Norway


The best time and place to see the northern lights: the ultimate aurora borealis guide

  It pretty much comes down to collisions between electrically charged particles of the sun entering our atmosphere. You can see these lights above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. In the north they are known as “aurora borealis” and in the south as “aurora australis”. These lights come in all kinds of colors, although green and …

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Whale watching in Norway

whale watching norway

Along the article, you can also find my favorite tours from GetYourGuide. I used them myself to book my whale watching trip and since I was very happy with their service, I can recommend them to you too. They’re easy to use and book with and you can cancel every tour up to 24 hours in advance.   There are …

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The Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

We had now seen everything south of Svolvaer. But there was still a lot to discover along the north side of the Lofoten Islands! Travel brochures, travel agencies and blogs didn’t really help us with looking for fun activities in the northern parts of the Lofoten, and so we decided to just take a leap in the dark. The northernmost point where we could …

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Reine and Å in the Lofoten

Reine - Lofoten, Norway

Today we left much earlier so that we would have plenty of time to see everything we wanted to. Although we took exactly the same route as yesterday it was often hard to keep my eyes on the road. The nature in Norway is breathtakingly beautiful, and you always see something new appearing! Just over an hour later, we arrived on some yet …

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Lofoten, Norway

Lofoten, Norway

The gate of the Hurtigruten ship opened and we were welcomed immediately by a pungent fishy smell. The salty smell was so strong that some people immediately pinched their noses. Packed and ready we stepped away from this floating luxury hotel to the port terminal of Svolvaer. Svolvaer is the largest town on the Lofoten Islands, and from here it …

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Hurtigruten in Norway

Norway Hurtigruten

After an exhausting Husky safari we still had plenty of time to enjoy Tromsø and think back to the last days. Tonight we were taking the famous Hurtigruten boat to the Lofoten Islands. The most beautiful islands of Norway, and according to some even of the world. Hurtigruten is a Norwegian company that has transported passengers around the arctic circle …

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Husky safari Norway

husky safari norway tromso

Not only the several feet of snow, hills and whitewashed plants and trees made this area so beautiful. Behind the building where we had to sign up there were (!) 300 huskies who were obviously very excited about the new visitors. Granted, it was not easy to resist the barking cries of these adorable dogs! But we had to contain our …

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