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Lillihammer, Norway

Lillihammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, is one charming little town. Unfortunately Norway mostly closes down on Sunday (by law only restaurants, small grocery stores, and a few other random shops are allowed to remain open).  70 more words

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Travel Day

Woke up at five this morning nervous about the flight to Norway. Got to the car rental place by 5:45 and then waited half an hour for someone to drive us the few miles to the airport. 188 more words

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Goodbye to Iceland (for now)

Our last night in Iceland was the quietest with us finding a motel close to where we will soon drop off the car. With the curtains closed it was the darkest night in a week. 79 more words

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Lost in Iceland

After a few more days in Iceland we finally met some actual Icelanders. This was not as easy as you might think as there are only about 300,000 inhabitants on the whole island (and seemingly as many tourists). 131 more words

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What We Like About Iceland (Part 1)

So far one of the things we love most about Iceland are all the contradictions and little quirks. For example:

Almost all the national sights are free but it sometimes cost a couple hundred krónur to go to the bathroom. 161 more words

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In The Land of Fire and Ice

There has been this nagging doubt in my head about all the gear we lugged over. It is not so much fun bringing it from point to point. 53 more words

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Our First Night In Iceland

At midnight the sky just kind of sat on sunset, making the clouds purple for hours. So we got off the plain feeling early evening in the middle of the night and tasked with getting our car then driving the thirty or so minutes to the hostel. 155 more words

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