I have taken a train holiday twice in Scandinavia in 1989 & 92 and each time I journeyed from Trondheim to Narvik. This is my favourite ever journey, which I hope to do one more time. You can read about the journey by clicking this link.
As well as being astoundingly beautiful, Norway is hellishly expensive for visitors. Back in 89 when my travel companion Poll and I were financially challenged, we trained it in Denmark, Sweden and then Norway living mainly on biscuits, coffee and the odd youth hostel breakfast.
By the time we reached Narvik high up inside the Arctic Circle we were pretty hungry and hankering for a decent meal. The wooden youth hostel we stayed in had self-catering facilities, so we decided we would go to the supermarket for something to cook.
Even in the shop, the prices were over three times what we would expect to pay in the UK and as neither of us was a dab hand in the culinary stakes we settled on a packet of fishfingers, a tin of baked beans and a loaf of bread. This came to about £10, a price equivalent to two night’s hostel accommodation.
This now ranks as one of my best meals ever, devoured in joyous haste. Sometimes the simple things in life are priceless………
What was your best ever meal on your travels and why?