Norway

After a few mellow days spent site seeing, hiking, and hanging with my super nice Italian AirBnb host (seriously for anyone who still hasn’t tried AirBnb, definitely give it a chance), I set off from Ålesund on the next leg of my Norway in a Nutshell tour.

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When mapping out this trip months ago, I’d chosen a number of pillars around which to plan my travels. The first on the list (in thanks to both Buzzfeed Travel and my Instragram addiction), was visiting the Geirangerfjord in Norway. A fjord is a deep, narrow and elongated sea with steep land on three sides, formed by glacial erosion; if the geological formation is wider than it is long, it isn’t a fjord. While the U.S. does have a number of fjords in Alaska, the most famous in the world are in Norway and New Zealand.

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