Our tour took us through spectacular scenery, past delightful fjords , waterfalls, magnificent snow clad mountains, and over Trollstigen with its narrow steep zig zag roads from Stigrora to Isterdalen. I am not sure where we started but it was downhill and we did not go back up!The three main peaks of Trollstigen are named The King, The Queen and...more
The 150 year-old, tiny lighthouse at the entrance to the harbour of Aalesund is actually room no 47...more
Gudbrandsjuvet, situated between Trollstigen and the center of Valldal, is an imposing system of potholes, which makes a gorge that is 5 meters broad and 20 meters deep.this story about Gudbrandsjuvet has been told from the 1500 century. Gudbrand ran over this canyon with his accompany. Today Gudbrandsjuvet is one of the most visited tourist...more
The outdoor tips by SailorRoar reminded me of when we visited Andalsnes on a cruise ship and had limited time. We both had colds so we went to the drug store to get an over-the-counter throat lozenge. The clerk recommended Fishermans Friend which worked great. While walking back to the ship from the fantastic Stave church, I noticed a sign that...more
This is the largest, and best hotel in Åndalsnes, it is close to the city centre, and built together...more
Åndalsnes host one of the largest Rock Festivals in Norway, it is an annual event normally in August. There are always a good mix of local, national and international artist at the program. It is also the big party event at Åndalsnes. Check out their websitemore
Julsundveien 6, Molde, 6412, Norway
Good for: Business
This service is provided by the local newspaper. In Norwegian only, but you should able to make sense of it:The data reads as follows:Current temperature, temperature past 24hrsPrecipitation past 24 hrs, air presssureWind direction (from), wind speed past 24 hrsmore
The bridge from Remøy to Runde is only one car width. The island is very popular with German and Dutch tourist in campers. Scan the bridge before entering it. If you see a vehicle coming, stay at the bottom until it is off the bridge. If you are at the top of the bridge and see a vehicle entering the bridge, stop at the wide place at the top and...more
Sandsoy is an island off the coast of Norway, not far from Runde. To get to it, you must take a ferry from Larsnes to Voksa and then drive across the bridge to Sandsoy. The main attraction of the island is the Dollstein Cave, on the way to which you may encounter some of the famous wild goats. The cave goes down at a gradient of 45 degrees and ends...more
Voksa is a little island off the coast of Norway, not far from Runde. To get there, you must take a ferry from Larsnes. It seems to be a real anglers' paradise. While we were waiting for our ferry back, we watched a coach driver get out of his coach with a fishing rod, catch two very big fish within minutes of each other, just from the quayside. He...more
The houses of Hellesylt are lined up along the winding road uphill, which is so steep that you can actually look into people's backyards or inside their houses from the street above. And sometimes not even that: the older houses are so low that you can see just their roofs at your eye level. I particularly liked this traditional roof made of stone...more
Tustna is the island with the highest mountains in southern Norway, with a lot of beautiful places for trekking!
Drive and enjoy the coastal view between Kristiansun and Molde or vice versa. You will encounter cute fishing villages, small roads with beautiful flowers on both sides and nice long bridges. You can stop for a cup of coffee whenever you want. Norwegian coffee is good. I like it very much.more
Storgata 17, Kristiansund, 6509, Norway
Good for: Families
Favorite Dish: On the ferry from Hareid to Sulesund, don't miss out on on the local hot dog sausage called "Brudavollmorr". It's salty, mildly spicy and very meaty. 30 NOK.
If you take the road to Fosnavåg and continue out to Nerlandsøy, and all the way to the end of the road, you find Mulevika. Well known by the locals, mostly unknown to the tourists. But what a beautiful place to visit.
When visiting in Vikan - bring a Norwegian - your language dictionary. ( Or large amounts of alcohol...) The locals don't like to speak anything but norwegian - unless they get drunk - in that case thay "speak" any language at all!!