Lillehammer

The title of this post is a little deceiving since I actually am unable to comment on the town of Lillehammer itself, instead it’s mostly about wheel bobbing.

What on earth is wheel bobbing?

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Essentially the summer version of bobsledding (since the same track is used) if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush the speeds of up to 100km per hour that you reach within one minute, will surely do the trick.

The best way I can think of to describe the feeling is like you’re a bobble head doll strapped to a rocket.

I’d never do it again and really had to fight to keep my lunch down after climbing out of the sled.. but it was definitely a cool experience and I’m glad I gave it a go!

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After leaving the Lillehammer Olympic Bob and Luge Track (site of the 1994 winter olympics) behind, my tour group stopped into the small area of Lom.

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It’s well known for having one of the last remaining and oldest stave churches in Norway, originating around the 12th century.

Stave churches are traditional wooden Christian buildings and are so fantastic to see in person, I actually feel as if they appear fake.

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It sounds a bit weird but it’s like they’re almost in too perfect a condition for their age and the fact they’re made from wood! The inside of the churches are usually just as cool, with a lot of carving work and detail to be seen.

We had lunch near the Lom stave church, there was a bakery situated over a river flowing fast with rapids thanks to melting snow and it made for a really awesome atmosphere, the delicious smell of pastry certainly didn’t hurt either.

All too soon it was back on the road, taking in more amazing Norwegian scenery on route to Sweden.

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