Take an Unforgettable Family Vacation

As a mother, I truly appreciate the experiences my family has had together in the majestic nature that surrounds us in the North of Norway. I believe that the memories we’ve made and continue to make, will be with my children the rest of their lives. And the great thing about having both the mountainsContinue reading “Take an Unforgettable Family Vacation”

Arctic Race of Norway – First Stage – North Cape

This year will be the second year of the Arctic Race of Norway.  The North Cape has been chosen for the first stage of this four-day bicycle race.  On August 14, 2014, the riders will finish the first leg at the North Cape Plateau. The Arctic Race is the northernmost cycling race ever held and will takeContinue reading “Arctic Race of Norway – First Stage – North Cape”

Been there, done that!

Along the last stretch to the North Cape plateau one can spot signs that people are on their own personal pilgrimage:  Small stone towers are stacked up along the coast, rocks marked with people’s names, countries and greetings gather at rest stops, stickers are plastered on all the Nordkapp Signs.  Concrete evidence that they have arrived at 71Continue reading “Been there, done that!”

From Rome, With Love

Last summer, not long after my husband and I came home from a vacation to Rome, we hiked to Knivskjellodden – the northernmost point of Europe.  With the splendor of Rome fresh on our minds, we couldn’t help but smile when we came upon a friendly greeting from some Italian hikers: I hope they enjoyed the NorthContinue reading “From Rome, With Love”

The North Cape Film – a Magnificent Glimpse into an Arctic World

In September 2010, my husband and I were deciding if moving to the North Cape was the right thing for our family.  In the process, we did a lot of googling and found a film that captured our attention.  It’s fourteen minutes long, so if you’re really interested in our Arctic world, I highly recommendContinue reading “The North Cape Film – a Magnificent Glimpse into an Arctic World”

A trip to the top of Europe

If you stand on the edge of the Nordkapp (North Cape) Plateau and believe that you’re at the northernmost point of Europe, well, unfortunately your not.  Technically speaking, you’re exactly 1,457 meters or 4,780 feet or .905 miles short of your goal.  Turning your head slightly to the west, you’ll see where you really shouldContinue reading “A trip to the top of Europe”