Location MapStockholm was surprisingly sunny this September. I had five days of clear blue skies and the perfect conditions for vibrant autumn colours.
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Ribe, the oldest Danish town

Location MapRibe is Denmark’s oldest medieval town and retains a lot of charm. The night watchman still patrols the city streets every night, singing songs to provide reassurance to the residents and maintaining order with his morning star.
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imageIf you had Lego as a kid, Denmark has the theme park for you. If you didn’t have Lego as a kid, I’m very sorry you were deprived, but at least you still can join in on the experience! Legoland with all its 60 million blocks is a real thing!
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Location MapCopenhagen is a very mixed, modern and old city and it seems to have a lot of clever ideas and designs, but for some reason I just never felt like it was visually beautiful. That said there was still a lot of interesting things to be found and they might have stolen Mary, but no hard feelings Denmark.
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Norway in a Nutshell

Location MapDuration: 13 days
Expenses: 8,848NOK or 680NOK/day (AUD$1,420 or AUD$109/day)

If you’re going to bother going all the way to Norway, please do something other than the standard Norway in a Nutshell tour. Better still, don’t support those enormous cruiseship companies that pollute the fjords low grade crud. I really wish I had more time in Norway to explore more than just the south. But I have a feeling I’ll be back soon to explore the far north and hopefully even freeze my ass off in Scandinavian winter.

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Sailing to Bergen via Sognefjord

Location MapWe had descended from the mountains back to sea level and out to the coastal city of Bergen. Sailing Sognefjord out through the archipelago and south to Bergen showed me a very different perspective on Norway. Houses lined the rocky coastlines, nestled in the forests of the hundreds of tiny islands.
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The Bessegen Ridge in Autumn

Location MapThe Bessegen Ridge is one of the most popular day hikes in Norway. That’s not surprising given the absolutely stunning landscapes of Jotunheimen National Park and the views of the two blue lakes. September certainly was a great time to go to see all the fiery autumn colours.
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