Trip Report: Journey to the Norwegian Arctic

a sign post with a polar bear on it
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If you are looking for an English speaking country with fresh and delicious food, commitment to environmental preservation and gorgeous scenery, Norway is a natural choice.

Fluffy Norwegian Sheep

With a Norwegian husband I’m fortunate to get an inside glimpse of this gorgeous country. I took an absolutely phenomenal journey to experience some of the beauty and wonder of Norway and can’t wait to share with you!

My journey kicks off with a look at the Northern Lights, and then will take us through the picturesque Lofoten Islands. An overnight stay in a fisherman’s cottage is next, and then a leisurely drive.

Lofoten Islands
Lofoten Islands
Lofoten Islands

We’ll then go up to the frozen tundra of Svalbard, which is an arctic archipelago about halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole.

Esmark Glacier in the Arctic

Here are some of the things I’ll cover in this trip report:

Getting There in Austrian Business Class
Seeing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
The Road to Lofoten is Paved with Postcards
On the Way to Rorbu #15 in Lofoten
Spending the Night in a Traditional Rorbu
Exploring the Picturesque Lofoten Islands
A Night in a Traditional Rorbuer
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel (only 800 miles from the North Pole!)
Longyearbyen – the World’s Northernmost City
Crossing the Isfjord in a Boat
Barentsburg Mining Town
Face to Face with Esmark Glacier

Follow along with me on my trip, and leave me a comment if you’d like anything else included!

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    1. @Eric it was mid-October, so plenty of snow and ice. A perfect read for those readers that are melting in the hot summer rays right about now too!

  1. Great report of an amazing & beautiful area. I have friends in Trondheim & they keep encouraging me to take almost same trip – your pics have convinced me to take them up on their offer!

    1. @Maureen you’re fortunate to have friends in Trondheim and I hope you do take a similar trip sometime. I found it to be so worthwhile!

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