Category Archives: Northern Europe

When does it snow in Iceland? Full winter weather guide!

Sun over the horizon of a beautiful natural landscape at Gullfoss Falls.

When does it snow in Iceland? If you’re planning a trip to the country and wondering, read on for my full guide! As winter sets in, Iceland transforms. Hours of daylight reduce dramatically and average temperatures drop.  With the plummeting temperatures comes increasing snowfall.  Iceland’s winter season is long – the first flurries of snow […]

32 best things to do in Bergen in winter (2023/4 guide)

Sunset over Bryggen

If you’re looking for things to do in Bergen in winter, read on! I spent a few days in Bergen this winter and loved exploring the city’s cosy surroundings. Here’s all you need to know about exploring Norway’s second city in the cooler months. Bergen is a city on the edge. The second largest in […]

How to plan a winter trip to Norway: transport, activities & packing

Boats on a fjord in Norway

If snowshoeing up mountains, boating around frozen fjords, taking respite in roasting saunas and cosying up in cafes or watching the world go by as candles twinkle around you sounds appealing, you should consider a winter trip to Norway.  The country excels at all times of the year, with the warmer, brighter conditions in summer […]

Fretheim Hotel Review (place to stay in Flåm, Norway)

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Flåm, I can highly recommend Fretheim Hotel. Here’s my full Fretheim Hotel review! “The story of Flåm really all started with English lords” our host, Anne Hirth, told us as I sipped on an Aperol spritz in Fretheim Hotel’s Bar. “At least, this is where we can […]

Fjaerland Fjordstove Hotel Review: views of Norway’s fjords

Looking out over fjords

If you’re visiting Norway’s fjord country, check out this Fjaerland Fjordstove Hotel review. Our minibus carefully navigated hairpin bends as our expert driver, Adrienne, gripped the wheel tightly. The headlights illuminated the snowy and icy roads before us, which were surrounded on either side by evergreen trees that were tinted with frost. After driving through […]

6 best Tromsø Sami tours & exploring Sami culture in Norway

Tromsø Sami tours are valuable excursions that’ll educate you about Northern Norway’s indigenous population. I experienced a few of them on my winter trip to Norway, learning about the native Sami people as I went. The Arctic wind howled as the blizzard of snow whipped around us. My toes felt like icicles as I gingerly […]

How to go snowshoeing in Flåm: Norway’s best winter activity

View of the snowy Norway fjords

On a winter trip to Flåm in Norway, we spent a morning hiking up deep snow in the nearby mountains. Here’s my full account of snowshoeing in Flåm, Norway. “I’ve never snowshoed before” I declared, as we climbed out of the van on the edge of one of the mountains near Flåm. “Shall I just […]

Thon Hotel Tromsø Review: modern hotel in Norway!

Discover one of the best places to stay in Tromsø with this Thon Hotel Tromsø review! If you’re looking for somewhere convenient and comfortable to stay in Tromsø city centre, I can highly recommend Thon Hotel Tromsø.  In prime location to enjoy Tromsø’s highlights – the furthest is the Arctic Cathedral, which is a mere […]

7 epic reasons to visit Tromso in February: Norway’s Arctic

Panoramic view of Tromso Norway Scandinavia Europe

Are you thinking about visiting Tromsø in February? It’s a great time to head to northern Norway – and I’m going to show you why in this post! “Winter is the greatest time to be alive in Tromsø” my guidebook, which I’d purchased in Raketten Bar (apparently the smallest in the world) while watching the […]

How to visit the Norway fjords in winter (2023 guide)

View of the snowy Norway fjords

Are you dreaming of the Norway fjords in winter? As far as winter destinations go, this postcard-perfect part of the Nordics boasts epic winter activities, charming villages and fascinating history. Here’s a travel guide with all you need to know about visiting the epic fjords in Norway in the winter months! Snow-covered fir trees lined […]