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Visiting Norway

Though often associated with plundering Vikings and an arctic chill, Norway boasts phenomena bright enough to entice travelers year-round. Summer brings 24-hour sunshine and midnight tee times to the country’s north, and on winter nights, visitors venture outside for Northern Lights displays. By day, western fjords beckon, along with maritime traditions and hearty Nordic cuisine.... Read More Though often associated with plundering Vikings and an arctic chill, Norway boasts phenomena bright enough to entice travelers year-round. Summer brings 24-hour sunshine and midnight tee times to the country’s north, and on winter nights, visitors venture outside for Northern Lights displays. By day, western fjords beckon, along with maritime traditions and hearty Nordic cuisine.    Close

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Day Two: Gjesvaer, Norway

Written by sanjarasahityam on 14 Mar, 2009

"Norway is a very expensive country. Pack your car before you cross the road to Norway from Finland" warned our friends in Helsinki. We followed their advice and started out on Day 02 after a brief stop at the local K mart for essential ingredients…Read More


Day one: Ivalo to Karigasniemi, Finland

Written by sanjarasahityam on 14 Mar, 2009

We stumbled upon the dim possibility that all of us, four adults and a toddler, with our "Indian" luggage would fit into the rental that would be waiting for us when we reach Ivalo, the staring point of our five day road trip through the…Read More


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Major Buildings

Written by LenR on 04 Dec, 2008

Town HallThe once controversial town hall is only a few minutes’ walk from Karl Johans gate towards the waterfront. The imposing dark brown brick building with its twin towers was opened in 1950 to celebrate the city’s 900th anniversary.The main approach to the town hall…Read More


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Main Street

Written by LenR on 04 Dec, 2008

Oslo’s main street is called Karl Johans gate. It starts at the Oslo S train station at the eastern end of the city centre, up the hill passing the cathedral and on to the parliament building as a pedestrianised street. From here it sweeps down…Read More


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Oslo Airport

Written by LenR on 04 Dec, 2008

Oslo Airport, Gardermoen is the principal airport serving the Norwegian capital. It is also the main international airport serving Norway, with flights to a large number of European airports, and some flights to other continents. It is located at Gardermoen 48 km (30 miles) northeast…Read More


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From the Road

Written by LenR on 03 Dec, 2008

The road from Andalsnes to Dombas is thrilling. The road and rail-line follows a deeply cut glacial valley flanked by dramatic sheer walls and plunging waterfalls. The first highlight is the Troll Wall, a 1500 metre high cliff that is considered a major challenge to…Read More


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Lillehammer

Written by LenR on 02 Dec, 2008

Lillehammer is 180 kilometres north of Oslo. It sits beside Lake Mjosa which is Norway’s largest lake. This whole area is a favourite retreat for Norwegian families and you can see the holiday homes dotting the surrounding farmland.Lillihammer is one of the top Norwegian ski…Read More


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Andalsnes

Written by LenR on 02 Dec, 2008

This is at the end of the splendid train line and E136 road from Dombas to the south-east. For most of its length the road and rail follow the Rauma River and there are spectacular views along the way. We approached Andalsnes from the west…Read More


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The Geiranger Waterfront

Written by LenR on 27 Nov, 2008

The Geiranger waterfront is undoubtedly the busiest part of town. During the summer, the Geiranger – Hellesylt ferry operates up to 10 times per day bringing bus and car loads of people who pour into Geiranger. This is also the period when up to 70…Read More


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Churches

Written by LenR on 27 Nov, 2008

Wherever you travel in Norway you will see delightful churches in various styles. The most famous are the wooden stave churches but there are other delightful more conventional structures that are very worthwhile. On the road from Geiranger to Alesund there are great churches at…Read More


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