Because of Norway

Reason #7 we're psyched to go: Norway‚Äôs fjords     Photo: Photo by Mark Hannaford/Corbis

The 148,726-square-mile country features 1,600 glaciers, more than 15,000 miles of rugged coastline, approximately 46 fjords per capita, and these two awesome, locally guided trips. Contrast Adventure guides four- and eight-day ski-mountaineering journeys in the peaks around the Fjord of Sunndal. Based out of a 200-year-old fishing lodge, small groups of advanced skiers skin up a peak of the guide's choosing, then ski down—some 3,000 vertical feet. From $780; February–June; contrastadventure.com. For watery fun, Your Way guides weeklong sailing trips along the rugged Helgeland Coast, stopping to sea-kayak between remote islands, trek the Svartisen Glacier, and eat fresh-caught seafood on empty beaches. From $3,750; June–August; yourway.no.

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