Norway has been on our “bucketlist” for years. We wanted to see the fjord landscape with our own eyes and the capital Oslo seemed an attractive city to us.
In the summer of 2017, we were able to free ourselves for 13 days and arranged a car trip in a few days. Since Norway is still a long car journey away, we decided to concentrate on the southern part. We will only dream of the north for the time being. We would like to go to the north of Scandinavia to experience the longest day when it does not get dark.
To practice winter sports ourselves is not our hobby, therefore summer is the most suitable time for us to visit this elongated country. We had reasonably good weather. Some rain now and then, but it has not prevented us from seeing and doing what we wanted. We also had wonderful sunny days, during which we were able to stroll through Kristiansand, Stavanger and Oslo in our summer outfit and enjoyed the terraces.
This trip offered a lot of natural beauty. The rugged coastline with fjords, the plateau Hardangervidda, the ferry crossings and the relaxed cities we visited exceeded our expectations and we will certainly go back again. It has not been the cheapest trip, but it is one that we will never forget!
In short: if you love nature and want to visit a fascinating country, think about the south of Norway. It has a lot to offer and the pleasant towns and villages are very worthwhile.