Tips for seeing the Northern Lights

The aurora borealis has long fascinated travellers. The locals believed they were the trails of a celestial fox as it ran through the night sky; others that they were the lights from the dead. The Northern Lights have always been elusive, mysterious and awe-inspiring. Here are a few tried and tested tips for catching the…

How to photograph the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, is one of nature’s most awe-inspiring displays. For many like myself, viewing the lights in person is a lifelong dream and to be able to photograph the Northern Lights is simply the icing on the cake. It can be challenging to try and capture the lights, but these simple,…

7 days in Norway: Land of the Midnight Sun

7 days in Norway is ample time to savour the highlights of this beautiful country, from the cosmopolitan delights of Oslo to the majestic views along the Norway in a Nutshell route, to hiking in fjord country, or if you’re visiting in winter, dogsledding or aurora hunting above the Arctic Circle. This itinerary is geared…

How Much Does It Cost? Oslo, Norway

We started budgeting for our trip to Norway pretty early on as if there’s one thing about Norway everyone knows, it’s how expensive it is! But how much does a trip to Norway cost, exactly? Would a hotdog lunch in Oslo put us completely out of pocket? How much was a bottle of water in…

DIY: Norway in a Nutshell

Norway in a Nutshell is a popular tour that takes visitors through beautiful fjord landscapes. The tour goes along the picturesque Bergen railway, steep but stunning Flåm Railway, then on a boat through the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord. You can customise this tour with overnight stops, activities, and accommodation. You can also start or finish the…

Running with the dogs at 70° N

“Yip! Yip! Yip!” There goes the cry and suddenly there is silence as the dogs fly off, their eager whines and howls quietened now that they’re doing what they love best.  The landscape is still, the only sound the drag of the sled, and the muffled rhythm of canine feet running. On the horizon, the…

Packing for Norway: Winter Gear

I’ll be heading off to Norway and Sweden in just under a week! The excitement is palpable. We’ve pulled down the suitcases and started to fill it with stuff – gifts and goodies for the friends we are seeing during a stopover in London, guidebooks and gee gaws – but the most important stuff is…