I recently passed through Riksgränsen on the train on the way to Narvik in Norway. Riksgränsen is a popular ski resort in Sweden, just 709 metres from Norway. The train station is Sweden’s highest at 1,228m above sea level.

I left off part 2 with us being stuck in Boden waiting for a rail replacement bus to take us to Gällivare. To our surprise our ticket collector travelled with us and proceeded to give us a guided commentary on the journey. As bus journeys went this was not too shabby! The three-hour journey sped […]

Luleå  The bus journey from the Finnish border would take 90-minutes and flew past despite the frequent stops, the small settlements acting as brief interruptions from the golden forest and lichen covered rock. We soon found our hotel and then took to the Baltic coastline. Luleå in Norbotten County is a key export centre for Swedish […]

After over three years of hoping, we finally had to give up on the idea of taking the trans-Siberian Express across Russia. COVID and the unjust & appalling war put paid to our journey from Baltic to Pacific, from Helsinki to Vladivostok. So what to do with our flight to Helsinki? We decided to head […]

Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

I visited Iceland in January 2015, when the days were really short but the nights quite magical.

I am just back from 18 days touring Scandinavia by train and bus. I have many favourite Nordic journeys and I will blog about my latest travels soon. This particular picture comes from the wonderful Oslo to Bergen line, which takes you right up alongside snowy peaks no matter what time of year that yo7 […]

I am just back from my 4th visit to Trondheim, the former capital of Norway. Here is a picture of Hanseatic buildings in the city.

Today the eyes of the world will be trained on London and especially the abbey as the state funeral of our beloved monarch takes place. I walked alongside the queue to Westminster Hall last Friday, a stroll that brought home just how much Queen Elizabeth II meant to so many people. Rest in peace your […]

I walked past the world’s most famous queue on Friday and onto the touching floral tributes at Green Park. I share a small gallery below.