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Løpsvika is one of the great beaches near Bodø in northern Norway

The Beaches of Bodø

Giorgia joins a group tour to the beaches north of Bodø and finds herself learning so much more than she expected about the life and history of Arctic Norway. My first day in Bodø started around...
Eagle street art in Bodø, Norway

Exploring the Street Art of Bodø

A walking of Bodø's surprising amount of urban artwork. If there’s one thing you can’t help noticing, it’s that street art is a thing in Bodø. Why? Well, in 2015 Bodø was home to the UpNorth...
A visit to snowy Saltstraumen near Bodø, Norway

Snow-Coated Saltstraumen

A visit to snow-covered Saltstraumen near Bodø on a cold November day. If you’re in Bodø, you go to Saltstraumen. Or, if you don’t, you’ve got to have a super valid reason for not going –...
Kristiansand hiking

Hiking in Kristiansand: Jegersberg

Hiking to Jegersberg, and beyond. Hiking around the Jegersberg area with my Mum certainly counts as one of my favourite memories of the few days I spent in Kristiansand. To begin with, the walk to the...
Kristiansand islands

Sunday Trip to Odderøya and Bragdøy

Giorgia continues her hiking trip around Kristiansand with a trip to the islands of Odderøya and Bragdøy. After two whole days of mainland Kristiansand, Sunday was all about islands, namely Odderøya and Bragdøy. They couldn’t be...
Trondheim Bymarka

Hiking in Muddy Bymarka, Trondheim

A short tram ride from central Trondheim is this vast forest with a network of hiking trails. It's barely three o'clock in the afternoon, but I already feel like this is one of the longest days...
Sword sculpture in Stavanger

The Swords of Stavanger

One of the more curious landmarks of Stavanger has an interesting meaning. Sverd i fjell (literally ‘Swords in Rock') was a non-negotiable landmark on my Stavanger list from the very start. As soon as I knew...
Ladestien Trondheim

A Walk Along the Trondheimsfjord

To Væresholmen peninsula and back to Trondheim. After walking Trondheim streets nonstop for a whole day, I couldn’t wait to leave the city centre and get lost in nature. And lose myself I did, and for...