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Simarjeet & Nicola in the snowy Bergen hills

A Train, Blocked Drain and Loads of Rain

Back in October I took the Oslo to Bergen railway with my friends Chris and Graham. This weekend I repeated the trip with Nicola and Simarjeet, dear friends from my Oxjam Brum days. They were staying...
Awesome panorama of Geirangerfjorden, Norway

Where Next? You Decide!

Back in May I described the early stages of my Norwegian travel bug, including several places I'd like to visit. Since then, I've chalked up Bergen, Tromsø, Lillehammer, several visits to Trondheim and of course many...
Exhibit inside Maihaugen Museum

Out in the Cold: Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

If I'm honest, the idea of visiting an open-air museum during a Norwegian winter didn't fill me with joy. It came recommended by many though and with nothing else on the agenda, it seemed wise to...
Me getting cold in Lillehammer

The Winter Olympic Town of Lillehammer

This Saturday I packed my furry boots, thermos and countless layers of clothing for my first visit inland. My destination was the small town of Lillehammer, 170km due north of Oslo on the shores of Lake...

Still No Snow for Oslo. But in Trondheim…

Back in August I wrote about preparing for my first Scandinavian winter. Little did I know that come the 3rd of December, I would be sat in my Oslo apartment with the radiators off, gazing out...

The End of the Line: 24 Hours in Bergen

A few weeks ago I wrote about my trip on the Oslo to Bergen railway with my friends Chris and Graham. Well I didn't so much write, as gush. In fact I still get a little...
Oslo to Bergen railway 1

The Oslo to Bergen Railway

For once, the hype was justified. The Oslo to Bergen railway is often held up as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. Naturally viewing that claim with a certain dash of cynicism, I...

A Weekend In Trondheim

The more eagle-eyed of my readers will have noticed I spent last weekend in Trondheim. The many colours of Trondheim post was a bit of a giveaway 😉 Despite Trondheim being Norway's former capital and third-largest...

The Many Colours of Trondheim

Considering its football team play in black and white, Trondheim is a remarkably colourful city.  

My Norwegian Travel Bug Starts Here

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...