Some pics of Norway

I can’t believe I haven’t put up a photo blog post of our honeymoon in Norway yet! I did write a blog post about topographical mapping in Norway but you probably want to see photos.

This is going to be a bit of a random collection, but should give you a nice cross-section of the Norway experience in September-October.

My wife is working on a far more comprehensive and chronological series of blog posts although at the time of publishing she’s only up to day 6 of our trip.

First up is Fv63 and the beautiful alpine tundra with moss you’ll sink up to your ankles in (yes, take waterproof boots at any time of year and lots of spare socks), little creeks and small shrubs and flowers surrounded by tall rocky mountains.

Route 63, Norway

The spectacular Sognefjord, the largest fjord in Norway and third longest in the world!

Sognefjord

We started driving up the Gamle Strynefjellsvegen (County Road 258) one afternoon but decided to stop when the temperature dropped below zero. This is what the road looked like the next morning:

Icy road in Norway

Rondane National Park was a little rushed as we had far to go and also wanted to see it all before the sun set, so we didn’t venture far from the campervan.

Rondane National Park

You have to get close to the ground to fully appreciate the beauty of the birch forests.

Birch forest groundcover

Another one taken along the Gamle Strynefjellsvegen Fv258:

Gamle Strynefjellsvegen

Ooh reindeer! And not too far from the highway:

Reindeer

It was sometimes impossible not to be squashing blueberries while walking, although we ate far more than we stepped on and they were delicious:

Sinking

A beautiful mountain, right on the coast:

Skjeggen

The magnificent Engabreen glacier:

Engabreen

A quaint little Norwegian community. Look how steep the valley walls are!

Norwegian valley

We got to play with Arctic foxes at the Polar Zoo; so cute!

Arctic fox

And yes we did see the aurora, although there was almost no geomagnetic activity the whole trip so it was very weak but showed up ok on the camera.

Northern Lights

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