Norway, July 2016

See below for a daily photo log of my trip to Norway in July 2016!

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Day 1

Arrive in Oslo, Norway. Walked around the city and checked into our hotel which was near the city center.

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Took a bus to the the Fram Museum which is dedicated to Norwegian ship expeditions.

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Walked around the surrounding area of the Fram Museum.

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Took the bus back to the city center, and looked for a place to eat near the harbor. I ordered a whale steak which was decent.

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Following dinner, we explored the city at night and walked to the Oslo Opera House.

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Day 2

We started our day by flying from Oslo to Evenes, Norway and rented a car to start our road trip!

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Made our first stop in the city of Svolvaer – a popular port city.

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Then we drove to Henningsvaer.

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And finally, drove to Uttakleiv Beach where we camped for the night.

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Day 3

Woke up and enjoyed a stroll on the beach before hitting the road again.

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Completed our first hike of the trip – Offersøykammen.

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Ended the day by driving to our Rorbuer (oceanside cabins) in Sakrisøy. Pictures of the Rorbuer are below.

Day 4

Woke up to a gorgeous day in Sakrisøy. Walked around the area and had lunch at Anita’s.

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Drove to the village of Å at the tip of the islands and hiked around Lake Agvatnet.

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We ate dinner at Gammelbua in Reine, where I ordered another whale steak which was much better than the first restaurant in Oslo. Delicious!

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After dinner, we returned to our cabin and borrowed a row boat for an evening adventure.

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Day 5

Drove to Reine, parked the car, and took the ferry ride from Reine to Kirkefjord.

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Arriving in Kirkefjord and then hiked to Horseid Beach, where we camped for the night.

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Day 6

Hiked back to Kirkefjord and ferry back to Reine. Visited Yttersand Beach and then spent most of the day at Haukland Beach.

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Decided to start driving east towards Evenes.

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We showered at a campground and then proceeded to drive a few miles further to find a campsite along the road.

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Day 7

Flew from Evenes to Oslo. But first, we had to empty and return our car!

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Visited Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Tower, which is the world’s oldest ski museum and the site of ski jumping hill for the 1952 Winter Olympics.

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Day 8

We took a roundtrip Norway in a Nutshell tour which brought us from Oslo to Myrdal by high speed train, Myrdal to Flåm by train, Flåm to Gudvangen by ferry, Guvangen to Voss by bus, and Voss back to Oslo by high speed train. This variant of the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour skips Bergen.

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Day 9

Fly back to USA!

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