Why you shouldn't underestimate a hike in Norway - 4 Lessons learnt at Lysefjorden Hiking Festival

Why you shouldn't underestimate a hike in Norway - 4 Lessons learnt at Lysefjorden Hiking Festival

Lysefjorden Hiking Festival takes place in early September each year and after having lived in Stavanger for 4 weeks at that time, it seemed like a great opportunity to finally explore the famous fjord and at least get a glimpse of Preikestolen and Kjerag from the boat. It felt like a win-win situation: Heading all the way to the end of the fjord at Lysebotn (that way seeing the entire length of the fjord on the trip) and gaining insider knowledge from our local guide - what could possibly go wrong?

What life in Stavanger is like so far // Vlog

What life in Stavanger is like so far // Vlog

You might have heard it by now, but 4 months ago, I left the city of Tromsø, that was my expat home for 3 years, to move to Stavanger at the west coast of Norway - mainly because I just couldn't deal with polar night anymore!Now that I've got to know the city a bit better and have lived here for a while, I thought it was time for a little update, and, of course, for a little more insight into what life in Stavanger actually is like!

5 Myths and 5 Facts about Sami Reindeer Herding

5 Myths and 5 Facts about Sami Reindeer Herding

When we finally reached the gathering site, I was wondering whether everyone would be okay with me taking pictures, to which Simon replied that it's fine, as long as I provide context. Apparently, many people with little to no knowledge about reindeer herding often mistake some of the practices as torture or mistreatment and thus, I thought it would make an interesting topic to write about for those of you who are interested in learning more about the culture of the Sami.

Den Reiseführer zu Tromsø gibts jetzt endlich auch auf Deutsch!

Den Reiseführer zu Tromsø gibts jetzt endlich auch auf Deutsch!

Falls Du daher nach einem Komplettpaket an Informationen für Deine Reise nach Tromsø suchst - also, Infos übers Wetter, was Du einpacken solltest, wieviel Du an einem Tag so alles sehen kannst, wieviel Schnee in Tromso eigentlich liegt, und natürlich wie sich eine Menge Geld sparen lässt - dann ist mein Reiseführer der jetzt endlich auch auf Deutsch vorhanden ist, genau das Richtige für Dich!

Nordic Inspiration: My favourite Instagrammers up north

Nordic Inspiration: My favourite Instagrammers up north

 I use the app daily and scroll through my very Nordic feed to drool over the snow in Tromsø, or to figure out where I'd like to head next. My favourite accounts on Instagram, however, are not those curators who all post the same image they found on yet another curator's account, but the profiles that actually have character.

5 Things to know before visiting Western Norway in Autumn

5 Things to know before visiting Western Norway in Autumn

Autumn is a popular time to visit Norway and I'd recommend people to come to Tromsø or the Lofoten Islands in September and October in a heartbeat. Western Norway in autumn, however, isn't even all that popular among the locals, so that should give you a hint about the weather here at this time of year!Aside from the usual autumn storms, there are a few more things you should keep in mind before heading to Stavanger, Bergen, and co. in autumn, which I'd like to present you in this post.

Sjunkfjorden - A spot of absolute wilderness in Northern Norway

Sjunkfjorden - A spot of absolute wilderness in Northern Norway

As there are no roads in Sjunkhatten National Park, the only way to get to Sjunkfjorden is by boat. The few hours of daylight during polar night in winter and temperatures of up to -35 degrees Celsius in the most extreme cases, contribute to this being one of the wildest places in the area – but for exactly this reason, Sjunkfjorden has got to also be one of the most stunning spots in the national park. 

8 Things that shocked me about Autumn in Western Norway

8 Things that shocked me about Autumn in Western Norway

It's been 2,5 months since we moved from Tromsø to Stavanger and to be honest, I had quite a few expectations about autumn in Western Norway. I was picturing myself going chestnut picking, going for long walks in the forest and enjoying the fact that it doesn't snow in Stavanger in September. 

The Complete Guide to Bodø - or, why the little brother of Tromsø has much more to offer than you might think!

The Complete Guide to Bodø - or, why the little brother of Tromsø has much more to offer than you might think!

Bodø. A city with only 45000 inhabitants in Northern Norway - situated 100 km from the Lofoten Islands and over 500 km from Tromsø further north. Not many travelers know about Bodø and many of those who do only use it as a pit stop to get to Lofoten. Others don't even stop here at all and head to Tromsø instead, which arguably offers more sights and attractions but is thus also more crowded and expensive.

What to see and do in Bodø - Follow me around

What to see and do in Bodø - Follow me around

After our day exploring stunning Mjelle Beach and Kjerringøy near Bodø this summer, we couldn't not explore more of the city itself! While my boyfriend Simon has grown up in the area and knows the city well already, I had only been there once after an extremely nauseating experience on board of the express boat from Lofoten.