Getting Ready for Norway

Welcome back!

It’s summertime, which means another trip and another blog.  Get ready for two weeks of tantalizing text, fabulous photographs, and general travel goodness.  This time we are headed to Norway.  We planned an ambitious trip packed with hikes, flights, drives, and boats, as well as a stop on an island near the North Pole where we will make our second attempt at dog sledding.

If you zoom in on map above, we are starting at the bottom in Stavanger, then driving our way up to Trondheim during the first week. After that, we’ll fly waaaaaaay up north to Svalbard, before flying back south to the Lofoten Islands and finally exiting via Oslo.

Svalbard is that little yellow island nearly obscured by the top of the globe

With my days finally free of teaching and graduate classes, I’ve been packing and preparing, anxiously awaiting the start of the trip and ready to share it with you.  We fly out on Friday, arrive on Saturday, make our way to Lysebotn, and start with a bang by hiking Mt. Kjerag on Sunday.  Hopefully going up and down the stairs in our building has sufficiently trained us for this:

The path on Kjerag

Just kidding, Mom.

Check back for daily updates on the adventures of Matt and Jo.

4 Comments on “Getting Ready for Norway”

  1. I am so excited for you both!
    Have great time and make wise choices!

  2. Woohoo! I love that you guys are checking out all these places for us. This is on our dream vacation list too!

  3. Yay! Cannot wait. really want to see the pics from land of the midnight sun and all the general Norway greeness.

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