Travel Blogs from Harstad, Norway

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Kleivan: A Different World, Buvika, Norway travel blog

Kleivan: A Different World

A travel blog entry by twoteachers


... for their pilgrimage.  Kleivan, right on the well marked pilgrims' path that wanders through the woods, countryside, and towns of Norway used to belong to a scout named Ola who loved gardening.  In fact so much, that he lived his adult life in ...

Magdalena, Marit, and Csaba's Home, Buvika, Norway travel blog

Magdalena, Marit, and Csaba's Home

A travel blog entry by twoteachers

We grossly overslept. We are still not used to sunshine at 1AM and it continues to influence our sleeping patterns. Magdalena goes to sleep at 2AM each night, but she wakes up at 6:30. Not us, somehow we slept until noon. We woke up to the smell of a hot ...

Top of the World & Below the Sea, Buvika, Norway travel blog

Top of the World & Below the Sea

A travel blog entry by twoteachers


Today I ran alone because David did not want to come with me. I ran on a beautiful path along the river with wildflowers on both sides.  David's loss. Later we had a real treat.  Marit obtained the key to the gate that blocks the road up to ...

Disembarking from Richard Wirth, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Disembarking from Richard Wirth

A travel blog entry by radsolv

After four nights aboard the MS Richard Wirth, I disembarked 7 AM at Harstad. From there I got bus to Narvik, Norway Where there is a train which goes to Lulea in Sweden. Arrival there about 11 PM. Several interesting conversations along the way. ...

Our next move...., Buvika, Norway travel blog

Our next move....

A travel blog entry by twoteachers

Magdalena took us to City Skyd, a large shopping center. Here, we purchased Norwegian chocolates for our relatives in Hungary.  We also bought candy. Norwegians have the best candy, all kinds of sour gummies, caramels, you name it. If I grew up ...

Bodo to Harstad, finally found some Vikings!, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Bodo to Harstad, finally found some Vikings!

A travel blog entry by vogette


... in good fun! A drive for a couple of hours took us to our digs for the night, which is our last night in Norway. Tomorrow, we catch a ferry to Sweden, for a brief drive through, and across to Finland. Unfortunately, it is another big driving day ...

And we thought Montana was the big sky country..., Hamarøy, Norway travel blog

And we thought Montana was the big sky country...

A travel blog entry by jess06


... a half hour behind because the wheels had been damaged. It was sad, but I guess it happens quite often on the railroads in Norway. Once we finally arrived in Fauske, we went straight from train to bus. From there we headed to the Lule-Saami Cultural ...

Later, Harstad, Norway travel blog


A travel blog entry by c.i.222

To add pin on travel map, and to add miles ...

Norweigen Fjords and Vikings, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Norweigen Fjords and Vikings

A travel blog entry by sonia72


... is especially nothing better than walking on new pristine snow that has no other footprints on it. Our first stop was Harstad, a predominent fishing and agricultural town.  It has some beautiful wooden houses built in the beginning of the 1900s, and ...

Partenza per le isole Vesterålen, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Partenza per le isole Vesterålen

A travel blog entry by alberto70


Dopo la sosta nel campeggio di Harstad riparto alla volta delle isole. Ci sono a vedere le isole Vesterålen a nord e poi le famose Lofoten che si estendono verso sud ovest per quasi 200 km. Il piano e vedere almeno la principale delle Vesterålen oggi ...

Adolf Cannon, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Adolf Cannon

A travel blog entry by gse7640_2270


... havok that Hitler caused, beside the holocaust. A battery of 16" cannons (the same size guns on American battleships, they were called 16" rifles.) The guns were part of hundreds of locations fo batteries built by the Germans after the invasion of ...

Breathtaking!, Harstad, Norway travel blog


A travel blog entry by singer777

... fjords, and each view seemed even more breathtaking than the previous one. We could hardly breathe while watching the views! :D Unforgettable! The temperature in Norway then was about +20C, while Latvia enjoyed +30C. At least we had the ...

Cold but beautiful, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Cold but beautiful

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins

... from the village, which is remote from the nearest town, itself hours away by boat on a remote island, in the far north of Norway. There was a full moon and it was stunningly beautiful, although a little chilly. Wrapped up in my big fur hat ( thank you ...

