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Hi! We’re Maria & Espen, two Norwegian explorers, and founders of Nerd Nomads; a travel blog focused on adventure travel and epic experiences.

Inspired by the classic movie adventures that sparked our wanderlust we provide inspiring articles, photography, and in-depth destination guides for travelers looking to start their adventure.

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The ancient temples of Petra in Indiana Jones, the tropical island paradise of The Beach, or the deserts of Lawrence of Arabia. Growing up we dreamt of seeing these kinds of wonders ourselves. One day we packed our bags and set out to transform our cinematic inspiration into real adventures. Thirty countries later and we are still exploring. – Maria & Espen

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ECO-friendly Trollfjord Cruise with Electric Ship, Lofoten

When visiting Norway’s Lofoten Islands, taking a boat trip out on the sea and fjords is a must-do. The most spectacular fjord in Lofoten is the narrow Trollfjord, tucked in between tall peaky mountains. We took a cruise to Trollfjord with Brim Explorer, the new Electric Ship that promises eco-friendly tours. But what was the cruise really like and is it the perfect Trollfjord tour?

Svolvaer Travel Guide

Svolvær city, or Svolvaer, is the gateway to the stunning Lofoten in Northern Norway. It is Lofoten’s capital and the first city you arrive at when driving into the Lofoten Islands. Svolvær is also the main transport hub of Lofoten. This comprehensive travel guide gives you everything you need to know to plan your ultimate Svolvaer trip – including our recommendations on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay.

Svinoya Travel Guide, Svolvaer, Lofoten

DIY Walking Tour Of The Idyllic Svinøya In Svolvær (Lofoten)

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Jun 10, 2021

If you are heading to Lofoten and plan on visiting Lofotens biggest “capital” city Svolvaer/ Svolvær, then a walk over to the island Svinoya is a must. The beautiful Svinoya Island with its many red cozy fishermen’s cabins/ rorbuer is like stepping back in time to when this part of Lofoten was a thriving fishing village.

Where to stay in Hiroshima, Japan

Where To Stay In Hiroshima – Our Favourite Areas & Hotels

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated May 27, 2021

Although Hiroshima can be visited as a day trip from, for instance, Kyoto or Osaka, it’s worth spending a night or two here to fully explore the city and its surroundings. Our guide on where to stay in Hiroshima is filled with all the little hotel gems that we have discovered over the years coming here. Read on to learn what we think are the best hotels and areas to stay in Hiroshima and why.

Where To Stay In Kanazawa Japan

Where To Stay In Kanazawa – Our Favorite Areas & Hotels

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated May 4, 2021

With its vast number of cultural attractions such as Kanazawa Castle, the spectacular Japanese garden Kenroku-en, and many excellent museums, we think Kanazawa is one of Japan’s less discovered jewels. Kanazawa’s neighborhoods range from historic samurai houses to modern high-rises, and you can find everything from cozy Japanese Inn’s to stylish, comfortable hotels.