Archive - June 2019

PREIKESTOLEN

Today we made 5 hours hike (8 km / ascent 350 m) to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock). It is huge cliff in Ryfylke which towers into impressive 604 meters over the Lysefjord. The mountain plateau of about 25 x 25 meters was most probably shaped by the expansion of ice some 10 000 years ago...

ROUTE 44 – JÆREN

We found our little place to overnight on the scenic Road 44. It is supposed to be one of the most beautiful roads in Norway with open skies, wide horizons and endless ocean. That’s quite true. It is beautiful. It is 41 kilometers long and to some extent this road differs from many of the...

KRISTIANSAND

Late afternoon we have arrived to the largest city in Southern Norway. We have leisurely walked through “Posebyen”, one of Northern Europe’s largest collections of charming, old, white wooden houses. Posebyen in Kristiansand is a few streets in the centre and the only...

LILLESAND

Our next stop was Lillesand, originally called Sanden. We walked around center which is famous for its white painted wooden houses. This little town was first time mentioned as a port for timber shipment in the early 17th century. The center of Lillesand bustles with people in its narrow...

STAVERN

We got stuck in Oslo for two days waiting for better weather. It was getting worse and weather forecast was changing every hour. So we have decided to move to the coast. Our fist stop after two boring days was Stavern. A meteorological phenomenon blesses Stavern with 200 sunny days every...

THE SOUTH

After morning walk around Saksun we drove scenic road 54 to Tjørnuvík and then through Vágar Island to Gásadalur on scenic road 45. The village sits tucked away between lush green fields and soaring mountains to all sides, there we found beautiful waterfall Múlafossur. It was inaccessible...

SAKSUN

We made it through very narrow scenic road to Saksun. It is splendidly set in a natural circular amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon. It is really a wonderfully remote hillside village so we have decided to overnight here. It is well known for its tranquil atmosphere and amazing views...

THE NORTH

The weather was so bad last two days that we just parked above the Eiði. There were low clouds with typical Faroese fog and rain. Today we got bit better weather, so we have started our exploration of the North. Our first stop was Gjógv. It is the most northern village on the island of...

ÖXI PASS

On the way to narrow Lagarfjlót Lake we took Öxi pass. It is a mountain pass at an elevation of 539 meters above the sea level, located in eastern Iceland. The road to the summit is called Axarvegur (Route 939). It’s a well maintained gravel mountain road but narrow and steep, with...

VESTRAHORN VIKING VILLAGE

Small gravel road twisting away from the main route between Höfn and Djúpivogur brought us to a remote Viking village in pristine condition. In reality, it is a film set for an Icelandic movie that was never filmed. Built in 2010, the set is located on the land of a local unfriendly...