‘I LOVE BERGEN’ IS A PASSION PROJECT. AFTER MOVING TO NORWAY IN 2015 TO FOLLOW MY WORK, MY LOVE OF THIS PART OF THE WORLD HAS INSPIRED ME TO BEGIN WORKING AS A TOUR LEADER & LOCAL GUIDE THROUGHOUT THE NORDIC REGION. ‘I LOVE BERGEN’ IS A BLOG ABOUT MY TRAVELS AND WORK.

Emma Vestrheim

Hey there, I’m Emma! I was born and raised in Australia, and moved to Norway in 2015 after launching a Nordic film magazine and marrying my Norwegian husband. Living in Bergen, I began working as a local guide to try and learn about this new and strange place. Fast-forward four years later and I’ve started working as a tour leader through the Nordic countries.

Through my research and job, I’ve found the internet to be overcrowded with bad, strange, or vague advice about what it’s really like to travel in Norway. Additionally, travel blogs and sites don’t focus as much on learning the history and culture when travelling. I started ‘I Love Bergen’ to fill this gap.

‘I Love Bergen’ will provide Norwegian travel advice not just from a tour leader’s perspective, but also from the perspective of someone who strongly believes in education while travelling: learning & understanding history and culture. Additionally, I will provide tips that I’ve learned while travelling with groups through Norway.

Through my work, I’ve been on the Hurtigruten more than a dozen times (both north and southbund), seen all the major fjords, experienced the northern lights more than twenty times around the country, been to the major museums of the country, ridden the Flåm Railway & done ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ more than 50 times, and provided over 1000 tours of Bergen.

I hope you enjoy my blog 🙂

For inquiries, email me at emmavestrheim@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Emma Vestrheim