RoadTrip #6.2: Visiting Norway’s first marine science center – the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Science Center in Ålesund

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

RoadTrip #6.1: Ålesund – The Adventure Capital of the Norwegian Fjords

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

RoadTrip #5.4: Driving Trollstigen – a thrilling experience!

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!

RoadTrip #5.3: Majestic towering mountains of the Romsdalen valley (Mannen, Trollveggen, etc)

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)

Roadtrip #5.2: Driving along ‘the valley of Gudbrand’ (Gudbrandsdalen), feat. the Ringebu Stave Church

After camping at Mageli in Tretten, we continued our roadtrip on to one of Norway’s popular valleys, the Gudbrandsdalen. There are many legends surrounding the 230-km stretch of a valley, which runs through famous mountain ranges Jotunheimen and Dovrefjell-Rondane. VisitNorway calls it “the king of the valleys”, and it doesn’t disappoint. During our trip, aside … More Roadtrip #5.2: Driving along ‘the valley of Gudbrand’ (Gudbrandsdalen), feat. the Ringebu Stave Church

RoadTrip #5.1: Camping by Lake Losna in Innlandet county, Norway

We are not yet ready to say goodbye to summer, so we went on a 5-day roadtrip across Norway, from east to west. 🙂 We left Wednesday afternoon, at around 15:30, and reached the small village of Tretten in Øyer municipality, Innlandet county by 20:30. Tretten, with a population of only about 900, is situated … More RoadTrip #5.1: Camping by Lake Losna in Innlandet county, Norway

RoadTrip #4: Taking the shortest ferry route in Norway (Svelvik-Verket)

After some busy days at work, Carl and I hopped on to Missan and drove along the coast to the town of Svelvik, which is now part of Drammen in the Viken County since January 2020. It used to be its own “kommune” and belonging to the Vestfold county. The plan was to look for … More RoadTrip #4: Taking the shortest ferry route in Norway (Svelvik-Verket)

RoadTrip #3: An afternoon drive w/o a destination (Horten, Spiralen)

This trip started as something random. I just completed participating in the first week of lectures for masters, and still had some time to spare during the last day. So carl and I hopped on “Missan” (portmanteau from Missy, our cat, and Nissan, the car) for a short roadtrip, which led us to the coastal … More RoadTrip #3: An afternoon drive w/o a destination (Horten, Spiralen)

RoadTrip #2: Visiting four unique stave churches in Viken county, Norway

Stave churches symbolize the richness of Norwegian history, art and culture. All of the remaining ones have passed the test of time. Each one is unique and a good representation of Viking creativity and craftmanship. Today, Carl and I semi-planned a roadtrip to visit 4 of the remaining 28 stave churches in Norway. All four … More RoadTrip #2: Visiting four unique stave churches in Viken county, Norway

RoadTrip #1: The Viking Route (Vikingveien) in the Norwegian East Coast

This is our first official road trip after fully purchasing our first ride two days ago. 🙂 We decided to plan a little, but be more on the spontaneous side. So for this entry, we explored the eastern coast, beginning with a Geopark, driving along sites where Viking settlements and burial mounds were founded and … More RoadTrip #1: The Viking Route (Vikingveien) in the Norwegian East Coast