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Soul to Seoul

Seoul, the last stop on this trip, (where did the time go?) Before the horrible thought of going back to normal lives we first had 4 days of adventure left so set about exploring the South Korean capital with gusto. … Continue reading

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Fjellheisen and fallovering

This is the last day of our trip but before we headed off for the flight home there was time to take the cable car up mount Fjellheisen which overlooks Tromso island.  The scenery was stunning and because the days … Continue reading

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Aurora Hunting

The other reason we wanted to go to the Arctic Circle was to see Aurora Borealis, or the Northern lights to you and me.  We were lucky enough to see them briefly in Iceland a few years ago but this … Continue reading

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Pining for the Fjords

The following day we were up before dawn (9am!) to meet our guide for the day Karl-Ivar (Karl-Ivar’s Guided Tours – Private Tours ) for a day of fjords and photography. My trusty DSLR had stayed in my bag for … Continue reading

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Tromso – Welcome to the Arctic Circle

After a short 90 minute flight from Oslo, we arrived in Tromso, the biggest town in the north of Norway, 220 miles inside the Arctic Circle and home to lots of things with the tagline “most northern” (Cathedral, University, Brewery … Continue reading

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Oslo – Out and About

Here’s a quick overview of the other sights of Oslo we experienced Akershus Fortress – previously a fort, then a prison, it’s now a tourist attraction.  Lots of art and great views of the Olsofjord.  We also discovered that if … Continue reading

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Flying without wings

Holmenkollbakken is a large ski jumping hill located in the Oslo suburb of Holmenkollen.  Its 134 meters high and 30 000 people get to watch the slightly insane people trying to fly without wings during the annual competition each March.  A visit to … Continue reading

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