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 Lundestad’s wife was born on the island of Vestvagoy and they now have a holiday home there. Photot: Shutterstock
Lundestad’s wife was born on the island of Vestvagoy and they now have a holiday home there. Photot: Shutterstock

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Geir Lundestad’s favorite places

Geir Lundestad, former secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee is a well-traveled man. Here are some of his favorite places.

Lofoten

This archipelago has to be seen for the nature there. Lundestad’s wife was born on the island of Vestvagoy and they now have a holiday home there.

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Bodo

A coastal paradise. Lundestad was born in Sulitjelma, but he grew up in Bodø and played soccer for Bodo/Glimt FC for a time. Bodo is a busy port today and on the Hurtigruten coastal express route.

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Tromsø. Photo: Shutterstock

Tromso

Tromsdalstinden is a must-see. This 1,238-meter mountain peak is a popular tourist destination and a landmark ­offering spectacular views. The mountain is clearly visible from the city of Tromso.

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Washington DC. Photo: Shutterstock

Washington DC

When I am here I visit different museums and institutions. I have had a long-standing research post at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

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Rome. Photo: Shutterstock

Rome

I come to Rome as often as I can, drawn by the city’s fantastic history.

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New Dehli – Amritsar

A phenomenally exciting train journey.

“I have been very fortunate to have seen most of the world. These days, crossing time zones is less appealing, but I am keen to visit countries I have never been to before in South America and Africa – as well as Australia.”

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