This week I have been in the Arctic Circle to celebrate Finnair’s new route to Bodø in Norway. It’s a great time to visit Norway as the NOK is very weak against the British pound meaning prices for many things are less than the UK. Hotels outside of Oslo are also great value.
I then took a train journey down to Trondheim that cost just £45 in first class and was absolutely breathtaking. I took hundreds of photos of the snowcapped mountains, waterfalls, lakes and fjords that we passed.
Trondheim is a larger city than Bodo with no less than three Michelin star restaurants and a beautiful Grand Dame of a hotel – the 5* Britannia. Finnair are increasing their frequency to Trondheim this summer so I flew back to London via Helsinki with Finnair.
Here are all the links you need from the episode I’ll be writing a full review as well.
Stone age visit and lunch at Tuvsjyen
Climbing at Bratten via Ferrata, Bodø’s newest attraction
Hike to Keiservarden – Bodø’s city mountain
Kjerringøy, one of the Nordland county’s prettiest villages, surrounded by high mountain peaks and a beautiful coastline.
Kjerringøy Trading Post – Norway’s best preserved trading post
Red sand beach of Mjelle
Pust Sauna, to experience a traditional sauna on the Norwegian Sea
Britannia hotel(part of Leading Hotels of the World) and Spielsalen restaurant Trondheim: https://britannia.no/en You can get extra perks by booking through our luxury travel agent partners GTC https://www.turningleftforless.com/booking-enquiry/
Finnair flight reviews: https://www.turningleftforless.com/reviews/flight-reviews/
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If you missed our launch episode celebrity special featuring TV presenter Andi Peters, Sky News Reporter Jonathan Samuels and industry expert Paul Charles of the PC agency, you can find it below. They are all very regular travellers who gave me some fascinating insights. I chatted with them about their thoughts on what travel will bring in 2023 and what their personal travel plans are.
You can see the first episode on Youtube here.
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