For some reason I can’t quite grasp, I always seem to travel to Norway in the depths of winter. This trip was no exception. Fortunately it felt more like autumn as there was no snow on the ground and no colder than -5°C or so, even in the evenings. Perfect conditions for exploring and admiring the lovely sunsets, in other words! Sadly, I missed the Northern Lights – though apparently the aurora borealis was putting on a show at the airport just before my flight landed.
All the photos below (with the exception of the group photo) were taken on my iPhone 7 Plus, and most of them are unedited. #nofilterneeded for Norway!
First, I visited my grandparents’ old house in Romsdal – this is a stunning area that is full of childhood memories for me.
The main purpose of my trip was to spend some quality time with my grandparents, who I hadn’t seen in a long time.
But the lovely weather meant I got to do a lot of exploring, as well – and with a doggie in tow as usual! Handsome Teddy took on the job as a stand-in for my beloved Albert, who spent the week enjoying a beach holiday back home in Devon.
Later in the week we were joined by my sister and her family. The whole gang hiked to a local beauty spot, where we barbecued sausages on a bonfire. I couldn’t find my favourite veggie sausages, so I had to have homemade chocolate cake instead. Hard times.
In summary, it was a wonderful trip! And finally, on the ferry back, I found the local delicacy I had been craving all week – svele. I defy you to find a café with a better view!
Love, Neens xx
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