Our first ever Travel Advisor, Joe Thompson, is off!

Follow his journey around the world via our interactive map.

Kickstarting in Norway and ending in South America, Joe will be sharing his travel adventures every month. Keeping in the theme of comparethemarket.com, Joe will be looking at the best deals across food, accommodation and the top sights to see, throughout his journey. Stay tuned for more! 

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Blog 1: Norway

Norway never failed to take my breath away! The sheer volume of amazing landscapes this country has to offer makes a trip here well worth it. I travelled through the western Fjords, flying into Bergen and out of Ålesund. Flights, if booked in advance, can be found at a reasonable price; being so close to the UK. However, when here expect to pay top dollar for things like food, accommodation and well... everything! Here are some useful tips for your stay in Norway to make your pounds stretch that bit further:

  • Hostels are still pretty expensive here. Try to bring camping equipment and pitch up a tent in a campsite. Hostels cost from £35-50pn and a camp spot is £15-20 – so a considerably cheaper option! Also, check out Airbnb as there are some good deals to be found on here.
Travel advisor in Norway
  • The best way to get around Norway is via its public transport and there are plenty of buses and trains. Plan in advanced though as there are only a few buses each day or week in some areas! If you’re in a group, renting a car might be a good option if you are in a group. I’d recommend looking on Rent A Wreck as they have some good prices. 

  • Use a website called Rough Guides to help plan your itinerary and route around Norway so you can make the most out of your visit.
  • Food in restaurants is very expensive here. Your best bet is to shop in the supermarket and cook for yourself. However, if you search online for cheap restaurants then you can find some exceptions. 
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About Joe

"My name is Joe Thompson, I'm a 22 year old photographer from London. I specialise in capturing landscapes and people; I love telling stories with my photography. I'm also an adrenaline junkie and love pushing my limits!"


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