Category Archives: Norway

We climbed Tveitaelvo Waterfall in Stord

Tveitaelvo Waterfall Stord To break up our journey from Stavanger to Bergen we decided to stay over on the island of Stord. It is one of four little islands on the south west coast of Norway and it is often called “Norway in miniature” since it has such a variety of landscapes in a small area….

Street art in Stavanger

Street art Stavanger is in the south-west of Norway, a small but elegant city sat on the bracing shores of the north Atlantic ocean. Although known for its old wooden houses it has more recently been dubbed the city of street art. Stavanger hosted what is thought to be the very first street art festival in 2001,…

Shack living, Ulvik Camping

Ulvik Whilst I swanned off to a wedding workshop in a beautiful hotel in Eidfjord, my kids and husband rented a shack in the town of Ulvik, Norway. Ulvik is located on Hardangerfjorden’s north-eastern arm of Ulvikafjorden. It has a grand total of 600 permanent residents and has been around since at least the 1800’s.  It’s…

Floibanen Funicular in Floyen, Bergen is loads of fun

Floyen Floyen is a city mountain found in Bergen, south west Norway. It is home to the Floibanen Funicular which gives panoramic views over Bergen and a number of small hiking trails. This summer we spent a really nice half day catching the funicular up the mountain and hiking down. Funicular railway In the interests of…

The Helleren Cottages @ Jossingfjord, Norway

Helleren Situated just under the Altmark memorial is “Helleren”, a large cliff-face overhanging two houses at the end of the Jøssingfjord on the RV 44. The word “Helleren” in Norwegian means ‘overhanging rock formation’ but is often used in a different form; “Heller” meaning a shelter. Jossingfjord This helleren in Jossingfjord is 60 meters long…

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