Winter in the city of Northern Lights

Ever wanted to see the Aurora Borealis, that technicolour freak show of nature, also known as the Northern Lights? Well, you might need to be patient. And, if unlike Bill Bryson, you don't have 16 days to wait for the fickle Aurora, you'll be glad [...]

Snowmobiling in the Arctic (Day out Alta)

After a night in an ice hotel, what could be more logical than spending a day on a snowmobile? Let's dig right in. We're going with the good folks at Gargia Lodge, just outside of Alta up in the northernmost part of Norway, well above [...]

2020-08-27T13:21:20+01:0025 February 2020|Adventure and sports, Daytrip, Norway|

Cenotes: the bewitching underground world of the Mayas

We're not quite ready to leave Mexico yet here on Sophie's World. Today, we'll go for a swim, in a spring deep below ground, sunlight shining from high above. And we'll dive through enchanted caves in the jungle. (Well, you are. I'll stay in the [...]

Inside the glacier (Day out Reykjavik)

I'm looking out at the tonnes of snow covering my back garden today, and my thoughts drift west, to Langjökull. Langjökull, you say? That sounds suspiciously like the li'l thing that spread volcanic ash all about the place not too long ago, stopping air traffic [...]

Container living on Scheveningen Beach

Container living? It might sound dismal, but can actually be cool. As you might know, I like quirky and unusual accommodations. So when I was given a chance to sleep in a shipping container, well, I couldn't turn it down, could I... Outside Den Haag [...]

Zip lining and crystal cave tubing in Belize (Day out Belize City)

By Catarina Redisch in the jungles of Belize When we were recently in Belize, my sister and I had the opportunity to zip line again. I love that! This time we were also going to be cave tubing - in a crystal cave. I had [...]

Zip lining in Costa Rica

By Catarina Redisch at Tarcoles River, Costa Rica When we were in Costa Rica, mum wanted to visit a coffee plantation. My sister and I would rather zip line. We were going to fly between 9 platforms. We took a bus to Tarcoles River. As [...]

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