We recently returned from a very restful vacation in Norway. It may sound crazy to travel north in winter for a rest, but that’s what we did. We were blessed to see the northern lights (the picture nearby is not one of ours), which are amazing. Due to reduced solar activity, the few glimpses we saw were fleeting and faint. We visited North Cape, Norway only 1,300 miles from the North Pole, and probably the most desolate looking place we have ever seen. Norway, especially the mountainous fjords and incredible river valleys, is a place we’d like to revisit in the spring.