Røros Mining Town – and a childhood inspiration

Remember Pippi Longstocking? Mischievous, fun-loving, freckled little redhead, about 9 years old, who lived in a big, ramshackle villa all by herself. Strong in every sense, she could lift her own horse. Generous, unpredictable, thoughtful, philosophical, living completely by her own rules. I loved watching [...]

2021-10-21T18:54:05+01:0020 October 2021|Norway, UNESCO World Heritage|

Road tripping in the Arctic: North Cape

Norway’s Hurtigruten (Coastal Express) passes through the most stunning scenery as it voyages from Bergen to Kirkenes, next door to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The entire round trip takes 11 days and is a leisurely way to see the ruggedly beautiful skerries. My mission this morning, [...]

2021-09-07T15:37:06+01:007 September 2021|Norway, Road trips|

Wildlife in Norway’s Dovrefjell National Park and how to see them safely

As you travel between Oslo and Trondheim, you'll want to stop a few times. A short hike is just the ticket - good to move a bit, and at Hjerkinn you can also have a look at a very cool portal. Not a portal to [...]

This one time in Norway (2.9 billion years ago)

Remember our little road trip across the Hardangervidda Plateau to see the new foot bridge across Vøringsfossen waterfall last summer? Well, Cat and I enjoyed the journey and the landscape so much, we decided to cross the plateau again. Returning from a quick visit to [...]

World at a Glance: Kate Moss in Oslo

Do you recognise her? Just like stumbling upon Frank Zappa in Vilnius, bumping into Kate Moss in Oslo is equally unexpected. But here she is, bikini-clad and larger than life. Kind of in your face - and a bit of a contortionist, our Kate. A [...]

Walking with alpacas (Day out Oslo)

Remember The Emperor’s New Groove? Where Kuzco, the selfish Inca emperor is transformed into a llama by mistake, when his evil advisor Yzma gives him the wrong poison? My kids must have seen that film 100 times, and can quote pretty much every line in [...]

2021-10-29T14:39:42+01:0027 April 2021|Animals, Daytrip, Europe with kids, Norway|
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