Hiking Gaustatoppen, Norway

Only 4 more weeks until this strange, ominous year will become history, and not a moment too soon. If you're like us, you're more than ready to get back on the road. Any road. But healthy would be a bonus, wouldn't it? Just now, healthy [...]

Stave churches – and a rant

I've been meaning to write about stave churches here on Sophie's World for a while now. Years, actually; but waiting until I had seen the oldest of them all: Urnes. Somehow, I thought that one was needed.Well, in this corona-dominated summer - or early autumn [...]

2021-02-26T19:23:17+00:0030 October 2020|Idle musings, Norway, UNESCO World Heritage|

Hiking Pulpit Rock, Norway (Day out Stavanger)

Norway has stunning nature. I say that entirely objectively (ok, not really. But still!) Excellent hikes abound just about everywhere you turn, all around the country. You'll also find some iconic rock formations. The three most famous in the south-western part of the country include:Trolltunga [...]

2021-04-02T16:37:51+01:0021 June 2020|Daytrip, Hikes and walks, Norway|

Winter in the city of Northern Lights

Ever wanted to see the Aurora Borealis, that technicolour freak show of nature, also known as the Northern Lights? Well, you might need to be patient. And, if unlike Bill Bryson, you don't have 16 days to wait for the fickle Aurora, you'll be glad [...]

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