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One Day In Geirangerfjord Norway – Mount Dalsnibba and Storseterfossen Waterfall

Geirangerfjord Norway

We got to spend one day in Geirangerfjord on our Holland America Baltic cruise itinerary. I was a little concerned as the ship pulled into port this morning.  I had been looking forward to our day in Geirangerfjord Norway as one of the highlights of our Norwegian Fjord cruise experience. Geirangerfjord did not disappoint.  Here are […]

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: The Market in Bergen Norway

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway. Crab legs.

The fish market in Bergen Norway is a feast for the senses. The briny smell of the water from the North sea mingling with the pungent smell of fresh fish. The creamy taste of homemade fish soup mixing with the smell of fresh grilled salmon, cooked to order (for the right price, you could have […]

What to do in Alesund Norway in One Day on a Budget

Alesund Norway on a Budget

Normally the words “Norway” and “budget” don’t play very well together.  Norway is well known to be on the the most expensive countries in the world.  We were not sure what to do in Alesund Norway in one day on a tight budget. With a little leg work, we figured out what to do in Alesund […]

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Photo of Norway Scenery

Norway Landscape

XZAS8RYG6DBB This photo of Norway was taken while on a hike just above the town of Geirangerfjord that took us to one of the most spectacular waterfalls that I had ever seen!  Storsæterfossen waterfall outside of Geirangerfjord is unique in that you can walk behind it. The somewhat strenuous hike kept those on the tour […]

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Street in Porvoo Finland

Street Scene Porvoo Finland

Porvoo Finland is the second oldest city in Finland.  Its main attraction is an old town of original houses and buildings built in the 19th century that remains largely unchanged by time. I have read that it can be quite crowded here in the summer, but when we visited  at the beginning of September, we […]

Next up Norway…Denmark…Sweden…Russia…Our Amazing Cruise Upgrade

Shanna on the balcony on the Eurodam saying goodbye to Amsterdam

  The travel angels that watch over us work their magic in mysterious ways. One moment, we were preparing for our 7 day Holland America adventure to Norway. The next moment we were ecstatically repacking our bags for a mind blowing 19 day adventure all over northern Europe! An opportunity was presented to us that […]

Looking Down the Road: We’re Going to Norway!

Fjord in Norway

Norway, here we come! Photo by Percita http://www.flickr.com/photos/dittmars/439691874/ Norway, a land of beautiful fjords and epic scenery.  A land filled with lots of snow and  pure, clean water. A land that I considered too expensive until we got an incredible deal on a seven day cruise to Norway in August.  Norway, here we come! Sleeping and […]