Met up with Michelle and Svein and her two kids!, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Met up with Michelle and Svein and her two kids!

A travel blog entry by socon

We stayed in Harstad for a few days - unfortunately it rained and rained! Until the last to ...

Business, Business, and more Busy-ness, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Business, Business, and more Busy-ness

A travel blog entry by gse7640_2270

... in Bodo, I thought the scenes could not get more picturesk, but each city adds to the beautiful landscape of Nowary.  Harstad contributes to the picture a semi urban mix of the business and community... but a plethora of mountains, lakes or fjords, ...

A Taste of Vesteralen, Harstad, Norway travel blog

A Taste of Vesteralen

A travel blog entry by snappychappy09


... short while, so we spent most of the time outdoors.  Later, we stopped for some pictures at the junctions to Harstad/Sortland. This is where the Wild Mussels River & yes, it literally means that there are wild mussels in the ...

Jeepers!, Harstad, Norway travel blog


A travel blog entry by monkeypants


We left Harstad at 8am this morning.....heading for the Loferton islands.   At 10am we turned back and returned to Harstad.....we were heading into a hurricane apparently and would not be making it to Loferton.  Spent a few hours in ...

Siste planleggingsdag!, Evenskjer, Norway travel blog

Siste planleggingsdag!

A travel blog entry by lise_bh

Hola! I går var siste planleggingsdag med gruppen før vi skal avgårde på den store turen, alt er så og si klart nå. Min gruppe heter Hakuna Matata og den består av; Kristoffer, Unni, Ingvild B, Ingvild S, Atle, Ragnhild, Marthe, meg og Kristine ...

3rd & 4th days at sea, Harstad, Norway travel blog

3rd & 4th days at sea

A travel blog entry by nana-jan


Hai as the Norwegians say!:-) Well we are sailing along nicely with our sea legs firmly in place. The weather has been great - at times not a breath of wind, sun has been shining, clouds occasionally flitter across the sky, snow in the protected high ...

View from my hosts house/tour of Harstad, Harstad, Norway travel blog

View from my hosts house/tour of Harstad

A travel blog entry by gse7640_2270


... of the Harstad Rotary Club. Over to my new home for the next several days. High up on a hill surrounding the City of Harstad, great view of the city and the harbor. Very comfortable accomodations with the retired Chief of the National Police District, Odd ...

Port Call 6:45 - 8:00, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Port Call 6:45 - 8:00

A travel blog entry by royston4040

Early breakfast so we could see 13th centry church on the way out of port. missed it! 10:20 Video in bar on "Tromso capital of the north" interesting. Getting increasingly foggy. Moved to viewing lounge, only there is no view, it's now foggier and ...

Harstad and Vesteralen Island, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Harstad and Vesteralen Island

A travel blog entry by billieandsherm


Vesteralen ...

Nose to the moss, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Nose to the moss

A travel blog entry by jenandcraig


... . The locals never seem to shy at an infrastructure project. The sign on the Reine fishing shop proclaims “NO ASS SITTING IN NORWAY LOFOTEN” and that sums it up quite nicely. The descent was tough on Jen’s dodgy old knees so the seat of ...

Rib Boat Ride, Harstad, Norway travel blog

Rib Boat Ride

A travel blog entry by gse7640_2270


... engines. Our cruising speed was 49 knots. The owner of the boat and one more like it is a police officer in the Harstad District office. He is also very knowledgeable of the history of the area. We visited three different islands. Notice that the ...

Harstad/Tromsø, Harstad, Noorwegen travel blog


A travel blog entry by romijnbot


Gisteravond zijn we nog naar een ijs sculptuur in de plaats Svolvaer het was er erg koud binnen maar toch nog foto.s gemaakt Toen vertrokken naar nog een paar plaatsjes en om 1/2 3 aangekomen in Tromsø het was al donker we zijn nog even naar de ...

Planeleggingsfasen, Soltun Folkehøyskole, Evenskjer, Norway travel blog


A travel blog entry by babby

På Soltun Folkehøyskole er vi på Backpack Surprise i full gang med å planelegge turen. Aurora Borealis bruker mesteparten av tiden på å finne ut hvor mye penger vi har å bruke i hvert land, og å finne et prosjekt vi kan arbeide på. Marie Elise ...

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