17 Amazing Things to Do in Alta in Winter [For the 2024-2025 Season!]

17 Amazing Things to Do in Alta in Winter [For the 2024-2025 Season!]

Snow-covered mountains and plateaus that glitter in the sun by day and cast a beautiful backdrop for the aurora at night: these are my memories of visiting Alta, Norway this past winter. I had an amazing time visiting Alta in early February, 2024 and found that it far exceeded my expectations — so I felt…

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…

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…

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….

Seeing the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi: Tips, Apps, Spots & Tours I Recommend!

Seeing the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi: Tips, Apps, Spots & Tours I Recommend!

Many people plan a trip to Rovaniemi in winter with one main thing on their mind… spotting Finnish Lapland’s fickle but phenomenal Northern lights! This guide will go over when and how you can see the Northern lights in Rovaniemi. This includes tips for spotting them independently as well as my own personal experience seeing…

21 Riveting Things to Do in Rovaniemi in Winter [2024]

21 Riveting Things to Do in Rovaniemi in Winter [2024]

Rovaniemi, Finland is the largest city in Finnish Lapland and one of the most popular touristic destinations in all of Finland. While Helsinki in winter is a delight, Rovaniemi in winter is even more magical! From its dancing Northern lights to its endless list of enthralling winter activities, Rovaniemi is a true bucket list destination…