• Møsevassbreen
    Norway,  We12inspire

    Blådålen and Møsevassbreen in Norway – a place where noone goes

    Are there still unknown places in Norway? Places that hardly anyone goes, where there are no blogs about and which you cannot read about in the travel guides? I thought this was not the case until a year ago, when I ended up in a place so incredibly beautiful that you can’t imagine there are hardly any other tourists. Still, that place is there and I found it by accident. I’m talking about Blådålen and the Møsevassbreen in Folgefonna National Park in Norway.   A vacation in Åkrafjord If you mention Åkrafjorden, hardly anyone knows this fjord. And neither did I until last year. Although I had traveled twice in…

  • Norway,  We12hike

    Aurlandsdalen hike: hiking in Norway’s Grand Canyon

    Described as one of Norway’s Classic Hikes, the Aurlandsdalen hike was high up on our list when booking a trip to Norway. We were here in the first week in June, pretty early in the trekking season, meaning quiet trails but lots of snow and mostly closed tracks. Luckily the lowest part of this 40 km hike was possible to do, and left us speechless from start to end. Enjoy this post about Aurlandsdalen, hiking in Norway’s Grand Canyon!   [Please note that this article was first published in 2014 and fully updated in June 2020]   About the Aurlandsdalen hike The best part of the hike (from hear say) is…

  • Scandinavia trip planning
    Finland,  Iceland,  Norway,  Sweden,  We12inspire

    Scandinavia trip planning: which country should you go to?

    If you have been to We12travel before, you may know that nordic destinations are my favorite places to travel. The definition of nordic destinations is of course quite broad, but with ‘nordic’ I mean the outer ends of this planet. In other words, Scandinavia, Canada and Alaska, but also Patagonia and New Zealand, which are not located in the north, but resemble northern destinations in nature. I’m not necessarily interested in the mountains (because you also have those in the Alps and Nepal, for example), but it’s more about the feeling that you get while there. The relaxed atmosphere, the wooden houses, the roughness of the landscape and the mostly…

  • Møsevassbreen glacier in Folgefonna NP
    Norway,  We12inspire

    A vacation in Åkrafjord, Norway

    A vacation in Åkrafjord, Norway Norway! For many it’s a dream destination because of the fjords, the rugged landscapes and the arctic feeling. For years I have been a fan of Norway and rightly so: the fjords are really a scenic beauty that makes my heart beat faster over and over again. And so this summer we decided to head northbound for the second year in a row for a summer holiday in Scandinavia.   Before you continue reading, also make sure to check the short video that I made:     ‘In between the drops it’s dry’ An important factor for a holiday in Norway is the weather. About…