Scandic Oslo Airport Hotel

Some people say the last is always the best, maybe that’s why I find the hotel we stayed at for our last night in Norway so good!  Haha…… no prize for the right answer for the name of this hotel though, cos it’s a no brainer!  Scandic Oslo Airport is the lovely hotel to be…

Oslo City Centre

Oslo, being the capital of Norway, is the most populous city in the country.  It is a global city and for several years, has been listed as one of the most expensive cities in the world along with Zurich, Geneva, Copenhagen and Tokyo.  In the latest 2011 survey conducted by ECA International, Oslo is ranked…

Lillehammer

After breakfast, we started heading back to Oslo from Geilo (stayed in the same Storefjell Resort Hotel that was up in the mountains) via Lillehammer.   Lillehammer hosted The Olympic Winter Games in 1994, and is known for old farms, a modern town centre and surrounding alpine skiing resorts. Since this is a beautiful Olympic Town,…

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

After the half day city tour at Bergen followed by lunch, we continued our journey on the coach to Geilo and passed by the Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. This waterfall is 2km west of Norheimsund, Hardanger in western Norway.  It is about 50m high and is greatest when snow melts in May and June.  That means we were…

Bergen, Hordaland

Bergen, located in the county of Hordaland on the Southwestern coast of Norway, is its second largest city with a population of 262,600 as of 12 August 2011.  Well known for its rainy weather in Europe, it records an average of 250 days of rainfall per year.  Thus tourists to Bergen should always bring clothes…

Voss

Voss is centrally located in Southwestern Norway and has a population of about 14,000 inhabitants.  Tourism is a main economic activity in this municipality, together with agriculture and forestry, as well as commerce and various service industries.  It isn’t hard to see why tourism is the main economic activity since Voss is in close proximity…

Tvindefossen waterfall

Tvindefossen is a waterfall that is 12km from Voss, Norway.  We stopped by for some photo-taking along the way to our hotel at Voss after disembarking the Sognefjord cruise. The many-stranded waterfall, famous for its beauty, is said to be 152 m high, is formed by a small stream, the Kroelvi, tumbling over a receding cliff.…