Category Archives: Norway

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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The Coastal Path in Voss – Hanguren Part I

According to my GPS our hotel was at an elevation of 300 feet.  The top cable car station of Hanguren, the hill behind our hotel, was at 2,150 feet.  A climb of 1,850 feet?  I’m not sure that was right – … Continue reading

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