Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Norwegian New Year’s Getaway in 2017
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent their first New Year together in Norway.
- They stayed in a cabin in the Arctic Circle where, according to find freedom“They could really get away from it all.”
- The cabin is available on Airbnb.
Norway for the New Year. Long before their royal wedding and even longer before by Netflix Harry and Meghan, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quietly rang in 2017 together. From the remote cabin to who chose the location, learn more about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Norwegian getaway.
Prince Harry is reportedly planning a New Year’s trip to Norway for him and Meghan Markle
Although Meghan has traveled a lot (remember her old blog, The Tiger, with all those travel guides?), it was Harry who organized the trip. Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand shared some details in find freedomtheir 2020 biography on the couple.
“Harry planned a New Years trip where they could really get away from it all,” they wrote (via She). “He called his friend Inge Solheim, a Norwegian adventure guide Harry had befriended on a Walking with the Wounded charity hike in 2011.”
Scobie and Durand also noted that Harry had enlisted Solheim to help plan an under-the-radar excursion years earlier. “Inge had done everything for Harry when he was with [ex-girlfriend] Cressida [Bonas]organizing a 2014 top secret ski trip to Kazakhstan,” they wrote.
Harry and Meghan spent a week in a secluded cabin in the Arctic Circle: ‘There was absolutely no chance of being disturbed’
As for where exactly Harry and Meghan stayed, they opted for a remote lodge in the northern region of Norway.
Solheim “arranged for Harry and Meghan to spend a week in a cabin in Tromsö, at the very tip of Norway in the Arctic Circle”, according to Durand and Scobie. Staying there meant “absolutely no chance of being bothered by photographers”.
As People noted at the time, the town on the Norwegian coast had no restaurants or shops, which meant privacy for Harry and Meghan. So what did they do on their New Year’s trip to Norway?
The authors wrote that the parents of two “enjoyed seven days of dog sledding, whale watching, eating local specialties and snuggling up to watch the Northern Lights light up the sky.”
The getaway reportedly took place after Harry and Meghan spent Christmas with their respective families.
Harry and Meghan’s Norwegian cabin is on Airbnb for $373 a night
More affordable than that of the royal family favorite hotel in london, in England, Harry and Meghan stayed at the Tromvik Lodge. Billed as “unique and beautiful” on AirbnbThe five-bedroom, two-bathroom lodge offers “stunning panoramic ocean views.”
Nearby are mountains, forests and meadows frequented by grazing sheep. There is also a sauna and a fully equipped kitchen. You will also enjoy a meal prepared with local ingredients during your stay.
Harry and Meghan’s New Year’s trip to Norway wasn’t the only time they traveled while dating. Months earlier they had went to Botswana whole. The pair also racked up frequent flier miles between England and Canada before Meghan finally moved on in Nottingham Cottage with Harry.