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Tromsø Ice Domes - Visiting an Ice Hotel in the Lyngen Alps near Tromsø

Tromsø Ice Domes - Visiting an Ice Hotel in the Lyngen Alps near Tromsø

Winter is approaching and you are planning a trip to Tromsø? You've maybe heard of the ice hotel in Kiruna or Kirkenes? As of last winter (2017/2018), there is also such an ice hotel near Tromsø. Initially not designed as a hotel, demand soon required the option to stay there and this should be possible from this winter onwards. Last winter I took part in an organized bus trip from Tromsø and experienced the following:

Exploring Southern Sweden – Where to Go & What to Do

Exploring Southern Sweden – Where to Go & What to Do

Sweden is a place that many people appreciate due to its beautiful landscapes, medieval architecture – and overall fascinating touristic points. You have very beautiful coasts, intricate buildings with a fair amount of detail – and the feeling that you are in the countryside, even if you are in the middle of a city.

10 Things to See and Do in Oslo on a Student Budget

10 Things to See and Do in Oslo on a Student Budget

With its lovely mix of state-of-the-art design, history, exciting art galleries, and Nordic food, Oslo is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It offers an excellent setting to explore as well as relax. However, despite such fantastic appeal, this Norwegian capital is quite expensive. In fact, the Deutsche Bank ranks it as the most costly place in the world to get a beer. Luckily, we’ve discovered how you can enjoy living in Oslo without spending too much cash.

Where to find the best views in Copenhagen

Where to find the best views in Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s rich and powerful history as the capital of the Danish Empire interweaves beautifully with some of today’s sleekest metropolitan advancement, making this a destination to draw travellers of every sort of interest. And Copenhagen isn’t called “the city of towers” for no reason - the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Denmark’s capital is by climbing one of its many viewpoints.

What to See and Do in Ålesund - Norway’s Art Nouveau Town

What to See and Do in Ålesund - Norway’s Art Nouveau Town

Norway is full of amazing places to visit - you surely know that! But have you heard of Ålesund yet? Many people think that it's the best place to visit in Norway, and while I'm still dying to go, I know someone who has already been there: Ben! After taking over my blog to tell you all about Christmas in Norway, Benjamin Steele is now back to tell you why you need to visit Norway's Art Noveau town - and what you should see and do while you're there!

5 Things to Do in Norway During the Winter for the Adventurous Spirit

5 Things to Do in Norway During the Winter for the Adventurous Spirit

The cold weather can make you want to snuggle up next to a fire and drink hot chocolate during the winter time. But if you have an adventurous spirit, the cold weather just makes you wish for the warmth so you can get back to exploring the outdoors.Luckily, you don’t have to wait till summer to let your adventurous spirit run wild—not in Norway, at least. It is one of the best countries to visit during the winter season for any adventurer. Here are five amazing things to do while you’re there.

How to celebrate a proper Norwegian Christmas

How to celebrate a proper Norwegian Christmas

But “Advent” is also the name for the period leading up to Christmas, and in Norway there are some special customs to be followed during these weeks. For instance, it’s common to light a candle on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and then light another candle each Sunday until the big day. These candles are often left in windowsills, so they can shine out at passers-by. Driving through a town or village at night, and seeing these little lights winking at you from every house, is a truly magical experience.

Visiting Trondheim and Røros at Christmas

Visiting Trondheim and Røros at Christmas

Apart from the cosy wooden market huts, where you can buy chocolate, cured ham, smoked salmon and Christmas decorations, there is a farmer’s market with local fresh produce, delicious cheese, jam and, my personal favourite, herbed butter. There are also concerts, theatrical plays, quizzes, and mysteries. Lastly, you’ll find the most unique cafe in a huge Sami tent, a lavvo tent, where you’ll be able to enjoy special Christmas beer or hot chocolate. It’s magic!

Exploring Norway with Interrail

Exploring Norway with Interrail

Interrail is a train ticket for all of Europe ("Global Pass") or one single country („One Country Pass“) with which you can travel as much as you'd like during a certain time frame. Thus, it's perfect if you'd like to explore the landscapes of Norway without renting a car or paying for expensive plane tickets. The train network of Norway isn't as dense as you might know it from Central Europe but it still offers plenty of options to discover the landscapes of the country.

Living the Adventurous Life in Alaska

In my 8-5 job, I was always searching for the next best position and never fully satisfied with where I was so eventually I reached what I considered the top of where I wanted to go. At that point, it was time to find something completely different. I'd always wanted to be a teacher so I went back to college. 

Christmas Traditions in Iceland

Christmas is almost there!! Today will mark the last post of "The World from A to Z - Christmas Edition" and I'm so glad to have Kaelene over here. I discovered her blog earlier this year and we've been Travel Tuesday co-hosts together. I absolutely love all her posts about Iceland and definitely want to head over there myself one day!