Travel Blogs from Norway

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Elverum 2009., Elverum, Norway travel blog

Elverum 2009.

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Elverum., Elverum, Norway travel blog

Elverum.

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Been there, hardly done that!, Stavanger, Norway travel blog

Been there, hardly done that!

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Been there, hardly done that! So I had to go all the way to my home country Norway in order to chicken out. I felt pretty brave after having survived Latin America for 15 months on my own, but ended up a "pingle" once more after my latest excursion. I ...

Elverum for Christmas., Elverum, Norway travel blog

Elverum for Christmas.

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467 days on the run., Elverum, Norway travel blog

467 days on the run.

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... avoided the big "L" on my forehead, phew. To be honest I could have easily gone for much longer, maybe including a short break in Norway before jumping on to New Zealand and/or Asia, but I have other plans as you will soon discover. Well, I don't have ...

It's been a sizzling fortnight for a proud uncle., Oslo and Elverum, Norway travel blog

It's been a sizzling fortnight for a proud uncle.

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... family and friends. To name a tiny few. I revisited my two favorite childhood beaches along Glomma, the largest river in Norway. I enjoyed a few good parties with friends both in Elverum and Oslo, and rediscovered the meaning of a flipping fun nachspiel ...

Coming home, Kristiansand, Norway travel blog

Coming home

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... (and my sister in law and my brother of course. Spot the proud auntie eh?) More big hugs all around. Two weeks in Norway were a whirlwind. My oldest nephew started school, I went to see an auntie, cousins, great-auntie, uncle. I probably saw more ...

Round The World trip my arse..., Elverum, Norway travel blog

Round The World trip my arse...

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... we all now know, that didn't happen. Instead I spent all my time in Latin America. And now, sitting here in my parents house back in Norway, I wouldn't have had it any other way. I have no regrets whatsoever, it's been the best 467 days of my life (no big ...

The Dance Of The Spirits, Tromsø, Norway travel blog

The Dance Of The Spirits

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... plans for the trip. We wandered around the town, visited the gift shops and shopping centers. Since everything is expensive in Norway, I only bought very limited number of souvenirs. I bought some postcards and prints to my friends and a glass candle ...

Elverum., Elverum, Norway travel blog

Elverum.

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Elverum for a ...

Four rainbows before lunch! (Day 7), Tromsø, Norway travel blog

Four rainbows before lunch! (Day 7)

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On this day we awoke to pouring rain in the town of Harstad, but decided to get out and walk around anyway. We saw typical pretty wooden houses and an architecturally interesting church. Upon leaving Harstad, we passed a very old medieval church ...

The Hurtigruten (Day 4) - Rainbows and waterfalls, Geiranger, Norway travel blog

The Hurtigruten (Day 4) - Rainbows and waterfalls

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... , we entered the Geiranger Fjord, a Unesco World Heritage site and commonly agreed to be the most beautiful fjord in Norway. The fjord is typically narrow, gracefully curving, and bordered with steep cliffs sporting slender waterfalls - even at this ...

Coming into Norway, Vigelands Parken, Norway travel blog

Coming into Norway

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... in for one night. We had an extension to 6pm and begrudged paying for another day. It is coming into the busy season in Norway and this caravan park can cater for 3,000 visitors. We moved to Holmenkollen (10 minutes up the road, literally) to the ski ...

Naked Statues!, Oslo, Norway travel blog

Naked Statues!

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... pornography (including child pornography, no doubt) despite the lack of sexuality in nearly all of the statues.  Whereas in Norway, a country which doesn't exactly have a "wild and crazy" reputation, families come to this park for a Sunday outing or ...

CoastalBeauty, Alesund, Norway travel blog

CoastalBeauty

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As we camped between a mountain and the coast in Alesund, Norway, The mountain being in the east, we were not woken too early by the warm sun on the canvas, and the view to the coast was peaceful. There were quite a few large ships moving around the ...

The Northern tip of Europe, Nordkapp, Norway travel blog

The Northern tip of Europe

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... reindeer as their living.  They own nearly 150,000 reindeer, of which just over 100,000 live in this part of Norway. After Nordkapp we cornered the country, heading south again to Kirkenes, where the cruise ended the following morning and we boarded ...

