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Stay home and Experience Norway!

During the time of COVID-19, we need to stay home and be safe, for ourself and our surroundings. It is time to dream where you want to go and travel when the time is right. There are many ways of exploring digital. Here we have collected a few slow tv options - a virtual tour for you to experience Norway from home. These are some of the main attractions people...

5 Travel Tips to Do from Home

For many of us, we are facing a completely new situation ever since a few weeks back. One country after the other is putting down restrictions due to the fight of the coronavirus. We have had our lives turned around, and you are probably spending more time at home than you usually would have! Maybe your holiday has been postponed or even cancelled? Or, you've been stranded in a foreign...

Tourism Declares A Climate Emergency!

14/01/2020   Already the world has witnessed dramatic changes to our ecosystems in early 2020. To help combat this crisis, a group of travel professionals, organisations and industry professionals from the tourism sector are officially declaring a climate emergency! A 12-month global initiative striving to instigate change. Likewise, with hopes of other industries leading similar campaigns. Those who have signed this campaign, fully dedicate their actions to decrease their carbon emissions and overall...

Spiti – the Hidden Valley

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]September 01, 2013 Spiti is perfect as a family holiday, and the best time to travel is during the summer break in Europe. Here is Anne Marie Davies reflection on their trip, travelling as a family with her two daughters aged 5 and 7 years old. Spiti is located in Himachal Pradesh, a state in Northern in India. Spiti is part of the Himalayas, the youngest mountain range on the planet. Not...

Enrich your holiday – learn the local language!

September 13, 2015 Do you want to get more out of your holiday? A good tip for when you travel is to learn a few phrases of the local language. By doing this it will enrich your experience, even if you only learn to speak a few words. Many places which Ethical Travel Portal visit, English is not commonly spoken. At least not among the elders, so a few phrases are always...

Folk Music with Ioan Pop from Maramures in Romania

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]December 05, 2013 Whilst we were in Maramures the North-Western part of Romania we met the incredible Ioan Pop. Ioan is a resident to an area with many villages home to century-old traditions. Maramures has a fascinating rural culture preserving the crafts and skills from their Dacian ancestors. After meeting Ioan we discovered that his name is associated with the captivating authentic Romanian folklore. Later we stayed at the guesthouse belonging to...

An Enticing Six Day Norwegian Experience

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year between March-April I travelled around Norway for six days, following a work trip to other areas of Europe. I visited Tromsø also known as the gateway to the artic and the Lofoten Islands. Which included stops in the Trollfjord, Svolvær, and Reine. Prior to my trip, I was in contact with Ingrid from Ethical Travel Portal. I couldn’t have asked for more responsiveness! I’m very detailed orientated and...

Norwegian Country Women in India

Anne Marie a former intern of Ethical Travel Portal, spent time interning with us and our partner gaining a fruitful experience in India. One of the highlights of her experience was leading a journey in India. From a guide’s perspective, here is the account of Anne Marie’s experience leading her group. Last week I was on a journey around South India with a group of sporty ladies from the Norwegian countryside....

My first meeting with a bear

I love adventures in real life. Experiences beyond the expected. Those experiences that come along the way. I was very happy about the program, before the departure of the “GirlsWeekend” to Brasov hosted by Ethical Travel Portal. The tempting and authentic hiking from village to village, a professional painting workshop, free time in charming Brasov and at last a visit to Bran Castle better known as Dracula’s Castle. But, at the...

Amazing autumn experiences in Karasjok, Northern Norway

Located in Norway’s largest National Park, Finnmarksvidda, you will find Karasjok. A fascinating Northern village that invites you to get to know more about how people live in this part of Norway, off the beaten track. Recently, I spent a couple of beautiful autumn days among gorgeous huskies, charming people and beautiful nature in Karasjok.   Karasjok, being the headquarter of the Sami people it is quite mandatory to get to know...