It is some weeks ago that we travelled along the West Coast of Norway on the Hurtigruten. We started in Bergen and ended up in Tromsø. The journey took five days and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip. The landscape is nothing short of spectacular and it was a feast for the eyes.

This is a map from the Hurtigruten website.


We did not book the trip as a tour though – I booked the tickets which included breakfast and then we usually had lunch when we docked and dinner in the cafe. I think it worked out a little cheaper for us to do it that way. Plus it suited us as we are not into three big meals – just one is enough and then two light meals is more than plenty 🙂

So, back to the landscape and its wondrous beauty – here is a sample.

Another highlight while we were in Trondheim was wandering around the Nidaros Cathedral. It is a beautiful building and a pilgrimage site for the faithful. This is from Wikipedia:

Nidaros Cathedral (Norwegian: Nidarosdomen / Nidaros Domkirke) is a Church of Norway cathedral located in the city of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. Built over the burial site of Saint Olav, the king of Norway in the 11th century, who became the patron saint of the nation. It is the traditional location for the consecration of the King of Norway. It was built from 1070 to 1300, and designated as the cathedral for the Diocese of Nidaros in 1152. After the Protestant Reformation, it was taken from the Roman Catholics by the Lutheran Church in 1537. It is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.

Here are some images from the exterior of the cathedral:

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