May 2016
  • Day5

    Fydalsjuvet

    May 19, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    After spending some really good time up on Dalsnibba, we went down to Flydalsjuvet again. Having watched a very helpful video on youtube, I was now able to find the wonderful spot I had been looking for. Yay! I LOVE these pictures! <3

    Afterwards we went back to town for an ice cream and made our way back to Alesund.

    Our last day was really cloudy, cold and rainy, so we decided to spend the day at the Atlanterhavsparken, an aquarium, which was okay (not great), but the best option I guess.

    The next morning we already had to leave Norway and go home. We really had an excellent time, have discovered lots of new awesome places and left our footprints. We will definitely go back one day, but will try to expierience it the other way then. This time we went there for exploring and sightseeing etc, next time we'll go for relaxing, in a cabin by the fjord. We're already looking forward. :)
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  • Day5

    Djupvatnet

    May 19, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    On the way up to Dalsnibba, we missed a turn - but we had lots of time on our hands, so we decided to keep going and look around. And I'm glad we have because we came along lake Djupvatet, which we almost didn't see, because it was still frozen and covered in snow. What a beautiful sight!

  • Day5

    Dalsnibba

    May 19, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Then we got another perfectly fine day. The sun was out and it was about to get quite warm so at breakfast we were eagerly discussing what to do on this day. We had a few options, but then decided to drive back to Geiranger. We had loved the place, when we first went there, but didn't get the chance to see and do everything we had on the list. So, this is what we did. We went back and this time, we drove all the way up to the peak of Dalsnibba. The roads were surprisingly free again, considering the perfect weather and the touristic hotspot, but we had an excellent drive to the top. Chris really enjoyed the winding roads and even had me take a movie. :)

    Generally it was really cool to come from the already green and spring-y valleys, up to the still highly snow covered winter landscape.

    When we made it to the peak, again, we were almost alone. Maybe 3-4 other cars were there with us, but the peak is wide, so we walked a few steps and were on your own. We walked around the snow covered land, watching in amazement the world around us. (I'm not a skier, so I have never seen snow covered mountains like this.) Looking down from some points on the peak, we could see nothing but mountains, snow and sky. From the platform we could look down to Geiranger in the distance. <3

    Needless to say, we had an amazing time up there. :)
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  • Day4

    Molde

    May 18, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    On our way back from the Atlantic Road, we had some time left and decided to look for the "Molde Panorama". We went up the hills above Molde until we reached the top. Again, thanks to the off-season, there was only one other couple there with us. The view was pretty cool, and the internet says, that you can see up to 222 mountain tops from that place. Okay, the cloudy weather didn't help, but it was a nice view anyway. I would have loved to come back with sunshine, but it was too inconvenient for us. Maybe we'll be back some day and get a better view. :)Read more

  • Day4

    Atlanterhavsvegen

    May 18, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    As weather had not turned much better overnight, we decided to send another day mostly in the car and drive the famous Atlantic Road, Atlanterhavsvegen. I especially enjoyed the one interesting bridge, that you can see in the picture, and also the nice little walkway, that takes you from the road directly to the coast. It's just a 10 minute walk, but these minutes are very well spent. :)Read more

  • Day4

    Hjorundfjord

    May 18, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    The next day we woke up to misty weather, so we deciced to have a day on the road, visiting Hjorundfjord. The mist gave the Fjord a mystic look and some kind of a "Lord of the Rings"-touch. :)

  • Day2

    Geiranger Fjord

    May 16, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Since we went to Geiranger by car, we decided to take a ferry cruise from Geiranger to Hellesylt and back to get a full Fjord experience. I really wanted to see the landscape from the water. On the first half of the drive, I listened to the tourist program and took pictures, which I could not stop doing. I was SO excited!

    In Hellesylt we went off board to look for the giant Hellesyltfossen. We found it, but didn't stay long to be sure to catch the ferry back.

    On the second half of the trip I did the opposite. I sat down in silence, with my favorite music in my ears, just taking it all in. It was amazing. I'm really glad we did this, even though it was quite pricey. But when you're there, you have to enjoy it to the fullest, right?! :)
    Who knows if - or when - we'll be back?
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  • Day2

    Flydalsjuvet

    May 16, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Since we had taken our time driving to Geiranger in the morning and had stopped here and there to take pictures or enjoy nice views, we were quite late at our actual destination. According to the ferry timetables I had researched before, we didn't have much time to spend in town, so we went up the hills out of town to look for Flydalsjuvet. We (I) wanted to find the famous spot to take pictures above the canyon, but we didn't make it in time. Instead we came accross this great installation called Fjordsetet. As you can see, we had a great view from there over Geiranger, and you can also see Ornesvingen and Ornesvegen on the far right. :)

    Again, thanks to the off-season we had the place alomst to ourselves and no problems with parking.
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  • Day2

    Ornesvingen

    May 16, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    We made a stop at Ornesvingen, a viewpoint from where we got our first view over Gerianger Fjord. It's majestic, these pictures do not do it justice. From there we were able to see the town of Geiranger, the mountains behind it including Dalsnibba, the fjord itself, and also the Seven Sisters.

  • Day2

    Eidsdalvatnet

    May 16, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    When we drove from Eidsdal towards Geiranger, we came accross this jewel, in perfect conditions. What a wonderful sight and unexpected surprise on the way. Loved it!