Experiencing Norway from the comfort of your home
Months of quarantine, isolation, and countries in lockdown because of COVID-19 are challenging for anyone, no doubt about that. To make your days a tiny bit brighter we invite you to take part in this virtual reality trip Fjord Tours has put together for you as a staycation.
Find a good spot on the sofa and explore Norway’s natural beauty in 360 degrees dreaming about when you finally can travel to Norway for the trip of a lifetime... It is hard to find a more sustainable way to travel than this!
Check out Lost LeBlanc's video above where he visits famous Fjord Tours destinations from South to North in Norway, including destinations included in the Norway in a Nutshell® tour.
Lost LeBlanc's video description: "From the Southern coastal city of Stavanger to Lofoten island, this 14 day Norway travel itinerary and travel guide will make sure you experience the country's very best. If this Norway travel vlog series doesn't have you saving up for your trip here, I don't know what will."
Note that he talks a lot about how expensive Norway is, but that this was pre-corona crisis! The Norwegian Krone has crashed as the price of oil drags it down. Bad news for Norwegians, good news for those planning to visit.
Read more and see stunning images from some of the breathtaking destinations you experience in the video here:
First, visit the beautiful southern coastal city Stavanger where you can experience real Norwegian wildness. From steep mountains and lovely fjords to long, wild beaches along the open coastline.
A two-hour drive from Stavanger you will find the iconic Kjerag boulder. For those brave enough to stand on top, the selfie opportunity of a lifetime awaits. Note, not for the faint-hearted!
From Stavanger, you can also reach Lysefjord. The magnificent scenery of Western Norway encompasses fjords, mountains, waterfalls, and idyllic islands. One of the absolute highlights is the amazing Lysefjord
If you are considering hiking to Trolltunga, you are in for a very special day as this hike is one of Norway's most spectacular experiences. Standing on top of the famous Trolltunga (The Troll's Tongue) is an exhilarating experience that you will never forget. You should be in good shape if you are considering this hike as it takes a full day to reach the "Tongue", and safely back down.
Bergen is called "the city between seven mountains" because of the seven mountains that surround it. At 624 meters, Mount Ulriken is the tallest of them. If your body is not hurting too much after climbing Trolltunga, the view from Ulriken is definitely seeing. Note that you do not have to hike to the top, but can take a gondola ride to reach the top. Bergen also offers loads of exciting activities!
In the stunning Sognefjord area, you will also find the Glacier Nigardsbreen. The Sognefjord is called the "king of the fjords" in Norway, as it is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway and the second largest in the world! One of the most popular things to do in these region is glacier hiking, which you can experience on the Glacier Hike to Nigardsbreen.
A good place to stay for the night is Fjærland which is located in Sogndal municipality in Sogn og Fjordane. Here, the mighty Sognefjord meets the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Many consider Fjærland to be the most beautiful glacier village in the world!
Now it is time for some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see. Geiranger is surrounded by steep mountains on either side of the fjord, which has made it one of the most visited tourist destinations in Norway.
An experience like no other. Trollstigen is a spectacular drive up or down with the serpentine road snaking its way between Åndalsnes and Valldal.
From Trollstigen, the city Ålesund is not far away. If you are seeking exciting nature and culture-based activities, Ålesund is a great starting point.
The Atlantic Road
To visit the small and historical city Molde you drive on what is often described as the world’s most beautiful road, the Atlantic Road.
The archipelago of Lofoten is famous all over the world for its fishing villages with red cabins by the deep blue sea and arctic experiences such as aurora borealis. You can go by plane from Molde or almost any other airport in Norway.
Is your country in lockdown due to the corona crisis? Continue to explore inspiring Norwegian travel destinations on the Fjord Tours website and social channels! Find inspiration for your future Norwegian adventures here: