A Road Trip to Sweden and Norway / Norway Day 1
I spent just over two weeks road tripping through Sweden and Norway with my dad and mum (who joined for the second part) in late summer/early autumn. Scandinavia has always been one of my favourite parts in the world. I’ve spent summers in Sweden as a child, so going back now brought back some beautiful childhood memories. I love the Swedish woods, the cute colourful wooden houses, the lakes, the mellow atmosphere and sense of air.
It was my first time in Norway. I visited without any expectations at all, and was blown away, even just by the small part that we saw. I’ll note which places we visited and stopped at in each post. I hope you’ll enjoy the photos, get inspired to plan your own trip to Scandinavia, and discover some beautiful places of your own.
Norway was absolutely AMAZING and STUNNING and took my breath away! I knew it would be beautiful and awesome, but I didn’t have any real expectations or ideas of what it would really be like. However, as soon as we got there I was blown away! It truly, seriously is such a beautiful place, probably one of my favourite places all over this world that I’ve been to yet! And that’s saying something, especially since we only saw a small fraction of the country and didn’t spend much time there. If you ever get the chance of going - GO. If you dream of going - GO. No matter what time of the year, I’m sure it’s always just as beautiful. We went during early autumn (well, it was late summer in most other parts of Europe), and it was already pretty freezing. About the same temperatures as Melbourne when I left (and that was during Melbourne winter). ;) I didn’t mind the cold though (luckily we had constant heating in the car), and the colours were beautiful and made everything just so photogenic.
We drove all the way from Rorvik (where we had stayed for the night) to Eidfjord, stopping a million times along the way so I could take photos. One of my favourite parts were the high plains - it was so absolutely windy and freezing, I couldn’t feel my hands and fingers after being outside for just a few seconds, the wind stung in my face like needles, and yet I was stunned and couldn’t stop taking photos of the wide snowy plain.