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Oslo, Norway – 6th July

The ship docked beside Akershus Castle and just 10 minutes walk to City Hall.  The City Hall had a free tour at 10am and the building interior is amazing.  Work on it halted during WW2 and finally finished in 1950. … Continue reading

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Bergen, Norway – 4th July

The one fact most people know about Bergen is that it rains a lot!  Over 88 inches a year on average.  And it was the only place it rained over our 2 week cruise.  We managed to avoid the rain … Continue reading

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Flam, Norway – 3rd July

Flam translates as ‘little place between steep mountains’.  Most famous for the Flam railway (Flamsbana) which passes through the narrow valley and was started in 1923 but took 20 more years to finish because of the difficult terrain.  Because of … Continue reading

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Alesund and the Troll Road, Norway – 1st July

Alesund was our next port of call but we wouldn’t see the city until the end  of our next coach trip.  This was the highlight of our trip – the Troll Road.  Completed in 1933, the starting point at the bottom … Continue reading

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Molde, Norway – 30th June

Molde was where we started our coach tour to explore the countryside.  I arranged the tour through a Cruise Critic forum where a Texan had organised the bus and was looking for interested people to join him.  It turned out … Continue reading

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Olden, Norway – 29th June

Olden is a small village on the innermost arm of the Nordfjord.  There’s a couple of glaciers within reach but since we’d ‘done’ glaciers in Alaska we gave them a miss and enjoyed a hike in the valley instead. We … Continue reading

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Stravanger, Norway – 28th June

Our first stop on land after a day at sea. Stravanger is the centre of the oil industry but we didn’t have time to visit the Petroleum Museum. The ships docks in the centre of the town so you can walk … Continue reading

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Leaving Amsterdam for Norway Cruise

The start of our 14 night cruise from Amsterdam to Norway on Celebrity’s Constellation.  We took the train from Nijmegen to Amsterdam Centraal and it was a 15 minute walk to the cruise terminal.  We had an ocean view cabin … Continue reading

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