Back on the train, heading for Bergen, Norway, Sven plugged in his laptop computer and logged into his Internet provider account. He had received numerous memos from several of his friends at the Oslo Sanitation Institute. One of the memos struck him as humorous, so Sven decided to parody the memo and mail it back…… Continue reading Sven Sends Unauthorized E-mail
Well, Sven, family, and friends have finally left Oslo and have travelled north about 350 kilometers to the Jotunheimen mountain range. The summits are more than 2000 meters above sea level and there are quite a number of smaller glaciers in the area. Knute, the tour guide (in the lower right corner of the picture…… Continue reading Glitterind and Glitterheim
Shortly after their train left the Oslo station, Olga and Sven made their way to the dining car for dinner. During the course of the meal, a man seated near Sven started choking on a herring bone he had swallowed. Sven quickly whipped out his Norwegian Army plunger and performed a modified Heimlich maneuver on…… Continue reading Sven Saves Chooking Man
While waiting for the train to leave Oslo, Sven and Olga spent a few hours in nearby Frogner Park, the open-air gallery dedicated to the works of Gustav Vigeland, the Norwegian sculptor. More people visit Vigeland’s park than any other tourist attraction. “Vill yoou look at dat, Sven? Dey are all naked!” stated Olga, a…… Continue reading Sven Finds Old Friend In Vigeland Park
Here we see Sven’s family at a ski resort in the Marka, the area of forests, hills, and lakes that surrounds the whole of central Oslo. OlgaSven JuniorSvenettaOlga’s MooterSven’s MooterSven’s Family “I vass not in der pictoor, because I vass taking it,” commented Sven. Svenetta goes snowboarding at a ski resort in the Marka.
The Storting is Norway’s parliament. In World War II, the Storting refused to appoint Vidkun Quisling (a Nazi puppet, whose name is synonymous with traitor) governor. In the crowd, in the upper right corner of this image, we can see Sven and Olga waving to us. The Storting Sven is very proud of his fellow…… Continue reading The Storting – Norway’s Parliament
The hilly and mountainous geography in Norway is not very well suited for railways. This is the main reason for the somewhat limited network. But the scenery along the lines are in some places marvelous and attracts a large number of tourists to the country especially during the summer. Tickets with any combination of Train,…… Continue reading Olga and Sven Prepare for a Train Trip