TRAVEL: NORWAY: HOTELS & TRANSPORTATION: NOMAD DESTINATION GUIDE by Felicity Loughrey
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TRAVEL: NORWAY: NOMAD DESTINATION GUIDE by Felicity Loughrey TRAVEL: NORWAY: FOOD: NOMAD DESTINATION GUIDE by Felicity Loughrey
  STAY:

LUX:
Our first night in Oslo we stayed at the Frogner House Hotel, 8 Skovveien. It was a wonderful, luxe hideout in the city. We were travelling with my two boys. We had two rooms that were joined like an apartment. It had a kitchenette, dining table, two bathrooms and wonderful sloping ceilings. And I really loved the heated floor in the bathroom.

LOCAL:
In Bergen we stayed at the Scandic Byparken, Christiesgate 5-7. It was a chain-like hotel with uninspiring room and decor but the breakfast was incredible. It was the first thing that popped up on Foursquare, “stay for the breakfast”. Oh, the wisdom of crowds (and Foursquare). The breakfast was totally worth it. There were shot glasses with berry-like smoothies, three different kinds of salmon and smoked fish, pastries, fruit, cheese, ham and more. We didn’t eat lunch until 2pm each day as we were powered by breakfast.
 
TRANSPORTATION:

LUX: We booked a Hertz rental car in advance. At the airport we were magically upgraded to a brand new Volvo station wagon. It had 4 kilometers on the odometer. It had literally arrived from the factory. It was a diesel auto and was so fuel efficient. I kept asking my husband, do we need to stop for gas? The answer was no.
 
LOCAL:
To get to Norway we flew on the low-cost carrier, Norwegian. It was a Google Ad Word search that pinged me to their site. The flights started off very cheaply until you added luggage, in-flight meals, assigned seating. If I was to do it again I wouldn’t purchase the meals ($42 each, including the kids meals). I would buy pack snacks and prepare food in advance.
 
~Felicity Loughrey

 
2015