"Just a (too) short encounter" Norway by tini58de

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Depending on which political/geographical definition I decide to use,
I spent between 3 and 10 days in Norway!

On our trip to the Arctic we visited Jan Mayen and Svalbard,
and both islands/archipelagos are politically connected with Norway.

In mainland Norway we only stayed for three days, which definitely was too short,
but it was enough time to really fall in love with this country!

I especially liked Tromsö and the area above the Arctic circle -
ah, what a beautiful landscape!! Unbelievable!


From Tromsö we took the bus to Fauske (via Narvik),
where we changed to a train, which took us to Trondheim overnight!

Trondheim is such a beautiful city, so we really enjoyed sightseeing there
quite a bit! After 6 hours of exploring Trondheim we boarded another train
and went on to Oslo.

Well, next morning, before leaving for the airport, we did a little sightseeing
there as well, but I guess we were just filled up with beautiful impressions of
almost three weeks adventures plus the weather had turned bad,
so Oslo did not really excite me all that much!

But maybe next time, when I return, I will have time to see all the things
that I have missed on my first trip!

I am definitely looking forward to returning to Norway!

  • Last visit to Norway: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2008 at 11:57 PM

    Lovely pics. Must be agreat experience to do this cruise along the Norwegian coast!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2007 at 9:51 PM

    Nice introduction to Norway. Thorough transportation tips.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 2:18 PM

    The combination of colours, the view on the mountains - inviting report Tini. greetz

  • Jun 7, 2006 at 6:12 AM

    Excellent tips on this beautiful country.

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2006 at 5:33 AM

    If I just knew about the blueberry sirup... Wonderful pictures and useful tips, Christine.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2006 at 10:07 AM

    Tini, fantastic page. I especially like all your very useful transportation tips. A similar trip like yours is still on my "Must visit list" ... I am glad that Germanwings flies to Oslo Airport and not to Torp. :o)

  • Madschick's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2006 at 5:30 AM

    You know how much I love the shopping tip!!!

  • Jun 3, 2006 at 3:51 PM

    Hahahaha blåbærsaft, hey?:o) Nice start! Mette in Tromsø;o)

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 3:39 PM

    Nice start to your Norway pages I will return at a later date

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 3:28 PM

    Another fine new page with brilliant photos. I took a train up to northern Norway once, but it was a while back, 1969 it must have been. Great scenery up there!


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