Tag Archives: Norway

A day in Bergen

Today we made our way back to Bergen, where we spent a few hours in the train station on Saturday morning. This time we’re staying a little longer but unfortunately not long enough for me to get to the site … Continue reading

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Borgund stavkirke

Andreas rented a bike today and took it on the train partway to Myrdal, then rode back. He said the views were spectacular, but since he didn’t take a camera I can’t share them with you. I headed by bus … Continue reading

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Pining for the fjords

Even a budget traveler can’t go to Norway and not see the fjords. Today we took our second fjord trip – the first was the Geiranger fjord, which we cruised during our stay in Alesund. That day was a little … Continue reading

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Flåm railway and Flåm

This morning we backtracked a little and took a train back along the same route we traveled last night, then at Myrdal transferred to the privately run Flåmsbana railway. The route from Myrdal to Flåm, a small village at the … Continue reading

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Norway on $450 a day

When we told friends in Addis that we were going to Norway, just about every one of them said the same thing: “Wow, nice!  But you know, it’s really expensive.” It’s hard to understand just what that means until you … Continue reading

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Power sightseeing in Oslo

We allotted a single day to take in this major capital city. Fortunately we got an early start with our arrival on the overnight train, and had done some strategic planning in advance so we could fit in the things … Continue reading

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Jugendstil

Today we are in the city of Alesund. This town’s fame is mainly due to it having burned down overnight on January 23, 1904. The 10,000 people left homeless rebuilt their town (this time in stone) with the financial help … Continue reading

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This is as far as we go

We took the train to Trondheim, a nice town with a far northern feel to it. The main attraction here is Nidaros cathedral. In 1030 Norway’s exiled king Olaf was killed near Trondheim in a battle to regain the throne. … Continue reading

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