Category Archives: Norway

Horseback Riding in the Lofoten Islands with Hov Gård on Gimsøy

horseback riding lofoten islands in norway

There are not many activities as cool as horseback riding in the Lofoten Islands that you can partake in when in this otherworldly part of Northern Norway.  We have gone riding on Icelandic horses twice with Hov Gård in two different seasons and had two totally different experiences (but both were good!).  This post details […]

Exploring the History of the Statue of Liberty in Visnes, Norway

There are many places scattered throughout Norway that are so off-the-path that many people miss them or simply don’t take the time to visit them.  While I think the transportation system in Norway is phenomenal (sorry, I’m American, so any form of public transportation still blows me away), some of these places are just not […]

My Failed Trip to Pyramiden in Svalbard

Fact:  I never went to Svalbard to see polar bears.  I actually went to Svalbard to visit Pyramiden, which is an abandoned Soviet mining town on Spitsbergen. Pyramiden is home to the world’s most northern Lenin statue and just houses a unique side of Soviet history- one I am deeply enamored by.  I was very busy with […]