Cruising the Trollstigen

Leaving the coast we headed along the fjords to Åndalsnes, from where we wanted to tackle the most famous road of Norway, the Trollstigen (Trolls Ladder in English). There are 11 hairpin bends leading up at the end of the valley with the 240 metres high Stigfossen waterfall gushing down the rocks. The Trollstigen reminded …

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The Atlantic Road

We reached Kristiansund and from there continued over the Atlantic Road, leading over twisted bridges from one little island to the next. Afterwards we took a hike from the northernmost sand dunes to the Nordneset light beacon which watches over a very dangerous stretch of coast. At Farstadstranda we learned that these are the northernmost …

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Trondheim

With Trondheim we had reached a real city again, and a very beautiful one. We did some shopping at the outskirts before we drove fearless into the centre, parked the car on a legal parking and went to explore the colourful city. A settlement was founded here in 997 as a trading post, originally called …

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The prehistoric reindeer hike

Continuing our route south, at first the weather wasn’t really convincing that we were driving in the right direction. But later we finally came into a warmer region. We decided to take a little detour and stop at a prehistoric site, famous for its life-size rock carvings. It was snowing in beautiful fluffy flakes and …

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On the way to Trondheim

From the Lofoten we took the ferry early in the morning to Bodø. After the 3,5 hour ride over smooth sea we reached the town on the mainland and stopped at the Norwegian Aviation Museum before we tackled the road South over the Saltfjell crossing the Arctic Circle and leaving the North of Norway behind …

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Lofoten – on the way to Å

From Flagstadøy another bridge took us to Moskenesøy, our last of the Lofoten Islands, but the one with the most magnificent places like Hamnøy, Reine and finally Å! We left our parking near Fredvang after we had waited more than half the day for the weather to improve. Initially we had planned a hike to …

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Lofoten – Nusfjord

The sun was shining and we could explore the Lofoten Islands in all its glory. Our destination today was the little fishing village of Nusfjord, on the island of Flagstadøy. Already the drive through the valley to Nusfjord was breathtaking with this huge mountains formed by the power of a glacier which doesn’t exist anymore. …

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Lofoten – our first hike

Lofoten are famous for its mountains and there are numerous hikes which give you a great impression of the magnificent landscape. We went first to explore 2 exceptional beaches: Haukland and Uttakleiv. The weather looked slightly better, and we were on the way to Haukland at the island of Vestvågøy. When we reached the bay …

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