Road tripping in the Arctic: North Cape

Norway’s Hurtigruten (Coastal Express) passes through the most stunning scenery as it voyages from Bergen to Kirkenes, next door to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The entire round trip takes 11 days and is a leisurely way to see the ruggedly beautiful skerries. My mission this morning, [...]

2021-09-07T15:37:06+01:007 September 2021|Norway, Road trips|

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|

Sorrisniva igloo hotel: transient icy charm

We haven't talked about quirky sleeps for a while here. Time to remedy that. And what's quirkier than a hotel that exists only temporarily? Built when winter arrives and slowly melts away into nonexistence when spring makes its presence felt. Then the process is repeated [...]

2020-02-25T20:43:44+00:0019 February 2020|hotels & lodgings, Norway|

Hammerfest: the northernmost city in the world

“Reindeers have the right-of-way,” they grunt, these two, as they cross the road in front of me, forcing me to hit the brakes hard enough for the seat belt to really fasten. They then proceed to attack someone’s front garden. No need to trim bushes [...]

2020-08-08T13:08:02+01:0022 January 2014|Norway, Road trips, UNESCO World Heritage|

Ancient Street Art in the Arctic

Walking along the paths, you'll see moose, reindeer, bears, wolves and fish, boats and hunters; in short, the kind of things our Stone Age forefathers were concerned with up here in the northern world.

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