Visit Norway Day 1 – Lillehammer

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Well yesterday we arrived on our Norway, Your Way adventure! Five of us from all round Europe taking in a whole lot that Norway has to offer. What a start it was for us. Today started off with a train ride from Oslo to Lillehammer. The home of the 1994 winter Olympics.

Norway Lillehammer Tobogganing

Tobogganing. Not like I know back home, but great, fast, long way down type tobogganing! All of us had great fun, each run getting braver and braver until the brakes became obsolete. Whilst there we were invited to lunch in a tipi of all things. A great feast of reindeer and elk stew. Washed down with Acquavit (a local alcoholic drink that sure warms you up).

Norway Lillehammer Tobogganing

Then we were treated to a tour round the Olympic museum, situated in the hall the 1994 olympic hockey was held. Lots learnt, warmed up it was time to move on and take on…. the bobsleigh!

Norway Lillehammer Tobogganing

Wow! 6 of us to the car and down we went…. 3 times down the olympic bobsleigh track. Up to 100 kmh and the force of 3G’s felt, your head literaly gets rattled and I have gained a whole new respect for the real guys doing this at full speed. What an amazing experience.

One of the guys even managed to get video footage of 1 of our Bobsleigh runs…

Tonight? Well after a hearty elk burger we are sleeping in the ice hotel.

Norway Lillehammer Icehotel Norway Lillehammer Icehotel

What a wonderful idea and it looks and feels cool in all senses. In the ice bar we drank blue vodka out of ice glasses and relish the thought of sleeping in this pure winter wonderland.

Norway Lillehammer Icehotel

I am sure each day will bring fantastic experiences and I look forward to sharing as we go along :)

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