WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT NORWAY Norway, always a country I'd heard of and knew to be associated with breathtaking hikes, serene fjords and jaw dropping mountain terrain. Also a place though, despite my understanding of its beauty, I didn't seriously consider planning a trip to until I moved to Europe. More often than not, … Continue reading Is Norway Underrepresented in Europe’s Most Beautiful Places to Visit?
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TROMSO The Northern Lights were what intrigued me to visit Tromsø, but in planning the trip, we were delighted to discover there was so much more to the northernmost city in the Arctic Circle. The timing of our trip was definitely influenced by our best chance to see the lights- generally, … Continue reading Tromsø, Norway: So Much More Than The Northern Lights
A GUIDE TO NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORWAY Norway is famous for its Northern Lights, but seeing the dancing Aurora Borealis is no easy feat. What exactly are the Northern Lights? The Aurora Borealis is a natural light phenomena. They originate millions of miles away on the surface of the Sun during the electromagnetic explosion, which creates … Continue reading Hunting the Elusive Northern Lights in Norway
Merry Christmas from Norway! In actuality, we're on our way from Vienna to Budapest today, but we just spent a week in Tromsø with a few overnights at Oslo's airport hotels, so it feels appropriate to wish you all a Happy Christmas on behalf of our time in Scandinavia. More posts to come on our … Continue reading A Magical Night in Norway
Bergen is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been, it's picture perfect. If you’ve never heard of Bergen, it’s because Norway is underrepresented as one of the world’s most beautiful countries (at least in comparison to other places in Europe, like Italy and Switzerland). Known as the ‘gateway to fjords’, Bergen is situated on … Continue reading A Review of Norway in a Nutshell
In the weeks leading up my trip to Norway, I'd tell people I was visiting Bergen and Stavanger, and more often than not, they'd ask, 'Where is Stavanager?' A southwestern port city in Norway, Stavanager is surrounded by fjords, mountains and sandy coastlines. Wood houses dot the hillside above city center and cobblestone streets abound. … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Love Stavanger, Norway
Norway, a country known for its indescribable natural beauty, and for being one of the most expensive places in the world. Norway hovers on many travellers 'to visit' lists for years- much like Japan, I've been told people are hesitant to visit because they've heard it's expensive. While planning my March/April bank holiday trip (the … Continue reading 10 Tips for Saving Money While Traveling in Norway
Bergen is picture perfect. While planning my early spring bank holiday trip (the UK has Good Friday and Easter Monday off), I knew I wanted to go somewhere I'd be less reliant on restaurants/bars/museums being open (after visiting Stockholm last year), and settled on somewhere scenic. Once I decided I wanted to spend as much … Continue reading The Best of Bergen, Picture Perfect Norway