Recently Gerry and I took advantage of a rare sunny day, packed a picnic and headed for the beach… ROAD TRIIIPPP! Well sort of. Neither of us own a car, so we took the bus! 70 kroner and 50 minutues later and we found ourselves in the lovely seaside town of Drøbak. We got off [...]
Have you ever been so overwhelmed by your surroundings that you shed a tear? Something so awe-inspiring you just had to let go of your emotions? Introducing the highlight of my summer vacation, the boat trip from Flåm to Gudvangen on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord: Several boats a day make the 2-hour journey between Flåm [...]
Cooling off in the Oslofjord as the summer comes to an end.
After our epic rail journey, my parents and I finally made it to Flåm. Words can’t do this place justice, so I’m going to start with some photos: Situated deep within centre-west Norway on an arm of the mighty Sognefjord and nestled tightly below towering peaks, Flåm is a prime example of a Norwegian fjord [...]
Last year I described my surprise at Norway’s Big July Shutdown, when pretty much the entire country takes their vacation. This year, I was a little more prepared for it. My family joined me for a few weeks and we travelled around some of Norway’s prettiest places. We took in two UNESCO World Heritage sites [...]
I missed out on one Norwegian tradition last year – the work summer party. Held before the big July shutdown, it normally involves getting together with your colleagues and heading for a cabin in the woods or out on a boat. Just four weeks into my new job and it was time for the summer party [...]
This weekend I hosted more visitors, Craig and Lewis. On Sunday we decided to take the public ferries out into the Oslofjord and go island hopping. We started the day by getting the bus to the Bygdøy peninsular for my second visit to the Viking Ship Museum. I found it even more interesting this time [...]
So, three weeks into my Norsk adventure and I’m starting to get to know my way around Oslo. I find my eyes looking further afield at what delights may be in store for me in the rest of Norway. I’m planning a few weekend trips, perhaps longer, to the following places: Tromsø Far far north [...]