This captivating scenery of deep fjords, tall and majestic mountains and spectacular waterfalls is part of a 3-hour round-trip audio guided cruise from Bergen to Mostraumen. You will be sailing along Osterfjord where you will pass through the narrow fjords between steep mountains and on to the narrow Mostraumen strait. Not only do you get to see beatiful landscapes, you also get to go up close the Modalen waterfall to try the ice-cold mountain water. This cruise is available all year round and is just as amazing in all seasons and weather.
The ocean is an integral part of not only the lives, by the identity, of many Norwegians. With a population of about 5 million, almost 75% live along the coast. Swimming, fishing, diving and sailing are just a few activities that have come to define the Norwegian identity. Here’s to an ocean of endless possibilities 🌊
Did you know that Norway has earned a well-deserved reputation as a major hiking destination in Europe? However hiking in Norway does not always take place in high peaks and mountains. Just 45 minutes away from Bergen, you may find Øygarden. It has 550 islands and reefs, and has amazing landscapes.
Fun fact: Scandinavians love their cafés. Not only is it a way to escape the dark, cold and wet Nordic weather, but is provides a space to enjoy an extra cup of coffee ☕️. Sweden stands as the worlds third largest coffee drinker, with Norway and Denmark not far behind. Complimented with delicious cakes, sandwiches and juices, it’s no wonder Nordic coffee trends are taking the world by storm.
Ever dreamed of stepping into the shoes of a Viking? At Mink Viking Portrait, located in Reykjavik Iceland, this can quite physically become a reality! Specializing in the art of turning modern humans into fierce Vikings, the studio has ample expertise displayed through their time spent working on the popular TV series Game of Thrones. So what do you say, are you ready to bring out your inner Viking? ⚔️
Got the Monday blues? Why not start dreaming of your next vacation...right here in Norway 🇳🇴! A land truly built by both the sea and the mountain, this stunning Northern European country is the perfect place to explore fascinating landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and amazing Nordic food trends. From the balmy south to the frozen north, we promise the journey of a lifetime.
Non-stop amazing weather in Bergen!☀️ The very first buildings in Bergen were situated in Bryggen. This area has been a very important and bustling area for centuries. Grab a refreshing beverage, relax on this historically significant site and soak in the sunshine.👌🇳🇴
It's the start of June and the weather is amazing! ☀️ A refreshing dip in the Hardangerfjord, the 5th longest fjord in the world, may very well be in order. Are you excited to visit the fjords of Norway?🇳🇴🌊
Wonderful Stephanie is our Employee of the Month! As Executive Assistant, Stephanie works closely with our most exclusive clients. Stephanie is known for her upbeat attitude, sharp eye for detail and endless dedication. After a year of combining her job at The Travel Designer with studies, she has now started full time in the company. We are so happy and grateful to have her onboard!❤️
The historic skyline of Stockholm is truly a spectacular sight, with a harmonious mixture of 17th, 18th and 19th Century architecture. Whilst navigating the narrow alleyways and cobblestoned squares, it is easy to miss the unique features that adorn each building. Joining @takvandring on a rooftop tour, you have a bird’s eye perspective of the Swedish capital, allowing you to experience the sights in an entirely new and personal way! 📸Takvandring Sverige
You haven’t been to Bergen if you haven’t been to Bryggen! The Bryggen Wharf was established in the 12th century, and has been a vibrant part of the city for centuries. Starting in 1360 the Hanseatic League, a guild of German merchants who dominated trade in Europe from the 13th to 17th centuries founded a trading post here. The Germans gradually became the overriding economic and political power in town, making their money by trading with Norwegian fishermen. Though the buildings you see today date from after the great fire of 1702, the architectural style has remained the same over time and is much older than the buildings themselves. The unique architecture of these German style buildings in wood changed the face of the city, and today Bryggen is a UNSECO World Heritage Site.
Today’s post is dedicated to our beloved @thethiefoslo - Offering panoramic views over the Oslo fjord, opulent rooms, a fantastic rooftop bar as well as an incredible art collection, it is no surprise that this hotel is one of our clients’ favorite amongst the most popular luxury hotels in the Nordic countries. The hotel’s spa, which includes a sauna, steam room, pool and a fitness centre, offers a superb range of treatments such as an excellent hammam.
Did you know the guests’ room keys grant unlimited free entry to the nearby Astrup Fearnley Museum? Let them steal your heart! ❤️
Mostraumen • This 200 ft wide channel is 650 meters long and makes it possible to continue from Osterfjorden all the way into the little village of Mo by boat 🛥 The 3-hour cruise starts right by Bryggen and the Fish Market in Bergen, and offer stunning views of steep mountains, mighty waterfalls and powerful currents ⛰ This is a great activity all year around - no matter the weather ☀️🌦🌧