Norway

A trip to the land of fjords and lights. From a cozy attic apartment in Gamle Oslo as our base, we began our trip exploring Oslo. From the hillsides of Ekeberg that inspired Edvard Munch, the busy streets of Sentrum and Grünerløkka (where we found the best coffee) and out to Bygdøy to visit the Vikingskiphuset.

From Oslo, we boarded the train to Bergen in the west. After seven hours passing tiny towns scattered through the mountains and lakes, we made it. We only had two days in Bergen, but we managed to see a lot. A boat trip into the fjords, taking the funicular to the top of Mt. Fløyen and wandering streets and exploring the alleys of Bryggen.

Next it was time for the main event of our adventure. The Northern Lights in Tromsø. We were fortunate to have two clear nights of the lights. The first being from our flight into the city, just outside the plane windows. The second night we set sail on a catamaran and headed out into cold waters around the island and watched them dance around the surrounding mountains. Tromsø also offered us up a mountain top cable car ride for views of the city and a day trip to the western islands in the sea, battered by the winter snow and wind we drove though the mounatins and fjords and a quiet roadside only to see wild reindeer.

And with that, we were headed back home.

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