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Eirik Bekkevar Nilsen

I work for a company called Hvitserk of Norway. We specialize in trips to Norway with a large emphasis on outdoor activities. I approach travel as a way of exploration. Both by experiencing, learning and pushing yourself. Then you have a better understanding of not just the world we live in, but also of yourself as a human being.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in travels to Norway, either to our world renowned fjords, our vast mountain ranges, our beautiful coastal regions, our arctic sector, or to our cultural significant cities. The focus is always to show my customers our country through participanting in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, dogsledding, ice climbing etc. That is without a doubt the best way to explore Norway!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"As many others, I got involved in travel simply by travelling extensively myself.
And as we all know, when you do that, there is no turning back. You either keep travelling or eventually start working with it. I did the latter. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"One of my first truly memorable encounters with Norwegian nature was at the age of 8, hiking down the Aurland Valley all the way from Geiterygghytta at 1224 meters above sea level and down to Aurland, a small village nestled at the shores of Aurlandsfjorden. I could't believe the scenery that was presented before me. Steep cliffs, narrow gorges, spectacular waterfalls, thundering rivers. Nature's beauty in all its glory. After four days me and my famliy reached our goal. Since then this place, and that valley has always been close to my heart. "

Eirik Bekkevar is part of the following groups: Norway Travel Agents
The breathtaking scenery of Norway's Lofoten Islands
Hidden Lofoten: Explore Norway's Secret Islands - 8 Days

Discover Norway's remote Lofoten Islands on this scenic 8-day itinerary. Set off from the northern mainland town of Bodø and make your way south across the magical archipelago to end your journey on the breathtaking shores of Værøy. Along the way, you'll explore the secluded beaches, rugged mountains, and charming villages of this extraordinary region. With evenings spent in cozy, traditional accommodations and days devoted to a selection of memorable hikes and excursions, this relaxed itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for an intimate, off-the-beaten-path adventure.

Spectacular views from Preikestolen
Hike Norway's Glacial Landscape: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, Kjerag - 6 Days

Discover the reasons why Norway has become renowned for its epic landscapes as you hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag. This fast-paced tour is perfect for more experienced hikers who want to see all that Norway has to offer, from its most famous views to its hidden gems, and immerse themselves in this country's awe-inspiring glacial landscape. Hike Trolltunga to see Norway from the edge of a "troll's tongue," climb a glacier in Folgefonna, spot reindeer in Hardangervidda, and more on this 6-day itinerary.

Happy hikers at Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)
Highlights of the Norwegian Fjords - 11 Days

Explore the highlights of the Norwegian fjords on this adventurous journey to the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, Aurlandfjorden and Nærøyfjorden by kayak on an overnight trip, and beautiful Bergen. You'll also explore the Navvies' Road by bicycle, hike to the iconic Trolltunga (Troll's Tongue), and trek to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) before ending your Norwegian adventure in Stavanger.

Senja offers plenty of drool-worthy vantage points
Senja Island Summer Hiking Excursion - 5 Days

Hiking enthusiasts who seek jaw-dropping scenery will find plenty to gawk at on this five-day road trip. Norway’s second largest island, called Senja, is just as magnificent as the more traveled Lofoten islands. Driving from Tromsø, you'll make your way to the island for two full days of hiking. Finish with a night in Norway's buzzing capital to round out this awesome adventure.

Norway in October: Travel Tips, Weather, and More
Norway in October: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

October is an ideal time of year to enjoy Norway's colorful fall scenery in peace and quiet, as travelers are few and far between. This is also when days get shorter, temperatures drop, and the Northern Lights begin to reappear above the Arctic Circle. Find out what to do and where to go with this monthly guide.