Bergen, Norway: City of Seven Mountains. 

One of Northern Europe’s oldest port cities and on the west coast of Norway, Bergen was the last city we visited in Scandinavia. It is the second-largest city in Norway, coming in only behind the capital, Oslo (pop: 702,543), with a population of around 287, 888 (2022). It puts into perspective how sparsely populated Norway …

Continue reading Bergen, Norway: City of Seven Mountains. 

Hellesylt, Norway: A Whimsical Fairytale.

Per usual, my outfit choices during this time period were... embarrassing. 🤦🏻‍♀️ But also comfortable! 🙃 Of the four Norwegian cities/villages we visited, Hellesylt was hands down my favorite. With a population of 258 as of 2018, it’s only slightly larger than Geiranger. However, there are around 590 people, total, when you count the residents …

Continue reading Hellesylt, Norway: A Whimsical Fairytale.

Geiranger, Norway: Trolls and Mountains.

One of the most beautiful little villages I’ve ever seen, Geiranger is extremely small, with only around 200 to 250 residents calling it home year-round. And yet… it’s the 3rd most popular cruise ship port in the entire country of Norway, generally coming in behind Ålesund and Bergen. It’s located in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, …

Continue reading Geiranger, Norway: Trolls and Mountains.

Ålesund, Norway: Charming and Colorful.

Of all the European countries we visited, Norway was hands down my favorite. It didn’t have grand palaces like Russia, extravagant parliaments like England, or famous historical classics like Germany, but what it did have, that those countries lacked, was extraordinary natural beauty and unparalleled peacefulness. We visited Norway’s 2nd and 12th largest cities, Bergen …

Continue reading Ålesund, Norway: Charming and Colorful.