Category Archives: Norway

The Coastal Path in Voss – Bordalsgjelet Gorge

To the southeast of Lake Vangsvatnet stands the dramatic Bordalsgjelet Gorge. From the town, the walk over is a pleasant stroll around the edge of the lake… …then through the wooded Prestegardsmoen, and over the River Vosso. A short walk later, after … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell – Stalheimskleiva

They say that if you ascend too quickly you get the bends.  They weren’t kidding – as our coach climbed out of Gudvangen it got very bendy indeed.  Just look at my GPS! The final stage of our Norway in a Nutshell … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell – The Fjords

The fjords.  Wow.  We crowded onto the top deck and lined the sides, jostling for the best photo positions.  Amidst all this wide open space and the expansive vistas I felt as if we were a herd of cattle being … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell – Flam

As the Flåmsbana reached the bottom of the line, the small village and port of Flåm came into view.  Flåm has a population of 350, but as soon as we arrived its population almost rocketed to 354, for I nearly … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell – Kjosfossen Waterfall

The Flåmsbana train slowed to a stop, sticking half in and half out of a tunnel.  The train conductor walked up and down the carriages beckoning us out – we were at the Kjosfossen Waterfall. Standing at 669 meters (2,195 … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell – Flamsbana

“Norway in a Nutshell” is a group of excursions, one of which takes you to Naerøfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site considered to be one of the finest examples of the Norwegian fjords.  This  excursion is one of the quintessential, … Continue reading

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If You Go To Norway…

…look out for trolls! (For the avoidance of doubt, it’s the larger, more well-behaved, creature at the back)

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The Coastal Path in Voss – Hanguren Part IV

We walked back from Lake Valbergstjørni to the cable car station.  My wet boxer shorts were tied to the outside of my backpack and dried shamelessly in the hot sun as they swung to and fro to my gait.  Next … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Voss – Hanguren Part III

If you walk just under a mile to the north and slightly west of Hanguren’s cable car station you will reach Lake Valbergstjørni.  The route is via a defined and easy-to-follow path, over a green and undulating landscape. Lake Valbergstjørni … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Voss – Hanguren Part II

Given the heatwave conditions of Norway this summer, walking up Hanguren was something of a hot and sweaty experience.  It was quite steep, you see… …and even the trees didn’t provide much protection from the sun. Yep; we have never … Continue reading

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