Category Archives: Norway

Svolvær and the Lofoten Islands, Norway: 10 Things That Surprised Me

I am still on a high from my recent trip to northern Norway.  The scenery, people, traditions, and wildlife has completely left me speechless.  I lived in Norway for four years, as most of you know, but I never did make it up to the north with the exception of Svalbard.  While I had a […]

Svalbard in Winter: 12 Fun and Memorable Things to Do

12 Otherworldly and Epic Things to Do in Svalbard in Winter

Have you ever considered spending your winter at the top of the world?  Many people are frightened to think about visiting Svalbard in winter but I reckon you should go! This guide will give you reasons why you should go to Svalbard during winter and what to do when you arrive there. Should You Go […]

5 Best Rorbuer in Lofoten (and Why You Should Book One)

Sakrisøy Rorbuer: Best Rorbuer in Lofoten: 5 awesome Lofoten Rorbuer you should book for your trip! Lofoten Cabins / Lofoten Rorbu / Where to stay in the Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands are associated with some of the world’s best scenery.  And, more often than not, images of beautiful, overwater fisherman cabins (rorbuer) come to mind.  This post details the best rorbuer in Lofoten and why you should definitely stay in one during your trip to the Lofoten Islands. 5 Best Rorbuer in Lofoten […]

Horseback Riding in the Lofoten Islands with Hov Gård on Gimsøy

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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 […]

Is the Oslo Pass Worth It? (Tips, Review, and FAQ)

Is the Oslo Pass (Oslo City Card) Worth it? Our Review, Tips, and Tricks for having a great trip to Oslo with the Oslo Pass

There are city cards available for many places around the world but perhaps none are as fantastic as the Oslo Pass, an Oslo city card that gives you access to heaps of museums, cultural landmarks, and restaurants for free, or at a discounted rate. This is my review of the Oslo city pass, easily the […]