Driving in the Lofoten Islands – One week road trip in Norway

Munken hike view, Lofoten

Located well north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, The Lofoten Islands are a stunning archipelago of islands consisting of dramatic soaring mountains, deep fjords and beautiful beaches. Here you’ll see some of the best and most dramatic scenery Europe or even the world has to offer. I spent a week driving between islands here, staying in some lovely small villages and taking in some breathtaking hikes.

A week was an ideal amount of time to check out what the area had to offer, with only moderate driving times and distances leaving plenty of free time to get out of the car and explore.

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Spectacular mountains and fjords in the Faroe Islands – 7 days of island hopping by car

Faroe Islands road trip

The Faroe Islands is not a place that initially comes to mind when thinking of planning a road trip. Located in the North Atlantic between Iceland, Scotland and Norway, the islands are a hidden gem that I can’t recommend highly enough. Dramatic mountains and fjords aplenty, the scenery is absolutely incredible.

Most of the islands are connected by a network of bridges and tunnels that run over and beneath the fjords, meaning much of the island is accessible by car. You’ll also be able to take your car on some ferries to those islands that aren’t connected by road bridges or tunnels. The Faroe Islands really make a great destination for exploring by road.

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Amazing 3 week self drive safari in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe – Road trip planning in Africa

Giraffes at Etosha National Park, Namibia

This has to go down as one of my best experiences to date. Driving in Africa seemed daunting at first, but I can safely say that I enjoyed every minute of this trip and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone thinking of organising something similar. If you’re looking for a safari holiday in Africa and want to see abundant wildlife and stunning scenery then Namibia is definitely for you. We ended the holiday in Botswana and finally Zimbabwe, managing to cram in three different countries in three weeks.

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