This was probably one of the biggest gifts I personally got on our trip across the Nordics with Scandic and I will explain why later on. I don’t think even Scandic realised it at the time  – I definitely didn’t) but before all that, let’s cover everything you need to know about getting to Pulpit Rock and the Lysefjord. … Continue Reading

One place I’d always wanted to visit in Norway was Tromso. It’s one of the highest places you can visit – not just in Europe but in the world, so much so that it’s in the Arctic circle! Unlike other parts of the Arctic circle, there’s no chance of you running into polar bears here … Continue Reading

Perched in the southern region of Norway, Oslo is the capital city that’s totally gorgeous for a weekend trip away. That’s why we’ve visited a few times now, it’s just perfect for those weekend breaks… especially as there are so many amazing things to do in Oslo. That being said, a weekend trip to Oslo … Continue Reading

Fjord Safari Flam is one of the best things to do when visiting this region. And it really was a highlight of our trip to Flam! Norway’s fjords are famous the world over and after a trip up the mountains to see the Sognefjord from the top, we had a trip from the bottom, on the … Continue Reading

Right down by the harbour, I finally had that Nordic hotdog I’d been craving. (*For some reason, they just seem to taste so much better up here). Watered and fed (actually more like ‘Fanta’d and fed’) we headed down to the pick up our kayaks (and our instructor) and go off exploring Geirangerfjord. Except, due … Continue Reading

Western Norway is an incredibly vast region and has some gorgeous places to visit. It’s not just that the scenery is incredible, or that the whole country offers such amazing opportunities to explore its natural beauty but also because of its towns and people who are so warm and friendly… …I’m not sure if it’s … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since we’ve been to Oslo! So much so that I kinda wondered if the city had changed much since we visited (I certainly know London had since that time) and if I would even remember my way around the city (I felt like I kinda mastered it last time). For Georgia … Continue Reading

The beauty of Norway is something that always captures my attention; the stunning fjords, dramatic coastline and beautiful towns make this a country that truly deserves the hype. Honestly, there are so many of the best things to do in Alesund that you won’t know where to start. It’s a great little town for a visit … Continue Reading

A trip to Norway is always one that leaves me excited – sometimes, far too excited to get a proper night’s kip and on our recent return to this amazing country, I managed to get barely any sleep while excitedly planning what we would be getting up to over the next week! Suffice it to … Continue Reading

I recently happened upon a place which looks too good to keep just to myself. I was watching Ex-Machina recently and in a theme that has been consistent this year – i.e. my deep love of Norway and it’s amazing natural treasures, I found myself taken with the hotel/house/building featured in the film. The film … Continue Reading

If you’ve been on our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter lately, then you already know about our#Nordics48h challenge. If you haven’t then here’s the lowdown – Scandic hotels invited us on a bit of a challenge to explore the Nordics in 48 hours. We had no clue where we would be going to, what we would be … Continue Reading

The hike to Trolltunga can be quite tough but with views like these, it’s definitely worth it! Being one of the best hikes and scenic points in Norway, it really is an exhilarating place to visit. Once things for sure though, it’s not for the faint-hearted. 🗻 Trolltunga is a well over 1000 metres above … Continue Reading

The next morning, we woke up bright and early (perhaps too early?) to try to see the rest of the sights in the Norangsdalen valley before catching our ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger. As it turns out, our eagerness the day before meant that we’d actually covered pretty much the entire valley and had driven … Continue Reading

You might have already seen the blog posts from our recent trip to the Nordics… If you have, then you don’t need much introduction to this video – it is essentially the video diary from our time in the Nordics (also known to some as Scandinavia). If you haven’t, then fret not – the links are … Continue Reading