Category Archives: Norway

The Coastal Path in Stavanger – Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum.  It doesn’t really capture the imagination, does it?  Does it?  A petroleum museum?  Well I suppose it looked quite interesting from the outside but it didn’t really sound that appealing for me, especially with two 12-year … Continue reading

Posted in Norway | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Coastal Path in Norway – Preikestolen (Under)

On the Monday we climbed Preikestolen and then carried on up:  we went “Over”.  On the Tuesday we decided to take a cruise up the Lysefjorden, beneath Preikestolen and so go “Under”.  I was happy to go, but in some … Continue reading

Posted in Norway | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Coastal Path in Norway – Preikestolen (Over)

Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, is a table-top-flat rock buttress with a sheer and vertical drop of 604m (1,982 feet) down to the Lysefjord below.  The walk up there is popular, to say the least, but you must be fit and mobile – … Continue reading

Posted in Norway | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Coastal Path in Norway – The Stavanger to Tau Ferry

One of the principal tourist destinations in southern Norway is Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock.  Described by Lonely Planet as “One of the world’s most breathtaking viewing platforms”, it is located just over 15 miles due east of Stavanger, on the … Continue reading

Posted in Norway | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Coastal Path in Bergen – Mount Ulriken

Mount Ulriken is about 2½ miles southeast of the centre of Bergen.  It is a popular destination and can be reached by a rather snazzy-looking bus which leaves regularly from the fish market in the city centre. The bus drops … Continue reading

Posted in Norway | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Sorry Story of Fantoft Stave Church

One of the “must see” sights of Norway is a stave church.  Sited all over Central and Southern Norway, they are timber structures that date back to Medieval times.  They are noted for their steep, multi-layered roofs.  Their name comes … Continue reading

Posted in Norway | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Viking Within

When we were walking in the Mount Floyen woodland we came across a small lake, Skomakerdiket.  Two girls stood by the shore, next to some canoes and a string of life jackets. “Would you like to have a canoe and … Continue reading

Posted in Norway | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments