Norway Travel Stories

The Briksdal Glacier in Norway
God dag! Welcome to the Norway Travel Stories. You can read stories about the trip that tested our love for waterfalls.

Why?

Because there were too many of them!

Anyways, we hope you'll find these stories entertaining and educational. There were lots of lessons I personally could take from our experiences. I still have a deep desire to return to this beautiful country and make use of the lessons learned from this adventure. Perhaps you might get a good laugh at our expense, or you might find some nuggets that you can apply to your own travels.

Thumb through the travel stories below. They are arranged chronologically with the most recent escapade at the top. Enjoy :)



The Lyngen Alps (6-July 2005 to 9-July 2005)
"Du må snakke mer norsk!"
: By now, I was getting tired of driving. Just how much longer did we have to drive until we arrive at Storslett? Complicating the situation was that I badly needed a restroom break and there simply didn't seem to be any places in sight that we could do our deed!?! So with my bladder painfully pushing against my sides, we finally just pulled off a seemingly quiet road and did what we had to do - hoping nobody would see us... [read more]



Eikesdalen (2-July 2005 to 5-July 2005)
Unfamiliar Territories
: As I was taking the best photos that I could of Muldalsfossen (foliage in the way and all), I made sure not to get too close to the edge. It certainly wasn't worth risking my life for a better shot - and there wasn't even a guarantee that there was a better view. Just then, I realized that something kept touching my behind - and it was breathing... [read more]



Geirangerfjorden (27-June 2005 to 1-July 2005)
Nearly Without A Place To Stay
: It was now past 1am and we were desperate to find some sort of clue as to where the Trolltune accommodation was. As we drove through the darkness and sparse Dombås town lights, we finally found the visitor center (closed of course). Julie got out of the car and walked up to a town map taped onto the window. I tried to use a little high beam to give Julie some more light as she was reading the map. Just then, a police car with a pair of officers pulled up from behind us and had its high beams flashed onto us. Clearly, they must've thought we were up to no good... [read more]



Sotefossen (24-June 2005 to 26-June 2005)
The Hunt for Red Ts:
It seemed that the further I went, the trail got progressively muddier, overgrown, and less defined. The red Ts that I relied upon to act as cairns were also getting sparse. I thought this hike was supposed to be easy, but clearly this is not the case. I kept thinking that I must be doing something wrong, but I swear I couldn't find another way to go... [read more]



The mouth of Lysefjorden (21-June 2005 to 23-June 2005)
Regrets:
It was almost 6pm when we finally arrived at the visitor center at the mouth of Lysefjorden. From my travel research, I knew this fjord featured the famous Preikestolen (aka the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag (the place with the rock wedged between two precipitous cliffs). However, when I had to choose between waterfalls and these features, I chose waterfalls. I mean, I had to since we were out on the hunt for waterfalls. It was one of those painful decisions that had to be made given the paltry vacation hours (at least compared to Europe and Australia) we get from corporate America... [read more]



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