My name is Vebjørn Fiksdal. I am a 60 years old Norwegian, I'm married, and have 3 grown-up boys.
By profession I am a bus driver in the Nettbuss company.
I have a lot of interests, and my number one is my homepage. I use a lot of time writing and photographing, and I do believe my site is improving each day, week and month.
I am a collector of old stuff, like glass fishing floats,
old photos from my homeplace, postcards, nautical items, and a lot of other things.
I also have some experience in genealogy, and in time I will make pages with information and sources about it for those of you who is interested.
I live in the coastal countryside, in Fiksdal, a small village in Møre and Romsdal County, with around 500 inhabitants.
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I was born in Fiksdal, and have lived here for most of my life.
The coastal environment has always attracted me, and my fascination for the ocean, the sea and the fjords will be there forever.
I learned a lot that time, both about foreign tourists, and about the Hurtigruten. As a bus driver you get in touch with a lot of people, learn their FAQ so to say.
I learned that many of them had put a lot of effort in research before their travel, but were confused by not finding the information they wanted. Passengers on the Hurtigruten wanted to know a little more about the harbours they were visiting. But not too much either.
A lot of travel sites are quite confusing by giving you tons of information, and hundreds of links to explore, so I decided I wanted to do it simple.
Day by day I keep building it, adding new content and updating. In time I will be able to give you the short version information about all the harbours in the Hurtigruten route, and even give you recommendations to hotels, restaurants and what to see in each of the places.
The bottom line?
I love my country, and that's the main reason for sharing my knowledge about Norway with all of you.
I do not work in the travel industry, and have no professional interest in it, so just take it from a Natural Born Norwegian.
I do not know everything, but I use a lot of time exploring Norwegian sites to find what you might want to know. Putting myself in your shoes I try to understand what you want and need to know, the same way I would have wanted if I was visiting Your country.
If you like it I hope you will come back to it, and I hope you will tell others about it.
As many others, I really struggled building my first website. I was not an HTML-man, and building pages was not easy at all.
To build a website in the traditional way was too complicated and was too much work, so I knew I had to change my working method.
Then I started searching the net for alternatives....
In my opinion 99% of the suppliers are only going for your money, and when they have got that there is no more. I must I admit I did my misjudgements.
Please know I am not trying to push you into anything here, but IF you consider starting your own website, I recommend you to
read about Solo Build It and what they are offering you.
To me it meant the world, and after that it has been fun to build and update. I recommend Solo Build It to anyone who is thing of starting up.