Worksop: Norwegian trips inspire local man to write a travel book

A View of Lysefjord in Norway. See PA Feature TRAVEL Norwegian Fjords. Picture credit should read: Nel Staveley/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TRAVEL Norwegian Fjords.
A View of Lysefjord in Norway. See PA Feature TRAVEL Norwegian Fjords. Picture credit should read: Nel Staveley/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TRAVEL Norwegian Fjords.

Majestic Norway is a book about my travel experiences during two separate trips to Norway, with my wife Pat.

We first visited Oslo, the capital city of Norway, in May 2012, as part of the itinerary on a Baltic cruise.

Our second visit took place this year with another cruise to six separate locations, including Leknes, in the Lofoten Island, which are located inside the Arctic Circle.

The trip comprised six ports of call, including, two cities, two towns, and two villages, plus the transit of several fjords.

We found both our visits to Norway, unforgettable, such that I was inspired to write this book as an account of our observations, experiences, and lasting impressions.

Having travelled to many parts of the world, we found our trip to Norway unique in terms of spectacular scenery, and a special culture.

Travelling in June, we were able to experience the midnight sun on the Lofoten Islands.

The fjords lived up to our expectations, with deep narrow gorges, snow-capped mountain peaks, and many waterfalls cascading down the rocky slopes, into the calm still waters below.

It’s incredible that such geographical features have been formed by glacial erosion, many millions of years ago.

This book is not intended to be a travel guide, rather an account of our two trips to this amazing country.