riding the flåm railway

View from the Flam Railway, Norway

my appreciation of trains usually extends to the fact they get me from a to b. but norway’s flåm railway is pretty special – look at that view! it started snowing just as we boarded the train & by the time we’d reached our final destination, myrdal, just half an hour later, the ground was buried beneath several inches of thick white flakes. it was magical.

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the fjords of norway

Ferry at Gudvangen, Nærøyfjord, Norway

one of the highlights of our recent visit to norway was a fjord tour. our day-long escapade involved taking a train from bergen to voss, a coach from voss to gudvangen, a ferry from gudvangen to flåm (down the nærøyfjord & aurlandsfjord), the flåm railway to myrdal (deserving of a post all its own, coming soon) & a final train back to bergen. it was a long but unforgettable experience. something to tick off the “must do before i die” list.

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tromso, norway

Tromso, Norway

i got so incredibly snap-happy in scandinavia - i’ve not even processed half my photos yet, such is my love/hate relationship with raw. but! here are a select few snaps from tromso, our first stop, where we spent 2 days acclimatising to arctic circle-weather (& to crazy norwegian prices) & chasing the northern lights. we got a glimpse through the cloud & that’s good enough for me.

Colourful Prestenggata, Tromso, NorwayPretty snow-covered street in Tromso, NorwayTromso, Norway, from where we standInside the Bastard Bar, Tromso, NorwayPretty white house, Tromso, NorwayWideroe plane at Tromso Airport, Norway