Experiencing a Norway Road Trip along the Atlantic West Coast

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Nicole Anderson taking a scenic break between Geiranger and Trollstigen. Photo: James Visser.

 

Our Norway Road Trip – the best so far!

Norway is rightfully renowned for its stunning natural beauty.

Majestic Fjords, mountainous snowy peaks, literally thousands of beautiful waterfalls, lush green vegetation, crystal clear blue waters with virtually zero pollution, unspoiled islands, beaches are all wondrous sites you can experience in this amazing country.

Once you get out of the main cities, Norway’s natural assets exist on a grand scale everywhere you look. You don’t need to be a skilled photographer to capture great images, as it is actually quite hard to take a bad photo in the majority of places you visit!

 

Water reflection and waterfalls
Crystal clear water reflecting the unspoiled forest area where some live among waterfalls created by melting ice from the mountains above. So typical of the immense beauty found throughout Norway. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Map of Norway
Image credit: Lonely Planet https://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/norway/

There are different options for getting around this long and fairly narrow country, famous for its cruises to fjords, rail travel through unbelievably scenic terrain, long road trips to reach more remote locations, or to fly over some impressive landscapes. My fiancé and I were so lucky to experience Norway by all these modes: cruising, rail, air, and road trip. However, if I had to recommend just one mode of transport that would provide you with the most exposure to this fabulous place, it would be the road trip.

The best way to do a Norway road trip from our research and experience is to do this by traveling up the beautiful west coast and diverting inland to various iconic spots along the way. This article outlines the route we took and the main highlights of our journey.

 

Our Journey

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The west coast of Norway has so much to see. Image: The Guardian.

We planned our road journey to start and finish in Bergen. Situated on Norway’s west coast, Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city after Oslo and has a wide range of rental car companies to choose from. Reservations for our car were made and confirmed well in advance of arriving in Norway to ensure all would be ready when we got there.

We arrived in Bergen aboard the Bergensbanen Train having completed the well-known 7-hour beautiful rail journey from Oslo, something we really wanted to do after visiting the lovely region of Stavanger further south along the coast.

The pre-planned route of our Norway road trip was to take us from Bergen all the way up past the Arctic Circle, up to Bodø, then out to the Lofoten Islands and as far north on the mainland as the city of Narvik, before returning southward to again end up in Bergen to return our rental car and depart Norway. We are talking a total drive distance where we ended up doing some 3,680 Klms or 2,287 miles.

Along the way, we would stop and enjoy accommodation at (in order of our itinerary): Bergen, Kristiansund, Bodø, Lofoten Islands, Narvik, Trondheim, Ålesund, and then Bergen again. We chose to stay at Airbnb properties on this trip to experience a more localized and personal experience. Each town we stayed in was so picturesque and I am delighted to say that all our hosts were just so nice, helpful, and welcoming.

 

Our Transportation

The car James and I rented was a Volkswagon GTI. Neither of us had ever driven this make and model before but it was the best deal at the time and was more than adequate for our needs. In fact, it drove and handled extremely well, not giving us any trouble at all.

 

Volkswagon GTI in Norway
Our Volkswagon GTI, a very zippy comfortable car for the two of us. Photo: James Visser.

 

A real asset in the car (aside from a great heater!) was its GPS system. This was incredibly useful and accurate. We never had any issues with finding our way (especially with the long Norwegian names of places) and it worked equally well in cities as well as out on the highways and backroads. It even tracked us moving across fjords and rivers when we were on ferries! Another useful feature was that it always displayed the speed limit relevant to your current location.

 

Norway Car GPS System
The car’s GPS worked like a dream. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

 

Epic Drives of the WorldOur first leg of our trip

The first segment we drove was some 650klms (404 miles) from Bergen to Kristiansund. This particular drive is featured in the popular book by Lonely Planet ‘Epic Drives of the World’.

There is little wonder that they included this drive in their collection as not only is it so beautiful, it also takes in some fabulous and famous tourist icons along the way.

