Tag Archives: Scandinavia

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 […]

Friday Photo 2

This photo was taken in snowy Nyhavn, Copenhagen in February 2009, where we were treated to a winter wonderland. I had taken Mrs Wilbur for her first visit to Scandinavia on the understanding that she accompany me to the FC Copenhagen  v Manchester City UEFA Cup match. I had been to Copenhagen several times on […]

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 […]