Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Visit Norway. Part I: Festina Lente

When you prepare to visit Norway for the first time, it is necessary to collect as much information as possible. Your trip to the home of Vikings will be wonderful, breathtaking and will not be like anything else.

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Norway offers a fantastic mix of untamed nature with civilization and developed infrastructure. However, to fully appreciate it you shall be prepared to some particularities. Norway stretches from South to North, and if you trip will last no longer than two weeks, I recommend you to choose only one part – the south or the north of the country. Many people start to visit Norway with world-famous Fjord Region where some fjords cover several regions at once – Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal.

Many tourists prefer to move from one place to another for the whole time of their visit, it means that they sleep in a new place almost every night. Thus, you have a chance to see various regions mentioned above for 10-14 days, however you have a limited time for every one of them. Moreover, you will have to pack and unpack almost every night! And if you travel with a child, the longer you stay in one place, the less tired you all are.

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Another important factor in Norway is the weather. It is absolutely unpredictable. Sun and rain may interchange several times a day, heavy thick clouds may cover the skies for days and days. That is why the weather may prevent you from visiting a sight or going along a track, when in the evening you have to be in another place!

We decided to choose another way: if we did not manage to do something today, we can do it tomorrow. Plans, in my opinion, should be flexible, correspond to our tiredness, mood, weather, wish or health. So, we decided to explore one region and look beyond traditional touristic sights.

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In the result, we select three or four places to stay where we spend several days, and explore just one or two regions instead of five. Do not have any doubts, you can stay for several weeks in just one, and you will not get bored.

Every day, we travel around – within 70-100 km from our accommodation. It is enough, believe me. The thing is that Fjord Region consists almost completely of mountains, serpentine roads, and tunnels. The roads are mostly narrow, and the average speed in the mountains is around 50 km per hour.

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