 

Norway Fjords
Looking through stunning fjords at multiple locations through the drive. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Homes in Norway
How’s this for a scenic spot to build your home? Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

You drive past the pretty village of Voss, famous for the water they export around the world. Voss is surrounded by imposing peaks, waterfalls, and the rail that comes through here. Flåm is also another famous spot in this region, located at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden, a branch of Sognefjorden known for its tourist railway to this low and flat town nearby the fjord.

 

Fresh water waterfall Norway
We found waterfalls virtually everywhere along the entire drive north. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Water stream near Voss Norway.
The water near Voss was so cold and delightful. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

We also drove through the village of Stranda, which happened to have the Sapphire Princess cruise ship docked there. Seeing this brought back some memories of a previous trip we had taken on this ship within South East Asia and the South China Sea. Stranda is a lovely center situated on the waterfront surrounded by mountains. A great place to stop for refreshments which we did at a lovely cafe overlooking the water.

 

Sapphire Princess in Stranda Norway
The Sapphire Princess docked in Stranda. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Town of Stranda Norway
The lovely ambiance of Stranda with the mountains as a backdrop is all part of this beautiful region. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Caravan park near Stranda Norway
There were numerous caravan and motorhome parks and cabins situated through the route. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Leaving Stranda, we climbed high into the mountains where even in summer the area is covered in snow and ice. Proceeding along the E39, we took take a turnoff to that will lead us down to sea level again toward the town of Geiranger – a stretch of road that actually won a prize at the 1924 World Expo in Paris.

 

Snow and Ice in Norway
Even in summer and below the Arctic Circle, snow and ice are abundant up in the mountains. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Geirangerfjord

This UNESCO listed site is arguably the most famous of Norway’s Fjords and something you really should allow time to explore. We booked tickets well in advance to take the ferry along this stunning fjord to the village of Hellesylt and arrived early to ensure we didn’t miss it. While waiting for the ferry we enjoyed exploring this lovely town of Geiranger.

 

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James at the lookout just above the town of Geiranger and Geirangerfjord. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Nicole Anderson and the seven sister falls, Geirangerfjord, Norway.
A shot of me with the Seven Sisters falls as we cruised up the Geirangerfjord. Photo: James Visser.

 

This is just a place I would strongly recommend you not miss and you can read more about Geirangerfjord here.

 

Trollstigen

For motoring enthusiasts who love natural beauty, Trollstigen is a stretch of winding road going up/down a high valley with stunning waterfalls and views as far as you can see.

11 hairpin turns at quite a steep gradient on a quite narrow road keeps drivers on their toes, negotiating their way through this engineering marvel.

 

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Trollstigen. Image: Nordic Visitor Norway.

 

It is a place where many stop at the center here to visit the viewing platform looking down on this road which translates as ‘Troll’s Ladder’ and to take in the scenery beyond.

 

The Atlantic Road

Another highlight of the first leg of our Norway road trip was the final approach heading north to Kristiansund, made by taking the stretch of highway known as the Atlantic Road.

At only 8 km (5 miles) in length, this is not a long road by any means, although it has been described as ‘the most beautiful journey in the world’.

 

The Atlantic Road.
The Atlantic Road on a summer day. Image: Fjord Norway.

 

The bridges along the road connect a series of islands just off the mainland and is the site where many car commercials and other films and photographic features have been done, due to its stunning scenery.

Many people go out of their way to drive this stretch, while others come to hike or fish. Aside from its physical beauty here, the Atlantic Road is another impressive engineering feat worth visiting.

 

Heading north to the Arctic Circle

There is just so much to see north of the arctic circle on a Norway road trip, covered in-depth in a separate article.

You begin by entering the Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park, one of the largest parks in Norway. This area is dominated by mountain ranges and glaciers and has a large variety of arctic animals and birds. A fair amount of hiking, hunting and fishing occurs in the region of the park and there is also a lot of accommodation options including cabins, camping and caravan/motorhome parks.

 

Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park Norway
The markers as you cross into the Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

An interesting place worth a visit is the Arctic Circle Centre which is pretty much a mandatory stop for all tourists heading along the E6 highway. The centre has an information area, restaurant and retail shop full of souvenirs from the region, including certificates to say you have officially crossed the arctic circle.

