• 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…

  • biking in Norway
    Norway,  We12bike

    Biking in Norway: an amazing ride from fjord to fjell

    Biking in Norway: an amazing ride from fjord to fjell It’s on a Monday afternoon when I open my mailbox and received an invite from Visit Norway. If I’d like to come biking in Norway. In two weeks time. My agenda is usually quite full, but for a bike trip in Norway I don’t mind shuffling my appointments and work around for a little bit. After making some phone calls, I manage to free six days in my schedule and two weeks later, I board the plan to Bergen to go biking in Norway.   Bike the Fjords is an initiative of Marta and her husband Sigbjørn. They are living…

  • Rimstigen hike
    Norway,  We12hike

    Rimstigen – the forgotten hike in Nærøyfjord

    Nærøyfjord is one of Norway’s smallest fjords and listed as one of Unesco’s World Heritage Sites. It receives many tourists each year that do the “Norway in a Nutshell trip” but not a lot of people get to stay there because there is almost nowhere to live. However, we were lucky and managed to stay at a prime spot next to the calm waters and steep walls of this outstanding piece created by Mother Nature.   [Note that I hiked this trail in 2014 and have updated this article in 2018]   Also read: the best unknown Norway hiking trails   Hiking Rimstigen – great views in Nærøyfjord While we were…