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Our Adaptable Adventure – We had to make a choice

After our visit to the Lysefjord, The Viking and I faced a dilemma. We were so impressed by what we had seen that we wanted see more! More fjords that is. That meant we were supposed to drive to the northwest. And we did have time to do that… The problem was money. Norway is expensive. Driving to the northwest…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – At the bottom of the fjord

After having had the thrill of your life at the 27 hairpin bends of the Lysebotnvegen, you find yourself at the bottom of the Lysefjord. It is the most southern fjord of Norway and its name means light fjord, probably because of its lightly colored granite rocks. This is what Wikipedia has to say about the fjord: The fjord was…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Driving on the Lysebotnvegen

After our trip to the south, we decided to go west again and drive on the Lysebotnvegen. Lysebotn was the name of our destination, the word “vegen” means road: Driving on this road was one of the most fantastic experiences we had this summer. The road is 29 km long and has 27 hairpin bends. It connects Sirdal with Lysebotn,…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Taking the scenic route

From the moment The Viking and I had crossed the Swedish – Norwegian border, we had been driving west. At some point, we had to make a choice. We could continue west and go all the way to Stavanger. Or we could go south and follow what our atlas called a scenic route. We chose the last one. In a…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Heddal stave church

We discovered this beautiful church, while we were just driving around: The Viking and I had seen a stave church earlier this year in Hahenklee, but this was far more impressive! According to Wikipedia, the Heddal stave church is a triple nave stave church and is Norway’s largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century. After…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Arriving in Norway

Early in the morning of 25 July, The Viking and I arrived in Norway. We crossed the tunnel under Oslo Fjord, thus avoiding the Norwegian capital. We have got nothing against cities, but in Norway we had a special project in mind, which was all about nature. First stop of the day was Kongsberg: We bought something for breakfast…

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