Longyearbreen glacier walk..., Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Norway travel blog

Longyearbreen glacier walk...

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***For some reason Svalbard isn't on the TravelPod map, but rest assured it's between the northern most point of Norway and the North Pole (which is a mere 600 miles away)*** I checked in at Tromso's airport a good 6 hours before my 11.50pm flight in ...

Tempelfjorden cruise..., Svalbard, Norway travel blog

Tempelfjorden cruise...

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... small and would have been crammed had the maximum number of seventy been there. Most of the people who visit Svalbard are from Norway or Sweden, and this trip was no different as I was the only person whose first language was English. It seems that ...

Superb walk to Trollsteinen, Svalbard, Norway travel blog

Superb walk to Trollsteinen

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Next up on my busy schedule was a 6-7 hour walk to the summit of Trollsteinen (850m), this time as part of a group of eight people. However, eight soon became six when an American lady really struggled with the opening steep hike and consequently turned ...

Cruise to Barentsburg..., Svalbard, Norway travel blog

Cruise to Barentsburg...

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I was aching all over when I woke up on Sunday morning, and I could quite happily have stayed in bed, but I had a full day cruise to look forward to so I eventually got up. For the first time since my arrival, the weather was quite poor with thick clouds ...

Hike to Platafjellet..., Svalbard, Norway travel blog

Hike to Platafjellet...

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... isbjorn. I browsed through the souvenir shops on my way back to the guesthouse and bought a few little mementos, before getting an early night ahead of a busy day that will see me return to the altogether warmer climate of Oslo in the south of ...

Some September days in Elverum., Elverum, Norway travel blog

Some September days in Elverum.

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I thought it was time to show Johana that Norway is a helluva lot more than just snow and freezing temperatures. Well it was a gamble actually, as we didn't make it there before mid-September (and also didn't really plan to visit more sites than my ...

The town of Bergen (Day 3), Bergen, Norway travel blog

The town of Bergen (Day 3)

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... boat ride, we arrived in Bergen around 8 p.m.  Hotels in Bergen are incredibly expensive, (actually, everything in all of Norway is incredibly expensive!) so we found a 2 bedroom apartment in a residential area where we stayed for the evening. ...

Oslo, Oslo, Norway travel blog

Oslo

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After a lovely holiday from the holiday in Melbourne, I'm back in Europe, this time in Oslo, Norway. I've fallen in love with Oslo, but maybe that is because the weather has been so nice. It's actually hot here! And is is only dark for a couple of hours ...

Hiking the Fjordlands, Balestrand, Norway travel blog

Hiking the Fjordlands

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... Balestrand is a fantastic little place amidst the fjords. I took a boat from Bergen and went along through Sognefjord, Norway's longest, deepest fjord. Along the way were stupendous waterfalls, massive walls of granite and picture perfect farms and ...

Elverum., Elverum, Norway travel blog

Elverum.

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Elverum for Christmas. 15 ...

Crossing the Arctic Circle (Days 5 and 6), Trondheim, Norway travel blog

Crossing the Arctic Circle (Days 5 and 6)

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... American goods to Europe took place here around 1000 AD.  After the capital moved to Bergen (1217), Trondheim became Norway's religious center (actually, pilgrims started coming to the shrine of St. Olav 200 years earlier). Nidaros Cathedral, built ...

Give me back my fluffy chest-deep snow!!!, Elverum, Norway travel blog

Give me back my fluffy chest-deep snow!!!

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On Friday 22nd, Johana and I headed for my hometown Elverum in Norway, to celebrate a few days of Christmas with family and friends. It was Johana's first time in Norway, so I was keen on showing her the ridiculous amount of snow and insanely freezing ...

Ferries, FaelandsFjorden, Norway travel blog

Ferries

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... I think that's why we're here, we're all loveing it. We had 3 ferries to catch today. There are so many fjorden coming into Norway the ferries just take us across the waterways, not from island to island. Each ferry had a toll as do many of the roads in ...

Flamsbana railway..., Oslo, Norway travel blog

Flamsbana railway...

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... I've got the trusty credit card, it would be stupid to get into debt on a country that looks far less exciting than Norway anyway (sorry Kristian!). So, I booked a flight from Tromso to Oslo with the aim of finishing my jaunt on a high... My only ...

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