Ryten Hike

How to Hike Ryten and Enjoy the View over Kvalvika Beach

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The hike to Ryten has all of the ingredients of a perfect Lofoten Islands hike: sweeping vistas across the mountains and fjords, a fun but slightly strenuous hike to a mountain peak, and a breathtaking view of a white, sandy beach. The icing on the cake is a “mini Trolltunga,” an outcropping of rock where you can get creative with …

Festvagtind Hike

Hiking Festvågtind in the Lofoten Islands, Norway

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From the top of Festvågtind, the views over the fishing village of Henningsvaer are breathtaking. This hike is very similar to Svolvaer Fløya and Reinebringen, in that it’s a steep, somewhat unexciting climb to an awesome viewpoint. It’s absolutely worth it on a clear day but consider skipping this hike on a cloudy, rainy day. On the day we hiked …

Svalbard Travel Guide

Svalbard Travel Guide: Plan Your Perfect Visit

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Svalbard. An arctic playground where there are more polar bears than people. This is a land of glaciers, the northern lights, the midnight sun, and frozen tundra. Svalbard may seem barren, but it is filled with arctic wildlife like reindeer, walrus, and polar bears. If you like the idea of exploring the great outdoors, your options are almost endless, winter …

Stave Bleik Trail

Hiking to Måtind on the Stave-Bleik Coastal Trail, Vesteralen, Norway

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Norway never ceases to amaze me. You know how you see photos online and think to yourself, “yeah, that looks nice…I’d like to do that.” And you get there and it’s so much better than you thought it would be? For us, that was the Stave-Bleik Coastal Trail on the Vesteralen islands. It’s not an overly difficult hike, the views …

Hike Zakopane

How to Hike Koscielec in the Polish Tatras from Zakopane

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Zakopane is Poland’s gateway city for exploring the mountain range known as the Tatras. From Zakopane, you can take your pick from quick, easy hikes to longer all day affairs that have you climbing among the tallest mountain peaks. We hiked to the summit of Koscielec, one of many options if you are looking for a full day hiking trip …

Reinebringen

How to Hike Reinebringen in the Lofoten Islands, Norway

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Reinebringen, with its dazzling view over the fishing villages of Reine, Sakrisøy, and Hamnøy, is the most popular hike in the Lofoten Islands. It’s a hard, steep, challenging hike on muddy, rocky trails, so it’s not to be underestimated. Don’t let the short distance fool you…it’s a tough hike and you need to have a good level of physical fitness …

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj Travel Guide: Itineraries for 1, 2, and 3 Days

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Lake Bohinj is a lovely lake located in Triglav National Park, Slovenia. While you are here, you can fill your time with short hikes, gorgeous views of the lake, stand up paddle boarding and other water sports, and even a ride on a cable car to a mountain peak. Whether you are visiting Lake Bohinj on a quick day trip …

How to Hike Segla

How to Hike Segla, One of Senja’s Most Popular Hikes

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The hike up to the summit of Segla is one of Senja’s most popular hikes. And this was our main reason for visiting Senja. Many visitors skip past Senja, heading directly to the Lofoten Islands. But those people are missing out seeing a gorgeous part of Norway and some hidden gems. That’s fine…that means less crowded hiking trails for people …

Svalbard Summer Packing List

Svalbard Packing List: What to Pack for the Summer Months

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One of the biggest questions we had while planning our trip to Svalbard was “what do we pack?” Svalbard is located so far north that it’s easy to assume that it will be ice-cold all year round. Good news! That’s not the case, at least not during the summer months. Even so, we packed an assortment of lightweight, warm clothes …

Lucerne in One Day

How to Visit Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus in One Perfect Day

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Lucerne (also spelled Luzern) is a gorgeous Swiss city that sits at the foot of the Alps. This is the perfect kind of town to explore in one day. The city center is compact with just a few key places to visit. The best things to do are to wander the old town, eat, drink, shop, and enjoy the views …

Norway Photos

Discover Northern Norway in 25 Amazing Photos

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Without a doubt, northern Norway is one of the most spectacular places we have been. With rugged coastlines, small harbors filled with picture-perfect red fishing cabins, winding roads through the mountains, and beaches that look like they belong in the Caribbean, northern Norway is a delight to explore. We spent just over one week road tripping through northern Norway. Our …

Svolvaer Floya

Hiking Svolvaer Fløya in the Lofoten Islands

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There are two ways to get a spectacular view over the town of Svolvaer…hike to the top of Svolvaer Fløya or climb Svolvaergeita. We did both on the same afternoon, making this one of our most memorable days in the Lofoten Islands. Svolvaer is one of the largest towns in the Lofoten Islands. Fløya is the mountain that forms the …

Ornfloya Norway

Ørnfløya, A Short but Sweet Hike in Sommarøy, Norway

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The view from Ørnfløya over Sommarøy is gorgeous! The hike up Ørnfløya is short and easy, perfect if you like the idea of getting an amazing view with minimal effort. This hike can be done as a day trip from Tromsø or if you are road tripping through Norway. Details About the Hike Distance: 1.5 miles round trip Difficulty: Easy …

Chata pri Zelenom Plese

Hiking to Vel’ká Svišt’ovka and Zelene Pleso in the High Tatras of Slovakia

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For stunning mountain views and a visit to several vividly green alpine lakes, the hike to the summit of Vel’ká Svišt’ovka is a good one to add to your Tatras hiking list. A cable car whops off the first major ascent, so this hike is easier than many of the hikes in the Tatras. Even so, this hike is not …

Hiorthfjellet Hike

Kayaking Adventfjord and Hiking Hiorthfjellet: A One Day Adventure in Svalbard

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Svalbard offers a wide range of adventure activites. Ride on a rib boat and search for walrus, kayak in front of an active glacier, or cruise out to an abandoned mining town. For a really cool one day adventure, how about kayaking across Adventfjord and then hiking to the summit of Hiorthfjellet, one of the tallest mountains in the area? …

Grotto Canyon Hike

Grotto Canyon Hike in Death Valley: Are You Up for the Challenge?

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If you are looking for a challenging hike in Death Valley, Grotto Canyon may be perfect for you. Hike through narrow canyons, navigate your way up and over difficult obstacles, and enjoy this quiet, seldom visited trail in Death Valley. This is a very adventurous hike and only those with prior hiking experience should attempt it. We have tons of …

Earth Trekkers Death Valley

2 Amazing Days in Death Valley: Our Itinerary from Las Vegas

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If you like the idea of exploring sand dunes, climbing down into an extinct volcano, hiking through canyons, and seeing one of the United States’ most unique landscapes, Death Valley is calling your name. With 2 days in Death Valley, you can see the main highlights, although more time allows you to explore further. Here is our two day itinerary …

Mosaic Canyon Hike

Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

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Mosaic Canyon is a fun hike to do in Death Valley. There is just enough rock scrambling and navigating through obstacles to keep things interesting. Mosaic Canyon narrows and widens several times throughout the hike so the views are always changing. This tends to be one of the more popular hikes in Death Valley, so be prepared to share the …

Red Rock Canyon in December

Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

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Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock …