Category Scandinavia

Norwegian Tour 2018 – Part One, Oslo

With my last visit to the capital of Norway being a fleeting one and over 25 years prior, I remembered very little about it. That time had been as part of an interrail trip that took in Scandinavia & Eastern Europe staying in youth hostels & sleeping on trains. This time it was to be […]

Flying to Oslo

I had a bonus on my lunchtime flight on Norwegian to Oslo with the views from my seat as I approached the capital city. What do you think of these shots through the window?

European Train Tour #3 – Norway

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #2 – The Nordics

Interrail trips two and three took me to Scandinavia, the first in 1989 with Poll again and the second in 1992 with Hamish, who was to become my regular travel buddy over the last three decades. The scenery was absolutely stunning and some of the feats of engineering to cut train lines into the dramatic […]

A-Z April Challenge – Narvik

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 […]

Norway By Train (Part Two)

FOR PART ONE CLICK HERE My second visit in 1992 was with Hamish, the first of what were to become regular overseas trips together. For the start of the trip we were joined by our old school mate Lang with our first new destination being Bergen in Western Norway. After a couple of nights in […]

Norway By Train (Part One)

I have twice travelled extensively by train in Scandinavia, taking in all four beautiful countries that make up the magical lands. Whilst Denmark, Sweden & Finland are deserving of high accolades, it is Norway that really took my breath away, so much so that I still have a train trip there on my bucket list […]