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.

SELJORD & HEDDAL

On the way to Gausta Mountain we stopped by two lovely stave churches. A stave church is a medieval wooden Christian church building; the name derives from the building’s structure of post and lintel construction. Our first stop was Seljord church dedicated to St Olav. It was built...

THE TELEMARK CANAL

We took a half-day boat trip to explore The Telemark Canal waterway system. It was carved into the rock over 100 years ago. When the canal was completed in 1892, it was called the “eighth wonder”. The canal connects the coast of Telemark with the interior through eight locks...

OSLO

After long drive we made it again to Oslo – the capital of Norway. It sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. Oslo was founded by King Harald Hardråde around 1049. Oslo was shattered several times by fires. In 1624, after the fourteenth calamity, King Christian...

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...