We are Benjamin (35) and Karin (35). Together with our 2 daughters Liv (5) & Mia (3) we took over Rondane Gjestegård in October 2019 and moved to the Norwegian mountains.
Before we lived in Belgium close to the city of Antwerp. It’s a nice town but often crowded and we missed the nature and mountains around us. When still living in Belgium, we spent most of our free time travelling to the mountains. This has been all over the world but most of the time we travelled up north, to Scandinavia… During winter we go skiing and in summer we like hiking a lot. Our oldest daughter Liv is a good skiier and completed her first multiday trekking on the age of 4. She likes being active in the mountains while our youngest Mia still enjoys the scenery comfortably seated in a backpack. Benjamin loves to care about his garden and Karin spends most of her time in the kitchen.
We kind of turned our biggest passion into our profession. During the past 10 years we have been leading our own travel agency NORTH & AWAY – Travel Expert for the Nordic Countries. Together with our Belgian colleagues we organize the perfect Scandinavian holiday for our customers. We focus on the whole Nordic region including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, the Faroese Islands, Greenland and Svalbard. We visited all destinations ourselves and many of our clients started loving Scandinavia as much as we do. Since we overtook Rondane Gjestegård, we have been active more behind the scenes for NORTH & AWAY but it will continue to exist also in the future.