Trip Report: Journey to the Norwegian Arctic

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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.

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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

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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.

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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. RoamAmore
    Reply

    Looking forward to this trip report. Lofoten is on our list.

    • Melinda
      Reply

      Thanks @RoamAmore. Lofoten was pretty amazing!

  2. Maureen
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    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!

    • Melinda
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      @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!

  3. Eric
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    What time of the year was your trip?

    • Melinda
      Reply

      @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!

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