Hours in Oslo

Having spent quite some time in Norway already, I decided to only stop in Oslo for a few hours.  Luckily, they were sunny hours and I was exploring the sculptures around the station with many other visitors.  I imagine the

Hours in Oslo

Having spent quite some time in Norway already, I decided to only stop in Oslo for a few hours.  Luckily, they were sunny hours and I was exploring the sculptures around the station with many other visitors.  I imagine the

On to Oslo

This train journey from Bergen to Oslo is absolutely stunning.  I took lots of photos, but as is so frequently the case with beautiful landscapes, it is impossible to capture the awe in photos.  Specially not when they are taken

On to Oslo

This train journey from Bergen to Oslo is absolutely stunning.  I took lots of photos, but as is so frequently the case with beautiful landscapes, it is impossible to capture the awe in photos.  Specially not when they are taken

Training

The train journey from Bergen to Oslo is famously the most beautiful train journey in Europe.  From Bergen to Voss it is mostly in tunnels, by joining the train in Voss, I could get up later and not miss out

Training

The train journey from Bergen to Oslo is famously the most beautiful train journey in Europe.  From Bergen to Voss it is mostly in tunnels, by joining the train in Voss, I could get up later and not miss out

Zero waste butchery

In the spirit of nothing being wasted when slaughtering a sheep, smoked sheep’s head is a Norwegian delicacy, Smalahove.  Of course I couldn’t refuse to join in this experience (although now that I’ve done it once, I’m not sure I’ll

Zero waste butchery

In the spirit of nothing being wasted when slaughtering a sheep, smoked sheep’s head is a Norwegian delicacy, Smalahove.  Of course I couldn’t refuse to join in this experience (although now that I’ve done it once, I’m not sure I’ll

Brewing up a hill

The competition organisers put on a couple of excursions which any competition participants could join if they wished.  The first was to the Voss Brewery. It is situated above the town where we were staying and from the balconies visible

Brewing up a hill

The competition organisers put on a couple of excursions which any competition participants could join if they wished.  The first was to the Voss Brewery. It is situated above the town where we were staying and from the balconies visible

Icy gorge

On another afternoon of Artistic flying competition, the group of Formation Skydiving judges went for a walk around the lake the other way from the hotel that I had explored.  It started out quite innocuous with wide, snow free, flat

Icy gorge

On another afternoon of Artistic flying competition, the group of Formation Skydiving judges went for a walk around the lake the other way from the hotel that I had explored.  It started out quite innocuous with wide, snow free, flat

Spring snow

My next trip to a European country was to Norway in April.  I was invited to judge the European Indoor Skydiving Championships being held at VossVind.  The competition included Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events, which have different judging panels.  During

Spring snow

My next trip to a European country was to Norway in April.  I was invited to judge the European Indoor Skydiving Championships being held at VossVind.  The competition included Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events, which have different judging panels.  During