The Varanger peninsula located in the North-East corner of Norway is a paradise for nature lover, in particular for bird-watchers. The national tourist route up there as well as a king crab safari has been high up on our bucket list for some years, so this was the time to do it.
De Syv Søster, Vega, Torghattan and lots of islands
One of the greatest and outside Norway still relatively unknown hikes, De Syv Søstre, brought us here. But there was more to see as our stay proved: A mountain with whole, Vega islands etc.
Still on our travel list
Lofoten once again
in the summer
With Hurtigruten to the Artic - Svalbard in summer
Going on whale
flock getting heard together
ICE HOTEL SORRISNIVA
Staying overnight in an ice hotel
Why would you stay overnight in an icy room (-5 degrees) on slightly stinky furs and pay a lot for it? Because it is huge fun!
Artful ice sculptures, an ice bar with cocktails served in ice glasses, an ice chapel and a honeymoon suite, outdoor hot tube with champagne and an excellent restaurant.
Our tours in the North
Driving behind snow plows to Europe´s
To be at Europe´s northernmost tip is something special, even though there is not really much to see.
The first time we were there during Easter, encountered a closed tourist information ("Sorry, I´m skiing, back after Easter"), lots of snow plows, a beautiful white landscape.
Since then, we returned a few time.
LOFOTEN & SENJA
Hiking, fishing, kayaking in a fantastic scenery
We were late with our holiday planning, so we ended up on Senja, located just north of the Vesterålen & Lofoten. And what a landscape we discovered, at good weather, too, if you don't mind 9 degrees Celsius in the summer lucky.
On the way back, we also spent some time on the unique Lofoten.
5 days in the very very North
There is no other place on Earth so far up north where you can do snow scooter driving, dog sledding, ice cave visiting and hiking in such great nature so easily.
We were on Svalbard when the sun started to come back so we enjoyed the "blue hour" for most of the day, given the scenery an additional, icy look and feel.
Gliding through the woods and over frozen rivers, with our own dog sledge
This is the best way to enjoy Norway's winterly landscape, by far: Flying to the North, driving to Karasjok in the Sami-land, staying overnight at the beautiful, self-built cottages at Engholm Husky Lodge and then riding out a day with huskies & sledges.
One of our personal favourites.