Norway’s travel curator Up Norway revealed some of its top recommendations for travelers visiting Norway in 2022. Whether guests seek new hotels, activities or other offerings, Up Norway includes it all in its 2022 list.
The Estudio Herreros-designed museum opened in October 2021 and continues to draw in visitors to its stunning collection of modern and contemporary art. The museum boasts of its large collection from famed artist Edvard Munch. Some of the museum’s 2022 exhibitions will include an exploration into the world of the unconscious through artists like Salvador Dali, Auguste Rodin and Pablo Picasso, as well as a blending of music and art at the Satyricon & Munch exhibition.
The largest art museum in Scandinavia is set to open in 2022 in Oslo, featuring more than 5,000 works on opening. The museum will sit in an eco-friendly building aimed at emitting 50 percent less carbon than current standards. Each work in the museum will inspire visitors and take guests on a journey through interior design and history, blending art and architecture in one comprehensive experience.
Up Norway offers guests the opportunity to take on the Sunnmore Alps on the ultimate skiing adventure. The mountains not only offer skiers unique routes for alpine skiing, but also offer gorgeous sights of the many fjords in the area. The Ski and Sail Journey includes a private boat trip around Hjørundfjord and guided summit-to-fjord runs. Up Norway also offers an extended option for guests wanting to continue their adventures, providing an overnight stay aboard an expedition ship to different runs throughout the fjord.
Set to reopen in 2022, the Sunnfjord-based retreat offers rare views of fjord landscapes in addition to local experiences and acclaimed hospitality. Guests at Åmot Norway can embark on any number of adventures from the hotel, including guided hikes through mountains, private fly-fishing lessons and horseback riding treks through wildflower fields and hills. The hotel also offers guests the chance to go on guided kayak rides, helicopter sightseeing and salmon fishing.
Hotel Union Øye has been the chosen place to stay for kings, queens, mountaineers and explorers since 1891, and continues to provide guests with a luxurious stay in the heart of Norwegian solitude. Situated between mountains and the small hamlet of Øye, the property will increase its number of rooms, suites and villas from 29 to 46 to accommodate more guests. The hotel will open June 2022.
As part of Norway’s largest-ever preservation project, Nordic Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of Sommerro will be in September 2022. The hotel lies in one of Oslo’s most iconic buildings, the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company. Sommerro will offer guests sweeping panoramic views of Oslo while incorporating Norway’s cultural heritage into the interior and design of the hotel. With a strong focus on eco-conscious experiences, Sommerro will be the epitome of Norwegian luxury.
Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
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Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
To allow visitors to safely and responsibly enjoy their trip to Barbados, the island announced streamlined port entry protocols. Barbados’ Ministry of Health and Wellness released the following protocols for all travelers planning on coming to the island.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
Mar Del Cabo launched a new luxury beach fishing experience with an interactive paella workshop for guests. The Los Cabos-based hotel offers guests an immersive experience that takes them through the journey of creating paella, starting with a fishing session.
Swiss International Air Lines recently reinstated its New York (JFK) and Geneva (GVA) connection as the airline continues to expand its global options via the Lufthansa Group network. As travel ramps up again, this resumption complements SWISS’ ongoing service to Zürich (ZRH). Reinstating the New York and Geneva route will present New York-area travelers with a broadened portfolio of global destinations.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
Scenic Cruises announced the highly anticipated return of its Scenic Eclipse trips to Antarctica starting this month and running through March. This return marks the first time Scenic Eclipse resumed its scheduled 2022 sailing program since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests can choose from the 13- or 19-day scheduled sailing trips in the region on Scenic Eclipse.