Norway Plus Plus

Pushing on North to Hamburg I spent a most enjoyable train ride in the company of a couple of German businessmen who were determined to make me see the opportunities … Continue Reading →

A Good way to Avoid the Heatwave (Arctic Norway)

I can hardly believe it is really ten years since I ventured pole-wards with my good friend Chris to visit Tromso, which at 69.6 degrees is still the northernmost city … Continue Reading →

At the back of the North Wind

My journey back down South wasn’t too difficult but for the complication of not having a place to stay upon my arrival and a heavy chest cold/flu that I had … Continue Reading →

The Gulf of Bothnia (Arctic Finland)

The Island of Hailuoto lies about 10k off the Finnish mainland in the Northern reaches of the Gulf of Bothnia. That puts it at 65 degrees north or not quite … Continue Reading →

Arctic Crossing (Northern Sweden to Northern Finland)

It all seemed so straightforward when I planned it at my desk back home. The nice lady on the Swedish Railways helpline said: “yes, you can travel from Kiruna to … Continue Reading →

Kiruna (Arctic Sweden)

Kiruna is considerably North of the Arctic Circle and subject to climatic influences from the East, in other words, likely to be much colder than any place I had visited … Continue Reading →

The Polar Express

Snow and trees, trees and snow, snow, snow, trees and more snow. it’s just as well that I chose to stop off and wander around the ravishingly beautiful University city … Continue Reading →

Iceland, January 2009

The arrival of my parcel from Iceland containing a set of Yule Lads has set me up for the festive season and called to mind a little excursion that Chris … Continue Reading →

Arctic Norway 2007

Recent horrific events in Norway brought to mind a wonderful trip that Chris and I took a few years ago to see the land of the Midnight Sun so I … Continue Reading →