This all happened as Kim and I had a visit from Shane and Sonja from Victoria who would be over for a two week period to enjoy the best that Norway has to offer. With over 1000 photos taken of the many places we visited, here is a selection of the highlights for me.
The Atlantic Road
Definitely a highlight was Trollstigen (small switchback road) and Trollveggen (highest vertical drop in Northern Europe. Here is Shane, Sonja and I at base of the Trollstigen climb.
Trollstigen is inhabited by a colony of Trolls
Trollstigen Looking down from the top
On top of Trollstigen
Too big to get into one photo, here is the best to get an idea. If you don't know about this road, if you've seen any base jumping videos or guys flying in wingsuits, this is where you have likely seen them. Check out this video to see wingsuit jumpers flying beside the road!
From Trollstigen, you can hike right up to the top of Trollveggen to get an impressive view straight down to the valley floor!
Hiking to Trollveggen
The impressive backside of Trollveggen (it is nearly vertical on BOTH sides!)
Looking out from Trollveggen
The extremely steep face of Trollveggen
The view of Trollveggen from the other side
The Unesco World Heritage site of Geiranger Fjord
One of many many many waterfalls and glaciers we saw
Hike to the foot of Jostedalsbreen glacier
Hiking up the 1848m Skaala Mountain from sea level. There also happens to be a mountain race here with substantial prize money to anyone who can beet the course record (currently 1:08:39). That is crazy crazy fast considering...
...this is what people are running up!
The top of Skaala
A beautiful morning
A small small road that we found to get to the below campsite
Cows interested in hanging around and licking our tent
Small peak hike in rock land!
Exploring the City of Bergen
Drive up the Flambosa Valley
Hiking in Jotenheiman National Park
On top of the 2nd highest peak in Northern Europe (2nd by 3 meters)
The quaint town of Lom
Having fun on a ropes course!
We went through a lot of tunnels on the trip including the longest tunnel in the world at just under 25 km. On that day, I think we went through 46 tunnels!
And, the little Yaris that took us everywhere. Here, exploded and used for drying our gear!
It was absolutely amazing to see so many of these world class sites. Definitely making the best of our time here!