Visiting Hovedøya island, near Oslo

on our last day in norway we hopped on the number 92 ferry to hovedøya, which lies just off the coast of oslo. at less than half a kilometre square it's a pretty small island but there's no shortage of things to see, most interesting of which has to be the remains of the monastery (which… Continue reading Visiting Hovedøya island, near Oslo

Exploring Oslo, Norway

we arrived in oslo by sleeper train from bergen. it's something i've always wanted to try & yes it was an adventure! let's be honest: nowhere in norway is cheap (or even reasonable, really) but despite thinking we'd acclimatised we were shocked by the prices. its place on the most expensive cities list in deserved. saying… Continue reading Exploring Oslo, Norway

A brief stop in Bergen, Norway

we started our recent fjord tour with a pit-stop in bergen, which is norway's second-largest city yet somehow manages to feel like a quaint village with it's cobbled streets & colourful wooden cottages. it was a short but sweet visit: we stayed in what was probably the best hotel of the entire trip & ate what was… Continue reading A brief stop in Bergen, Norway

Riding the Flåm railway in 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… Continue reading Riding the Flåm railway in Norway