Summer Vacation in Rena

Rena is a small town in Hedmark region. Seven and a half hours car drive from Bergen and is located in the eastern part of Norway. Bf and I visited a relative who owns a camping place at ├ůsta just 15 minutes away from Rena center. We went here on the third week of July this year. We were invited so we didn’t have to pay for our stay. How cool is that? ­čÖé

 

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At Kvile Camping

 

Kvile means “relax” in Norwegian. I can say that my bf and I had a very comfortable and relaxed week during our stay here.

 

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Our cabin

The cabin that we got is around 25 square meters big. It has a double deck bed, a dining table, chairs, heater, small fridge and a small kitchen counter with cabinets. So in short the cabin has everything that we need. However, there is no water supply and toilet inside the cabin. We had to go to the common washing area which is located just a few steps from the cabin.

 

 

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Inside the cabin. 

 

What I love about this place is that there are a number of activities to choose from such as fishing, hiking, swimming, kayaking and grilling. Also, Rena is just 2 hours away to Sweden and circa an hour away to Oslo by car.

 

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The field.

 

The camping area is also near a huge field. Just perfect for morning walks with the dog.

 

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Glomma is 621 km long.

 

Just 5 minutes walk from the camp is the longest river in Norway, which is Glomma. According to my bf’s cousin, the river is rich in fish and therefore people come here to fish. But there are rules to follow and people who wants to fish here must get a permit first, since this is a freshwater river.

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Information about the permit and fees.

You can find a handful of information about fishing by the river and somewhere near the railways.

More pictures of the river shot from different places.

 

 

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In memory of the victims of ├ůsta train accident 2002

The place is also near the railway where the ├ůsta train accident happened in 2002. Here stands a monument stone with the names of the victims engraved. The accident is one of the biggest in the history of the transport industry.

 

 

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300 m to the railway

 

 

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Make a wish?

Speaking of railways, have you heard about making a wish while standing on the railway? I had a classmate before in high school who told me that her wishes came true when she wished for something while standing on the railway. I admit that I had to make one when I took a picture of it.

Anyways, as I’ve mentioned earlier in this post, we were just 15 minutes away from Rena town center. Here can we find the schools, shops, restaurants and a wooden church.

 

 

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├ůmot kirken (church) from 1901

Moving on, the weather during our visit here varied a lot. One day it was raining hard and just after a couple of hours the sun comes out. I can say that the weather in this part of Norway is way better compared to Bergen.

I can say that the 7.5 hours car trip to Rena is worth it. There are lots of beautiful places to see and this is one of the trips that I recommend if you want to see the difference between the western part and eastern part of Norway because you can see how the landscape change as you travel from the west to the east.

I’m ending this post with the link of Kvile Camping, for those who are interested in renting a cabin/s and caravan/tent place:┬áhttp://www.kvilecamping.no/

Thanks for dropping by! ­čÖé Have a nice day!

 

 

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A Day Trip to Mostraumen

Sometimes the thought of travelling abroad to see new places makes us forget to appreciate our own country/home. I’m not saying that we should for example stop dreaming of seeing the Eiffel Tower or the Coloseum of Rome. My point is that there are also beautiful and unexplored places in your own country. Not only that you get to learn about the history of the nearby places but you also get to support the local tourism in the country. And besides local travelling can be less expensive too. You can also squeeze in a short trip to the next town or city in your busy week.

About a month ago, I took a 3 hour cruise to Mostraumen. The catamaran leaves at 10 a.m. and is back in Bergen at 1 p.m. I took the trip because I really wanted to travel somewhere I’ve never been to and at the same time near my place. My bf was out of town for work and I was left with our dog and the fishes, hence the short trip.

The trip is very relaxing. I chose to sit on the upper deck on the way to Mostraumen for a better view. I usually get anxious during boat rides but because of the beauty of the fjords, I didn’t get nervous at all!

The cost of this fjord trip is 550 NOK or 59 Euros. Snacks and refreshments are not included but there is a small kiosk on board if ever you get thirsty/hungry.

For more information about Bergen-Mostraumen cruise please check out this link.

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The best views can be viewed from the upper deck.

 

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A mission impossible scene is going on here. Kidding! I think they’re just having a drill.

 

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Inside the boat

 

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Osterfjorden

 

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This is Modalen. The second smallest municipality in Norway.

 

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The falls.

 

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A crew filling up the bucket with water from the falls.
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Cheers for fresh water!

 

One of the Best it is!

For those who want more than just coffee and tea, this cafe is for you. Rostrup Cafe is a local cafe and is located in Sandnes at Langgata. Just a few steps away from the train station. I discovered Rostrup last year when I was shopping for Christmas presents. The ambiance inside is just fantastic. It’s really cosy and the employees there are nice.

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Some handmade chocolate truffles from a local chef.
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Belgian chocolates and truffles
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A fancy espresso machine. I want one too!
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They got coffee beans, tea leaves, English tea, chinese tea, gift articles and more!

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