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Norway: Family and roots

Norway: Family and roots

I had been watching the travel restrictions due to Covid and, at last, Norway had decided to accept the NHS Covid vaccine certificate. This meant I could travel to Norway again to see my family after nearly two years.  I also wanted to try and find some of the places where my ancestors had lived so the trip needed a bit of planning. In the end, I settled on three days with my cousin in Gjøvik and three days with another cousin…

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Finland & Norway #6 – Båtsfjord

Finland & Norway #6 – Båtsfjord

Day 12 (30 May): We drove to Båtsfjord with stops for birding on the way. The road took us along Tana river and we stopped at Tanamunningen before driving over the mountains to Båtsfjord. Just before we started the descent, Ruth spotted a Snowy Owl, a first for her and for most of the rest of us too. Day 13 (31 May): We drove over the mountains again hoping for another glimpse of the Snowy Owl. We did eventually find…

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Finland & Norway #5 – Vadsø

Finland & Norway #5 – Vadsø

Day 9 (27 May): Having stopped again at the Grosbeak cafe on our way past, we drove to Vadsø, watching for birds and finding some very unusual rustic looking toilet stops on the way. We had been told that there may be some Doterel up the mountain just past Utsjoki so we decided to go and see before crossing the border into Norway. We were lucky and saw four of them in a little group. Lunch was at a big…

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Norway, August 2016

Norway, August 2016

Visiting Bo with Naima and the boys My grandsons are always asking to go back to Norway.  This time it was just my daughter Naima and her two boys, Max and Luke.  Naima’s husband Les joined us for the week-end at the end of our visit. We hired a car at the airport and stayed with my cousin Bo and her husband Torolf in Gjøvik.  The markers on the map shows the areas we visited.   Gjøvik We walked over…

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Norway, August 2010

Norway, August 2010

Summer holiday in Norway with the boys We had great fun during our visit and I took rather a large number of photos. Here is a selection split into 3 lots. Around our cabin and a trip to Norefjell. Hardanger vidda Day trip to Langedraget