A Summer in Europe - from Bergen to Zurich

a trip by Matt Hassam
From: May 27th 2008
Until: October 6th 2008

This is the story of my first ever solo trip abroad, a three-month backpacking adventure through northern and western Europe during the summer of 2008, that would take me from the fjords of Norway's west coast all the way to the Swiss Alps, with countless stops in between. It was inspired by the many wonderful friends from throughout Europe that I had made during my two years living as a backpacker on the tropical northern coast of Queensland, many of whom I would be lucky enough to visit during the next 100 unforgettable days...
Trip Length: 4 ½ months
Blog Entries: 16
Photos: 423
Words: 26487

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
June 4th 2008 First week in Norway - Bergen and beyond Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Bergen
June 12th 2008 Priceless Panoramas - Norway's west coast wonderland Europe » Norway » Trøndelag » Trondheim
June 18th 2008 Black Friday and the weekend that never was Europe » Sweden » Stockholm County » Stockholm
June 28th 2008 Midsummer Meanderings in Southern Sweden Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg
July 5th 2008 Baltic Bliss - a bicycle tour of Gotland Europe » Sweden » Gotland » Visby
July 11th 2008 Castles, Canals & Carlsberg - a week of Danish Delights Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen
July 15th 2008 Travels through history - Berlin and beyond Europe » Germany » Berlin » Berlin
July 21st 2008 Dutch Courage - laying low in the Netherlands Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam
July 29th 2008 Festive times in the Low Countries Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels
August 5th 2008 From Schloss Gold to the Schwarzwald (and a Rhine River rendezvous) Europe » Germany » North Rhine-Westphalia » Gelsenkirchen
August 12th 2008 Swan Lake and the Sound of Music - Bisecting the Bavarian Alps Europe » Austria » Vienna » Vienna
August 18th 2008 A week on Pig Hill - Adventures in the Austrian countryside Europe » Austria » Styria » Graz
August 25th 2008 A Salzburg Symphony - exploring Austria's Alpine wonderland Europe » Austria » Salzburg » Salzburg
August 29th 2008 Lucerne, Lausanne and the Lauterbrunnen Valley Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Lauterbrunnen
September 4th 2008 A Fitting Finale - Floating away in Switzerland's capital Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Berne
October 6th 2008 Back where it all began - September in Bergen Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Bergen
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