NORWAY: The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork and the historical heavy water sabotage (UiO ISS excursion part 5)

Because of its unique industrial history, the Rjukan valley in the Telemark country in southern Norway was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2015. The whole town in the valley was built and designed by the Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company, Norsk Hydro, between 1905 to 1916. The complex consists of hydroelectric … More NORWAY: The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork and the historical heavy water sabotage (UiO ISS excursion part 5)

NORWAY: Kvitåvatn Fjellstoge – a mountain lodge in an area of dramatic natural beauty (UiO ISS excursion part 3)

There is only one word to describe the Kvitåvatn Fjellstoge (mountain lodge) in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Rjukan in Telemark – “Wow!” It is situated 945 meters above sea level, with fantastic views of the Kvitåvatn lake and Gaustatoppen, the highest mountain in southern Norway. Last summer, the participants of the University of … More NORWAY: Kvitåvatn Fjellstoge – a mountain lodge in an area of dramatic natural beauty (UiO ISS excursion part 3)

NORWAY: Visiting the little village of Heddal in Telemark (UiO ISS excursion part 1)

Telemark is one of Norway’s 19 counties, with a unique landscape of majestic valleys and hills to offer. It is home to the largest of the remaining stave churches in Norway, the Heddal Stavkyrkje, the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Rjukan and Notodden, the century old Telemark Canal, Mount Gaustatoppen where one could gaze across … More NORWAY: Visiting the little village of Heddal in Telemark (UiO ISS excursion part 1)

ØSTFOLD ADVENTURE: From Northern Europe’s best preserved fortified town of Fredrikstad to Norway’s third oldest city of Sarpsborg (via Glomma)

Norway is divided into 19 counties (or fylker) and last summer, I had the chance to visit my 7th fylke, Østfold, particularly the old cities of Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg. My awesome bf arranged everything, and it came out as a surprise as he carefully planned the roadtrip, including a boat tour along Glomma/Glåma, Norway’s largest and longest … More ØSTFOLD ADVENTURE: From Northern Europe’s best preserved fortified town of Fredrikstad to Norway’s third oldest city of Sarpsborg (via Glomma)