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  • Great Scenic Train Rides in Europe

    Whether it's a loop ride on a steam train or a practical means for getting from Amsterdam to Brussels, Europe is full of train routes with amazing scenery. Thanks to the amazing Fodor's community, we've compiled some great train trips by country.

  • Norway: Go hiking

    We can’t recommend this activity more highly—just be sure to pack a sturdy pair of hiking shoes. Hiking’s the national pastime, and you’ll never be too far from a well-marked mountain trail here. One of the best places for beginners is the gently sloping terrain of the Hardangervidda plateau.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 23, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Scandanavia: Venture north of the Arctic Circle

    Between early June and mid-July the sun doesn’t set here—a phenomenon known as the midnight sun. Some of the prettiest places to take in this phenomenon are Bodo, Narvik, and Nordkapp in Norway; or while skiing the King’s Trail in northern Sweden. Equally moving (though in a less gleeful way) is the reverse experience at the height of winter, when the Arctic goes completely dark for a few months.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 09, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: valladolid, Bonaire
  • Norway: Try the breakfast cheeses

    Norway's famous brown goat cheese, Geitost (a sweet, caramel-flavor whey cheese made from goat and cow's milk) and Norvegia (a Norwegian Gouda-like cheese) are on virtually every table. They are eaten in thin slices, cut with a cheese plane or slicer—a Norwegian invention—on buttered wheat or rye bread.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 02, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips