Norway boasts of 18 Scenic Routes or roads that run along or through unique natural landscapes, which also features viewpoints, resting areas, artistic installations and innovative architecture. We roadtripped through one of them earlier: the Geiranger – Trollstigen, and now, we experienced as well the road from Lom to Sognefjord. The winding road is considered … More RoadTrip #7.4: The Sognefjellet Scenic Route – from the cultural landscape in Lom to Sognefjord, the largest and deepest of the Norwegian fjords
Lom is a undeniably one of the most beautiful municipalities I’ve visited. It is surrounded by towering mountains, and the buildings sprouting on the edges. There’s just something in the place that’s refreshing. We stopped over Lom to visit the stave church dating from 1158, but I ended up also exploring the place a bit … More RoadTrip #7.3: Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen mountains and home to an 864-year old stave church
This entry is definitely nature-overload! After the refreshing cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geirangerfjord, we drove up to the Norwegian Fjord Center. It is the “visitor and education hub for the West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord World Heritage Site”. Then, we took the thrilling road up to the Djupvatnet Lake, where the … More RoadTrip #7.2: From Geiranger to Lom (ft. the Norwegian Fjord Center, Djupvatnet lake, Heggjebottvatnet pond, Dønfoss waterfall and Otta river)
To make the most of the visit to Geiranger, Carl and I took the fjordcruise early Saturday morning before moving on to the next leg of the roadtrip. Geirangerfjord is one the most visited fjords in Norway. A UNESCO World Heritage site, along with Nærøyfjord, since 2005, Geirangerfjord is a branch of the Sunnylvsfjorden and … More RoadTrip #7.1: Taking a refreshing cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Geirangerfjord
As mentioned in the previous entry, we arrived in Geiranger at around 4pm, had dinner, and decided to traverse the roads leading up to the Dalsnibba – Geiranger Skywalk. The sun sets late in Norway during summer, so we had to make the most of it. From the name itself, it was a very high … More RoadTrip #6.4: Dalsnibba – Geiranger Skywalk, top of the world vibes @ 1500 meters above sea level!
The trip from Ålesund to Geiranger induced a feeling of inspiration and awe. Nature and landscape were amazing, and I was just glad that we could stop over to capture the moments. From beautiful mountains and fjords to exhilirating zigzag and winding roads – it was a roadtrip to remember! If you missed the route … More RoadTrip #6.3: Driving from Ålesund to Geiranger – I’m in awe! (Storfjorden, Korsmyra, Ørnevegen og -svingen, etc)
Before completely saying Farewell to the fishing capital of Norway – Ålesund – we decided to drop by the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Science Center (Akvarium og Vitensenter). It is nicely situated in Tueneset, in the western coast of the city, on the island of Hessa. It has both indoor and outdoor exhibitions – featuring sea … More RoadTrip #6.2: Visiting Norway’s first marine science center – the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Science Center in Ålesund
I’ve been wanting to visit Ålesund for quite a long time, so I was excited when we finally managed a tour to the picturesque city in the western coast. Ålesund is known for colorful buildings in Art Nouveau architectural style. A quick hike to Mount Aksla gives amazing panoramic views of the peninsula and the … More RoadTrip #6.1: Ålesund – The Adventure Capital of the Norwegian Fjords
The escapade continues… After admiring the dramatic towering mountains of Romsdalen, I told Carl that we could make a detour and drive by the Trollstigen, a famous zigzag road in Åndalsnes, since it was on the way. He was all game for it, hurrah! I only saw the road on postcards before, so it was … More RoadTrip #5.4: Driving Trollstigen – a thrilling experience!
Romsdalen, the valley encased by dramatic and towering mountain walls on both sides, was lying next to Gudbrandsdalen, and so is the topic of interest in this entry. We drove along the river Rauma which flows in the middle of the valley. Our eyes feasted on the mysterious and ragged mountain edges, which according to … More RoadTrip #5.3: Majestic towering mountains of the Romsdalen valley (Mannen, Trollveggen, etc)