About Hege Jacobsen Travel To Norway

About Me

Welcome To Norway!

A warm greeting from the Norwegian mountains in autumn colors in this photo; this was a particularly beautiful hike a few years ago!

Mountains like these, summer or winter, are what I really want you to experience, as well as all the other incredible nature experiences you can collect and hide in your heart after visiting Norway.

After a 20+-year career in the Norwegian army, serving both at home and overseas in conflict zones, I have become a wandering soul in a traveling body. A few years ago, I decided to change my life completely, leave the service, and become a full-time traveler.

I also have a Master of Political Science, a TEDx Speaker, and an ICF certified coach, so life is very multi-hatted these days!

The first travel blog I created is all about helping you travel solo and find the best journeys of your life in the most epic destinations and adventures of the world with Epic Nomad Life.

Despite my longing to travel to faraway lands, Norway is possibly still my favorite country on the planet to explore (I know, I am biased).

Although the winters can become a bit excessively cold and dark, even for a seasoned shield maiden.

Oslo is an incredibly cool capital, a tiny Metropole where you can swim in the inner harbor in the summer, and it is still only 25 minutes from wild nature, hiking, and skiing, and just a few hours from the high mountains!

Late summer in one of the islands in the Oslo Fjord. Welcome to travel to Norway!
Also me! Greetings from one of the islands in the Oslo Fjord in late summer!

The western fjords around Bergen are magnificent, and the Trondheim cathedral, which is also the end city for a pilgrimage, is full of northern history.

Then you cross the polar circle, driving (or flying) across the “vidda,” the vast mountainous plains, before you enter the polar world of Norway.

The weather is harsh, but the people are warm in Harstad, Narvik, BodΓΈ, Lofoten, Tromso, and all the way up to Nordkapp, the northernmost point of the Norwegian mainland.

And on top of Norway, far off the mainland, closer to the North Pole, is Svalbard, a vast island group that we share with Russia.

This territory has pitch-dark winters, neverending light summers, and polar bears in the capital, Longyearbyen, when you least expect it!

As I happened to have been so lucky to grow up in this magnificent little country on top of the world, it is time to share the awesomeness of this northern nation with you.

I will help you navigate everything you need to know before you plan and book your trip to Polar Norway, so don’t worry.

And again, welcome to Norway!

Where I Have Lived & Traveled

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πŸ“ Cuba

πŸ“ Dominican Republic

πŸ“ Jamaica

πŸ“ USA

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πŸ“ England

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πŸ“ France

πŸ“ Italy

πŸ“ Germany

πŸ“ Denmark

πŸ“ Ireland

πŸ“ Norway

πŸ“ Croatia

πŸ“ Greece

πŸ“ Iceland

πŸ“ Switzerland

πŸ“ The Netherlands

πŸ“ Portugal

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πŸ“ Austria

πŸ“ Finland

πŸ“ Sweden

πŸ“ Belgium

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πŸ“ Latvia

πŸ“ Macedonia

πŸ“ Thailand

πŸ“ Morocco

πŸ“ Jordan

πŸ“ Afghanistan

πŸ“ Tunisia

πŸ“ Brazil

πŸ“ Egypt

πŸ“ Turkey

πŸ“ USA

Self portrait in uniform Hege Jacobsen Norway
  • Master of Social Science, Nord University
  • International Politics, Cultural Understanding, and Conflict Studies Masters Degree
  • Bachelor of Social Science Nord University
  • Norwegian Officers Academy Krigsskolen
  • Norwegian Basic Officers School
  • Courses:
  • ICF Certified Professional Life Coach
  • Thought Leader Accelerator Public Speaker
  • Scale Your Travel Blog
  • SEO Expert
  • Magazine Journalism – Vivian Songe
  • Photo for writers and journalists – Vibeke Montero
  • Morten Krogvold Art Photo Workshop 1&2