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A land of Vikings, spectacular fjords, high prices, and the northern lights. Norway is where I started my Arctic tour and had the first of many ‘wow’ moments when I stepped off a ferry into the fjords of Lofoten. The people and the place were so welcoming that I’d go back in an instant…plus, there’s so many fjords I’m yet to explore!

Photo of the Week: My First Glimpse of the Northern Lights

My night at Camp Tamok didn’t start out as a very promising one for the northern lights. It had been snowing heavily in Tromsø, where we had boarded a bus for a 1h15m bus ride out into the Lyngen Alps. That snow followed us south and continued to fall all through the night-time dogsledding trip…

Photo of the Week: Breaking the Ice in Reine

When I arrived in Bodø for the ferry across to the Lofoten Islands, I didn’t hold out much hope for the next day’s weather. The plane’s landing was rough because of strong winds, and by the time the ferry departed, snow was falling heavily. Imagine my surprise, then, when I woke up to this…and imagine…

This Texan Is Going to Lapland!

Last week, when I posted about how I quit my job to be closer to my family, I mentioned that I had a trip starting nine days after I arrived. This will be the longest, most epic trip of my five-month sojourn to Europe, and I know I will need a good portion of April,…
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