Hammerfest: the northernmost city in the world

“Reindeers have the right-of-way,” they grunt, these two, as they cross the road in front of me, forcing me to hit the brakes hard enough for the seat belt to really fasten. They then proceed to attack someone’s front garden. No need to trim bushes [...]

2020-07-11T14:27:44+01:0022 January 2014|Norway, Road trips, UNESCO World Heritage|

Road trip in Arctic Norway: Spectacular Helgeland – and Mosjøen

This summer, I've been roaming about in Norway, with both kids, with one kid, with friends - and on my own. Last week, Cat decided all she wanted for her 12th birthday was to go to yet another horse riding camp. And so I found [...]

2020-06-30T16:36:12+01:001 August 2013|Norway, Quirky corners, Road trips|

Lighthouse living

Tree houses, ice hotels, 747s, caves and grottos, houses made of cow dung, caravans, sheep sheds, the beach,... I do like quirky sleeps, though it has been a while, meaning I've shoddy or no photos, so I haven't covered many here on Sophie's World. That's [...]

Easter traditions in Norway

Easter 1911 Spring is finally in the air up here in the northern world, although it looks like snow will be on the ground for a few more days at least, to the delight of most. Easter, you see, means a 10-day-vacation - we're in [...]