It's Friday - does this look like your kind of weekend adventure?
Welcome to Hotel Ranga, an Icelandic country-side resort, nestled along a pristine, riverside location just 2-hour outside of Reykjavík. The hotel offers comfortably rustic rooms to rest ones head, though its suites can be considered fun and funky - each having been decorated to reflect one of the seven continents. As a ode to its uniqueness, Hotel Ranga even offers a rooftop observatory that gives its guests a chance to have a guided tour of the stars, opening the doorway to iconic nature-based activities. Surrounded by volcanoes, lava meadows, waterfalls, Icelandic horses, caves, glacial lakes and scenic rock formations, Hotel Ranga should be on the bucket list of any adventure seeker. With a location that pairs well with both the modern capital of Reykjavik or wild eastern shores, Hotel Ranga welcomes you to the journey ahead.📸 Hotel Ranga
Lake Sorvagsvatn, also known as Leitisvatn is 3.4 square kilometres big and the largest in the Faroe Islands. The lake is also known as "the lake over the ocean ". A hike reaching the famous viewpoint is where you can see the fantastic view. Seen from a particular spot, the angle functions as an optical illusion cheating your eyes to think the lake is actually hovering directly over the ocean. Hiking in the Faroe Islands is where you get to enjoy the calm from the rest of the world.
“Take only memories - leave only footprints.”
Looking for a summer vacation unlike anything you’ve ever imagined? Trade your coconuts for carabiners to explore our little part of the world. The Travel Designer has exclusive access to once-in-a-lifetime activities all across the Nordic region. Reach out today to satisfy your wanderlust. ✨
Hallgrímskirkja Church is one of the most well-known landmarks in Reykjavik, with a 73-meter high steeple that can be spotted from everywhere in the city. Architect Gudji Samuelson designed the building, and the shape is meant to resemble volcanic basalt rock formations. The building was completed after 40 years in 1986. For a small price, you can take an elevator to the top of the tower, where you will have a spectacular view over the city. In front of the church you will find a statue of Leif Ericson, he first European to discover America around 1000 A.D.
Vastly different than the popularized Belgian waffle, the first Norwegian waffle appeared in the early 18th century in Stavanger. Usually enjoyed with a warm cup of black coffee in a cafe, kitchen or mountain-top cabin, this heart shaped treat is the perfect example of a simple snack representing so much of the country’s cultural heritage. Contact us today to explore not only the waffle, but Norway’s history of food, family and hiking!
The Norwegian landscapes are filled with mystery and magic. You half expext to find trolls around every corner.
Have you always been fascinated by nature? Then a journey to Norway must be on your bucket list!
Let us help plan your enchanting journey today!
One of the must-do’s when visiting Norway is traveling by train. The luxury behind a train journey, lays in discovering the beautiful sights and landscapes Norway has to offer - all of this from the window of a train wagon. Norway’s geography is a privilege to enjoy, it’s unique and vast nature is definitely a highlight for many when crossing across fjords and mountains from west to east, or viceversa. Whether you are traveling during a snowy winter or a sunny summer, a train journey is a delightful add-on to your trip. Allow us to create a memorable trip for you and yours!
Did you know that in many of the Nordic countries it is normal to leave your baby outside napping? This could outside in your garden or even a café, whilst mom/dad enjoys a cup off coffee inside. The babies (well wrapped up) enjoy the fresh air! They nap outside year round and some research has even found that -5C is the best temperature for an outdoor nap!
Today we would like to feauture a fantastic property in Oslo, Camillas Hus. The hotel is located in a historical house which has been sensitively and thoughtfully refurbished in traditional style. This elegant property makes you feel like home, with an intimate setting and only 7 rooms to set your heart on. Located in a quiet spot right near the Royal Palace, Camillas Hus is a little treasure to be found in Oslo! Pack your suitcases and let us take care of the rest 🔝
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Because we are pretty sure you deserve a holiday this year, we present you Akureyri in north Iceland. A charming town that has it all to pamper you with happiness and satisfaction. Near Akureyri, you may discover fantastic activities and experiences - not to mention it is a perfect spot to be enchanted by the northern lights. We are here to assist you create unforgettable travel memories❤️
A ride down the spectacular Flåm valley on the Flåm railway is complete with a stop at the Kjosfossen, a waterfall which is as beautiful in winter as it is in summer. This is a reflection of the picturesque scenery Norway has to offer, making it a truly beautiful destination to visit year round.
A great way to explore Reykjavik, Iceland’s exciting capital, is to taste your way through the city on a Gourmet Walk! Together with a passionate guide you will visit carefully selected restaurants and locations that are favored by local foodies. Remember to bring your appetite and an empty stomach!
Fall is here, and so is the high season for “hygge”. Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness. It is all about creating a cozy and warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life. So, how do we create hygge? By lighting candles, snuggling under a blanket in front of a fireplace, enjoying hot drinks and pastries together with our friends and loved ones. And the best place to truly experience hygge is in one of the magical Nordic countries✨
The Little Mermaid is probably one of the most iconic images of Copenhagen.
However, not far from her you will find her sister. The genetically modified Little Mermaid by Bjørn Nørgaard. He says, "The Little Mermaid is a genetic modification, because she availed of sorcery. She knew well that it could all go wrong, but love made her blind."
As part of WINTA - the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance - Sapmi Nature Camp is one of the Nordic region’s most authentic Sami experiences. As the epicenter of indigenous arctic life in Laponia, Sweden, @sapminature offers personalized and sustainable stays right in the heart of nature. Inspired by Sami life, the lavvu tents and rustic furnishings offers a traditional glamping experience; highlighted through activities that have marked the region for hundreds of years. Learn about the history of reindeer herding, hear ancient stories about the Northern Lights, or enjoy a home cooked meal from the host himself. With an honest goal to spread knowledge, understanding and respect for a place and people deeply tied to the history of the region, Sapmi Nature Camp should occupy a spot on any bucket-list. ⛺️