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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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The Ultimate Guide to Lofotr Viking Museum, Lofoten, Norway

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.

Travel Guide To Henningsvaer, Lofoten, Norway

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.

Kabelvag Travel Guide Lofoten

Kabelvåg is a small and cozy town in Lofoten, just next to Svolvær city (a 10-min drive). Kabelvåg is the oldest city in the northern part of Norway and was called “Vagar” back in the Viking Age. It has some of Lofoten’s most famous tourist attractions, like Lofoten Museum, Lofoten Aquarium, and Gallery Espolin. This comprehensive travel guide gives you everything you need to know to plan your ultimate Kabelvåg trip – including our recommendations on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay.

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 Jul 23, 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.