Arriving in Geiranger, one of the very first things I knew I had to do was to head to the spot where I could get that iconic view of the village and its fjord… well that and checking into the hotel (perhaps even for a little snooze?). As it turns out, the spot with the … 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

The Norangsdalen valley is easily one of the most enchanting places in Norway! It’s one of those places that looks and feels like nowhere else you’ve ever visited. Crystal clear lakes, jagged impossibly-high snow-clad mountains and road that wind off with the promise of more amazing sights ahead. Seeing as we had several hours free … Continue Reading

When you find yourself in Øye, there’s really only one place you should be staying in and that’s the Hotel Union Øye. Why? Hotel Union Øye is a very special place – this was THE place where the aristocracy from Europe stayed in and it’s a interesting part of Norway’s culture and history. The hotel has been … Continue Reading

I maaaaay have over-indulged at dinner the night before. The good thing about that though – combined with the clear sea breeze meant that I slept rather soundly that night. (Seriously, nothing beats a good night’s sleep when you’re travelling). The next morning (after breakfast, of course), packed our bags, bade farewell to our hotel … Continue Reading

After lunch in Alesund and lusting over lighthouses, we carried on in the laid-back spirit with which we started the day and gallivanted through the town… Stopping off to say hi to Alesund’s very own grumpy cat (at the local glassblower’s) – a cat so grumpy it needed a sign to stop you from stroking … Continue Reading

Oh, I’ve got to tell you about this place as I found it pretty special and I think you might too! See in Alesund, there are quite a few good hotels to stay in but if you’re looking for somewhere pretty special to stay in, you should look to spend a night in Molja Lighthouse. … 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

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. After spending an incredible time in Flam last year (where we got to ride one of the prettiest train routes in all the world), I was itching … Continue Reading

And don’t get me wrong, Oslo is as charming as European cities come. It’s one of my favourite Scandinavian cities, it’s got a lot of history behind it, it’s also very beautiful, really quite walkable and has a pretty decent nightlife (see more on Oslo here) but Norway’s true appeal lies far from the bright lights of … Continue Reading

There are so many great reasons to visit Norway. In fact, I’d even go as far as saying it’s probably hard to find a reason not to! (Yup, even the cold isn’t an excuse as it gets incredibly warm in summer). Like other Nordic countries (here’s looking at you Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark), Norway is one … Continue Reading

Pulpit Rock In Norway is just incredible and the perfect place to hike. 🚶‍♂️ Towering an almighty 2,000 feet (610 Metres) high, Preikestolen (or Pulpit rock as many people call it) is one challenge that we had always wanted to accomplish while in Norway. The fjords themselves have always captured my imaginations, their dramatic landscapes, beautiful lakes … Continue Reading

I have an unbridled passion for Norway! But you probably already knew that. The first place I visited in Norway was Oslo and as charming as the city is my obsession with Norway only started when we went finally got see the Fjords. (First time was Aurlandsfjord, Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. The second time was Lysefjord … Continue Reading

Norway is such a beautiful country, with hundreds of small towns (and small cities) that are just begging to be explored. Take a look at some favourites that should be on your travel-list. 1.) Flåm Flåm is a great village to explore the Fjords of Norway. Getting to this quaint Norwegian town is also part of … Continue Reading