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Oslo Dressed for Christmas

karl-johan-decThe walking-street takes you from Central Station to the Royal Palace.

Rural Alta, Modern Life

Alta is a country town of farmers and fishermen.  Up until recently Alta has had three small town centres to service the small communities of each side of Komsa mountain.  Now a new shopping mall with 80 stores has arrived (in a town of only 17,000) and some wonder if it will survive in Alta’s […]

Tromvik near Tromsø

Tromvik is a cute fishing village on Kvaløya Island just off Tromsø.  There is not much there, just a few fisherman huts, reindeer and hjeller (fish racks built as high as a house for air drying cod).  It’s a nice Sunday drive to have a peek at how Norwegian fishermen live.

Byneset Church near Trondheim

byneset-kirkTowards the water in a beautiful pocket of leafy oak trees is the Byneset Church.

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