In 1893, the crazy Norwegians living in the north of their country were mostly cut off from the outside world. With giant fjords and mountains blocking easy paths to and from the northern coast, inhabitants could hardly receive letters, let alone even consider the idea of leaving. What is now called the Hurtigruten group changed […]
Category Archives: Norway
New Photos – The Hurtigruten and the Mad Race from the North
Cape to Cape: Check
In the United States, you may not have heard about the driving the “Cape to Cape” run . I guess there may be some scenic drives or highways that go from Cape A to Cape B, but the Cape run I am talking about is the drive from North Cape, Norway to Cape Agulhas, South […]
New Photos – North Cape (Nordkapp)
INSERT_MAP In the far far north of the northern part of the north European country of Norway, there lies a cliff encircled point called North Cape.Â This is the farthest you can drive north in Europe and a truly majestic site.Â With giant cliffs, tunnels, ice covered roads and little to no light, the drive […]
New Photos – Narvik New Years
There is a small town in Norway not far from the Swedish border called Narvik.Â The town is full of history, setting the stage for numerous WWII battles and attracts many tourists each year because of this. Its natural beauty is unreal as well, with huge peaks jetting straight out of the fjords and surrounding […]
Here comes the Sun..dit ta do do.
The Hurtigruten has been steaming its way, or I guess nowadays you would say powering its way up and down the Norwegian coastline for the last 100 plus year. During that time the operation has gone from one small boat to a large fleet with boats picking up passengers daily from 34 ports, starting the […]
Just a quick update to let everyone know what is going on in TWBR land. I am currently on the Hurtigruten ferry on my way to Bergen, Norway. Steve and Mark are also on the Hurtigruten ferry on their way to Bergen, but are a day behind… long story. I will be in Bergen for […]
The Hurtigruten, TWBRs latest adventure on the North Sea.
Over a year ago in a conversation with my British friend Chris, I came to the realization that the Chunnel was not only an extremely expensive endeavor, it was ruining a great tradition. Before the Chunnel was built under the English Channel, the only way to get to or from Western Europe was via ferry. […]
Hello From the top of the World
Hello everyone! I hope the new year is treating all of you great. It is really hard to imagine that it is 2008 and Steve and I have been on the road for nearly a year now. Over the course of that year, we have covered nearly 28,000 miles and passed through many different countries. […]
Who Turned Out the Lights?
I hope everyone is having a great holiday season and is looking forward to the new year. You are probably aware that our website was down for several days… the main server in Florida has some issues, so sorry for keeping everyone in the dark but we think the problem has been fixed. Speaking of […]