Category Archives: Scandinavia and the Nordics

35 Incredible Things to Do in Bergen, Norway (+ Local Tips)

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Norway’s rainy, west coast capital is an incredible place. And it is mind-blowingly beautiful. This is a guide of the best things to do in Bergen, Norway – from culture to food to history. If you have any other recommendations, please drop them in the comments. Things to Do in Bergen, Norway – Overview When […]

How to Cheaply Get from Oslo Airport to City Center (+ Tips)

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One thing Norway is not is cheap. The natural darling of Scandinavia has a reputation for being a very expensive place to travel. This is a guide detailing how to get from Oslo Airport to the city center the absolute cheapest way. This post was updated on February 1, 2021 and prices are current as of […]

4 Magical Ice Hotels in Norway (& Why You Should Visit One)

4 Magical Ice Hotels in Norway (& Why You Should Visit One)

One of the best experiences in Norway and Scandinavia is staying at an ice hotel.  This is a list of the best ice hotels in Norway.  It includes ice parks and places that are seasonally built from ice during the winter months in Norway (and one that stays open all year round)!  This post was […]

30 Things to Know Before You Visit Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

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Are you planning to visit Svalbard one of these days? There is so much mystery around Spitsbergen and the Norwegian Arctic destination. This guide will help you out! So, where exactly is Svalbard?  It’s so funny to see Svalbard becoming a popular travel destination because I have known about it for many years and I even visited […]

Hotels in Svalbard: Longyearbyen Accommodation for All Budgets

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There are quite a few options for accommodation 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 Svalbard hotels, but if […]

Svalbard Snowmobile Tours: How to Book + Expectations

Svalbard Snowmobile Tours: What to Expect + How to Book

When planning a journey to Svalbard, one of the best things you can do there is to rent a snowmobile! Due to strict laws, the easiest way to do this is to take one of the Svalbard snowmobile tours that are pre-organized. This guide will detail the best snowmobile tours in Svalbard, plus how to book them, what to expect, and some cautionary guidelines to […]