15/03/2017 – Day 8 – A Norway Saga

Wednesday 15th March sees our final day in Norway. We finished our visit in Bergen with a trip to the top of  Mount Floyen which is reached by taking a funicular railway from near the harbour to about 320m at the top. The view from he top is stunning as shown...Read more

14/03/2017 – Day 7 – A Norway Saga

Tuesday 14th March had a full day in Bergen. Weather was forecast for showers so we had to make the best of the time available. The morning was spent on Fjord cruise on board a high speed catamaran. The cruise went to a place called Mostraumen where a fresh water...Read more

13/03/2017 – Day 6 – A Norway Saga

Monday 13th March saw us leave Alesund in the early hours of the morning on board the MS Spitzbergen of Hurtigruten on their cruise/ferry service heading to Bergen. The journey south was marred by bouts of rain which hamperred the visibility on the trip. The following two images were taken...Read more

12/03/2017 – Day 5 – A Norway Saga

Sunday 12th March was another leisurely day in Alesund starting of with a walk along the harbour and watching the Hurtigruten ship “Kong Harald” arrive on its tour heading to the North of Norway and the Artic Circle. This berths right next to our hotel so not far to walk....Read more

10/03/2017 – Day 3 – A Norway Saga

Friday 10th March saw us leave Oslo by train heading North. We took the 0802 service to Trondheim which was formed of this modern NSB 5-car electric multiple unit. Once away from the Oslo area the scenery changes to one of snow covered fields, forests and frozen lakes as demonstrated...Read more

09/03/2017 – Day 2 – A Norway Saga

Thursday 9th March has seen it snowing overnight, fortunately not enough to cause major disruption here but enough that would bring Britain to a halt. The two pictures below show the view from our hotel room window this morning and when we arrived..   Interesting seeing how they handle snow...Read more

08/03/2017 – Day 1 – A Norway Saga

Wednesday 7th March,2017 was the first day of our first trip to Norway. The day started with an early morning alarm call for the drive to Gatwick Airport followed by a two hour flight to Oslo with Norwegian.com First impressions of Oslo is F..F…Freezing. Although the sun was shining the...Read more