How are the Northern Lights created?

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With green, yellow, red or purple patches, the Northern Lights dance through the sky. Suddenly it is there, first gently, then fierce and powerful. A few seconds later it disappeared again. Or not? The Northern Lights are hypnotic and maddening. When you see it, you keep staring at it open-mouthed. If you can’t see it, it can keep you awake … Read More

7 fascinating facts about Norway’s fjords

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Norway is known for its immense fjords: they are high, deep and breathtaking. Is exploring the Norwegian fjords also on your wish list? We have already collected some interesting fjord facts for you: 1. There are (no fewer than) 120. And they extend from 58 degrees N to above 71 degrees N. 2. The fjords were created in the Ice … Read More

Sustainable Destination

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Norway is one of our favorite destinations. Because of the impressive nature, the deep fjords, snowy mountains and rugged islands. The Norwegians themselves have long realized that their country offers a unique landscape. And that you have to take good care of it. In Norway (and Sweden too) the so-called ‘everyone’s right’ applies, which means that nature belongs to everyone … Read More

Sail & Hike: what can you expect from the mountain hikes?

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Our Sail & Hike expeditions are accompanied by an IML mountain hiking guide. What can you expect from mountain hiking in Northern Norway? How fit do you have to be? And what equipment do you take with you? You can read it below: Into the mountains with an International Mountain Leader An International Mountain Leader (IML) is a certified mountain … Read More

Schooner or ketch

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The Baltic is a schooner. For those who are not nautically trained: with a schooner, the rear mast (the large mast) is higher than the front mast (the schooner mast). A schooner is very popular with those who mainly want to sail fast, in which of course also the hull shape, the amount of sail and the wind play a … Read More

Midnight sun

Nordfjord sunset Norway

The polar circle is more or less halfway through Norway, at 66.5 degrees N. It runs about 75 km south of the city of Bodø and just past the northernmost tip of Iceland. To the north of the Arctic Circle you can experience the magical midnight sun in the summer: 24-hour daylight. And the further north you go, the longer … Read More