Category Archives: Scandinavia and the Nordics

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 […]

20 Useful Travel Tips for Nordkapp in Norway (North Cape)

Many people aspire to visit Nordkapp in Norway for various reasons. This is a guide of everything you need to know before your travel to Nordkapp (North Cape) in the far north of Norway.  If you have any questions about the North Cape, please let us know in the comments. Tips Before You Visit Nordkapp […]

Käringsund, Åland Islands: An Unspoiled Fishing Harbor on Eckerö

KÄRINGSUND, ÅLAND ISLANDS: AN UNSPOILED FISHING HARBOR ON ECKERÖ

The Åland Islands have been on my list for several years and for no specific reason why except that they look peaceful and like the ideal refuge from city life. There was also this uniqueness about them that left me fascinated and I would often take to Google to randomly research the islands and their history.  […]

What to Know Before Hiking in Jotunheimen (Tips + Trails)

Summer scenery in Jotunheimen national park in Norway

Are you planning a trip to go hiking in Jotunheimen National Park in Norway? This guide gives you all the tips (from a Norwegian!) and things to consider before you go! Jotunheim National Park Hiking Guide The magic of wild nature, mighty mountain ranges, remote lakes, and raging weather has been a part of Norwegian […]