Norway #1: Friends • Fjords • Fun

I don’t consider myself as a person with a Bucket List, maybe, because I have a broken bucket, so whatever plans I put in there, just leak out and never happen. So as soon as I realized that it’s possible to drive around Norway with an Indian driving license, I planned a road trip with my friends. Although, when we started with the plan, we were 9 people, planning to take a big Mercedes Vito van and drive around Norway. But, by the time of the trip, it was just 5 of us. So we rented a powerful Volvo V70 and sailed on the road trip of a lifetime.

So in 5 days, we traveled a little shy of 3000 kilometers, drove through and explored over a dozen of cities, drove through hundreds of kilometers of tunnels. And saw such a heavenly country that you can never get tired of watching. I won’t bore you with this text, enjoy the pictures.


We went straight to Oslo from Stockholm to pick our friend, who was waiting for us there with a lot of home made food.

The real beauty of a road trip is, you can stop anywhere and relax and enjoy the view.

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One of the most scenic lunch ever.
One of the most scenic lunch ever.


Fjords

Norway is known as the land of Fjords, Trolls, and Vikings! Well, I don’t care much about the latter two, but Fjords for sure were mesmerizing, there are around 1190 Fjords in Norway, and we drove across at least 20 of them.

Geirangerfjord – The king of all fjords

I would rank this as the most beautiful (though quite commercialized) Fjord. Although the drive down the fjord was quite tricky, but we enjoyed the view of Fjord from both sides.

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Sognefjorden – The Largest Fjord of Norway!

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This one was at Gudvangen a day before, you can’t expect good expressions after being trolled by GPS (I’ll save that story for later)

Sognefjorden stretches 205 kilometers inland and hence there are a lot of towns from where one can enjoy the views of this Fjord. We went to Gudvangen, Flåm and Aurland, we went for a hike in Aurland Valley, here are some pictures.

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Trolls and getting trolled

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A Norwegian Troll statue, you’ll find these everywhere.
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And that’s when I got trolled by my luck, fortunately, the lens filter sacrificed its life to save my camera lens.

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