Have you ever wanted to visit Norway? But didn’t know where to head for? Many of us have an image of Norway in our mind, as a country of great fjords and epic landscapes, but how do you get to these remote places and how do you choose the best location? Well, Netferry can help you with this, we recommend that instead of heading by aeroplane straight for Oslo, why not travel by ferry to somewhere along the coast to really make the most of the journey and make your holiday more environmentally friendly.
Netferry recommends heading to the little-known port of Flåm, a little village to the west of the capital situated in an area that is famous for fjords. Flåm lies at the end of Aurlandsfjord fjord, which is a branch of the vast Sognefjord fjord. Sognefjorden, is also known as the King of the Fjords, because it is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway, it stretches 205 kilometres inland from the sea.
The coastline is quite rocky, which means while there aren't many sandy beaches, the water is amazingly clear thanks to the lack of sediment. Many beach places are reachable on foot, but if you want to get to the most secluded places, then think about renting a boat. If you are willing to dive a bit deeper, then Pantelleria has some fantastic scuba spots. Lying in the middle of the sea between Sicily and Tunisia, the island is free of pollution, and the beautiful climate means that the water is full of flora and fauna, also a few shipwrecks to explore!
Swim in a beautiful rock pool: Laghetto delle Ondine
If you are planning an autumn trip with your children, NetFerry has an extraordinary destination in mind for you and your family! Today we set sail for Sardinia, an island in the beautiful Mediterranean sea with a surprisingly varied landscape. You have everything from rustic mountain villages to lively coastal towns, not to mention the fantastic food.
September welcomes the beginning of autumn, the crowds of tourists begin to leave, and the heat becomes a little more forgiving, making it the perfect time of year to visit Sardinia. NetFerry advises you to live an unusual experience with your children in Sardinia. Well served by ferries connecting to mainland Italy, once you arrive into one of the ports, head inland to the colourful mountains with your family for an unusual and unforgettable experience.
Okay, we have to admit it, English food doesn't have the best reputation among gastronomers. But there are some well-loved foodie favourites from the UK which we want to explore today. English food has been through a lot; from wartime rationing to the invention of the freezer and multiculturalism; each historical epoch has made its mark on the cuisine. If you visit the UK today in search of something good to eat, then you'll find extremely varied gastronomy, offering high-quality cuisine from all over the world in large cities like London, Edinburgh and Manchester. There has also been a resurgence of traditional British dishes in gastropubs as people began to modernise some classics using local and artisan products. Finally, if you are looking for the pinnacle of fine dining, then look no further than the capital. There are 67 Michelin star restaurants in London, ranging from one-star restaurants to two and three-star restaurants!
Breakfast (or breakie)
Isola del Giglio is an Italian island and comune situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of Tuscany, and is part of the Province of Grosseto. The island is one of seven that form the Tuscan Archipelago, lying within the Arcipelago Toscano National Park. The island is connected to the mainland by Porto Santo Stefano, a seaport town on the west coast of Italy, on the slopes of Monte Argentario.
The island is separated into three parts, firstly the Giglio Porto, or the port, on the eastern coast, near the port. Giglio Castello, the castle and fortress located upon a hill, and finally Giglio Campese, situated on the north-western coastal side and is a modern sea resort. The main sights of the island are the remains of a Roman villa of Domitius Ahenobarbus, from the 1st-2nd century AD near the port. The church of San Pietro Apostolo inside Giglio Castello has an ivory crucifix by the sculptor Giambologna.
The Netherlands is in northern Europe, the landscape is flat, and the countryside is marked by lovely windmills and tulip fields in spring. The majority of Dutch people speak English very well. Getting around on a bicycle is the best way to travel as the roads are well equipped with cycle lanes. The Netherlands isn't a religious place, and most people would consider themselves secular. Only about 39% of citizens claim to be religious, and of this group, only 6% attend church regularly.
They produce a lot of cheese!
Today we explore Malta, an island of variety! A plethora of cultures have settled this place for millennia. Its the melting pot of the Med and this is still evident today through the unique mix of architecture, food and people. There is also plenty to do, from exploring prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, hidden coves, to thrilling scuba diving. But today we are focussing on activities for you and your kids, Malta is surprisingly kid-friendly, and there's more than enough to keep the whole family occupied.
For kids who love animals
The North Aegean islands, located in the Greek northeastern Aegean Sea to the northeast of Athens and they run south along the Turkish coast. There are five large islands are Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos, Limnos and Chios along with smaller Inousses and Psara. The North Aegean Islands are really varied, they each have distinct landscape and cultures because geologically speaking, they are not in a physical chain. Many of the islands did, in fact, have some degree of political autonomy at various points in time and this diversity and spirit of independence is still evident.