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Midnatsol Log Day 4: Ornes-Bodo-Stamsund-Svolvaer

The Hurtigruten Cruise Line is usually referred to as the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamers so don’t get confused! They are one and the same. The MS Midnatsol offers shore excursions in Ornes and Bodo only from May 1 to September 30. Winter has only one option that begins in Stamsund to experience the customs and legends of […]

Midnatsol Log Day 3: Ancient Trondheim was Norway’s First Capital

The Midnatsol arrived in ancient Trondheim (Norway’s first capital) at 6:00a. Did you know that the first Viking sale of goods from “the new found land” took place here about 1000 A.D.? Or that timber from Liev Eriksson’s Vinland estate was sold to a Bremen merchant? Travels With Sheila certainly didn’t.  An early breakfast with […]

What to Know About Flying Arriving in Bergen, Norway

United Airlines gave me a 70th Birthday present (thanks to 1K status), and upgraded us to Business Class for the flight over to Frankfurt, Germany! Yay…what a beginning. Especially since one of the newly configured 747’s was substituted for the 777 usually flown on this route. That meant…movies on demand. Give me that remote, begin […]

How To Plan A Norwegian Winter Cruise

Always begin planning with airfares. Sometimes the most expensive part of a trip. Air? You can search, plan and/or book on-line most of the airlines that fly to Norway. Air France, Delta, American Airlines, British Airways, SAS, Swiss, Lufthansa to name a few. I had a complicated, open jaw ticket. United Airlines, our carrier of […]

A Milestone Birthday in Norway Above The Arctic Circle!

You may remember the article appearing on December 6, 2010 telling about plans to celebrate my 70th Birthday –  January 10, 2011 in Norway of all places. Winter birthdays, especially those that appear right after Christmas and New Year holidays, stink, to put it mildly. Travels With Sheila is not the sitting on a beach type […]

Happy Birthday to Travels With Sheila in Norway

Yes, you were reading about a Western Desert Trip in Egypt that took place in March, 2010 but…. Today is January 10, 2011 – 1/10/11 – Is that Auspicious or with all the “ones”? Travels With Sheila thinks it is and today would be special without all the “ones” becaise ot is… My B-I-G …… […]

Where To Go For A Milestone Birthday? Above The Arctic Circle!

Travels With Sheila has a big birthday coming up in January. A really, really big birthday…gasp…choke…barf…7-0. Even writing the big 7-0 sends shooting pains through my body while “what the…” runs through my mind. The outside of this skinny body looks pretty decent from years of running. A person just has to disregard the crinkly […]