 

Arctic Circle Centre Norway.
The Arctic Circle Centre. Photo: James Visser.

 

We continued on from the arctic circle centre, up north to the city of Bodø which was our next stopover. While there we explored the mountain plateau of Keiservarden which provided fabulous views of arctic mountains inland as well as the coastal city of Bodø and out to the Norwegian Sea where the Lofoten Islands are situated.

 

Atop of Keiservarden near Bodo Norway
James and I atop of Keiservarden with more arctic mountains behind us. Photo: Our Airbnb host.

 

The Midnight Sun

Once you are north of the arctic circle in summer, the further north you travel, the more you will experience the phenomenon known as the midnight sun.

This was a fascinating natural phenomenon that saw the landscape around us in the areas of Bodø, Lofoten Islands and Narvik bathed in bright golden light all through the middle of the night. In these places north of the arctic circle, it never became dark and it was something that made you feel wide awake all the time.

 

Midnight Sun Norway
Just one of many photos of the midnight sun. Read the full post to discover more. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

We were so struck by this and the feeling of being around this beautiful sight that we took so many photos and, in the process, got much less sleep than we should have!

 

Lofoten Islands

Although not a cheap exercise, we opted to catch the Hurtigruten Cruise Ship over to the Lofoten Islands. The ship was able to carry our car in its hold while we relaxed, enjoying the cruise with the other passengers in beautiful waters overlooking so many islands on our way.

 

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The Lofoten Islands are a true paradise within the arctic circle. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

The Lofoten Islands are just legendary for their immense beauty, forming an archipelago, the main islands of which are connected back to the mainland. This is somewhere where you really should spend as much time as possible. It is truly an arctic island paradise, the likes of which I don’t think can be rivaled by anywhere else across Europe. Do check out the dedicated post on the Natural Beauty of the Lofoten Islands for so much more.

 

Narvik

After our stay in the Lofoten Islands, we drove back to the mainland and stayed in Narvik, the northernmost point of the arctic circle we reached before heading back south.

Narvik is known for its spectacular arctic scenery with dramatic World War II history and the Arctic Ofoten railway.

 

Narvik Town Norway
Narvik was actually a larger town than we expected. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Narvik Area Norway
Narvik is surrounded by so much arctic wilderness and beauty. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

By driving to Narvik, we were able to take a different route through many lovely inland towns and villages, enjoying all new scenery as we continued to head back south until we were back on the main E6 again passing by the arctic circle centre.

 

Multiple Ferry Crossings

Situated all along Norway’s west coast are so many massive glacial fjords that create huge gaps across the coastland. This natural landscape prevents any highway from heading along the coast without interruption.

Many of these gaps are also too numerous and too wide to effectively build bridges across for vehicles. Bridging these distances between various sections of highways are ferry services that continually run all day long to move cars across wide and deep bodies of water.

While this obviously adds cost and time to your trip, there are some plus sides to this. It forces you to take a break from driving which is good from a safety perspective. It also provides some fresh air as you enjoy the stunning views of the waterways as you cross the fjords and rivers.

The ferries we went on were all very modern and kept exceptionally clean. They all had lovely large lounges for passengers to relax and watch out the windows if they didn’t want to wander on deck. They also offer hot and cold drinks and snacks that you can consume on board or take with you in your car.

 

Norway Ferries compilation
A collage of some of the ferry photos that were taken on the trip. Images: James Visser.

 

Multiple Tunnels

All the way through the west coast and inland motorways, you are surrounded by mountains. As is the case with the huge waterways that cut through the land, there is no way around this for highways.

The result has been the creation of some extremely impressive engineering to build so many sizeable tunnels through this landscape. None of these have road tolls like other countries and it is truly amazing to think about the logistics behind building so many tunnels to allow the national highway system to traverse this area.

All the tunnels have been in operation for some time and look extremely safe. They have ventilation and huge fans to deal with the carbon monoxide produced by vehicles. Although many are also very well lit, it is always best practice to leave your headlights on for oncoming traffic. For a relatively small resident population, it does amaze me how well Norway has developed their transport infrastructure to allow access across some pretty remote places.

