We set the alarm for 7am (early for us!) so that we could get a space on the aire at Oslo Marina and then spend the rest of the day in Oslo. The 40 km journey took about three quarters of an hour, with the satnav getting its knickers in a twist trying to avoid … Read more


Last night our new neighbours Phil and Steph kindly invited us to watch the football in their van as they could pick up ITV. Unfortunately the England team couldn’t overcome Croatia, but they did themselves proud and hopefully this will be the start of a new era for the international team. Today has been a … Read more


For the past few days we’ve been staying on a lovely campsite just outside Bergen, parked in front of a lake. It’s a beautiful setting. The campsite has a TV room, where we watched England beat Sweden in the World Cup quarter finals. As the campsite is so good we decided that we’d stay until … Read more


We left Bretung Melkevoll reluctantly, having spent a wonderful three nights there. It’s easily one of the best campsites we’ve stayed at, and the walk up to the glacier will be one of the highlights of our trip. Yesterday we drove 200-odd km to Flåm (the little ° changes the pronunciation to Flom), and the … Read more


We made an early start, and were second in the queue at Gerainger for the 9:30 ferry to Hellesylt. Two cruise ships were anchored out in the fjord, with 20 or more coaches waiting for the passengers who were being brought ashore in small boats. I don’t think that I could ever go on a … Read more


Our next stop after Ålesund was Åndalsnes, some 110 km inland. It’s a small town and there’s not much there, but it’s a good starting point for the Trollstigen to Geiranger scenic route. The only thing worthy of note on the journey is that we were stung for €27 to cross a (not very grand) … Read more


We completed our 700 km journey south to Trondheim yesterday. From reading other blogs we’d expected the scenery to be quite dull and boring, but it was much better than the scenery driving through northern Finland. There were loads of roadworks going on all along the E6 which did slow us down a bit, and … Read more