5 of the best holidays in Norway – chosen by locals

Islands, rivers, mountains and villages: holiday destinations from those in the know

Up all night in Norway: land of the midnight sun

The extreme northern coast of Norway is an unspoilt land of wonder, and the perfect place to enjoy the eternal dawn

Norway takes world’s happiest nation crown

Knocking their Scandi neighbours, Denmark, off the top of the happiness index, Norwegians put their joyful outlook down to shared experiences, the great outdoors – and lots of country cabins

The world’s northernmost surf school – in pictures

Unstad, located among the Lofoten Islands off Norway’s west coast, is an increasingly popular spot for Arctic surfing. The magnificent light conditions and turbulent waters in this wilderness outpost lure artists and sports enthusiasts alike. Instead of encountering sharks like in tropical waters, surfers in Lofoten are more likely to see a colony of seals and, if they are lucky, the northern lights

Power to the EV: Norway spearheads Europe’s electric vehicle surge

With ambitious emissions-reduction targets, support from government and the car industry, electromobility is on the verge of major expansion in Europe.

Instagram snapshots: Pádhraic Mulholland’s Christmas dip in a Norway fjord

A picturesque Norwegian fjord was inviting enough for this Instagrammer to brave its icy water for a few festive lengths – and take these evocative images