Norway

In the summer of 2012, I spent 4 weeks hiking around Norway. I sampled a bunch of different areas from the Lofoten Islands above the Arctic Circle, to the fjords, the glacial tongues of the Jostedalsbreen ice cap and the mountains of Jotunheimen National Park.

  • Lofoten Islands (Moskenesoya): Hermannsdalstinden, Bunes Beach, Horseid Beach, Reinebringen, Viking Museum
  • Romsdalseggen near Andalsnes
  • Geirangerfjord
  • Mt Skala
  • Lovatnet – Kjenndalssbreen – Bodalsbreen
  • Aurlandsdalen – Naeroyfjord
  • Nigardsbreen – Bergsetbreen – Tungsbergdalsbreen
  • Jotunheimen National Park: Hurrangane Range, Galdhopiggen, Besseggen Ridge

Norway was amazing. The landscape is incredibly beautiful and very wild. It’s a fantastic country for hiking and I am heading back there this summer to explore some different areas.

In mid-June to mid-July 2012, I spent 4 weeks hiking around Norway. The landscapes, culture, and history of Norway have always fascinated me ever since I was a little kid, so I was really excited to finally get there. I traveled to the Lofoten Islands, several fjords, the glaciers around the massive Jostedalsbreen Glacier and finally the mountains of Jotunheimen National Park. It was epic trip that lived up to my hopes and expectations and made me want to go back and explore it further.I landed in Oslo, crashed overnight at a little hotel near the airport and then caught a flight the next day to Leknes in the Lofoten Islands, an archipelago just off the coast and above the Arctic Circle. These islands are dramatically sculpted peaks jutting out of the ocean and lined with white sandy beaches. I was blown away by the beauty of the place. It’s definitely one of my favourite places in the world and I can’t wait to go back. I was treated to a great aerial view of the southern islands on the approach to the airport.

After landing in Leknes, a nice local man gave me a ride to the Viking museum but showed me some of the awesome beaches along the way.

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