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Goodbye Norway

Our last destination in Norway was Kongsvinger, but before we visited the fortress above the town, we stopped to finally pick up our snow chains. They produce all kinds of snow chains, we needed just simple ones, which will get us out of deep snow if necessary. There is this saying “better to have it …

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Sunday walk @ Hamar

We met Espen Håkonsen, when he was taking a great picture of the elk at night, with the lights of the passing cars giving it a special touch. We got talking and the next day we decided to explore his hometown Hamar together. This route is known for elks often crossing the road. The colourful …

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Crossing the Venabygdsfjellet

Enjoying the first snow and sunny weather, we decided to cross the mountains North of Lillehammer called Venabygdsfjellet – a name you better copy and paste than type in. But first, we came past a lovely stave church in Ringebu. The stave church at Ringebu was built around the year 1220 and is one of fewer …

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On the way to Oslo

We were surprised when we drove over a pass and suddenly the sun appeared, a chance we couldn’t let pass. Luckily we immediately found a parking with a hiking map and stopped to jump into our hiking boots and off we went. For this kind of spontaneous hikes I use a Norwegian app called UT, …

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South Cape

46 days ago we visited the North Cape, now we are at the southernmost point of Norway at the Lindesnes Fyr. What a great time we had exploring Norway from North to South. Hopefully we get to enjoy some more of this beautiful country. People are cycling and even hiking from here to the North, …

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The Brufjell cliff hike

The weather forecast was good and we wanted to hike to a very special place at the coast, but on the way there were some more places we wanted to see and we managed to pack it all into one day. Our first stop was at Sogndalsstrand, a little fishing village with old houses where …

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The Eigerøy Fyr

South of Stavanger lies an area with such a unique geology that it has been recognised by UNESCO. 900 million years ago, this entire area was a huge magma chamber deep inside the earth. Here you can walk on the same rock as on the moon: Anorthosite. The work of the glaciers turned it into …

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