Tag Archives: 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 […]

Friday Photo – A Bridge Near Narvik, Norway

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.

Norwegian Tour 2018 – Part Two, Trondheim to Fauske

In September 1987 & 92 I had taken the train from Oslo to Norway’s former capital and then a further train overnight to the Arctic Circle. With time a bit tighter this time, we flew to Trondheim with Norwegian and unaware that there was now a train from the airport to the centre we took […]

Sunday Photo – Tromsø Fjord

Wordless Wednesday – Viking Ship

Moon Day Morning Blues Norway Style

Last Wednesday there was the amazing blood/blue moon that could be viewed across many locations around the world. At the perfect time to view this phenomenon, we were travelling by bus from Narvik to Tromsø, high up in the Norwegian Arctic Circle. However, when I awoke at 7.30 next morning, the moon over Tromsø was still looking […]

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?

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 […]