Driving through the world's longest road tunnel is a trip through…

Completed in 2000, Norway's fifteen-mile-long Lærdal Tunnel cuts through a mountain range near the village of Lærdalsøyri. To ease drivers' claustrophobia and to prevent the underground monotony from lulling motorists to sleep, the tunnel is punctuated with a series of caverns designed to resemble impending daylight —… » 7/31/12 4:30pm 7/31/12 4:30pm

Welcome to Pyramiden, the Soviet ghost town at the edge of the world

On the Norwegian archipelago of Spitsbergen you can find Pyramiden, an abandoned mining town that's been almost entirely uninhabited since 1998. Founded in 1910, his town of 1,000 was a model Soviet outpost. That is, until the fall of Communism made it a less desirable place to live. Here's a recent news report from… » 9/24/11 2:15pm 9/24/11 2:15pm

This is what a massive plankton bloom looks like from space

Plankton are tiny all by their lonesome, but every summer these tiny marine organisms take over the Barents Sea north of Norway. On August 14, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this giant bloom stretching several hundred kilometers over the Scandinavian Peninsula. » 8/17/11 4:30pm 8/17/11 4:30pm

Layered Ski Hotel Zig-Zags Up Norwegian Mountain

One of Copenhagen-based architecture/design team BIG's newest projects is this awesome hotel and apartment complex designed specifically for hard core skiiers in Norway. It's built in layers along the natural slant of the mountain so that residents and guests can ski in and out no matter what floor they're staying… » 2/05/08 8:20am 2/05/08 8:20am