Tag Archives: Norway
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 […]
After two-years of foreign travel starvation, the return to normal this year was extremely welcome to say the least. With apologies to Mrs Wilbur, my two favourites are symbolic of friendships founded during school days many, many moons ago. First up my frequent travel buddy Hamish & I visited Andorra in April in our first […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
On my inter-rail trips of 1989 & 1992 I undertook many train journeys through the glorious Arctic landscapes of Norway and the rest of Scandinavia. There was no way that my travel companions or I could afford a sleeper berth in those days. Hell, we could scarcely afford a beer in those pricey Nordic lands! […]