Trondelag, and its capital Trondheim, wedged into the heart of the country, is Norway's quietly achieving region.
It has the air of a place gazing outwards - to adventure, danger, excitement and mystery - a springboard to the polar darkness.
Norway, land of 1000 waterfalls and possibly the world's most successful society, has a secret. It's called friluftsliv.
Two absurdly cute polar bear cubs cuddle each other, intertwined like little white clouds.
The exceptionally clear quality of the light in the coastal resort town of Kragero has turned it into an artist's mecca.
The superhuman Norwegians like to call it easy, but for the rest of us ...
The Lofoten Islands are the most beautiful place on Earth. There, I've said it. I doubt I'll never recant.
Eleven eateries, nine bars, several dance floors and some novel activities ...