On these mystery trips, you only know one detail – the country you’re going to

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A Norwegian tour operator has began providing thriller journeys, the place travellers set off with no concept about their itinerary till they get there.

It follows a gradual rise in corporations providing to ship holidaymakers to a shock vacation spot – Wix Squared launched package deal journeys to thriller places in 2018, whereas Make My Day launched thriller metropolis excursions in 2019.

In the meantime in Australia, Qantas launched thriller flights to Aussie locations final yr.

Now Scandi specialist Up Norway is providing shock adventures – though it’s no shock what the vacation spot can be.

Previous to a thriller journey, one of many tour operator’s vacation spot specialists contacts friends with a digital questionnaire to search out out what they’re concerned about and ensure the tour is tailor-made to their tastes.

Previous journeys have included staying in treetop cabins in Finnskogen Forest, cruising via the Hjørundfjord, whale watching and snowboarding the Sunnmore Alps.

Norway’s native Sami tradition can also be included into many journeys, equivalent to mountain climbing and packrafting from the city of Kautokeino and discovering out about native traditions and Sami mysticism.

The Canvas Resort close to Treungen, southern Norway is one in all Up Norway’s lodging choices

(Colin Eick)

The corporate takes care of all the small print of the journey, letting friends arrive at every cease to be stunned and delighted – and likewise presents a 24-hour digital chat service for any questions alongside the way in which.

Up Norway describes its model as “sustainable luxurious” and it actively seeks to ship guests off the crushed monitor and assist native and impartial lodging and tour suppliers.

“After various ranges of lockdown over the previous two years, a shock trip expertise is an rising development,” says an announcement from the model.

“Curated lodging embody not solely boutique inns but in addition stilted log cabins, lakeside yurts, tent igloos, and renovated lighthouses: cosy locations the place you’re hosted by the house owners and launched to the native tradition and traditions.

“Up Norway’s companions are native Norwegians who take satisfaction in serving native delicacies and exhibit their vibrant tradition to Up Norway vacationers.”

The excursions begin at £1,760 for a five-night thriller expertise, together with lodging, flights and actions.

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