InterRail 2010 – A Travelogue

In 2010, I spent almost the entirety of October on an InterRail trip through Europe.

I recently finished documenting the entire trip in a series of blog posts, which you can find linked below.

Happy trails! ..or train tracks, that is!



Part 1: From Bergen to Berlin

Part 2: Exploring Berlin

Part 3: Köln

Part 4: Amsterdam’s Cheese

Part 5: The Concert

Part 6: Exploring Amsterdam

Part 7: Traveling to England

Part 8: Stonehenge

Part 9: Cardiff

Part 10: Alnwick Castle

Part 11: Traveling to France

Part 12: Exploring Paris

Part 13: Nancy

Part 14: Brig

Part 15: Pisa

Part 16: Rome

Part 17: Venice

Part 18: Going Home


InterRail 2010 – Part 18: Going Home

After almost a month of traveling, I was starting to get homesick.

It was starting to be more tiring than fun to move location almost every day, so Venice would be the last new place I visited on my journey.


When I left Venice, I found the quickest route towards Norway by train.

I did not take in to any more hotels, instead opting for sleeping on the train the one night that passed during my trip home.

I ended up in Hamburg again, but instead of going via Sweden by train like on my journey down, I figured it would be quicker to take a boat from northern Denmark.

I booked a ticket on a ferry from the port of Frederikshavn, and as soon as I arrived in Oslo, I hopped on a plane back to Bergen.

These two modes of transportation were the only ones I used during the entire trip that were not covered by my InterRail ticket in some capacity, but I was so ready to get home that I didn’t care.


I really enjoyed my journey, getting to see places I had only ever seen in pictures before, but a month with very minimal human interaction was just slightly too long for me.

Some people would have no trouble finding random new friends on the road, but I was too shy to start up conversations with other travelers on the trains.

If I ever were to try anything like this again, I think I would have to bring someone with me.


I hope you have enjoyed my trip down memory lane 🙂

Happy travels!