A Weekend In Oslo For Budget Travellers

The city of Oslo, Norway presented me with a tough question: can two girls take a budgeted weekend trip to one of the most expensive cities in Europe? I decided to take up the challenge since I am currently in Berlin on an internship until July. On her summer break, my best friend from home was able to visit me, so we decided to take Read More …

Hiking Buarbreen: A Journey to the Glaciers

Norway is home to some of the best hikes, and Buarbreen is no exception. During our three days in Odda, a municipality in the fjords of western Norway, we discovered this hike that leads up to the Folgefonna glacier field. Although we were unable to reach the actual glaciers because we didn’t have the proper gear to traverse a knee-deep ice-cold river, we had a Read More …

Three Days in the Norwegian Fjords

My sister and I had both endured incredibly long flights to Bergen, Norway, and we were both exhausted by the time we landed at around 2 PM local time. As soon as we arrived, we headed to the Hertz car rental center inside the airport to pick up our rental car. Renting a car was the most practical option for us, as we had planned to visit multiple Read More …

24 Hours in Oslo

One of my good friends from university (Mackenzie) moved to Oslo to pursue her masters degree after she graduated university and has been living there for the last two years or so. My sister and I had the opportunity to meet up with her while we were in Oslo, and she kindly offered to be our tour guide and take us around the city for an entire Read More …

Trolltunga Hike Guide: One of the Best Hikes in Norway

Last weekend, my sister and I embarked on one of the most physically demanding challenges of our life. We hiked up to Trolltunga (“troll’s tongue”), a cliff jutting horizontally out of a mountain about 2,300 feet above the north side of lake Ringedalsvatnet in the city of Odda, Norway. While the hike has been gaining popularity as one of the best hikes in Norway in recent years, it is far from Read More …