Norway

Impossibly steep-sided Norwegian fjords of extraordinary beauty cut gashes from a jagged coastline deep into the interior. Enjoying nature in Norway is very much an active pursuit, and this is one of Europe’s most beautiful countries.

BORGUND & LILLEHAMMER

Today we took long journey through the Central Norway to Lillehammer. Our first photo stop was Borgund Stave Church. It was built around 1180 and dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is the most distinctive stave church in Norway. Some of its...

AURLANDSFJELLET & STEGASTEIN

On the way to the north we stopped for a while at Voss Waterfall. Then we drove to Aurland from where we took narrow and steep scenic route, which was not really made for trucks. We climbed up to the Stegastein View Point. This structure, which juts out 30 meters from the mountainside...

FJELL FORTRESS

We made early morning visit of the Fjell Fortress. It is an impressive underground military base, with a labyrinth of around a kilometer of roads, 10 meters under Fjedla Mountain. The German military established the underground complex around its main artillery – the enormous triple...

OSTERØY

Weather in Bergen was not so good today, so we have decided to make one day outing. We drove through tunnels and narrow roads to Osterøy museum. It is a folk museum beautifully located at Gjerstad near Osterøy (about 30 minutes from Bergen). The abandoned museum houses with collections...

BERGEN

We spent one sunny day in beautiful Bergen. The city occupies most of the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen with the city centre surrounded by the Seven Mountains. According to tradition, the city was founded in 1070 by King Olav Kyrre and was named Bjørgvin. It served as Norway’s...

VØRINGSFOSSEN

Vøringsfossen is Norway’s best-known waterfall – the water thundering down the mountainside in a free fall of 145 meters and with a total fall of 182 meters. Once we have reached the high mountain plateau, we experienced a stunning panorama. The valley of Måbødalen, even in bad weather...

HARDANGERFJORD

We crossed the biggest high mountain plateau in Northern Europe with vast plateaus, deep, lush valleys and high mountains, glaciers in the far distance, waterfalls and azure fjords. Hardangervidda offers a variety of experiences starting from where the road snakes lazily across the wide...

HARDANGERVIDDA

After Gaustatoppen we drove to Hardangervidda National Park. It is the largest national park in Norway. This vast mountain plateau offers excellent hiking opportunities; unfortunately we did not have so much time, so we took just 5 km hike from Gvepseborg. We used Krossobanen Cable Car to...

GAUSTATOPPEN

We were waiting in the heart of Telemark for good weather to climb the mountain together with famous “trekkie and mountain guide” Zuzana – we made it in speedy 15 minutes by unique Gaustabanen cable car that goes inside the Gaustatoppen Mountain. Gaustatoppen, which many claim to be the...

RJUKAN RAILWAY

We made short stop at the Mæl Station – a part of Rjukan Railway. This terminus railroad station is located at Lake Tinn in Telemark. The Rjukan Railway was built by Norsk Hydro (largest industrial concern in Norway), and opened in 1909 (and electrified in 1911). It’s a unique...