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Stunning waterfalls in Norway

This is Norway: Water

The first in a new series of photo essays bringing the best of Norway's stunning natural environment to your screen. The relationship between people and the water in Norway is as tight as Brits and their...
Road Trip

A Norwegian Road Trip – Day 2

As the first day of the road trip featured Sør-Trøndelag, the Coastal Road, the Atlantic Road and Åndalsnes, you'd think we might take it easy on day two, right? Then you don't know me very well! We...
Road Trip

A Norwegian Road Trip – Day 1

It was long overdue. Finally, after more than two years of living in Norway, I got behind the wheel of a car for the first time! Living in Oslo for two years I had little need...
Osterfjord cruise

A Watery Day in Bergen Part 1: Osterfjord Cruise

Take advantage of Bergen's coastal location and tour one of the closest fjords to the city in just a couple hours. Bergen is famed for its rainfall, which the locals take in their stride. They have...
Those pesky sirens

A Picture Tour of Drøbak

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...

The Breathtaking Beauty of Fjord Norway

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...
Overlooking the Aurlandsfjord

Exploring Flåm

After our epic rail journey, my parents and I finally made it to Flåm. Situated deep within centre-west Norway on an arm of the mighty Sognefjord and nestled tightly below towering peaks, Flåm is a prime example...

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...
Norwegian flag over the water

Sailing on the Drammensfjord

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...
View from Gressholmen

Island Hopping Around Oslofjord – Gressholmen and Lindøya

Ticking off two more of the Oslofjord islands. 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...