Tag Archives: Narvik

2022 Gone, 2023 Beckons

Freedom to travel is a wonderful gift and the release from Covid shackles was a blessed relief. For any traveller, it was like a release from prison. Toulouse & Andorra Travel wise, the year got going in April with a journey to Andorra via Toulouse. My mate Hamish and I took a train close to […]

Scandinavian Tour Part 5 – Narvik in Norway

The North Atlantic port of Narvik is right at the end of the Iron Ore/Ofoten line from Lulea on Sweden’s Baltic Coast. You can read parts 3 & 4 of my tour to read about our journey there. My fourth visit to the strategically important town was my first from east to west, with my […]

Scandinavia Tour 2022 Part 4 – From Sweden Into Norway

Kiruna to Narvik When my travelling companion and I were learning geography at school, we were taught all about the Swedish iron ore industry and how a train line was built to Narvik so the ore could be exported. You see, the shallow Swedish Baltic Sea port at Luleå that was the main route out […]

Sunday Photos – Tromso in Norway

Four years ago we ended our tour of Norway in Tromso, high up inside the Arctic Circle. We travelled the last leg by bus from Narvik. Tromso is a beautiful city and a great location to see the Northern Lights (we did not!). It’s also a brilliant place to go if you want to go […]

Hålogaland Bridge, Narvik, Norway

Monday Morning Blues – Hålogaland Bridge, Narvik in Norway

The blues busting image today comes from my 2018 tour of Norway. The photo was snapped from the train as we rode the Iron Ore Line into Sweden.

Moldovan Countryside Near Chisinau

Euro 2020 Rest Day 1 – Non-Qualifying Nations – Moldova, Greece & Norway

With the group stage now over there are a couple of rest days before the 8 last 16 ties. As there are no games, I thought I’d feature some of the European nations that did not qualify for the finals. Moldova Moldova is said to be the poorest nation in Europe. This is personified in […]

Royal Castle, Warsaw

Euro 2020 Match Day 13 – Sweden v Poland

Another Baltic derby in the Euros takes place in St Petersburg. Sweden The Iron Ore Line runs from the ice-free port of Narvik in Norway to the Baltic port of Luleå in Sweden’s Baltic Coast. The final leg to Narvik is known as the Ofoten Line which was constructed to transport iron ore from the […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 4 – Spain v Sweden

The third game of the day takes place in Seville. Seville just so happens to be my favourite city in Spain. Superb tapas, the world’s finest flamenco, a magnificent cathedral, beautiful landscaped gardens of Los Jardines de Murillo, the wonderful alcazar and non-stop sunshine. A float down the River Guadalquivir is a very enjoyable way […]

Train at Narvik Station, Norway

Wordless Wednesday – Train at Narvik Station, Norway

My Iconic Travel Moments – Part One, Up Until 2010

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]