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Holiday Preparations and Travels

Blogmas preparations are well under way! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see my last post titled 12 Original Blogmas Post Ideas.) My Christmas sweater has made its official appearance over on Instagram and my Pinterest boards are filling up with DIY Christmas crafts. My Spotify library has been taken over by Christmas playlists and my Netflix account has become dedicated to watching Christmas movies. Over the weekend, I started planning my December posting schedule and more importantly, I booked a few trips leading up to the holidays. Blogmas is starting to come together and I’m so excited to be sharing some of my upcoming plans with you.

● On the 21st of November, I will be flying from Oslo to Helsinki to explore Finland’s capital and largest city. Sadly the Christmas markets in Helsinki don’t open until December and I won’t have time to visit the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi but don’t worry, there will be plenty of Christmas to come.

● On the 29th of November, I will be taking the train from Oslo to Gothenburg to kick off the holiday season with city sightseeing and Christmas at Liseberg. Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city after Stockholm and is home to Liseberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park which becomes a magical Christmas market around the holidays.

● On the 7th of December, I will be taking the train from Bærum to Røros for the opening of the town’s Christmas market. Røros was an important mining town in Norway back in the day and has retained much of its character and traditional feel, earning a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980.

● On the 8th of December, I will be flying to Vienna to visit my oldest brother Alexander. Vienna is the capital of Austria and is well known for its Christmas markets dating back to the Middle Ages, making the city a perfect place to get into the holiday spirit.

● On the 15th of December, my mom and I will be flying to Trondheim to visit my grandmother. Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city and while it’s not a place people first think of for Christmas, the city does put up an annual market with handmade crafts and local foods.

With less than a month until the start of blogmas and back-to-back trips throughout December, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little stressed. Over the next few weeks, Cody and I will be between our cabin in Eggedal and our house in Bærum, working on blogmas-related activities. I am looking forward to my upcoming adventures and I hope you’re excited to read the posts that will follow!

Do you have any travel plans for the holidays?

38 Comments

  1. No travel plans, but staying home and having ham with the family is just as good.

    Great read!

    • That sounds lovely, family is the most important around the holidays ❤️

  2. WE have no travel plans, but I live vicariously through yours and your gorgeous blog! Enjoy!

    • Aw thanks so much Meaghan! Sometimes having no travel plans is just as nice 😊

  3. I loved your original 12 blogmas post ideas. For Christmas this year, my husband and I are taking time off from our full time travel in the US to spend time with family, and I am stoked! Your travel plans sound absolutely amazing too, it’s awesome that you’re getting to see your family this time of year. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • Oh how wonderful, I’m glad you get to spend the holidays with your family as well. Your adventures look amazing, I would love to road trip across the US one year 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comment Sarah and enjoy the holidays!

  4. Your holiday plans are absolutely wonderful! You’re in such a winter wonderland <3

    • Thanks Alyssa! I wish we had more snow haha but it’s still beautiful 🤗

  5. So simple but so true! Love the layout of your blog, and your dog is soooo cute

  6. Kelly Pavelich Kelly Pavelich

    Uh dogs on adventures are my favorite types of photos

  7. Looks like a really nice plan…hope everything’s gonna work out well

  8. i’ve the routine travel plan for Christmas; just visiting the family of my husband in the south of France for a week, and continue to searching the christmas gift there 😀

    • Oh how nice! I have been to France a couple of times (Paris and Nice) but both were around the summer, I’m sure it’s beautiful during winter too. Have a lovely time and good luck with the gift shopping <3

  9. Wow you have some lovely sounding travel plans booked in! Hope you have a great time. I will be going home to see my family, like every other xmas!

    • Thanks Rachel!! Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your family <3

  10. Love your plans. I still don’t have them. I will probably visit some Christmas markets in the area too.

    • Thanks Unta! Christmas markets are so much fun to explore ❄️🎄

  11. Our plan is somwehere warm and sunny 🙂 Althought a bit of snow would be nice too 🙂

  12. I love how you already have your travels planned out! I just decided to go to Australia (Melbourne and Brisbane) for NYE and my birthday. Never been to Australia so super pumped. Now I just gotta book the tickets now…

    • Ahh how exciting!! I have always wanted to go to Australia, I’m sure you will have an amazing time. Can’t wait to read about it and happy early birthday 🎁🙃

  13. Very interesting. The Nordics have always been beautiful and mystical. Lively photos and live your blog. Keep it going.

  14. Lovely post on your travel plans for Christmas. And wish that you enjoy fully.

  15. Have a wonderful holiday period, it sounds really exciting. We are heading toward the warmth and will be meeting friends in Bangkok for 4 day holiday before heading to Australia. Happy Holidays

    • Oh how exciting, can’t wait for your Bangkok and Australia posts. Thank you Cath and Ian, I hope you have a wonderful holiday adventure!

  16. Ann Ann

    The holidays are coming and very much agree to the activities often times stressful😊 but I am glad you could see your relative this Christmas. Will be waiting for the adventure posts!

    • Me too 😅 Thanks Ann, wishing you a stress-free holiday season!

  17. Love the layout of your blog. Next month 23rd December Christmas day celebrate NY. Have a great week.

    • Thank you Lisa! New York is beautiful in the winter, enjoy your trip 😀

  18. Jo Jo

    What fun travels you have coming up!! Sounds like a very merry Blogmas indeed 🙂

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