Where to go this spring
April 3, 2017
As the days are getting longer, our adventurous expat spirit mode reappears and we start searching for new places to visit. With flowers blossoming, warmer weather and more sunlight, we could not avoid giving you some tips about the best places to visit this spring.
Known as the blue forest, Hallerbos is located in Belgium at the border between the Flemish and Walloon regions.
Its nickname comes from the fact that the forest is crowded with bluebells that bloom in the middle of the spring (normally around April, but this can vary from year to year, depending on the weather).
Whether you are an amateur or passionate photographer, do not miss this opportunity to take some fairy tale pictures in the middle of this forest. Your friends will be jealous!
If you just need to boost your vitamin D levels after a cold winter in Europe, it is time to look south! Spain and the south of France range among the most well-known seaside destinations, but the Algarve region in south Portugal is also a region that it should be in your list.
Long beaches, which are deserted in spring – except for the Easter period – are one of its main attractions, but if you are an aspiring surfer, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the Portuguese waves and take some lessons!
If you want to enjoy off-the-beaten-track spectacular natural treasures, the region of the Hardangerfjord will not disappoint you.
Starting with the fjord itself, which is the fourth-largest in the world and the second biggest in Norway, this area has unique landscapes that are hard to find in any other European region.
You can enjoy the views of some famous waterfalls or visit one of the glaciers in Folgefonna National Park. And if you are an expert hiker planning to make the trip towards the end of the spring, you can hike to the top of one of the most spectacular cliffs in Norway: Tollunga. But remember, safety first, this is a hike only for experts!