Northern Lights in Alta: How to See It Independently or on a Tour

Northern Lights in Alta: How to See It Independently or on a Tour

Alta is known as the city of the Northern Lights — but does it deserve this self-appointed title? This post is dedicated to helping you decide just that. As one of the most northern cities in the world, Alta definitely has some solid rationale behind its claim to fame when it comes to the Northern Lights…

Svalbard Northern Lights: 5 Things People Get Wrong About Seeing the Aurora in Svalbard

Svalbard Northern Lights: 5 Things People Get Wrong About Seeing the Aurora in Svalbard

Svalbard is home to the world’s northernmost settlements, endless nights that stretch on for months, and enough polar bears that residents can’t leave the main town without a firearm. So perhaps you’d assume that the Svalbard archipelago, located far north of the Arctic Circle at 78°N, would have some of the best chances for Northern…

Svalbard Packing List: What to Wear in Svalbard in Winter and Summer

Svalbard Packing List: What to Wear in Svalbard in Winter and Summer

The furthest north you can fly on a commercial flight, Svalbard is so far above the Arctic Circle that it’s equidistant to the North Pole and the northernmost point of Northern Norway! Since it’s known for its polar bears, the Svalbard archipelago conjures up icy images, but in reality, Svalbard is warmer than other places…

Visiting a Svalbard Ice Cave: The Tour I Took & 4 Unique Others! [2024]

Visiting a Svalbard Ice Cave: The Tour I Took & 4 Unique Others! [2024]

Of all my memories of the frozen world of my February visit to Longyearbyen, snowmobiling out to a remote ice cave in Svalbard was definitely the highlight of my trip. … even though it was an activity I almost didn’t do because I was suffering from the most intense anxiety I’d experienced in the last…

Dog Sledding in Alta: My Experience and Tips For a Perfect Husky Tour!

Dog Sledding in Alta: My Experience and Tips For a Perfect Husky Tour!

One of the main reasons why people visit Northern Norway is to enjoy through its snow-coated, glittering white landscapes. And there’s no more special way to celebrate the beauty of a crisp Norwegian winter day than by mushing your own dog team through the landscapes of Alta, a beautiful small city north of the Arctic…

17 Best Things to Do in Verbier, Switzerland in All Seasons [2024]

Picture yourself walking through beautiful green footpaths in summer, or peering up at snowy mountaintops in the winter: welcome to Verbier, Switzerland! Verbier is a quaint village in Southwestern Switzerland in the Valais region. It is located among the stunning Alps of Val de Bagnes, which border France and Italy. Verbier is world famous for…

Dog Sledding in Rovaniemi: The Right Husky Ride Tours for Families, Solo Travelers, & More

Dog Sledding in Rovaniemi: The Right Husky Ride Tours for Families, Solo Travelers, & More

One of the most iconic activities you can enjoy while visiting Finnish Lapland is taking a husky ride through the snow above the Arctic Circle! It’s a classic winter in Finland itinerary staple and a must-do while visiting Rovaniemi in winter. There are lots of options for dog sledding in Rovaniemi, some better than others….