norway – part 3
Finally, the last in the Norway series!
We spent the last few days before returning to Oslo in the Flam / Laerdal region. Driving along these narrow fjords is exciting, but the region also featured a 25km tunnel through the mountains which was quite an experience. Instead of taking the tunnel, one time we took the alternativ route over the mountains instead, the Aurlandsfjellet road. It takes you up high over the mountains, snowy even in the height of summer.
It’s a breathtaking route, not least of all because it’s all serpentines going up and down the mountain. The region itself was just beautiful, with lots of old norwegian houses I loved to capture.
We would be ending our journey in Oslo so we decided to drive down in one day and spend the last two days exploring the city. Bye bye, beautiful fjords!
Hello Oslo! Such a sweet and cozy city. I’m not much of a city person but I really liked Oslo (though we had a hard time finding a warm dinner that was also bordering on affordable each night).
We spent the first day just perusing the city but for me the museum island Bygdoy held most interest and I had a great time visiting the Kon Tiki Museum (I now have a crush on Thor Heyerdahl), the polarship museum ‘Fram’, the viking ship museum and most of all the norwegian folk museum. Lovely place!
I loved learning more about norwegian culture and life in the country in times gone by (I’m a big history buff and for me travel isn’t complete without learning at least some background of the country and people). Thank you for showing yourself in the best light during our two weeks, Norway! I can’t wait to go back some time.