Connect to the spirit & purity of the north
SPECIAL RETREAT IN NORWAY MOUNTAINS
Next Retreat: August 2022
(APPROX Dates 5-11 August. TO BE CONFIRMED)
Location: In a spectacular location in the majestic mountains in Norway.
Retreat length: 5 days with possibility of extension.
UNITING ~BRINGING IN THE NEW EARTH ENERGIES ~
AS ONE TRIBE!
Energizing and relaxing yoga
World peace meditations
Connect with likeminded people
HIKES IN beautiful nature
Inner work & journeys
Take time off for you and your soul journey
Learn tools to empower & heal yourself
Detach from electronics & screen
Connect deeply with Mother Earth
Feel the Nordic Spirit
Enjoy organic, local, vegan fresh foods
Experiences for life
NURTURE YOUR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
EXPERIENCE FREEDOM, JOY , SOUL- CONNECTIONS, MAGIC NATURE!
Population: 5,312,343 inhabitants (August 2018)
Capital city: Oslo
Languages: Norwegian bokmål, Norwegian nynorsk, Sami
Currency: Norwegian kroner (NOK) 1 krone = 100 øre
‘Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1 hour
National day: 17 May
Area: 385,155 square kilometres
Coastline: Norway’s coastline stretches over 25,148 kilometres. Without fjords and bays, the length would be only 2,532 kilometres
Largest lake: Mjøsa, 362 square kilometres
Longest river: Glomma, 600 kilometres
Highest peak: Galdhøpiggen, 2,469 metres
Largest glacier : (also mainland Europe’s largest): Jostedalsbreen, 487 square kilometres
Longest fjord: The Sognefjord, 204 kilometres
Most famous waterfall: Vøringsfossen, 182 metres
Northern lights and midnight sun
The northern lights (aurora borealis) is a natural phenomenon most commonly observed above the Arctic Circle between late autumn and early spring. The northern lights belt hits Northern Norway above the Lofoten Islands and follows the coast all the way up to the North Cape. This means that no other place on earth offers better chances of spotting the lights, and one location in this area might be as good as another.
In summer, the sun does not set north of the Arctic Circle, meaning that visitors to Northern Norway enjoy 24 hours of daylight this time of year – a phenomenon known as “midnight sun”.
The Sami people
The Sami are the indigenous people of Norway. Known for their colourful clothes and their huge herds of reindeer, the Sami have been living in northern Scandinavia for more than 10,000 years. Today they have their own parliament in the Sami capital of Norway, Karasjok (population: 3,000 inhabitants), a town with a thriving Sami culture. Reindeer herding is still central to Sami culture, providing meat, fur and transportation. Reindeer sledging is popular in Finnmark in winter.
Norway has the highest concentration of fjords in the world, and nowhere on earth are there more fjords than in Fjord Norway. Formed when the glaciers retreated and seawater flooded the U-shaped valleys, the fjords have made Norway famous. The Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord feature on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The long Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord, famed for its cherry and apple trees, are amongst the most visited. But the Lysefjord just outside of Stavanger (home to the famous Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock) and the Nordfjord further north are also very popular holiday destinations. National Geographic Magazine has named the fjords “the best unspoiled travel destinations in the world”. And the respected American newspaper Chicago Tribune has included Norway’s fjords on its list Seven Wonders of Nature.
Famed for their boat building and navigation skills, the Vikings also had a reputation as raiders. They were, however, also traders, explorers and settlers, and the legacy from the Viking Age (AD 800–1050) lives on in Norway. The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo is home to the world’s two best-preserved wooden Viking longships, both dating from the ninth century. Lofotr Vikingmuseum in Borg in the Lofoten Islands, Karmøy Kulturopplevelser in Rogaland, and Stiklestad National Culture Centre in Nord-Trøndelag are all good places to learn more about Viking history.
Arctic Circle and The North Cape
Crossing the Arctic Circle and standing at Europe’s northernmost point, The North Cape are must-dos for many of the people who visit Northern Norway.