Category Archives: Winter Travel

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 […]

Dog Sledding in Tromsø: What to Expect, Tips, and Husky Safari Tours

Dog Sledding in Tromsø: What to Expect, Tips, and Husky Safari Tours

Many people traveling to Tromsø have a few things in mind for their holiday: northern lights and dog sledding. This is a guide to dog sledding in Tromsø… it will include what to expect, tips for your Tromsø husky safari, and the best husky tours available (for all seasons!)  Dog Sledding in Tromsø: What to […]

A Winter’s Day in Skudeneshavn

Skudeneshavn

When one thinks of Norway in winter, they are often drawn to places in the north to see the Northern Lights or towards the ‘mountains’ (Norway doesn’t have large mountains, in my opinion) for some skiing.  I never made an effort to go north for the Northern Lights whilst living there and I, personally, think […]

Exploring Jurmala in Winter

Twenty to thirty minutes away from Riga’s central train station is Jurmala, the largest seaside resort area in Latvia, as well as the Baltics.  I had actually heard a lot about Jurmala before visiting, which actually led me to not have the desire to visit the place as much as other areas in the country […]

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 […]

Ethical Sami Tours and Tromsø Reindeer Farms You Can Visit

Ethical Sami Tours and Tromsø Reindeer Farms You Can Visit

One of the best activities and excursions in Northern Norway during the winter is visiting a Tromsø reindeer farm and learning more about the Sami culture and their relationship with reindeer.  This guide will showcase ethical Sami tours and places where you can see reindeer in Tromsø. Ethical Sami Tours and Tromsø Reindeer Farms  Unlike […]