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From Oslo to Bergen: Following in the Footsteps of Norway's Great Artists

For such a small country (it only has about five million people), Norway has a phenomenally robust arts heritage. That legacy dates back well before the filigreed jewelry and impressive ships of the Vikings that once farmed the land and roamed the waters to a cadre of world-famous masters in various artistic fields at the turn of the century who helped shaped the country into what it is today.

Though Norway once felt like one of Europe’s out-of-the-way places, this northern gem is now more accessible than ever thanks not only to SAS’s expanded flight services, but also a host of new routes both within Europe and to/from North America by upstart rival Norwegian Air (and its fleet of new 777’s and 787’s) that call Oslo their home hub. In short, there’s no better time to visit this Scandinavian treasure, and when you do, there is plenty of artistic culture to explore.

Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen lives in Los Angeles and writes about food, wine, travel and adventure... usually in some combination of the four. He regularly contributes to Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Cond� Nast's HotelChatter and Jaunted, TravelAge West, Palate Press, Frontiers, Edge and Wandermelon. His work has also appeared in the L.A. Times. When he is not exploring the Los Angeles dining scene...(Read More)

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