 

Norway highway tunnels
A collage showing some of the numerous tunnels that you travel through when on Norway’s highways. Images: Nicole Anderson.

 

Roads in Norway
Although not that wide in places, the quality of the roads in Norway is extremely good. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

Things worth noting

In undertaking a Norway road journey following the route we took; it is best to visit during summer as there are many roads that are closed during the winter months to places like Geiranger and Trollstigen as well as it being somewhat dangerous depending on the location and conditions.

Doing a Norway road trip is comparatively very expensive. Car rental is extremely expensive, not to mention car insurance, road assistance, ferry rides, and fuel (don’t expect that because Norway is an oil-producing country that fuel is cheap!). These expenses added to the cost of accommodation and food means a road trip is far more expensive than most other countries. Airbnb is well represented here in most centres and it is always best to book as far ahead as possible, especially during the peak summer period.

Highway views Norway
Just another view from the highway… Photo: Nicole Anderson.

For the vast majority of routes that you could possibly take on a Norway road trip, you will not need a 4WD, especially during summer. Norway has very good quality roads although they are quite narrow in places.

The national speed limit most of the way is 80klms (49.7 mph), but in many places you will not even be able to travel this fast. You definitely need to take this into account when planning your route and the days you need to cover the distances. I would recommend you purchase a detailed road map of Norway while you are still in the planning phase. By doing this, we were able to be more realistic about how far we could travel in any one day.

 

Conclusion

Wet day on Norway road trip
Even during wet weather, there is so much to see. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

If you love unspoiled nature on a grand scale, Norway would just have to be on your travel bucket list.

Traveling by vehicle on a Norway land trip along the Atlantic west coast really does cover so much in the way of seeing so many of their iconic sites.

Even if you are not able to do the full route we did, I would suggest that visiting Norway is still worth doing to the locations above that appeal to you the most. If you are able to stay longer and do more, then so much the better.

What are your thoughts about completing a Norway road trip? Is this something that appeals to you? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below and as always, thanks so much for reading.

 

Nicole Anderson in Bergen Norway
Myself with Bergen in the background. Our start and finish point for this fabulous road trip. Photo: James Visser.

 

 

This article is part of the Natural Beauty Travel Series, authored by travel writer Nicole Anderson.

 

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62 thoughts on “Experiencing a Norway Road Trip along the Atlantic West Coast

  • November 24, 2020 at 9:34 am
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    This is surely an epic trip. Norway is indeed the stuff that dreams are made of. The cruise seems amazing. And what lovely experiences you have had including the midnight sun. The Arctic Circle centre and the Seven Sisters waterfalls are other highlights of the lovely trip that had us awed.

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  • November 23, 2020 at 10:17 pm
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    I’ve been following this road trip and it sure looks like a lot of fun! How cold is it? Winter does not like me so it’s one of the big factors in choosing my travel destination. I’ve never been to a lot of cold countries and this trip looks like something I’d like to do. Thanks for always sharing your genuine experiences. I love your storytelling! Xx

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  • November 23, 2020 at 7:57 pm
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    Wow, this looks amazing – and makes me feel a little sad: We all had a place we were supposed to go this year but couldn’t make it. Well, mine was Norway – I already had my flight for Easter and then… After having read your post I feel a bit better since I had only four days planned – and if I want to see more than just a little of Oslo, that clearly wouldn’t have been enough.

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  • November 23, 2020 at 7:56 pm
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    When I visited Norway I sadly only had time to spend a few days in Oslo. I would love to go on a road trip like this though – the views everywhere look incredible. I would especially love to drive up to the arctic circle, what an amazing experience!

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  • November 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm
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    OMG! This looks so amazing- this is totally me. Actually we should have done a trip very similar to this in August but it ended up being cancelled – thanks 2020! Hadn’t thought about adding the Lofoten Islands, but I think I may just add them to my second attempt:.

