Climbing the way north: My trip to Norway

This year’s annual trip abroad brought me to Norway, which, if I’m honest, has been on my places-to-go list for quite some time now. Over the past 10 years or so, I’ve come up with a huge laundry list of things that I wanted to do and see in Norway, but, I was only able to pull off a few of them on this trip.

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Horsing ’round

I started off by landing in Oslo, of course. I spent a few days there, checking out the Opera House, Viking Ship Museum, the dozens of different parks, amongst other things. I eventually made my way west, where I found myself in Stavanger. This small city has an absolutely gorgeous coastline! Plenty of things to do and see here as well, including a few museums, boat rides, excursions, and shopping.

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From there, I went north, and found myself in Preikestolen, where the world famous pulpit rock is at. After spending a day there, I traveled to Odda and climbed the ever challenging Trolltunga, which was by far the hardest single day hike I’ve ever done!

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Norwegian Farm

After a day’s rest, I found myself in the home of black metal; Bergen. This cozy little coastline town seemed quiet and peaceful while I was there. The colorful houses provided a nice contrast to the steep fjords and mountains to the east. After spending a day here, I arrived back in Oslo by way of train, which was hands down one of the best train rides I’ve been on!

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Cozy back alley

Below you’ll find some photos from the trip. I tried my best to not alter or photoshop all aspects of each of the photos. I wanted each photo to be real, and provide an accurate depiction of what I was seeing in person. I hope you enjoy!

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Stay frosty,
– Phantom Out.

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