My Norwegian Summer Vacation

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 – the Næerøyfjord and Røros – and experienced every weather condition known to man, from torrential rainstorms to glorious sunshine, and everything in between.

There's so much I want to write about every aspect of this trip, but for now I'll just let the pictures do the talking.

Hiking in the Oslo marka
Hiking in the Oslo marka
View from the Oslo to Bergen railway
The snowy view alongside the Oslo to Bergen railway
Having a summer snowball fight with my Dad near Myrdal
Having a summer snowball fight with my Dad near Myrdal
Flåm village, Norway
The atmospheric village of Flåm
Nærøyfjorden, Norway
A bird swooping by our boat on the Nærøyfjord
Sailing the Nærøyfjord, Norway
Sailing on the UNESCO World Heritage fjord – Nærøyfjord
Me and Dad at local brewpub in Flåm
Sampling the local Ægir brewery beers in Flåm with my Dad
Trondheim
Summer arrives in Trondheim
View of Røros
The beautiful copper mining town of Røros
Hovedøya, Oslo
My Dad enjoying the view from Hovedøya, an island in the Oslofjord
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About the Author: David Nikel

Originally from the UK, David now lives in Trondheim and was the original founder of Life in Norway back in 2011. He now works as a freelance writer for technology companies in Scandinavia.

5 Comments

  1. Wow it’s really picturesque, It’s in my plans next year. BTW, Howz job market for IT professional preferably .NET developer (English speaking) in Norway? Also, if you could include some cost of living parameters in your next blog it would be helpful

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