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  • Day22

    J22 dernier jour de moto en Norvège

    June 16, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Le temps était gris et humide, mais la Norvège toujours aussi belle. Nous l'avons appréciée pendant 300 km avant d'arriver à Oslo.
    Comme hier, c'étaient toute la journée des paysages de montagne, mais à 400 m d'altitude, et très variés.
    Finalement, tout ce que nous avons vu en Norvège pendant 3 semaines était magnifique, du nord au sud, sans exception, sur des milliers de kilomètres. Quel pays extraordinaire !
    Les motos resteront au parking jusqu'à mardi, où nous prendrons le ferry pour Kiel.
    Demain, visite du Fram, navire polaire de Nansen et Amundsen.
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  • Day14

    DFDS ⛴ nach Hause

    August 16 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Nun geht es unweigerlich wieder nach Hause. Die Fähre liegt schon am Kai. Es geht über Fredrikshavn nach Kopenhagen.
    Nach dem Bording wird die Stimmung wie immer etwas wehmütig, die Eindrücke entlang der Küste des Oslofjords tun ihr übriges dazu 😔
    Ein Schauspiel der besonderen Art hatten wir dann noch durch 3 Jetski Fahrer, die in unserem Heckstrahl viel Spaß hatten und richtig rasant immer wieder die Wellen gekreuzt haben.
    Das Wetter war uns auch hold, so dass wir fast einen Sonnenbrand an Deck bekommen hätten 🌞
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  • Day16

    Visit the Vikings again.

    June 16, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    After last year in Ireland, now in Norway. Vikingships museum in Oslo. It shows the story of building ships from the Vikings. They show us a short movie from the voyages of the Vikings. Sound and music were perfect for the pictures we saw.Read more

  • Day18

    Chilling in Oslo

    February 3 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ -3 °C

    Didn't do much today. Both of us are exhausted so we gave the city tour and museums a miss and just walked around the city centre. Then an afternoon rest and the tour farewell dinner in the evening.

    The breakfasts in Finland and Norway are incredible. The photos show just part of the breakfast - not shown is the juice section, bread station, omelette station, hot breakfast choices, biscuit section, cheese selection and hot drinks station.
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  • Day7

    Wet beginnings in Oslo

    June 5, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Ready to greet the day; both Tom and I slept well....slippers well placed to stop closet from rattling, the sea was calm, we drank our chamomile tea and were sound a sleep by 930pm. Jet lag should be dealt with.

    It is raining in Oslo, pouring. We are undaunted; coats, raincoats and umbrella in hand we leave the ship. Others watch from their staterooms. It is a good sized brolly and I hold it as it’s heavy. Dianne must stay close in order to keep dry but she complains that I’m either bumping into her or she’s getting wet. We are exploring more than a new city, we are exploring a new dynamic in our relationship.

    In our minds, (we are together on this thought) first stop is for coffee and planning! A kind local suggest the bus to the Viking museum! We took our picture of the cathedral first and headed to the bus stop. The new dynamic has us discussing what side of the street to catch the bus. Where to catch it was pretty much mutually agreed upon, but now what side of the street is not. I suggest we cross the street and our bus arrives, only going in the wrong direction. Our bus arrives on the other side of the street and we quickly cross but alas, too late. It comes again in 15 minutes. The rain has not let up and we’re relieved to be finally riding the bus.
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  • Day34

    Oslo Municipal Park 1

    August 9, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Vigeland Sculpture Park is in Oslo with more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland ( 1869-1943) in granite and cast iron including the popular Angry Boy, and was completed in 1950. Vigeland was also responsible for the design and architectural outline of the Park, and it is one of Norway's top tourist attractions.
    Gustav Vigeland was a quiet lobbyist, and persuaded the city of Oslo to build him a combined home and studio. In return, he would donate his works to the city.
    The sculpture park is a evocative tribute to humankind in all its complexity.
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  • Day7

    Oslo - Nobel Peace Center

    June 5, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    A bit disappointing here. Not sure what we expected but maybe the closure of a large part of the Centre has something to do with it. I think Lester B Pearson is the only Canadian recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

    On our way back to the ship we cut through Akershus Fortress.
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  • Day16

    Art and history in Oslo.

    June 16, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Vigelandsparken and FRAM museum. The first one shows many sculptures of humans in different positions and situations. The second one shows the history of the voyages to the North-west passage. At the FRAM you can explore the ships, the cabins of the crew members and the engine rooms. I don't think i would survive long under these conditions. The price of 120 NOK is ok.Read more

  • Day19

    Snowy days

    March 7, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 2 °C

    This morning we woke up to snow and a cold breeze as the Nordnorge docked at 6am in Trondheim. A dramatic contrast to yesterday in Ålesund. We trundled off into the city rugged up in our thick winter coats and fleeces. So cold and it will get colder! By the time we had stopped in at the Nidarosdomen (the cathedral), crossed over the Gamle Bybro (old bridge), and wandered through the city streets it was time to head back to the ship. Had the weather been nicer we would have liked to stay a bit longer but our cheeks were going numb. The town has some interesting history having been established by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in about AD 997. He converted to Christianity and declared himself king. The cathedral became a place of pilgrimage. King Olav was later consecrated and became a saint. There is an island just inside the harbour called Munkholmen (Monk Island) which once housed monks, but before that it was used as a place of executions. The heads of the executed were put on spikes and visitors to the island had to spit on them as a sign of reverence. Macabre but interesting.Read more

  • Day20

    Crossing the arctic circle

    March 8, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    The day began by crossing the arctic circle at 07hours 12 minutes and 59 seconds! The day just got better and better. It has been a day of fabulous and draw dropping landscapes of snow and ice, coast to coast. I have to say that we get treated pretty well on the Nordnorge and there is plenty to do. To welcome us at the arctic circle the Norse god Njord - god of theRead more

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