Up Norway Offers Travelers Unique, Personalized Experiences

From summit-to-fjord skiing to eco-minded slow-travel, this certified B Corp builds customized adventures all over the country

With a mission to show that Norway has more to offer than foreigners might realize, Up Norway customizes itineraries that treat travelers to whatever their hearts desire—be it staying in a lodge on the edge of a fjord in the Arctic North, kayaking in Mannshausen, dining at Michelin-starred restaurants in Trondheim, hiking in Lofoten, witnessing the Northern Lights or all of the above. Founded by …

Exploring the Westfjords with Hidden Iceland

Balancing adventure and relaxation in the island nation's remote region

Shards of glacial icefall chop up the landscape left and right. They’re milky in coloration, though shot through certain areas with the most magnificent blue veins—a color that denotes areas that have been recently exposed to air. This is merely a corner of Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park, perhaps most famous for housing a volcano that disrupted air travel for weeks. Our guide Ryan Christopher Connolly, …

Word of Mouth: Oslo

Spanning Michelin stars, streetwear and hiking trails in the Scandinavian capital

There are certain characteristics that justly typify most Scandinavian capitals. From Reykjavik to Helsinki, the region is home to cities that place a high value on public services, design, transportation and livability. Oslo checks all these boxes while owning a vibrant identity that is uniquely Norwegian. It’s certainly not the most budget-­friendly city to visit, but in Oslo you’ll find that the bar for service …