Eminent Hovdestoylen Hotel

P.O. Box 33, Hovden, Aust-Agder, South Coast, 4756, Norway | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hovden

Roots---Back to School

A travel blog entry by cumberlandkeith

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... and school. Fred had the key to the church, so we were able to spend quite a bit of time there before Johan had to take the ferry back to town.

The parsonage and schoolhouse facility (Oksnes Leirstad) is owned by a foundation, and is managed by a great host, Vidar Carlsen, who also has a large herd of "wild sheep," an ancient breed called "Willsau" in Norwegian, which has existed ...

I am still alive! A rather long catch up....

A travel blog entry by sophie.jane

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... them up at the next port.... I missed this first one as I was still sleeping. Woke up about 10am and looked out the window... All I could say was wow, pulled on some clothes and ran up to the rope deck... From the window all I could see was a cliff face about 50m away and cascading waterfalls :-) I then watched as we sailed up the Granger fjord, the prettiest one in Norway and I definitely agree. 2 hours of stunning views and lots of ...

Day at sea

A travel blog entry by simandrob

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Lazy day at sea today. We've crossed back over the Arctic Circle now and it's still cloudy so, sadly, I don't think we'll see the Aurora again on this trip. Still twice in one 14 day trip isn't bad. Heading off to cocktail tasting in a mo but thought you might like to see today's vegetable ...

Sami culture

A travel blog entry by simandrob

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Sim visited a Sami farm this morning, belonging to the Inga Sami Siida family. The Samis are Norway's indigenous peoples, related to the Inuits of Canada and North America. They live life well integrated into 21st century Norway, with a modern outlook, but with a strong cultural passion. The family I visited are still reindeer herders and they make their income solely from breeding and farming reindeer, selling the meat and skins, making associated produce and introducing ...

Weaving through the majestic fjords

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Temp 0C to 1C but wind chill would have been in the minus

This part of the tour involved bus and a 20min ferry from one part of an island to another. This whole area of Norway is made up of lots of islands and in between them are the Fjords or Sounds. The tour guide said that a Sound is something you can travel through whereas a Fjord has a dead end, but I'm not sure is that is correct. Seems like everything is being called a fjord. Whatever ...

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