Category Archives: Scandinavia and the Nordics

Tallinn to Helsinki Ferry: Cruising Across the Baltic Sea with Tallink Megastar

It took me eight years of living in Europe to take a Baltic ferry.  I have visited the Baltics and Nordics so many times (I mean, I lived in Norway for four years!), but I never seemed to hop aboard a ship and sail to my next destination; it was all about the plane journey.  […]

25 Useful Things to Know Before You Visit Tromsø, Norway

Things to know before you travel to Tromso

There are several things I recommend travelers to know before they visit Tromsø, Norway.  This is a guide of all the useful tips and recommendations I have for those traveling to Tromsø, Norway’s Arctic capital and one of the coolest cities in Scandinavia.  It includes tips for all seasons, particularly winter. 25 Useful Things to […]

Svalbard Northern Lights Guide: How to See Them (+ Tips!)

Svalbard Northern Lights Guide: How to See Them (+ Tips!)

One of the best reasons to visit Svalbard in winter is to check out the aurora from one of the most northern places in the world. This is a Svalbard northern lights guide that includes the best Spitsbergen northern lights tours in, photography tips, and what to expect when you’re there.   I hope this helps […]

Lofoten Sea Eagle Safari in Trollfjord (How to Book + Tips)

There are many cool Lofoten tours and excursions to take when you’re visiting the islands.  One of the most popular is inevitably the Lofoten sea eagle safari through Trollfjord.  This Svolvaer activity is quick to sell out due to its popularity and as someone who has done it, there is a very good reason why!  […]

10 Adventurous (and Beautiful!) Things to Do in Svolvaer, Norway

Svolvaer, Norway is the gateway to the Lofoten Islands and is actually one of the most beautiful places in the north of Norway.  In addition, there are many things to do in Svolvaer – from delicious food to idyllic rorbuer and more.  This is a guide of what to do in Svolvaer, Norway. Things to […]

24 Things to do in Tromsø in Winter: Northern Lights, Husky Tours, and More!

Tromsø in winter guide of things to do, places to visit, and what to do. Includes Tromsø tours and excursions, restaurants, and more!

The most popular time to visit Tromsø is during the winter.  This Tromsø in winter guide will give you all the things to do in Northern Norway’s capital city- from the best northern lights tours to dog-sledding excursions and more!  If you’re seeking how to plan your trip to maximize your time there, be sure […]