Category Archives: Scandinavia and the Nordics

14 Places to Visit in Finland in Winter (Not Just Lapland!)

Levi Finland during winter

Are you interested in booking a trip to Finland in winter? While there are many places to visit in Finland in winter, you really need to plan ahead to see which destination fits you best! Most people think winter in Finland can only be experienced by visiting Lapland… but several other places in Finland are […]

30 Things to Know Before You Visit Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

Travel to svalbard and longyearbyen tips: glacier

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 […]

Oslo Packing List: 10 Useful Things to Pack for Oslo, Norway

Oslo packing list: What to pack for Oslo, Norway

Traveling to Oslo can be very stressful if you aren’t exactly sure what to pack or what you’ll need.  The seasons vary, daylight hours are extreme, and buying things on the spot in Oslo is not a cheap endeavor.  This is a quick Oslo packing guide for those visiting Oslo, Norway.  This Oslo packing list […]

Kalsoy, Faroe Islands: Everything to Know About the Hike to Kallur Lighthouse

Kalsoy, Faroe Islands: Everything to Know About the Hike to Kallur Lighthouse

Update:  I  initially went to Kalsoy and did the Kallur Lighthouse hike in March 2017.  I failed miserably at it due to my inane fear of heights.  I went back in August 2018 and finally completed it!  It is a pretty easy hike, but if you’re scared of heights, it may be more challenging.  This […]