Category Scandinavia

Tromsø – Part One, Its A Dog’s Life

Those with good memories may remember that we embarked on a Norway tour this January and that I had left off with our time in Narvik and our side trip by train to Abisko in Sweden, plus an unfulfilled attempt to catch the Aurora Borealis. So having visited Oslo, Trondheim, Fauske and Narvik, we now […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Northern & Central Europe

The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]

Norwegian Tour 2018 – Part Three, Fauske to Narvik

After a very fine Scandic breakfast our taxi arrived to take us the short distance to the train/bus station. I was excited to see that there was a train in situ and managed to get a couple of shots before it glided off. We were up for the second leg of my favourite ever journey, […]

Friday Photo – Tromsø Fjord

Photo taken February 2018 from above the city of Tromsø at the cable car station.

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 […]