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  • November 23, 2020 at 1:48 am
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    It’s so important to have a good GPS when on a road trip so it’s great that the Volkswagen came with one. That’s pretty cool too that you got to see the snowy mountains even during summer. I hear amazing things about Norway all the time and I”m convinced to visit now more than ever! Geirangerfjord is simply stunning. So is the Atlantic Road. No wonder it was a highlight for you!

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  • November 21, 2020 at 8:23 pm
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    What an epic place for a road trip. That Troll Ladders road looks insane to drive on. I think I would get motion sick, but it is definitely a testament in engineering! Haha. The Atlantic Road connecting all the smaller islands also looks like such a unique and memorable experience!

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  • November 21, 2020 at 2:24 pm
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    This road trip along Atlantic west coast looks very scenic with beautiful sights of snow clad peaks, majestic fjords, lush green vegetations. Geirangerfjord looks very scenic and Hellesylt village too looks very cute and fairy tale types. Narvik with backdrop of Artic wilderness too looks very photogenic. I would love to take this trip.

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  • November 21, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    You just took me back to 10 years ago when I crossed Norway hitch-hiking from Oslo to Bodo!! How incredible is this country right? Now, driving your own car is definitely a better idea…The Geirangerfjord is one of the most beautiful places there and that cruise seems so nice too. Did you see dolphins?

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  • November 21, 2020 at 7:00 am
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    OMG! This is such a comprehensive guide!! Road trip in Norway has been in my bucket list since I was in 6th grade I think. Hopefully I get to do it soon, and I can tell you this for sure – your post is gonna come in handy for sure! Trollstrigen’s windy roads and Lofoten’s stunning sunsets – I loved the virtual tour through you blog! Oh and it is a relief to know 4WD is not a mandate for most of the areas, it would give us some time to get used to driving in Norway with a small compact car 🙂

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  • November 20, 2020 at 9:46 pm
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    I really want to go to Norway and follow this road trip itinerary of yours. The Trollstigen and the Atlantic Road are just spectacular. All cities and small towns are exceptionally beautiful, although I don’t really like seeing the cruise ship docked in Stranda. But probably people of Norway don’t have problem with it because it means money to them.

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    • November 20, 2020 at 10:23 pm
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      Despite the growing tourism over the years, Umiko, the Norwegians have really done such an outstanding job of preserving the value of their natural assets. So while they have a number of cruise ports that benefit local jobs, this is managed very carefully to ensure a continued pristine environment. It is always a balance between economics and environmentalism and I think that Norway is doing a great job in this respect from all that I saw. Thanks so much for reading and sharing.

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  • November 20, 2020 at 3:49 pm
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    Our cruise through the Norway fjords definitely created a desire to go back and explore as a road trip. I really do understand that there would be natural beauty pretty much everywhere you looked. I love seeing the views you had as you travelled much the same route we did when we cruised from Bergen to Bodo. But there are many gems we missed – Voss, Sranda, Trollstigen, the Saltfellet-Svartissen National Park and out to the Loften Islands. We sure would love driving those hairpin roads! So many reasons to return.

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    • November 20, 2020 at 10:19 pm
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      Many reasons indeed, Linda, and I do hope you will get to do these things also. We loved combining driving with cruising and train travel to see this wonderful country. So pleased that you like this post and are considering a return.

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  • November 20, 2020 at 2:17 pm
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    Oh my goodness. Gorgeous!! I am so living vicariously through you right now. And thankful for it! 😍😍😍

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    • November 20, 2020 at 10:16 pm
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      Thank you so much, Ashley, for such a lovely comment. I am so happy you enjoyed this post.

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  • November 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm
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    A friend of mine goes to Norway every year. He says it’s amazing. He goes with work because of the auroa borialis

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    • November 20, 2020 at 10:15 pm
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      Norway is certainly well known for seeing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), Lisa, aside from everything else this amazing country offers. Thanks for reading and sharing your comment.

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  • November 20, 2020 at 12:21 pm
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    I love Norway, and your road trip is so impressive!. I haven’t been to many of the places you described yet. Trollstigen is still on my bucket list. I want to visit Narvik, too. I like the idea of driving along the coast. 3680 km is an awe-inspiring road trip.

