No Crowds, No Queues: Armchair Travel With Slow TV

If you’re like millions around the world stuck inside, you’re probably tired of the “great” indoors and itching to get outside.

While we wait for normal travel to resume, armchair travel in the from of Slow TV provides a way to visit faraway places without leaving home.

Originally started in Norway in 2009, Slow TV has grown in popularity in recent weeks. It’s just the ticket for travelers unused to being stuck indoors.

So what happens on Slow TV? The answer is: almost nothing.

Slow TV usually focuses on mundane events, from buses traversing scenic rural areas to reindeer migrations across frozen landscapes.

Some of the most popular programs include train trips. Hours long, they allow armchair travelers to unwind and escape the confines of their homes.

Here are some of our favorites:

From Bergen to Oslo

Virtual travelers spend over seven hours on a railway line that crosses the mountains, follows the Norwegian coast, and terminates in Norway’s capital.

Into the Arctic Circle

Ten hours of winter landscapes aboard the Nordland Line, the longest railway line in Norway.

Neretva River Canyon

For those with less time, or less patience on their hands. Nearly three hours and 200 km (125 mi) long, this trip takes travelers through one of the Balkan’s stunning river canyons. Known for featuring 99 train tunnels and almost 65 railway bridges!

Across the Bernina Pass

This trip covers the Unesco-listed Berninabahn, which goes from St Moritz, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy. You’ll journey across Europe’s highest railway alpine crossing–without having to get off your couch!

Toulouse to Paris

From the cabin of the driver, you’ll traverse the entire length of France. From Toulouse in the south, to Paris in the north. Almost 700 km (440 mi) of scenic French countryside scenes.

With Slow TV, you can still take amazing journeys around the world. And with Inspirock’s Trip Planner, you can create and save your own itinerary to any of the above and many other destinations around the world.

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