A culinary round trip in Norway can offer some spectacular surprises – even for native Norwegian travellers like Amy and Thea.

Photo: Just Married in Madrid, May 2017

Photo: Just Married in Madrid, May 2017

Summer 2017:

Norwegian couple Thea and Amy start planning a honeymoon in the Northern and Western regions of their home country. Finding Norway’s hidden gems is no easy task, even for a native. Which means you need some helpful directions and tips. Amy & Thea got in touch with Up Norway. 

‘We ended up finding so many extraordinary places, with nice people and fantastic food. We loved staying at Walaker Hotel in Sognefjorden. And Juvet, where we met other international travellers at the long dining table they set up in the evening. More people need to know about these places – they are amazing!’ 

 
Photo: Amy in historic surroundings at Walaker Hotel

Photo: Amy in historic surroundings at Walaker Hotel

What was the best part of your trip?

‘Travelling to places we had never even heard of! We felt very special at all the places we stopped; we seemed to end up with the best hotel rooms and the best tables, even if they were fully booked. All these small things added up to an amazing travel experience,’ Amy says.

Amy and Thea are self-confessed ‘foodies’, and are specially interested in local food producers. Being able to taste a variety of local specialities gave their journey that extra edge.

‘We are very interested in food, and this trip has been all about tasting our way through Norway. There have been so many interesting raw foods and local food experiences. We got a tip from the Up-App recommending us to take the ‘golden road’, and stop for lunch at a place called Gulburet. What a place! Homemade quiche, juices from local fruit growers, and all to the accompaniment of mooing cows. We felt as if we were in a TV advert for a while,’ Amy laughs.

 
Photo: Thea finds new friends on The Golden Road

Photo: Thea finds new friends on The Golden Road

What was the best part of driving with a digital travel guide?

‘Having a complete digital itinerary, with suggested stops already set up, was extremely helpful and valuable. Also, we really loved the Up-App. Any questions about bookings, dinner, what clothing we would need and so on, were answered in a few minutes. That way we could focus on our journey, knowing that we had someone to ask,’ Amy says. ‘Travelling in Norway by yourself is unfortunately quite difficult. We met an English couple at Juvet Hotel who were getting really frustrated after trying to book and plan their own journey. So we recommended them to use Up Norway the next time!’

 

See pictures and Amy & Thea's honeymoon route below. 

 

Tempted to skip the Maldives or Mauritius, and choose Norway as your next romantic holiday destination?