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    • November 20, 2020 at 10:13 pm
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      Thanks so much, Agnes. I think driving is such a great way to see a country like Norway as you can get so much closer to some very impressive and beautiful sights.

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  • November 20, 2020 at 5:12 am
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    We went to Norway about 5 years ago and it remains one of my fav countries till date! The drive from Bergen to Kristiansund was something we came across in our research as well before we travelled and I agree, West Norway is gorgeous and the best way to see its scenic beauty is on a road trip. We didn’t make it to the Atlantic Road unfortunately, we only had enough time to make it to Geirangerfjord. I need to return someday to complete what we left last time!

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    • November 20, 2020 at 10:10 pm
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      That sounds like a great excuse to return one day to see a lot more, Medha! Norway is definitely worth spending more time exploring in my view. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences and views.

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  • November 19, 2020 at 6:44 pm
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    These sceneries are just gorgeous

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  • November 18, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Oh wow, you got some incredible pictures from this trip. I was absolutely blown away by the different waterfalls that you were able to see along the way. I’ve never been to Norway but I have to say, I’ve never seen a picture from anyone’s travels that didn’t make me want to go in the near future.

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    • November 19, 2020 at 11:20 pm
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      There is no doubt that great images can indeed be a powerful persuader in inspiring travel, Britt. I must admit the published images I saw on Norway made me look forward to visiting in a big way. Then when you are there, you feel the excitement all over again when you see it all firsthand. Norway has so much to see, including the waterfalls you have mentioned, that you really should consider staying for some time to see as much as possible.

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  • November 18, 2020 at 5:34 pm
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    This is what I love about Europe… It’s absolutely stunning. This made me miss it even more. (I’m from Holland but live in the US) Amazing how much more present nature is over there. So much more green.

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    • November 19, 2020 at 11:15 pm
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      Parts of Europe are certainly favorites with many nature lovers, Kimberly, especially for the greenery you refer to. I did love spending a bit of time in the Netherlands as well and I plan to publish posts on the natural beauty there soon. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on what we share here on this site.

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  • November 18, 2020 at 4:18 pm
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    Wow this is such a comprehensive guide! I wish I can be transported to Norway now, just by reading this! And by the way, great tip on getting a car for land travel. It also helps cover more ground too. 🙂

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    • November 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm
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      That’s for sure, Hazel. I’m so glad you liked this post and that perhaps you might be inspired to go and experience Norway yourself one day. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

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  • November 18, 2020 at 11:49 am
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    Wow such amazing landscapes and I am sure it would have been a treat road tripping in Norway. I have been to Tromso and I absolutely loved it. Even though I did not travel by car, I did take a bus tour and it was absolutely amazing. I would love to go back.

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    • November 19, 2020 at 11:09 pm
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      Tromso is certainly well known for the natural beauty surrounding it, Raksha, and I’m sure your bus tour would have revealed a lot of that. Thank you very much for sharing your experience and I agree that I would love to go back as well.

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  • November 18, 2020 at 11:42 am
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    wow! looks absolutely dreamy! Norway always looks special but coast line takes my breath away

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    • November 19, 2020 at 11:07 pm
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      I know what you mean Lyosha. The Atlantic Road stretch is a favorite among many who take a road trip up the western side of Norway. Thanks for commenting.

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  • November 18, 2020 at 9:02 am
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    Oh my, this place looks right out of a movie – or a nature documentary! Trollstigen looks TERRIFYING to drive on, but amazing to look at from far away. I love all the snow and waterfalls everywhere. There really is so much to see here!

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    • November 19, 2020 at 11:05 pm
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      What a lovely comment to make, Indya, thank you so much. Trollstigen is definitely not to be taken lightly when driving but the rest of the surrounding countryside is just so beautiful and unspoiled. The more you explore, the more beauty there is to be found and experienced. Thank you again.

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  • November 18, 2020 at 12:08 am
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    This sounds like an amazing trip! The scenery is just amazing. I would love to be able to visit Norway some day.

