Steer Your Norwegian Road Trip to the Scenic Sognefjellet

Drive one of 18 National Tourist Routes around Norway

SWOON OVER LANDSCAPES BETWEEN GORGEOUS GAUPNE AND LOM

Looking for one of the most beautiful drives in northern Europe? The stunning Sognefjellet is one of Norway’s 18 national scenic routes and affords beautiful landscapes with gasp-inducing views around every bend. But this mountain pass is not for the faint of heart. There are switchbacks and hairpins along a roller-coaster-like road that brings you between fjells and fjords. So if you have a brave driver and an adventurous heart, you must travel the Sognefjellet route. Continue reading “Steer Your Norwegian Road Trip to the Scenic Sognefjellet”

Get up Close to the Jostedalsbreen Glacier in Norway

See mainland Europe’s largest glacier in the beautiful Jostedalen Valley

WALK, BOAT, PADDLE OR HIKE ON THE ICE AT THE NIGARDSBREEN GLACIER BRANCH

Spend a half-day or more in the scenic Jostedalen Valley, home of Norway’s Jostedalsbreen National Park. The star here is the pretty blue ice of the Nigardsbreen glacier, an arm of the larger Jostedalsbreen. Breen means glacier in Norwegian and this is the largest on the European mainland. There are many ways to explore and enjoy this gorgeous area. We boarded a little boat and were shuttled across a grey-green glacial lake to get a closer peek at the ice. Continue reading “Get up Close to the Jostedalsbreen Glacier in Norway”

Kayak Fjord Norway

Take a guided kayak tour of the gorgeous Lustrafjord

FAMILY FUN ON A HALF DAY TOUR WITH FJORDSEAL KAYAK | MARIFJØRA

It’s hard to describe the feeling of sitting atop the serene blue-green Lustrafjord just inches above the water. Slipping your paddle into the cool Norwegian inland sea as you glide by in a kayak is an amazing experience, especially when the sun is shining overhead. Spend a half-day touring this gorgeous branch of the larger Sognefjord – the longest and deepest of all the fjords in Norway. Continue reading “Kayak Fjord Norway”

A 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary to Explore Norway in Summer

Norway stuns from the shore to mountains and fjords

DRIVE SCENIC ROUTES THROUGH NATIONAL PARKS FOR TONS OF ACTIVE SUMMER FUN

Norway ticks all the boxes for me. Beautiful beaches? Check. Massive mountains? Check. Green and mossy landscapes with evergreens overhead, where ferns flutter and wildflowers bloom? Check. Opportunities for heart-pumping adventure and inspiring activity? Check. Norway has it all.

Come along and see all the reasons summer is a fantastic season to explore this beautiful bit of Scandinavia. Here you can raft down white water rivers. Hike over fjords or come face to face with giant glaciers. Glide atop a serene blue-green sea in a kayak to find seals and porpoises. Make your own fjord cruise in a little rental boat to see majestic waterfalls and catch fresh fish for dinner. Discover the charm of the Norwegian hytte, or hut – a cozy cabin for your crew. Continue reading “A 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary to Explore Norway in Summer”

Explore Copenhagen by Boat

See another side of the Danish Capital from the water

See another side of the Danish capital from the water

It’s midsummer here in Scandinavia. The light lingers late into the evening, fragrant with blossoming hyldeblomst, climbing roses and salt air. Sunrise peeks in our windows a bit too early with the chirping sing-song of birds reminding us how long these Danish summer days are for exploring. When the sun is shining and the weather warm, the whole Copenhagen harbor will be heaving with people enjoying the clean, clear water along the canals. While you can (and should) take a dip from the shore or at one of the beautiful area beaches, this year, may I suggest you see a different side of the city and captain a customizable canal cruise. Even if you don’t have your own boat, there are plenty of ways to experience this pretty city from the water. Continue reading “Explore Copenhagen by Boat”