Norway

Articles relating to our outdoor experiences in Norway or to Norwegian culture and traditions.

Easter in the Nordic Countries

Easter in the Nordic Countries. Photo: Nature Travels.

While Easter here in the UK may be mainly about rabbits and eggs, Easter is celebrated differently all over Europe and in the Nordic countries they have their own traditions. In Sweden and Finland, children dress up as witches and go visit houses in the hope to receive some sweets in exchange for a drawing

Basic Norwegian Phrases

Basic Norwegian Phrases. Photo: Nature Travels.

As in other Nordic countries, English is spoken to a good standard by many Norwegians, so you shouldn’t need an intensive Norwegian language course to make yourself understood on your travels. However, if you would like to learn some words and phrases to practise on the locals, they will very much appreciate it! Here are

Why the “Spring Winter” is the time to go dog sledding!

In the UK, by the time you get to March, the daffodils have been out for a while and we’re starting to dream about our next summer adventure. But up in the far north of the Nordic countries in Sweden, Norway & Finland, the winter season is still going strong and it’s arguably the best

Why Ski Touring is the New Hiking

Why Ski Touring Is The New Hiking. Photo: Catherine Kelham.

Bob from the Nature Travels team discusses why hiking enthusiasts should be taking to their skis in winter. Are you a keen hiker? Do you love exploring wild and beautiful areas under your own power, feeling the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and the freedom and joy of outdoor life in

Guide to Finding Your Ideal Dogsled Tour

Guide to finding your ideal dogsled tour.

Dog sledding is a wonderful adventure and at Nature Travels we have a wide variety, from easier tours for the family to challenging adventures in the mountains. Each of our tours offer something different and it’s important that you choose the right tour for you! No previous sledding experience is required for any of our

What’s the Best Time to Go Dog Sledding in the Nordic Countries?

What's the best time to go dog sledding in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

This is a question we’re commonly asked when our guests are planning their winter adventures. But the answer is not such a simple one! We’ve summarised some of the main points to consider below. For additional information, please see our website article When To Go Dog Sledding. In the far north, the winter season is

Visit to Husky Sledding at the Foot of the Jotunheimen in Norway

Dog sledding in the Norwegian mountains.

Bob from the Nature Travels team visited the kennels for a short sled adventure in the Jotunheimen mountain region in March 2018. The Nordic countries in general have been blessed with a spectacular winter season this year – and nowhere was this more in evidence so than on my recent trip to the Jotunheimen area

Cabin to Cabin Hiking in Norway from Gjendesheim to Fondsbu

Hiking in Norway from Gjendesheim to Fondsbu.

Bob from the Nature Travels team tried out the guided Hiking Besseggen and the Jotunheimen National Park tour in August 2018, beginning at Gjendesheim and ending at Fondsbu. Day 1 It’s not often that such spectacular natural areas can be accessed so conveniently, but travelling for this tour was a breeze. Arriving at Oslo Gardermoen

Additional articles published before 2018 can be found at our previous blog location at naturetravels.wordpress.com