Trails Of Norway – An Adventure Travel Blog

Hi there! Welcome to Trails Of Norway, an adventure travel blog started by Lars Korvald and Henrikke Haugan. Our goal is to make it easier for you to travel and explore Norway, whether your an experienced traveler of Norway, or have never been here before.

In this blog you’ll find detailed travel guides about selected places in Norway. You will find information about where to go, and what you can do. We have actively traveled and explored Norway for the past 7 years now, and we have a wide knowledge of where you should go and what you should do to make the most of your stay in Norway.

There are a lot of reasons to travel Norway, but we believe that it is the nature that makes Norway so unique and wonderful to travel. We want to stay in the nature as much as possible, preferably doing outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, diving, free diving, kayaking, kiting, cycling and climbing. For this reason, you will find that most of our content includes some sort of outdoor activity. If you’re a sporty traveler, hey! this is the perfect fit for you. If you don’t consider yourself a sporty traveler, fear not, we also write about general travel tips such as how to get around, what you should pack for a different trips, the gear we use, photography tips and 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.

 

Who Are We?

Almost every vacation for several years, we have chosen to travel Norway, in stead of going abroad. Every time the 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 7 years soon, but the travel lust started well before that.

Rare picture of us together, as Lars is usually behind the camera. Here we are enjoying a hike in Gerianger (2014), and oh, celebrating the fact that we just got engaged.

Henrikke has always been fond of hiking. Weather it’s short hikes in the mountains surrounding Bergen, or long cross country trips on one of Norway’s many mountain plateaus.  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” line, 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.

Henrikke at Karmøy 2009

Lars has also been fond of nature for a long while, but it was after the release of the Lord Of The Rings Movies he really got his eyes up 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 H2O line (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 at a diving course at Nemo Diving in Bergen, and have been together ever since.

Lars starting to realize just how cool climbing is, at Høgtun FHS in 2008

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 months, our travels were mainly contained to the holidays. In 2013 Lars moved to NTNU to finish he’s 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 felt 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 blog. After a lot of investigating we kept coming back to Trails Of Norway, thus the name was decided and the blog was created.

Us paddling along in Kragrø archipelago

 

We really hope you will enjoy our blog, 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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At Hitra recording drone footage from the boat    Oda Nissen

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