I was born in Norway. Left after high college to to migrate to Montreal, Canada. I simply were given returned from a trip with my new French Canadian associate, she’s in no way been there earlier than. We traveled from Vancouver to London and directly to Oslo on British Airways. Great flight, outstanding carrier. And the booze changed into unfastened. More than I can say for Norway… A pint of everyday lager/pilsner is about sixty nine NOK = $12 CAN. Here in Vancouver it’s $5-6. But it is adequate.
Before we left we decided NOT to complain about charges, and just revel in. Overall, everything is two times as luxurious as Canada. A first rate lodge is ready 1,three hundred NOK = $223 CAN. But a high-quality breakfast is covered. So that’s now not so awful. Some inns actually have nightly buffets, and locating those and consuming two meals in the resort – takes the chew off. At the Clarion Folketeateret in Oslo we did that, and the room all at once became pretty low-priced. And the meals became splendid!
Gas is also twice as luxurious, we rented a Peugeot diesel car and got forty MPG. Put 2,six hundred KMS on the issue in weeks. Cruised the fjords and mountains. I love displaying off my country’s surroundings to an appreciative accomplice.
She said that the Canadian surroundings is super, however the Norwegian views are dramatic. We took local ferries, which I used to take frequently after I grew up. We also went via the longest tunnel within the international – 24 KMS lengthy.
Bergen is the most scenic city in Norway, even the day we have been there it poured. We had planned for this and brought our west-coast rain tools. We also went down the Trollstigen, that is outstanding. From there we went as much as Sunndalsøra in which I actually have circle of relatives. We took daytrips each day, specifically to Kristiansund – my domestic city.
Kristiansund is a coastal metropolis that have progressed from a fishing metropolis to an oil platform aid base. Remembering having first-rate fish and chips we went to the ‘antique “fishan” sales space down with the aid of the harbour. It was as suitable as I remembered, even at $15 on your fundamental meal it was remarkable.
Driving in Norway can get interesting. Especially on the secondary roads, in which regularly there’s no dividing lines and curvy. I become brought up on those roads and it got here right lower back to me. A few horrifying encounters with large vehicles, but we survived. Trick is to maintain to the left and no longer to fear too much about coming near traffic. They will do the equal.