its location can't be beat. Visit /hotel-tromso



    To taste local produce in a fine-dining setting that isn't pretentious, visit Bolgen & Moi ( in Bergen.

    Sample local cuisine at Emmas ( in Tromso. There's everything from fish soup to reindeer meat - and even whale meat - for the more adventurous.



    To experience the midnight sun in Norway, visit during the summer months, around May to July.

    Because it feels like daytime almost all the time, you may find that your body doesn't need as much sleep.

    But locals recommend drawing the curtains and getting an eye mask to help you sleep.

    And, if all else fails, embrace the phenomenon and make the most of the long days. The annual Midnight Sun Marathon (, for example, takes place at night.