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Welcome to Trails of Norway, an adventure travel blog about Norway started by photographer Lars Korvald and traveler Henrikke Haugan, both native to Norway.
We have actively traveled and explored Norway for 8 years now, doing various activities such as hiking, free camping, skiing, diving, freediving, kayaking, kiting, cycling and climbing. We therefore have a wide knowledge of where you should go and what you should do to make the most of your stay in Norway, and we really want to share that information with you. We aim to make your outdoor experiences in Norway the best possible!
There are many reasons to travel Norway, but we believe that it’s the wild and beautiful nature that makes Norway so unique and wonderful to explore. As well as posting detailed travel guides, and about different activities you can do in Norway, we also post more general tips about how to get around, what you should pack for different trips, the gear we use, photography tips and much, much more.
The content of the page is generally created by us (Henrikke & Lars), but we also feature guest posts from interesting people we’ve met during our travels, that we think you will appreciate.
We have divided our site into three main sections. The first section consists of detailed guides to Norwegian destinations that we have visited and loved. The guides are a nice way to get inspiration about what to do in the different regions of Norway, and how to reach them. They are also a good reference to look at while you’re in Norway, and want practical advice.
The second section is called activities. You’ll find many of the same posts here as on destinations, but here they are sorted and concentrated on activities such as kiting, kayaking, bicycling, hiking, and more. So if you’re looking for places in Norway to to specific activities, this is the place to start.
The third section of the site contains travel tips and provides more general travel tips as well as information about the gear we use. Here you will find topics such as what to pack when traveling in Norway, or pro photography tips from Lars on how to capture the beautiful Norwegian nature, among others. You will also find tips about where to get gear that will make your stay more comfortable.
Following is a drone-movie Lars made from our travels in 2016. We hope this will get you even more motivated to travel and explore Norway.
Almost every vacation for several years, we have chosen to travel Norway, instead of going abroad. Every time our studies permitted us to take just a little bit of time off, we threw our stuff in the car and headed for the mountains or the coast. We have been traveling together for 8 years soon, but the travel lust started well before that.
Henrikke currently works as a designer, but is a traveler at heart, and has always loved hiking. Whether it’s short hikes in the mountains surrounding Bergen, or longer cross country trips on one of Norway’s many mountain plateaus, Henrikke is most happy in the mountains. In 2009, Henrikke started at Karmøy Folkehøgskole (situated close to Stavanger), where she got to do outdoors activities on a daily basis. She attended the “Outdoor Extreme” field of study, where she got to try a range of things such as bungee jumping, surfing and skiing. She then moved back to Bergen, and in the summer of 2010 she met Lars.
Lars has also been fond of nature for a long while, but it was after the release of the Lord Of The Rings Movies his eyes were really opened for capturing magnificent scenery in nature, and realized that he also wanted to capture footage like that. If you think about it, LOTR is like one long(and dangerous) hike. After high school Lars went to Høgtun Folkehøgskole (situated close to the Atlantic Ocean Road). He attended the H2O study program (snow, ice, water, and diving). As Henrikke, he got to do outdoors activities on a daily basis such as hiking, skiing, kiting and diving. He also bought his first DSLR camera in 2008. In 2009 after Høgtun, Lars attended PADI’s Instructor course and became a diving instructor in late 2009. In 2010 Lars and Henrikke met when she attended one of Lars’ courses, getting her diver’s licence.
After 2010 Lars lived in Bergen studying engineering in underwater technology, while working as a diving instructor on the side. Henrikke moved to Trondheim to study industrial design at NTNU. As we were not in the same city for two years, our travels were mainly contained to the holidays. In 2013 Lars moved to Trondheim to finish his masters degree at NTNU. We traveled a lot in this period, and in 2014 we got engaged in Geiranger.
After Lars finished his studies in 2015, he decided to focus all his attention on travel and photography/videography. He has since served clients such as Visit Norway, DNT, GoPro, Tv2 and NRK.
In 2017 we started to feel an urge to share our adventures in Norway. We had the pictures, we had the knowledge, and we needed a suitable name for our adventure site/blog. After a lot of investigating we kept coming back to Trails Of Norway, thus the name was decided and this site was created.
We really hope you will enjoy our site, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need advice. We will do our best to answer!
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– And as always, all pictures seen on the site is available for print or licensing through larskorvald.com.