Category Archives: Scandinavia and the Nordics

What to Pack for Norway in Winter: Packing List for Women & Men

what to wear in norway (norway packing list for men and women)

One of the most important things you can do is when traveling to Norway in winter is to make sure you bring the right clothing. Having lived in Norway for four years, I definitely know what to wear in Norway in winter. This is a winter Norway packing list for both men and women based […]

Vøringsfossen Travel Guide: Visiting Norway’s Most Famous Waterfall

Voringsfossen Waterfall Travel Guide Norway

Vøringsfossen is Norway’s most visited waterfall and undoubtedly its most famous. The Norwegian waterfall is a short jaunt from Bergen and fairly easy to access with your own car or an organized tour. This is a guide on how to travel to Vøringsfossen waterfall in Norway. Vøringsfossen Travel Guide: Visiting Norway’s Most Famous Waterfall My […]

Hotels in Svalbard: Where to Stay in Longyearbyen (All Budgets)


There are quite a few options of places to stay in Longyearbyen given the fact that more polar bears live in Svalbard than people! This is a guide to the best hotels in Svalbard and will cover the most credible Longyearbyen hotels for all types of travelers. This list is mostly pretty conclusive of most […]

Golfing in Norway: 4 Norwegian Golf Courses to Visit in 2021

Golfing in Norway: Best Courses to play at

Not many people realize it, but Norway has some great golf courses that provide spectacular scenery in a unique location. This is a guide to golfing in Norway and four Norwegian golf courses that enthusiasts should visit in 2021.   Golfing in Norway: 4 Norwegian Golf Courses to Visit in 2021 Norway has quickly become one […]

26 Things I Learned About Norwegian People After Living in Norway

I spent a bit over four years living in the wonderful country of Norway. One of the most difficult adjustments to living in Norway was getting used to Norwegian people – their habits, beliefs, and everyday lifestyle. This post details everything I learned about Norwegian women and men from my years living there.  26 Things […]

7 Things to Do in Ruka and Kuusamo, Finland in Winter

Porjolan Pirtti or Santa's Cottage in Lapland, Finland in Kuusamo

My first memories of Lapland trace back to my childhood sitting in geography class learning about the barren and unrelenting landscape of the Nordic north.  I was enthralled and captivated by the cold and the people who could endure such conditions.  After all, I grew up in a place where the summers are so warm […]