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    • November 19, 2020 at 11:01 pm
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      Thanks, Marysa! Norway is just a favourite destination of mine for all the beauty it has and I hope you will also visit soon.

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  • November 17, 2020 at 5:08 pm
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    Road trip has always been my favourite, it is quite adventurous and enjoying road trip in a beautiful place like Norway means awesome. Hope, you had a great time.

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:53 pm
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      Sure did, Puja. I agree that a road trip in a place like Norway really allows you to see so much more of the natural beauty that abounds. Thank you for reading and leaving your comment.

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  • November 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm
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    Everything in that country looks beautiful and I wish to visit Norway someday!

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  • November 17, 2020 at 11:26 am
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    Absolutely loved reading through your experience as I’ve been so keen to try a Norway road trip. I absolutely love that you managed to get all types of travel into the journey – rail and car really are lovely. It sounds like the best of all worlds! The details of the roads and the photos really told quite a story of the journey – between the Atlantic Road and Trollstigen, the latter would definitely intimidate me (even as an experienced driver).

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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      The roads in Norway, while not that wide, are nevertheless in really good condition overall, Jamie. However, stretches like the Trollstigen and the Atlantic Road can get a little hairy at times and you do need to concentrate a bit more than usual to stay safe. My fiance James actually did the driving here (which did allow me to see more than if I had been at the wheel) and in these circumstances, he is very careful in his driving style. I do hope you go ahead with your Norway road trip, and please let me know how your trip goes. Best wishes.

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  • November 17, 2020 at 9:04 am
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    Wow! All frozen and grey…what a landscape! Even summer is just as frozen as winter since it’s up near the Arctic. I’m sure it was a lovely experience; definitely once-in-a-lifetime.

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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      There are some places in Norway that remain covered in ice and snow year-round, Kemi, and certainly this is more true the further north you travel. It is just so pristine and natural, and such a joy to experience.

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  • November 17, 2020 at 4:59 am
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    Norway is such a beautiful country! How lucky are you to be able to do these road trips!! Incredible views!!

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:39 pm
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      I truly love getting out to as many beautiful places on the planet that I can, Sacha, and sharing as much of this that I can. It means a lot to receive reader comments like yours that have enjoyed what I post. Thank you.

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  • November 16, 2020 at 10:22 pm
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    Your pictures are stunning! What an amazing trip this must have been! This is one road trip I would love to take!

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:36 pm
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      Thank you, Sarah. As I said at the start, this was our best road trip so far and was very unique in many ways. Hope you will also get the chance to do the same after it is safe to travel once more.

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  • November 16, 2020 at 8:47 pm
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    So beautiful! A little cold but totally worth it for all of those experiences!

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:34 pm
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      The further north you go, the colder it gets, even in summer! But I agree it is totally worth it, Bri. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

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  • November 16, 2020 at 7:28 pm
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    I would love to visit Norway! With the fjords, waterfalls, clean lakes, and midnight sun, it has so much to offer. I love your photos!

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:32 pm
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      I did a fair amount of research before going to Norway, Lori, and I was so excited to see it all first hand. It’s so good to hear you loved what I shared here – such comments are really appreciated, thank you.

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  • November 16, 2020 at 4:01 pm
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    I chuckled when you mentioned it was actually hard to take a bad picture, but what a great way to describe the beauty of Norway. I especially love the photos of the Atlantic Road. The most beautiful journey in the world – how cool that you got to experience that!

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:29 pm
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      The Atlantic Road is definitely a highlight within this trip, Chloe – it is just so unique and stunning at the same time. I loved your comment acknowledging my earlier statement about taking photos in Norway. Thank you so much for reading, enjoying, and sharing your thoughts above.

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  • November 14, 2020 at 11:02 pm
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    This sounds like a dream road trip to me! I have always wanted to see this part of the world, especially in winter (very ambitious for a Southeast Asian girl, I know). That waterfall looks particularly stunning.

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    • November 19, 2020 at 10:24 pm
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      Thank you so much for your comment Ummi. I am so happy you liked this post and that you would love to do a similar trip in the future. I really hope you do as I’m sure you would love it as well. The scenery there is just so beautiful.

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