Hi there! So that time has come again, when I have to start packing for another trip. Only that this trip is slightly more complex than the others. I’m about to embark on a Scandinavia/North Sea trip that will involve culture, adventure and luxury – well, all that the blog is about, really. 🙂
I’ll start the trip in Oslo, my favourite Scandinavian capital. I’ve been travelling there for over a decade and, strangely enough, never wrote about it. Oh, well, that’s about to change. I’ve been asked before that to see or what to do in Oslo in summer. The truth is that the city is fairly compact, but it has enough to keep you busy for a few days.
This time, after I check-in at the Scandic Victoria Hotel, I’ll explore Vigeland Park for its fantastic sculptures depicting “normal” people and their (our) emotions, Oslo Opera House, have a scream at Munch Museum and explore the harbourside.
In Oslo, I’ll be joining luxury cruise ship Crystal Symphony, my home for the following ten days. Crystal Cruises is one of the best luxury cruise lines in the world and was chosen “World’s Best Luxury Cruise Line” by the American Conde Nast Traveler magazine many years in a row.
My first stop with the ship will be Stavanger, where we will enjoy the best of Norway’s nature, including the fjords, followed by Flåm, for more fjords.
From there we will visit Lerwick, in the Scottish Shetland Islands, followed by Faroe Islands the day after. I’m really looking forward to photographing the natural scenery on these islands, and I do hope to see a lot of puffins, those cute birds with big triangular beaks, so common in the North Sea.
Last but not least, we will spend two days in Reykjavik, Iceland. It’ll be my second time in the “Land of Fire“, so I may just skip places like the “Blue Lagoon”. Instead, I’ll go whale watching with Special Tours and do a tour of the “Golden Circle”, which includes the Gulfoss Falls and the great geysers.
Last, but not least, this will be my first time experiencing the “midnight sun” – how will I cope? How would you cope? Then join me on this trip on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, to see this adventure first-hand. Looking forward to having you onboard!