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Hi! We’re Maria & Espen, two Norwegian explorers, and the founders of Nerd Nomads; a travel blog focused on adventure travel and epic experiences. We left our careers in IT to travel the world, and thirty countries later we are still exploring. Read our story…
Since Nerd Nomads was born in 2014, our guides and articles, have helped thousands of readers get started on their own travel adventures. Follow along and get started on yours!
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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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Lofoten Islands in Norway is one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. It has a spectacular nature with peaky mountains going straight down into the fjords lined with white-sandy beaches and shoreline dotted with red fishermen’s cabins. Here is everything you should see when heading on an epic roadtrip through the Lofoten Islands.
Phuket, Thailand’s most popular tourist destination, is packed with hotels and places to stay on any budget, from affordable guesthouses to luxury getaways. However, choosing the right place to stay in Phuket can feel quite overwhelming as the island has many beaches. In this guide on where to stay in Phuket, we reveal our 10 favorite Phuket beaches along with all the great hotels we discovered along our way.
On a cape stretching out into the sea of Vestfjorden, lies the village Å, a fascinating and unique end-point on the southern tip of the Lofoten islands. Å is Northern Norway’s best-preserved traditional fishing village with roots dating back to the early 1800s. Walking among these old houses and fishermen’s cabins you get a sense of the life and hardship of the generations of fishermen that lived and worked here. Here we give you all the things to do, see, and where to stay in Å in Lofoten.
Lofoten’s most picturesque fishing village Reine, with its scenic landscape of Reinefjord and the small islands, is dotted with red fishermen’s cottages and hugged in between steep mountains that rise straight up from the sea. It is one of Norway’s most photographed villages, and you have probably seen photos from Reine on Instagram.
Lofotr is hands down one of our favorite museums! We’re not really huge fans of museums in general, they honestly tend to be kind of boring, but Lofotr is different. They have managed to make the past come alive in a fun and entertaining way while still being educational. And the fact that you can participate in activities like sailing on a real Viking ship makes all the difference and is a pretty unique and fantastic experience that you will never forget.
The small town of Henningsvær is my favorite place in Lofoten. Wondering around the streets of Henningsvær, we could easily picture ourselves living here! I love the cozy small-town atmosphere with its old wooden houses, unique boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and art galleries, all surrounded by the sea and the tall jagged mountains. This Henningsvær travel guide gives you the best things to do and see in Henningsvær, as well as the best places to stay and eat.